Pronia has commenced it’s three-year Greek community education program “Mazi” (Together).
The programme aims to inform the Greek community about palliative care, especially carers of people that are living with a life-limiting illness. Topics discussed during the seminars are tailored to the needs and interests of Greek community members dealing with palliative care, and will be based on Greek cultural practices.
By raising awareness of issues related to the experience of death, it is hoped that the process can be normalised and viewed as an important part of life.
Understanding the difficulties faced by carers, the programme hopes to improve their quality of life as well as the quality of life of those living with a life-threatening illness.
An annual two-day carers retreat will take place annually on the outskirts of Melbourne to enhance carers wellbeing and stamina.
Pronia is now recruiting carers for the peer support groups which are commencing in February. To register, contact Pronia’s Community Educators, Anton Anagnostou (Thursdays and Fridays) or Adonis Maglis (Monday) at 9388 9998, 9am – 4pm