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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.

Upcoming dates and venues for Navigating Dementia information sessions are:

 

 

Upper Hutt

11.00am - 12.30pm, Wednesday 26 October 2022

Upper Hutt Library, 844 Ferusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sarah Togher, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 020 4025 2329

 

Tawa

11.30am - 12.00pm, Wednesday 9 November 2022

Linden Community Centre, 10 Linden Ave, Tawa

Contact Dementia ​Advisor Sarah Togher, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 020 4025 2329

 

 

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

Please note:

Vaccine passes need to be presented on arrival. Masks and social distancing protocols will be followed as per relevant COVID-19 Protection Framework regulations.  As instructed by the Ministry of Health, all Dementia Wellington staff are fully vaccinated against Covid 19. To minimise risk to our clients, we request that only those that are vaccinated or are exempt from vaccination attend. While we encourage everyone to be vaccinated if possible, we continue to support unvaccinated members of our community by one-on-one appointments, telephone, Zoom or other electronic mediums. 

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.