You are invited to attend:
Monday, June 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This is a FREE event for all community members. Training will be facilitated by Alzheimer’s Australia, NSW Educator Danielle White.
Participants may also like to book into the second part of the training to receive further insight into how to support people with dementia in a community setting: https://dementiaawarepart2.eventbrite.com.au Morning Tea is provided.
Gerroa Boat Fishermans Club
68 Crooked River Road
Gerroa, NSW 2534
Kiama Council has recently partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia and the University of Wollongong to start to create one of Australia’s first dementia-friendly communities in Kiama.
Together we’ve formed Kiama’s Local Dementia Alliance and we’re seeking local people with dementia to be involved in the project.
We also invite carers, community groups, organisations and businesses to contact us to see how they can be a part of this exciting initiative.
What’s a dementia-friendly community?
It’s a place that supports people living with dementia to be empowered, respected, supported and engaged in community life.
Dementia isn’t just a medical condition, it has a profound social impact on people living with dementia and those who are living with them.
What makes a community dementia friendly?
- businesses that employ staff who are trained to understand and communicate effectively with people with dementia
- volunteering or employment opportunities for people with dementia
- memory cafes
- participation in dementia-friendly community groups such as choirs and walking groups.
How can I contribute?
- join Kiama’s new Local Dementia Alliance
- help the alliance to identify dementia-friendly and unfriendly places, buildings and spaces around Kiama
- participate in an interview that will provide us with information about living with dementia or living with a person who has dementia.
For more information or to get involved contact Kylie Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6278 8934.