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News and Education

Come along to a Navigating Dementia information session!

These ninety-minute information sessions are open to anyone keen to find out more about what dementia is, what to do if you’re concerned about changes in memory or thinking, ideas for living well with dementia, and the support and resources available. 

The seminar covers:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of cognitive impairment,
  • What is and what isn’t dementia,
  • How to maximise brain health and function,
  • Plus the supports and services available for people living with dementia.

This information session is free although a koha is most appreciated.

Upcoming dates and venues for Navigating Dementia information sessions are:

 

January

Lower Hutt

10.30am  - 12.00pm (noon), Thursday 12 January 2023

Dementia Wellington Hub, 55 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt 5012

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sarah Togher, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Kāpiti

1.00pm - 2.30pm, Thursday 26 January 2023

Kāpiti Aquatic Centre, 10 Brett Ambler Way, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sheena Farquhar, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


February

Porirua

10.00am  - 11.30am, Tuesday 7 February 2023

Tawa Anglican Church, 1 Lyndhurst Road, Tawa, Wellington 5028

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Debbie Mustard, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Upper Hutt

1.00pm - 2.30pm, Thursday 23 February 2023

Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Ebdentown, Upper Hutt 5018

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sarah Togher, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


March

Lower Hutt

2.00pm  - 3.30pm, Thursday 9 March 2023

Dementia Wellington Hub, 55 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt 5012

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sarah Togher, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Karori

4.00pm - 6.30pm, Tuesday 28 March 2023

Karori Communtiy Centre, 245 Karori Rd Wellington 6012

Contact Dementia Advisor Tina Carter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


April

Kāpiti

12.00pm - 1.30pm, Thursday 20 April 2023

Kāpiti Aquatic Centre, 10 Brett Ambler Way, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sheena Farquhar, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


May

Kilbirne

12.00pm - 1.30pm, Tuesday 23 May 2023

Ākau Tangi Sports Centre,  72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022

Contact Dementia Advisor Tina Carter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


June

TBC


July

Newlands

4.00pm - 6.30pm, Tuesday 25 July 2023

Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands, Wellington 6037

Contact Dementia Advisor Tina Carter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


August

TBC


September

Kāpiti

5.00pm - 6.30pm, Wednesday 20 September 2023

Kāpiti Aquatic Centre, 10 Brett Ambler Way, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sheena Farquhar, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

THANK YOU to the special organisations that allow us to help people living with dementia to stay active and engaged in our community. 

Without the generous funding we receive from trusts, grants, and businesses, many of our Living Well activities and education would not be available.  Click here to read more about our funders.

If you or your person with dementia is finding your usual round of golf is getting to be a bit too much, the Royal Wellington Golf Club offers a golf afternoon with just nine holes and volunteer golfers to provide support.  The team is happy to pick up, bring to the golf course and drop home. Lunch at the golf course is part of the experience. 

Volunteers usually pick up golfers from home at about 10.45am to meet at the Royal Wellington Golf Course clubhouse 11.15am. Lunch is at 11.30am then everyone gathers at the driving range around 12pm. Tee off at 12.30pm on Terrace course for nine holes. Afterwards, everyone meets in the clubhouse for a for cup of tea/coffee at around 3pm. Volunteers then drive the golfer home at around 4pm. 

Cost is $20 per person, including a golf cart for those that need it.  We are grateful to the Royal Wellington Golf Club for generously supporting and subsidising our Assisted Golf programme. 

Please note that previous golf experience is essential.

To register or find out more contact:

John Mathews - phone 027 445 4321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tone Borren - phone 021 494 130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.