Wednesday 7 February 2018
Dementia Australia’s work with the Tweed Dementia-Friendly Steering Committee and Dementia Action Group has seen yet another local enterprise granted a dementia-friendly tick of approval.
Tweed Community Support (Meals on Wheels) offers a meal delivery service and provides social support outings to individuals and groups, with participants aged over 65. The dementia-friendly accreditation is in response to a demonstration of staff awareness of dementia and the increased dementia risk associated with ageing, and a commitment to helping combat social isolation amongst people living with dementia in the community.
Christine Vannucci, Dementia Australia Diversity Inclusion Officer based in Tweed Heads, said she is pleased to see more businesses and services taking the steps required to become more dementia-friendly.
“It all helps towards building a community where people with dementia feel understood, engaged, included and valued. It is inspiring to see the concept of dementia-friendly communities taking shape, with more and more organisations coming on board,” Christine said.
The Tweed Dementia-Friendly Steering Committee was launched in August 2016 as an initiative of our NSW Liveable Communities Program. The Committee comprises people living with dementia, carers, services, individuals and church representatives.