Dementia-friendly communities in action

Dementia Australia is working on a number of pilot dementia-friendly community projects

More information about each pilot can be found below.

Please send your story and accompanying photo to dementiafriendly@dementia.org.au 

Around Australia

Our First Steps booklet contains some examples of dementia-friendly communities from around Australia.


 

Dementia Art Group at Lithgow’s GangGang Gallery

ArtsOutWest and Gang Gang Gallery are running an art group for people with dementia in Lithgow in September and October.

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Alchemy Chorus

An inclusive choir for those living with dementia

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Bondi2Berry stops at Kiama

In its third year, the Bondi2Berry Ride to Remember has become Dementia Australia’s largest community fundraising event.

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Beyond Bank - Cause for Celebration

Each year Beyond Bank provides a ‘bonus payment’ to community groups just because their supporters have been great savers.  This year Beyond Bank has donated over $600,000 to community groups across Australia.

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Our young dementia friend

We think this may be our youngest dementia friend sign up?… thank you to four year old Vayda, pictured proudly with her mum during one of our Dementia Awareness Month events. Your awareness will truly inspire others.

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Richmond Tweed Regional Library

Photo: From left to right - Amanda Wallace, Tweed Branch Supervisor; Wendy and Graeme Hodgkinson and Pam Sligo.

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