The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-03-08T03:28:23Z Open Good Friday - Members ANZAC Dinner FUNdraiser 2016-03-08T03:28:23Z open-good-friday-members-anzac-dinner-fundraiser Easter Trading Hours Good Friday Open 1pm - 11 pm It's on again this year Easter Good Friday ANZAC Fundraiser at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Open on Good Friday for MEALS + Live Music + Guests + Open Mic + Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids + Easter Raffle + Plus much much more TBA + 8Ball (Henley RSL VS Semaphore RSL)| Snooker | Darts Comps. ALL Welcome. Members "GOOD Friday" ANZAC Day FUNdraiser Each Year it cost's the Sub-Branch between $15,000 - $30,000 to Stage the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and other activities on the day for the Community of Semaphore & Port Adelaide. The Members ANZAC Dinner FUNdraiser held on Good Friday each year helps raise some of the costs that go into staging ANZAC Day. As part of the Licencing for the Day Everyone will need to be a Member and purchase a Meal. If you are not a member You can Join on entry for the Year $40 or you can buy a Day Membership $(T.B.A.). Last year was such a Fun day for everyone and a Great Success for the club. See Pics from Last year   Fish & Chips $12Salt Pepper Squid $12 | Crumbed Calamari $12Fisherman’s Basket $15   Schnitzels also Available ALL Day Entertainment featuring + Guests + Open Mic•    Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids•    Easter Raffle•    Plus much much more TBA•    8Ball | Snooker | Darts Comps Easter Trading Hours Good Friday Open 1pm - 11 pm Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road ALL Welcome Veterans Health Week “MENTAL WELLNESS” 2015-10-02T01:50:55Z veterans-health-week-mental-wellness Veterans Health Week “MENTAL WELLNESS”Veterans' Health Week (VHW) is a week of activities run across Australia. The week celebrates the ongoing efforts being made to improve the health and wellbeing of the veteran and ex-service community. VHW is an opportunity for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-serving members and their families to connect with the wider community and promote healthy lifestyle options.  The Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL is proud to announce it will be hosting 7 events during Veterans Health Week 2015. This year’s Veterans’ Health Week Theme is “MENTAL WELLNESS”. The week’s program is diverse and caters for everyone, from Sing-a-longs for our WW2 Veterans to a Family Fun Day Picnic for our Young Veterans and Current Serving ADF Personnel and their Families. The week starts with a Black Tie Masquerade Ball Fundraiser and finishes with the Launch of a new Centre for Current and Ex-Serving ADF Personnel who suffer from PTSD, the “Defence Shed”. The week is an opportunity for the whole Community to get involved with the care of our Veterans’ and everyone is invited to come along, attend and participate in any of the Events and help us to Support Our Veterans’  .   Events Include: Veterans Health Week Masquerade Ball – “PTSD Don’t hide behind a Mask” Saturday 10th October 19:00 – 23:00 Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road Cost $10 A Black Tie Masquerade Ball Fundraiser where guests will be entertained by local Live Band “Creation” and will featuring a Floor Show by “Ball Room Bliss”. There will be Guest Speakers on Mental Health Wellness and a Light Supper will be provided. A Fun Night Guaranteed for all with plenty of Raffles and Prizes to win including “Best Dressed, Lucky Door Prize and many more. There will also be Information Stands / Displays on “Mental Wellness” Tickets available at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. “Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a mask, I wear a thousand masks, masks that I'm afraid to take off, and none of them are me. I give the impression that I am secure, that all is sunny and unruffled within as well as without; that confidence is my name and coolness is my game; that the water’s calm and I need no one. But, don’t believe me! PLEASE! My surface may seem smooth, but my surface is a mask. Beneath, dwells the real me: confusion; fear, lonely. But I hide this. I panic at the thought of my weakness and frantically create a mask to hide behind, to shield me from the glance that knows.” - The Mask Masquerade Ball is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel and their Families, Older Veterans and the Community. The Masquerade Ball will take place at the Semaphore& Port Adelaide RSL. ·         Live Band “Creation” ·         Floor Show ·         Guest Speakers – Mental Heath ·         Light Supper ·         Raffles / Prizes ·         Information Stands / Displays The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Veterans Week Family Fun Day “PTSD affects everyone in the Family” Sunday 11th October 11:00am – 17:00 Semaphore Foreshore + Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road Cost free / donations Honouring veterans includes honouring their children and partners as well. So, this Veterans Health Week, think about the service members and veterans you know, and remember the sacrifices they, and their families, have made for our country. Because the symptoms of PTSD and other Mental Health issues change how a Person feels and act, PTSD and other Mental Health experiences that happen to one member of a family can affect everyone else in the family. Veterans Week Family Fun Day “PTSD affects everyone in the Family” Event Summary  Veterans’ Health Week Family Day will kick-off around 11am with a day of Fun, free and ticketed family entertainment. Families can enjoy carousel rides, inflatable games, a petting zoo, Face Painter, ARMY Display, Music, Activity games, and much more!  Many activities are free, some activities require a $2 donation and some are at cost. Pack your Picnic Rug and chairs, bring your own picnic or something from one of the nearby café’s and takeaways. There is also a BBQ Lunch which will be served from 12pm thanks to the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Stick around for a Family Disco Karaoke (Bop till you Drop) at 4:00pm at the nearby Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Were all the Raffles and Prizes will be given out. Detailed list of activities: Petting Zoo free 11 – 3pm Inflatable Bounce free 11 – 1pm $2 Donation 1 – 3pm Carousel Rides free 11 – 1pm at Cost 1 – 3pm *Mini Golf at Cost * Ferris Wheel at Cost Mini Games and Races free 130 – 3pm Musician free 1pm Information Stands / Displays free 11 – 3pm o    ADF / Army o    DCO – Defence Community Organisation  Soldier On DVA – Department of Veterans’ Affairs Defence Shed / Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL Family Disco Karaoke (Bop till you Drop) free 4:00pm – 530pm  Musician free 530pm-7pmFamily Fun Day is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel and their Families, Older Veterans and their Grand Children to enjoy time out together. Family Fun Day will take place down on the grass area on the Semaphore foreshore. The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies - “Remembering Happy Times” Wednesday   14/10/2015 11:30am – 15:30pmSemaphore & Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore 5019Cost free  / donations Music offers its own unique benefits to mental health wellness Young and old explore music together. Getting our older veterans out of their homes and experiencing the benefits of music It allows you to express yourself. It leads to social connection. It fosters creativity. It helps you to relax. It motivates you. It helps you focus. Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies is for, Older Veterans, and Widowers and the Community. The Raymond 's Piano Old Time Melodies will take place at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Singalongs and Dancing Floor Show Guest Speaker Quizzes Lunch / Refreshments Information Stands / Displays The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Semaphore Olympics – “New Challenges for Mental Wellness” Thursday15/10/2015 11:30am – 15:30pmSemaphore & Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore 5019Cost free / donations When it comes to boosting your brainpower with games, there isn’t any one type that’s the best to try. There are great board games, puzzles, riddles, and even video games that can help you get that brainpower flowing and sharpen things like math and word skills and help boost logical thinking. The important thing is to play something that you find fun and challenging. Exercising your brain is as important for your Mental health as exercising your body, and it may keep your brain sharp and protect you from memory problems later in life. Semaphore Olympics – “New Challenges for Mental Wellness” Day is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel, Older Veterans, Local Community  and their Families to come and try new games like Carpet Bowls, Snooker, Darts, 8-Ball, Board Games, Puzzles. Lunch, Tea Coffee, Refreshments will be available as well as Raffles  / Veterans Mental Health information / Displays The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities and game that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Veteran’s Wellness Walk – “Mental Fitness” Friday 16/10/2015 10:30 – 15:00Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road + Semaphore Foreshore Cost free  It is well documented that regular exercise is good for maintaining your mental wellness and what could be better than a Relaxing Walk along Semaphore Foreshore. Participants are encouraged to try the different exercise equipment along the way. We are encouraging our serving ADF to Team up with our Veterans to Walk & Talk about experiences, life now and then, share common problems,  The Wellness Walk is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities such as walking and exercise that help promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, Current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. ·         Relaxing Walk / Exercise along the Foreshore ·         Guest Speaker – Dennis J Hoiberg from Lessons Learnt ·         BBQ Lunch / Refreshments ·         Information Stands / Displays Wellness Walk is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel, Older Veterans and the Community. The Wellness Walk will take place along the Semaphore Foreshore followed by Lunch at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Current Serving ADF and Veteran’s will be able to connect with each other and the local Community to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Defence Shed Launch – “Everyone is Equal Under One Roof” Saturday 17/10/2015 11amDefence Shed  33-35 Veitch Rd Osborne SA 5017TechportCost free  The Climax of Veterans Health Week is the launch of Australia’s First Stand Alone Defence Shed for our Veterans and Current Serving ADF Members. On the day there will be displays on some of the projects the Defence Shed has planned. What is Defence Shed Defence Shed is based on the well-known ‘Men’s Shed’ Principle and will offer support to returned servicemen and women and those who are currently serving in an effort to provide them with mateship, various hands on activities, projects and social activities, health & welfare advice, counselling through various professional networks, along with connections to others within the Defence network that can offer assistance. Defence Shed is being organised by current and ex-defence force personnel from various backgrounds within the Defence force who have a passion to assist their mates in need. Defence Sheds will be a meeting place where people can discuss issues of concern with like-minded mates, work on projects together, get involved in fundraising activities with various charities along with the ability to learn new skills e.g.; Photography, wood work, metal work , boat building and similar skills. There will be a data base of Health professionals and those offering advocacy to those with issues with DVA etc. Our Vision Our Vision for Defence Shed is to be an Australia wide concept offering a place for all current and ex ADF members, with local ‘Defence Sheds’ in as many locations as possible, offering a place to work on various projects, helping mates in need, seeking and offering assistance on the many issues that face the Defence community. Our Aim Our aim is work with existing organisations that assist the veteran community and get as many Associations as possible involved with this project in a concerted effort to provide Members with a greater ‘United Voice’ to the many Government Departments that are responsible for their Welfare. With your support of this unique project we hope to establish a Defence shed in Port Adelaide, to offer assistance to those in need Our Mission Our Mission is to help as many veterans as possible by organising these sheds and offering them a place that will give them assistance in the many ways that are needed Objectives To create and maintain an environment for current and ex ADF personnel where concerns, PTSD, past trauma, health and welfare issues, transitional & employment problems can be discussed with other veterans who have empathy through similar life experience in operational areas during their service in the ADF.   Those that become part of the Defence Shed will be encouraged to develop, redevelop or learn new skills which will enhance their self-esteem and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their family and the community.   To foster and maintain a relationship with the those stakeholders in the Defence Shed, Sponsors, South Australian Health Advisory Council, DVA SA, DefenceCare NSW and RSL Care SA (inc) Inter-Club Challenge – “Raise awareness about mental health in the RSL” Sunday 18/10/2015Port Noarlunga Christies Beach RSLCost free  In an effort to raise awareness about mental health in the RSL, the Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL has partnered with the Port Noarlunga Christies Beach RSL to bring an inter club challenge to the Port Noarlunga Christies Beach RSL with a series Games Activities and Challenges. The call to action is to get members involved in the mental wellness of the veterans in their clubs. It’s an opportunity for Presidents, Welfare Officers and members to exchange ideas to better the veteran community whilst creating Camaraderie and Rivalry amongst the clubs Inter Club Challenge is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel and their Families, Older Veterans to enjoy camaraderie and mateship. Carpet Bowls, Snooker, Darts, 8-Ball, Board Games, Tea Coffee, Refreshments Activities / Games / Races / Raffles / Bus Trip / Information Stands / Displays The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Local RSL Helps lay the foundation for the next generation of the ADF mental health strategies 2015-10-01T13:02:14Z local-rsl-helps-lay-the-foundation-for-the-next-generation-of-the-adf-mental-health-strategies As Part of Veterans’ Health Week 2015 the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL is going to launch Australia’s First Stand Alone Defence Shed for our Current Serving ADF Members, Veterans’ and their Families. The launch of Defence Shed is on Saturday 17 October 2015. The event will commence at 11:00am at the new Defence Shed premises, 33-35 Veitch Road, Osborne, SA, opposite the Australian Submarine Commission administration building. Defence Shed is a fully incorporated, non-for-profit organisation, run and administered by current and ex serving ADF personnel for the benefit of current and ex serving ADF personnel. Based on the popular ‘Men’s Shed  concept, but for both men and women "All Equal Under One Roof" is the motto. We are an apolitical organisation designed to provide current and ex serving ADF personnel a safe meeting place to discuss issues of concern with like-minded mates, work on projects together, become involved in fundraising activities with various charities, and learn new skills. An initiative proudly supported by the Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark BinskinDefence Shed - SUPPORT Support for the “Defence Shed” project comes from the Very top with Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin supporting the initiative. Australian Defence Industry Leaders ASC, Raytheon, AWD Alliance and many more are supporting the Defence Shed. Local, State and Federal Government have expressed support, in fact everyone is in support of the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL’s initiative to launch Australia’s First Stand Alone Defence Shed. Defence Shed - OBJECTIVES ·     To create and maintain an environment for Current and ex ADF personnel where concerns, PTSD,past trauma, health and welfare issues, transitional & employment problems can be discussed with other veterans who have empathy through similar life experience in operational areas during their service in the ADF. ·    Those that become part of the Defence Shed will be encouraged to develop, redevelop or learn new skills which will enhance their self-esteem and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their family and the community. ·         Helping regain a sense of purpose in life; ·         Enhancing self-esteem; ·         Decreasing social isolation; ·         Facilitating friendship and companionship; ·         Providing an environment conducive to learning; ·         Improving physical health; ·         Increasing awareness of depression and anxiety; ·         Reducing stigma of depression and anxiety; ·         Increasing help-seeking for PTSD, depression and anxiety; ·         Increasing help-seeking for other health issues. T    The Defence Shed aims to help provide the "foundation for the next generation of the ADF mental health strategies and future evaluation of mental health interventions and services." Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies 2015-09-29T04:07:58Z raymond-s-piano-old-time-melodies Veterans' Health Week Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies Wednesday   14/10/2015 11:30am – 15:30pm Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore 5019Cost free  / donations Music offers its own unique benefits to mental health wellness Young and old explore music together. Getting our older veterans out of their homes and experiencing the benefits of music It allows you to express yourself. It leads to social connection. It fosters creativity. It helps you to relax. It motivates you. It helps you focus. Raymond's Piano Old Time Melodies is for, Older Veterans, and Widowers and the Community. The Raymond 's Piano Old Time Melodies will take place at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Singalongs and Dancing Floor Show Guest Speaker Quizzes Lunch / Refreshments Information Stands / Displays Cost FREE / Donations The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Veterans Week Family Fun Day 2015-09-29T01:58:53Z veterans-week-family-fun-day Veterans Health Week Family Fun Day “PTSD affects everyone in the Family” Sunday 11th October 11:00am – 17:00 Semaphore Foreshore + Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road Cost free / donations Veterans Week Family Fun Day “PTSD affects everyone in the Family” Event Summary  Veterans’ Health Week Family Day will kick-off around 11am with a day of Fun, free and ticketed family entertainment. Families can enjoy carousel rides, inflatable games, a petting zoo, Face Painter, ARMY Display, Music, Activity games, and much more!  Many activities are free, some activities require a $2 donation and some are at cost. Pack your Picnic Rug and chairs, bring your own picnic or something from one of the nearby café’s and takeaways. There is also a BBQ Lunch which will be served from 12pm thanks to the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Stick around for a Family Disco Karaoke (Bop till you Drop) at 4:00pm at the nearby Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Were all the Raffles and Prizes will be given out. Detailed list of activities: Petting Zoo free 11 – 3pm Inflatable Bounce free 11 – 1pm $2 Donation 1 – 3pm Carousel Rides free 11 – 1pm at Cost 1 – 3pm Mini Games and Races free 130 – 3pm Musician free 1pm Information Stands / Displays free 11 – 3pm o    ADF / Army o    DCO – Defence Community Organisation  Soldier On DVA – Department of Veterans’ Affairs Defence Shed / Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL Family Disco Karaoke (Bop till you Drop) free 4:00pm – 530pm  Musician free 530pm-7pm Family Fun Day is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel and their Families, Older Veterans and their Grand Children to enjoy time out together. Family Fun Day will take place down on the grass area on the Semaphore foreshore. The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Veterans' Health Week Defence Shed Launch 2015-09-28T11:08:07Z everyone-is-equal-under-one-roof Defence Shed Launch “Everyone is Equal Under One Roof” Saturday 17/10/2015 11amDefence Shed  33-35 Veitch Rd Osborne SA 5017TechportCost free  The Climax of Veterans Health Week is the launch of Australia’s First Stand Alone Defence Shed for our Veterans and Current Serving ADF Members. On the day there will be displays on some of the projects the Defence Shed has planned. What is Defence Shed “The Defence Sheds Objectives are to create and maintain an environment for Current and Ex ADF personnel where concerns, PTSD, past trauma, health & welfare issues, transitional & employment problems can be discussed with other veterans who have empathy through similar life experience in operational areas during their service in the ADF. Defence Sheds will be a meeting place where people can discuss issues of concern with like-minded mates, work on projects together, get involved in fundraising activities with various E.S.O. charities along with the ability to learn new skills e.g.; Photography, wood work, metal work, boat building Etc. and similar skills. The Defence Shed will work with E.S.O.s’ , Associations, ADF and Government Agencies in Maintaining a data base of Health professionals and those offering advocacy to those with issues with DVA etc.” An initiative proudly supported by the Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin Our Vision Our Vision for Defence Shed is to be an Australia wide concept offering a place for all current and ex ADF members, with local ‘Defence Sheds’ in as many locations as possible, offering a place to work on various projects, helping mates in need, seeking and offering assistance on the many issues that face the Defence community. Our Aim Our aim is work with existing organisations that assist the veteran community and get as many Associations as possible involved with this project in a concerted effort to provide Members with a greater ‘United Voice’ to the many Government Departments that are responsible for their Welfare. With your support of this unique project we hope to establish a Defence shed in Port Adelaide, to offer assistance to those in need Our Mission Our Mission is to help as many veterans as possible by organising these sheds and offering them a place that will give them assistance in the many ways that are needed Objectives To create and maintain an environment for current and ex ADF personnel where concerns, PTSD, past trauma, health and welfare issues, transitional & employment problems can be discussed with other veterans who have empathy through similar life experience in operational areas during their service in the ADF.   Those that become part of the Defence Shed will be encouraged to develop, redevelop or learn new skills which will enhance their self-esteem and in turn provide a positive impact upon their lives, their family and the community. To foster and maintain a relationship with the those stakeholders in the Defence Shed, Sponsors, South Australian Health Advisory Council, DVA SA, DefenceCare NSW and RSL Care SA etc. https://www.facebook.com/events/1481536282141558/https://www.facebook.com/Defence-Shedhttp://www.defenceshed.com/http://semaphoreportadelaidersl.com.au/ Veterans Health Week Masquerade Ball 2015-09-28T10:28:22Z veterans-health-week-masquerade-ball Veterans Health Week Masquerade Ball – “PTSD Don’t hide behind a Mask” Saturday 10th October 19:00 – 23:00 Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road Cost $10 A Black Tie Masquerade Ball Fundraiser where guests will be entertained by local Live Band “Creation” and will featuring a Floor Show by “Ball Room Bliss”. There will be Guest Speakers on Mental Health Wellness and a Light Supper will be provided. A Fun Night Guaranteed for all with plenty of Raffles and Prizes to win including “Best Dressed, Lucky Door Prize and many more. There will also be Information Stands / Displays on “Mental Wellness” Tickets available at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. “Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear. For I wear a mask, I wear a thousand masks, masks that I'm afraid to take off, and none of them are me. I give the impression that I am secure, that all is sunny and unruffled within as well as without; that confidence is my name and coolness is my game; that the water’s calm and I need no one. But, don’t believe me! PLEASE! My surface may seem smooth, but my surface is a mask. Beneath, dwells the real me: confusion; fear, lonely. But I hide this. I panic at the thought of my weakness and frantically create a mask to hide behind, to shield me from the glance that knows.” - The Mask Masquerade Ball is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel and their Families, Older Veterans and the Community. The Masquerade Ball will take place at the Semaphore& Port Adelaide RSL. ·         Live Band “Creation” ·         Floor Show ·         Guest Speakers – Mental Heath ·         Light Supper ·         Raffles / Prizes ·         Information Stands / Displays The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Veterans Health Week Semaphore Olympics 2015-09-28T10:17:00Z veterans-health-week-semaphore-olympics Veterans Health Week Semaphore Olympics – “New Challenges for Mental Wellness” Thursday15/10/2015 11:30am – 15:30pmSemaphore & Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore 5019Cost free / donations When it comes to boosting your brainpower with games, there isn’t any one type that’s the best to try. There are great board games, puzzles, riddles, and even video games that can help you get that brainpower flowing and sharpen things like math and word skills and help boost logical thinking. The important thing is to play something that you find fun and challenging. Exercising your brain is as important for your Mental health as exercising your body, and it may keep your brain sharp and protect you from memory problems later in life. Semaphore Olympics – “New Challenges for Mental Wellness” Day is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel, Older Veterans, Local Community  and their Families to come and try new games like Carpet Bowls, Snooker, Darts, 8-Ball, Board Games, Puzzles. Lunch, Tea Coffee, Refreshments will be available as well as Raffles  / Veterans Mental Health information / Displays The Event is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities and game that promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. Veteran’s will be able to connect with the local Community and other Veteran’s to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed Veteran’s Health Week Wellness Walk 2015-09-28T10:11:02Z veteran-s-health-week-wellness-walk Veteran’s Health Week Wellness Walk – “Mental Fitness” Friday 16/10/2015 10:30 – 15:00Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL 10 Semaphore Road + Semaphore Foreshore Cost free  It is well documented that regular exercise is good for maintaining your mental wellness and what could be better than a Relaxing Walk along Semaphore Foreshore. Participants are encouraged to try the different exercise equipment along the way. We are encouraging our serving ADF to Team up with our Veterans to Walk & Talk about experiences, life now and then, share common problems,  The Wellness Walk is an opportunity to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, activities such as walking and exercise that help promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing of our veterans, war widows, widowers, Current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families. ·        Relaxing Walk / Exercise along the Foreshore ·         Guest Speaker – Dennis J Hoiberg from Lessons Learnt ·         BBQ Lunch / Refreshments ·         Information Stands / Displays Wellness Walk is for Young Veterans’ / Current Serving ADF Personnel, Older Veterans and the Community. The Wellness Walk will take place along the Semaphore Foreshore followed by Lunch at the Semaphore & Port Adelaide RSL. Current Serving ADF and Veteran’s will be able to connect with each other and the local Community to help influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. Monies raised during the event will go towards the Semaphore Port Adelaide Defence Shed. See Defence Shed