Connect through art this Dementia Action Week

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Connect through art this Dementia Action Week

Published 22 August 2022

Dementia impacts around half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in the care of a person with dementia.

This Dementia Action Week, 19-25 September, we're highlighting local services available for people with dementia, their family and carers and encouraging locals to get a better understanding of dementia and what they can do to help make our local area more dementia-friendly.

Did you know Woollahra Dementia Alliance and Watsons Bay Library have been recognised by Dementia Australia for their work to help create a dementia-friendly community?

watsons bay library

Watsons Bay Library has been recognised by Dementia Australia as a dementia-friendly community space.

The Woollahra Dementia Alliance, supported by Woollahra Council and Holdsworth Community, helps to raise awareness of issues faced by local people with dementia and taking actions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Find out more about the Woollahra Dementia Alliance and local dementia services here.

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Special Event: Connect through Art for Dementia Action Week

Join us for a meaningful morning of dementia friendly activities  with Holdsworth, Woollahra Dementia Alliance and Woollahra Council at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

When: Wednesday, 21st September 2022, 10am - 12pm

Where: Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Release your creativity with our dementia-friendly activities:

  • A guided tour of the latest exhibitions including the Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize exhibition
  • Art making session, where you will have the opportunity to create an art work inspired by the vibrant photographic and short film works exhibited (limited places available)
  • Light morning tea on the stunning Redleaf Gallery verandah
  • The launch of Woollahra Dementia Alliance's Breaking Down The Barriers documentary

Find out more or book your spot here.

Learn more about Dementia Action Week.

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