Dementia Awareness Month Events

Blog 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