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.

The ongoing development of the Tweed area as a dementia-friendly community is evident with the addition of the Tweed, Murwillumbah and Kingscliff branches of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library service being added to the National Dementia Friendly Community Hub.

Picture contributed:  SPREAD AWARENESS: Dr Trish Shuter with NoosaCare's Cassie Slark and Danah Wood.

SEPTEMBER marks Dementia Awareness Month, and NoosaCare hope to do just that.

Photo: Left to right; Phil Hazell, Peter James, Clr Cass Coleman, Jeff Thurlow, Kas Hilton, Tim Graner

Article by: Councillor Cassandra Coleman

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