Manningham residents are encouraged to get involved in Dementia Awareness Month this September to help improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Manningham Mayor Cr Andrew Conlon said Manningham would be highlighting the small actions our community could take to create a big difference for people living with dementia.
“We’re inviting the community to show their support by becoming a Dementia Friend to increase understanding about the condition,” he said.
Manningham also has a number of workshops and resources for people and families impacted by dementia, as well as the wider community.
Cr Conlon said through increased awareness and support, Manningham hoped to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia.
“We aim to transform the way we, as a community, think, act and talk about dementia,” he said.
Worried about your memory (an interactive session presented by Dementia Australia)
When: Tuesday 18 September
Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Where: Manningham Civic Centre, Function Room 1, 699 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster
Manningham will also be releasing a pocket-sized set of information cards with up-to-date information about dementia. This includes a list of reputable organisations the community can contact for further support.
For more information visit manningham.vic.gov.au/dementia-friendly-manningham
Find out how to become a Dementia Friend at dementiafriendly.org.au/user/register