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Our next community event







10am - Welcome and morning tea

10.30 - Poetry, Bowls, Gardening, Craft & Cooking

11.30 - Presentations and Lunch

12.30 - Music & Performances until 2pm


Please RSVP 

Kirsty Porter 0434 245 315 

Carolyn Shaw (Koonung Cottage Manager) 9897 6632


or book you tickets online at





We are determined to build many Umbrella Dementia Cafes in localised communities around Australia and advance the social health and well-being of everyone impacted by dementia.


We need your support as we can not do this alone.  We have created a donation page for you or anyone you know to help us achieve our goals. 


By the end of 2019 we will have 5 Umbrella Dementia Cafés in operation.  This is an extraordinary achievement and has only been achieved because of the enduring dedication of our volunteer teams and a strong community spirit to protect our precious community of people living at home with dementia.


Help us achieve our long term goals; 


  1. Establishing an interconnected network and informative social support centres called ‘Umbrella Dementia Cafes.’ 
  2. Provide psychosocial support, information and education for individuals, their families and communities living with dementia diseases.
  3. Integrate an intergenerational and multicultural approach to deliver dementia awareness and education to address societal stigma around dementia. 
  4. Deliver inclusive, accessible education and training about the importance of social health and brain health in localised communities around Australia.
  5. Providing appropriate localised programs, services and products about dementia for all Australian's


Umbrella Dementia Cafés is seeking donations from individuals and organisations that would like to contribute to this important social initiative that provides support to individuals and families living with dementia, de-isolating couples and empowering them to stay connected with themselves, their family and their community.


Please note that Umbrella Dementia Cafés Ltd (ABN: 65 628 935 179) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and has been endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office.  You may be able to claim a personal tax deduction for any gifts donated to Umbrella Dementia Cafés.  


We are building two great projects to remain sustainable, including a schools awareness program and volunteers training program.  We are also quietly creating a sustainable product to sell so that we can build more dementia cafes in other communities.   


Please help us keep our cafés open by donating to Support Our Umbrella Dementia Cafés Charity or contribute to up-skilling our new volunteers. 


(We use PayPal to ensure all our donations are secure.  To maintain our security we pay a 1.1% + 0.30 surcharge on all donations.  You will have the option to be issued a receipt upon donation.  Thank you)


What your donations support;

  • $8  - Welcome Pack 
  • $30 - Two Information books for our library 
  • $50 - Craft supplies for a year per café
  • $100 - Coordinator for each café
  • $200 - 5 hours of counselling for our couples
  • $200 - Annual internet communication 
  • $300 - Room hire for a year
  • $1,000 - Annual café organisational administration
  • $3,000 - Insurance for our team per year


Volunteers Training Program 


We are currently in the process of training teams of volunteers to support the Umbrella Dementia Cafés.  To help Umbrella Dementia Cafés build successful and dynamic volunteer teams for each café, we need your help.  


Exciting times ahead!