Chronic Illness Awareness Day 2019
The Society hosted a Chronic Illness Awareness Day on Saturday 19 October at Hawthorn Library. Over 100 people attended the event which was officially opened by Councillor Jane Addis, Mayor of the City of Boroondara.
Over 10 organisations, including Hepatitis Victoria, Diabetes Victoria, and Dementia Victoria set up stalls at the event to provide information. Three specialists presented information on the role of GPs in managing dementia sufferers, heart failure and bladder cancer and hematuria. This event was organised by a team of committed volunteers and was well received by the participants who stayed for the whole day. Dorothy Yiu, President of CCCIS, gave the closing speech where she encouraged the participants to obtain reliable health information.
She said, “Knowledge is power. Information can help a patient manage and cope with their illness positively, and help maintain a sense of wellbeing.” The Society looks forward to a similar event over the next few years.