Communities in action
Around Australia, individuals, groups, businesses and alliances are making their communities more dementia-friendly. By working with people living with dementia, their families and carers, we can all create a more inclusive community.
See how community action can help people living with dementia stay connected.
Photo Source: Queensland Police
A SPECIAL group of police officers in Coolangatta are going the extra mile to help locals living with Alzheimer’s disease, by making them feel more supported and included in the community.
TALKING ABOUT DEMENTIA: Philippa Reiss, Judy Bartholomew, Sarah Ashton and Gary Thomas are encouraging everyone to be Dementia friendly. Photo: Laura Telford
Photo: Left to right; Phil Hazell, Peter James, Clr Cass Coleman, Jeff Thurlow, Kas Hilton, Tim Graner
Article by: Councillor Cassandra Coleman
PHOTO: On the panel: Port Macquarie Library manager Jim Maguire is participating in the Unforgettable Book Chat on September 11
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is hosting the second in its series of dementia-friendly community programs.
PHOTO: FRONT: Centacare day respite recipients Pam Sweeney and Pat Balzan, Centacare service delivery mananger Susan McNamara. BACK: Centacare lifestyle activities support Dawn Reynold and operations manager David Larsen. Photo by Jodie Callcott
Picture: by Jody Potts -Some of the group who attended the Hard Rock Gym last Wednesday to learn about Dementia Friendly communities
Article by JODY POTTS - Harden Murrumburrah Express, Harden
As part of the Dementia awareness month in September, Dementia Australia and the Illawarra Public Forum Planning Group are presenting a free session at the Fraternity Club Fairy Meadow.
The newly formed steering committee which call themselves MUDFY – Making Urunga Dementia Friendly YES!
Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) Library Program Development Officer has come up with an idea to promote dementia awareness through a butterfly program at all of the GCCC libraries called Butterflies for Dementia.
Westfield Woden in the ACT has introduced "The Calm Room". A safe quiet space which provides individuals with the opportuity to self-regulate.