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Fundraiser: Quiz Night at The Street church 7pm Sat 10 April

 

Abby Roche has generously donated her time and energy to Dementia Wellington to organise a Quiz night as a fundraiser in memory of her grandma who passed away in 2019 with dementia and her Nana who has dementia currently. The night will be a fun and energetic quiz night held at The Street church in Hania Street in Wellington with amazing prizes, a silent auction, food and drink. Lots of Wellington businesses have donated prizes to be given away on the night. The Quiz is on Saturday 10 April, 7pm with tickets only $25.  

 

Click the link here to get your tickets 🙂

 

Fundraiser:  Movie Night 'The Father' Lighthouse Petone from 5.15pm Thurs 15 April

 

On Thursday 15 April from 5.15pm at Lighthouse Cinema in Petone, Dementia Wellington is holding a special screening of the new movie 'The Father', a new movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman which deals with some of the complexities of living with dementia.  Early reports of the movie are saying that it's an accurate portrayal of the experience of dementia which should result in some interesting conversations. With such big stars this movie is likely to be a popular one.  Check out the movie trailer here.  We are so grateful to Beverley Jeffery, a member of the Lower Hutt supporter group and her mother's fulltime carer, who is donating her time to organise this for us. 

 

Tickets are $25 (including GST and service charges) and the movie starts at 6pm but come to the cinema from 5.15pm to mingle and for some spot prizes on the night.  This event is a great opportunity to contribute to our fundraising and to enlighten family members and friends about dementia.     

 

Click the link here to get your tickets 🙂 If you have any issues with booking tickets contact Beverley on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 021 126 5100.

Updated 2 March 2021

As you would have heard Wellington is now under Level 2 restrictions.  The Dementia Wellington team want to ensure we do not put our clients or our community contacts at any unnecessary risk and are therefore taking a cautionary approach to how we provide our services and support during Level 2.   

The Government will review Alert Levels during the week. At this stage we are in Level 2 for seven days from 6am Sunday 28 February.  

Hopefully this outbreak will be controlled soon and we'll be back to our usual social activities and support.   

In the meantime, Dementia Wellington has taken the following action while we are under Level 2: 

  • Cog Cafés  – are cancelled/postponed (we cannot control the numbers attending or guarantee social distancing is possible) 
  • Kapiti Peer Support Group cancelled (due to difficulty socially distancing) 

Advice and Support  - email or phone your Dementia Advisor at any time if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.   

General information  

Level 2 Means community transmission occurring in NZ. The current outbreak is the UK version which spreads faster and is infectious for several days before any symptoms appear. 

Older people and people with underlying medical conditions, particularly respiratory conditions, are at higher risk of Covid-19 

Aged care facilities are susceptible to the rapid transmission of viruses like COVID-19. Residents are more susceptible to illnesses due to their age and they are also more likely to have underlying health conditions. 

At Alert Level 2 there is some freedom to move around and connect with close family, whānau and friends. If you are an at-risk person, you’ll need to take extra precautions when doing this. 

Things you can do to stay safe: 

  • Connect with smaller groups of close family, whānau and friends. 
  • Try not to interact with too many people outside of your own social circle as it won’t be easy to do contact tracing if necessary. 
  • Keep a 2 metre distance from people you don’t know in public places and take extra care with hygiene practices. 
  • Wear a face covering where it’s difficult to keep a 2 metre distance from people you don’t know, for example in shops.  
  • Avoid touching surfaces and wash your hands before and after you leave home. 
  • Wipe keys, handrails and regularly touched surfaces. 
  • Avoid passing around your mobile phone to other people. 

Dementia Wellington is committed to serving clients to the best of our ability.  This includes welcoming positive and negative feedback on the service we provide.  Complaints/concerns are viewed as an opportunity to improve our service, and all complaints, no matter when or where made or by whom, are to be regarded as serious. 

Dementia Wellington will ensure that all complaints from staff, volunteers, their client group of carers, families, people with dementia and the public are heard, acknowledged and acted upon, and that the high standards of Dementia Wellington are upheld.

Verbal complaints can be made initially but if the complaint is of a serious nature it must be formalised in writing.

All complaints/concerns will be formally acknowledged, if complainant is known, within five working days of receipt. Investigations and responses must be carried our within 20 days of receipt of the complaint.

To give feedback or complaint, please contact the Chief Executive.

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Phone: (04) 939 0133 

Mail: Chief Executive, Dementia Wellington, 55 Hutt Road, Petone, Wellington 

Contact Us

For free information, education or support, please contact us via the following options:

Telephone

Office: 04 972 2595

Email

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Address

55 Hutt Road,

Petone,

5012 PO Box 39393,

Wellington Mail Centre,

Lower Hutt, 5045

 

Privacy Policy

Any personal information provided to us is held with the utmost care and will not be used other than as described in this privacy policy. We recognise that your relationship with us is voluntary, and as such, your privacy will be held in the strictest confidence. We adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Information about donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • Some donors prefer anonymity. We will respect the wishes of contributors who prefer their gift to remain confidential.
  • We do not lend, exchange, rent or sell our donor lists to other organisations.
  • The personal information you provide when making an online donation or become a volunteer will be protected by Dementia Wellington and will not be disclosed to any third parties.

 

What information we collect

Dementia Wellington collects and uses various personal information from individuals that includes: name, amount donated, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, comments and date of birth. How we use that information:

Dementia Wellington will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of individuals for these purposes only:

  • Distribute receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their donation
  • Inform supporters about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Dementia Wellington
  • Advise volunteers of volunteer opportunities
  • Internal analysis and record keeping
  • Staff and volunteers assume all donations are not to be publicly announced unless the donor explicitly indicates otherwise. Comments given in donor forms may be used in promotional materials while comments sent to us via email, fax or telephone are kept strictly confidential.

Access and Correction of Information

You have the right to access and request a correction to your personal information. To ensure that your recorded personal information is accurate and up-to-date, please notify us of any changes to your personal details as soon as possible by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 04 972 2595.

Financial information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process this data. Dementia Wellington uses VEGA Works for our online payment processing. Dementia Wellington does not store, nor does it have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.

Donor Bill of Rights

This Bill of Rights for charitable givers was developed by the following four industry experts: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives. It is industry-accepted and Dementia Wellington subscribes to the beliefs espoused here.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organisations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organisation’s mission, of the way the organisation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organisation’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organisation’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organisations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organisation or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organisation may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we may use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Dementia Wellington offers training and seminars for health professionals in the Wellington region. To find out what is available, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To refer a patient to Dementia Wellington, please use our referral form available click here.

If you are interested in finding out more about dementia in New Zealand and internationally, here are some useful resources:

NZ Dementia Cooperative - https://nzdementia.org/

Dementia Pathway - https://3d.healthpathways.org.nz/

Goodfellows Dementia Education - https://www.goodfellowunit.org/courses/dementia

University of Tasmania Preventing/Understanding Dementia - http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia

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