The Tweed Dementia-Friendly Steering Committee and Dementia Action Group were thrilled to be able to present two more dementia-friendly accreditations recently, this time to Tweed Mall Shopping Centre and boutique real estate company realestate2487 in Kingscliff.
L-R: Derek Chapman, Dementia Action Group member; Ciara Howell, Tweed Mall Marketing Manager; Wayne Brookes, Dementia Action Group member; and Chris Brookes, Dementia Action Group member during the presentation of Tweed Mall Shopping Centre’s dementia-friendly accreditation on 31 August.
Tweed Mall Shopping Centre was given the dementia-friendly tick of approval in recognition of its work supporting local community members living with dementia, as well as their families, friends and carers. Its initial focus will be on upskilling staff in terms of their dementia awareness and undertaking a dementia-friendly review of the physical environment.
realestate2487 has been recognised thanks to its commitment to involving people with dementia in a review of its premises and processes, undertaking staff dementia awareness training, making information about dementia available to its clients and being aware of the impact of dementia on the capacity to enter into legal agreements.
L-R: Vicki Noonan, Dementia Action Group member; Heather Stewardson, owner realestate2487; and Graeme Noonan, Dementia Action Group member during the presentation of realestate2487 dementia-friendly accreditation on 27 September.
The Tweed Dementia-Friendly Steering Committee was launched in August 2016 as an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Liveable Communities Program. The Committee comprises people living with dementia, carers, services, individuals and church representatives.
For more information and a toolkit including tips on how you can make your organisation more dementia-friendly, visit www.dementiafriendly.org.au or contact the Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Tweed Heads office on (07) 5523 0731.