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: 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.
“The best party ever”
Photo: Facilitators, Clare Drew and Zelka Popovic with participants at the Westmead Hospital pilot workshop
A new education package has been released that aims to improve the care of people living with dementia in hospital and Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) settings.
On the 18th of June, 30 participants attended a workshop focussing on being a Dementia-friendly Community held by Dementia Australia. The participants included Westfield security, cleaning and management team members.
When conductor Brian Triglone set up Canberra’s first dementia-friendly choir in 2016 he never imagined the positive impact it would also have on carers.
Now two years on, the 72-year-old retiree and Alchemy Chorus founder hopes to set up a network of similar choirs around Australia.