Women's gathering: Sharing life skills for women

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes is hosting a Women's Gathering on Thursday, March 28 to share life skills for women including an introduction to power tools, financial wellbeing, women's health, legal issues, crafts and much more.

"The day is planned to support, empower and foster positive community relationships for women and has a full day of speakers and activities planned," organiser Wendy McMaugh said.

The topics addressed are from a brainstorming session by the Forbes Women's Group and include menopause, addictions, pregnancy, legal information for separations and custody as well as practical sessions such as what to do if your wallet is lost or stolen.

Guest speakers will be discussing Work Life Balance and demonstrations will be held on power tools, craft and earning an income from home.

Beginning at 10am and to be held in the CWA Rooms, 132 Lachlan Street, the Women's Gathering will host a range of discussions, talks and demonstrations. It is expected to finish around 2.30pm.

Devonshire tea, light lunch and a children's play area will be provided.

While the day is the culmination of ideas from the Women's Group, which meets at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre every Thursday at 10am, it is open for anyone in the community to attend and is a free event.

"We are really excited to be offering such a full program of topics. People are really excited to be involved and I think this will make the day the success we hope it to be," Ms McMaugh said.

Supporters for the day include, Housing NSW, Forbes CWA branch, Binaal Billa, Julianna Kneebone Solitors, Bunnings, Breastscreen NSW and Community Health.

"It is a day of support, empowerment and to foster positive community relationships for women, which has longer term benefits for overall wellness and improved family outcomes," Ms McMaugh added.

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes offers social services to at risk and vulnerable sectors in communities covering 52% of NSW.

Last year 23 women's groups were held across the diocese and more than 1800 individuals assisted.

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