Dementia Awareness Month Events

Dementia Awareness Month Events

Dementia Awareness Month in September is a time when Australians are encouraged to learn more about brain health, dementia and how we can support people living with dementia, and their families, in our local communities.

The 2018 theme is Small actions Big difference. Check event listings below to find out what's on in your local community and how you can participate in creating a dementia-friendly community and join in activities held across Queensland.

 

BRISBANE 


 

Region:               

North Brisbane

Name of the event:       

Seniors Movie and Morning Tea

Date:

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Time:   

9:30am morning tea followed by a 10:30am movie

Venue:

Birch Carroll & Coyle Morayfield Cinema

Address:       

Morayfield Shopping Centre, 171 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield

Details of event:             

Join us for a lovely morning tea and a talk on Brain health and dementia with Ozcare Dementia Advisors to promote Dementia Awareness month, information and brochures will be available, followed by a viewing of Crazy Rich Asians. Link to the trailer is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-YX-5bAs0

Parking:         

On site, free

Cost:     

Senior Members Tickets $10, Non-members pay full price

Contact:

For more information contact BBC Morayfield cinemas on  5495 1444

Region:               

Redlands Shire

Name of the event:       

Savvy Seniors

Date:

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Time:   

9:30am – 1pm

Venue:

Macleay Island Community Hall

Address:       

32 High Central Rd, MacLeay Island

Details of event:             

RSVP is required for catering purposes; Tea, coffee & biscuits, Dementia awareness information session, entertainment and a light lunch.

Parking:         

On site

Cost:     

Free

Contact:

RSVP by phone 3901 1165

 

BUNDABERG


 

Region:               

Bundaberg

Name of the event:       

Good food for Brain Health

Date:

Friday 21st September

Time:   

10am – 12pm

Venue:

Ozcare Bundaberg Men’s  Hostel

Address:       

12-16 Skyring St East Bundaberg

Details of event:             

The ‘Living well with dementia group’ invite you to come along for a fun, foodie event where you can learn about food that nurtures a healthy brain, are easy to eat  and tastes good too!

 There is an assortment of food combinations on offer and taste testing encouraged!

 Based around Maggie Beers “Recipes For Life” book and finger food that is nutritious and tempt fussy eaters.

 Hosted by the Living well with Dementia Group with Denise (Dementia Advisor), Jennie (Allied Health Coordinator) and Kym (Dietician)

Parking:         

On street, free

Cost:     

Free

Contact:

RSVP to Denise by phone 4130 8908

 

DARLING DOWNS 


 

Region:               

Toowoomba (Gatton)

Name of the event:       

Dementia Friendly Communities morning tea

Date:

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Time:   

10am – 12 noon

Venue:

Lockyer Community Centre

Address:       

14 Crescent Street, Gatton

Details of event:             

Discussions around Gatton becoming a Dementia Friendly Community and for people interested in supporting people living with dementia in our community

Parking:         

available at the Centre

Cost:     

Free

Region:               

Darling Downs & South West Qld (Millmerran)

Name of the event:       

Dementia information stand     

Date:

13th September 2018

Time:   

9.30am – 1.30pm

Venue:

Outside newsagency

Address:       

Campbell Street, Millmerran

Details of event:             

Come and see Ozcare’s experienced Dementia Advisors to find answers to your questions on dementia and brain health, as well as information about Millmerran’s move to become a Dementia Friendly Community.

Parking:         

on street, free

Cost:     

free

Region:               

Darling Downs & South West Qld (Pittsworth)

Name of the event:       

Dementia information stand     

Date:

20th September 2018

Time:   

9.30am – 1.30pm

Venue:

Outside IGA

Address:       

Yandilla Street, Pittsworth

Details of event:             

Come and see Ozcare’s experienced Dementia Advisors to find answers to your questions on dementia and brain health, as well as information about Millmerran’s move to become a Dementia Friendly Community.

Parking:         

On street, free

Cost:     

Free

 

FRASER COAST


 

Region:               

Fraser Coast

Name of the event:       

Understanding Dementia

Date:

20th September

Time:   

10am

Venue:

Tiaro Library

Address:       

Forgan Terrace, Tiaro

Details of event:             

Join our Dementia Advisory and Support Service during Dementia Awareness Month to learn more about dementia and how to live well with dementia.

Parking:         

Street parking

Cost:     

Free

 

GOLD COAST


 

Region:               

Gold Coast

Name of the event:       

Carer Support Group

Date:

Thursday 6th  September

Time:   

10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue:

Ozcare Robina

Address:       

214-218 Highfield Dr, Robina

Details of event:             

Join us at our Ozcare Robina office to connect with other carers and healthcare professionals. Dementia Advisors, Rebecca Wright and Deirdre Bester, will provide information and resources to support your role as a carer.

Parking:         

Shared carpark between Anglicare and Ozcare on North Hill Drive

Cost:     

Free

Region:               

Gold Coast

Name of the event:       

Seniors Health & Lifestyle Expo

Date:

Thursday 20th September 2018

Time:   

9:00am - 1:00pm

Venue:

Albert Waterways Centre, Broadbeach

Address:       

91 Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters (corner Bacardi Court), Mermaid Waters Queensland

Details of event:             

Gold Coast Dementia Advisors will be present at an Ozcare booth to answer questions about dementia and chat about brain health.  

Parking:         

Some parking at Community Centre, ample parking at Pacific Fair shopping centre.

Cost:     

Free

 

MACKAY 


 

Region:               

Mackay

Name of the event:       

Mackay Community Visitors Association, Information Day

Date:

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Time:   

10am -1.00pm

Venue:

North Mackay Bowls Club

Address:       

Malcomson Street

Details of event:             

Guest speakers and service providers present.

Parking:         

On site parking

Cost:     

Free

Contact:

Tracey 07 4953 4878 office hours

Region:               

Mackay

Name of the event:       

Mackay Alzheimer’s  Inc. Dementia Expo

Date:

Friday 21st September 2018

Time:   

10 am – 1.00pm

Venue:

North Mackay Bowls Club

Address:       

Malcomson Street

Details of event:             

Present service providers and Guest speakers on the day.

Morning tea and light lunch provide

Parking:         

Onsite parking

Cost:     

Free – must RSVP (see below)

Contact:

RSVP: Contact Judy to register your attendance for catering purposes on 4952 6077 during office hours

  

 ROCKHAMPTON 


 

Region:               

Rockhampton

Name of the event:       

Dementia Awareness month walk and talk: Keeping ‘D’ from the Door…. is it possible?

Date:

Thursday 27th September 2018

Time:   

7am – 7.45am

Venue:

6:25am for a 6.30am start

Address:       

Meet at the Criterion Hotel, Quay St, Rockhampton

Details of event:             

  •          Coffee, snack and talk
  •          Can Dementia be prevented?
  •          What is the evidence re exercise and dementia?
  •          What do we know about diet and dementia prevention?

Parking:         

On the street

Cost:     

$5 per person includes breakfast snack and drink

Contact:

Any queries and to RSVP:  Trish Maude, Dementia Advisor Ozcare - 4937 4257 or trish.maude@ozcare.org.au

  

SOUTH BURNETT


 

Region:               

South Burnett

Name of the event:       

Understanding Dementia

Date:

4th September 2018

Time:   

10am

Venue:

Nanango Library

Address:       

48 Drayton St, Nanango

Details of event:             

Join our Dementia Advisory and Support Service during Dementia Awareness Month to learn more about dementia and how to live well with dementia.

Parking:         

Street parking

Cost:     

Free

Region:               

South Burnett

Name of the event:       

Understanding Dementia

Date:

12th September 2018

Time:   

10am

Venue:

Wondai Library

Address:       

78 MacKenzie St, Wondai

Details of event:             

Join our Dementia Advisory and Support Service during Dementia Awareness Month to learn more about dementia and how to live well with dementia.

Parking:         

Street parking

Cost:     

Free

  

SUNSHINE COAST 


 

Region:               

Sunshine Coast

Name of the event:       

Healthy Cognitive, Free dementia prevention & information session

Date:

Thursday 20th September 2018

Time:   

10am to 12pm

Venue:

Caloundra Powerboat Club, opposite the Pacific Lutheran School

Address:       

2 Lamerough Parade, Golden Beach

Details of event:             

Want to know how to remain mentally healthy?

Join us for a session to learn ways to improve cognitive health through fun and effective programs that help you remain mentally healthy.

 This 2 hr session will have presenters from the following organisations -

  •  Pauline Hope – Dementia Advisor Ozcare
  •  Vicki Howell - Ageless Grace Seniors Fitness
  •  Rob Cross - Short Term Restorative Care/D Café

 For more information visit the Healthy Ageing Partnership at www.healthyageingpartnership.com

Parking:         

Free on site and street parking

Cost:     

Free

Contact:

Book your seat on 5444 5833

TOWNSVILLE 


 

Region:               

Townsville

Name of the event:       

Living well with dementia walk

Date:

Saturday 29th September 2018

Time:   

10 am – 12pm

Venue:

Townsville foreshore

Address:       

On the Strand across from the Aquarius building

Details of event:             

Offer light refreshments after the walk; Bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and comfortable shoes.

Parking:         

On the street

Cost:     

Free

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