Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

What makes a place, shop, space or community dementia friendly?

  • People who understand dementia
  • Welcoming and safe spaces for people
  • Being supportive and inclusive
  • Patient, aware and helpful staff

What’s happening in Whitehorse?

Whitehorse Council is a member of the Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community partnership group.  The partnership group aims to create Forest Hill as a place where people living with dementia, and their family and friends, feel supported to participate in their community. The partnership group uses a “co-design” approach and is made up of community members and organisations: Inner East Primary Care Partnership, healthAbility, Uniting and Villa Maria Catholic Homes.

The partnership group works with local businesses to create ‘any-time’ dementia-friendly cafés, where people living with dementia and their family and friends feel welcome all the time.

Watch the video to learn more about co-design and the work of the partnership group. 

Visit Dementia Australia or the project website for more information about the Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community partnership group.

Enquiries may be directed to Council’s Community Development department, telephone (03) 9262 6443.

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