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Umbrella Dementia Cafés charity supports the Friendship Café to provide safe and encouraging environments for couples experiencing dementia in the Rosebud area.


The Friendship Café is a social group who want to stay connected to their local community, meet new friends, have fun, understand dementia better, share experiences and find support in each other. 




As with all our cafés, we encourage our members to name their own social group.  Our Rosebud members thought the name Friendship Café, along with the slogan ‘Recharge and Connect in Rosebud’ and logo image of a friendship rose, was a perfect symbol and message for the identify of their social group. 


We can't meet face to face now due to the coronavirus, but until we are safe to be together again,

we are meeting online via Zoom


We welcome new people to our online dementia café group.  

Please register your interest with your local Umbrella Dementia Cafés Community Team Leader, Karen Harris on 0432 963 339 or email   






Click here for a printable version of our dates and information about our Café


Our program when we're together again


Time:              10am – 12 noon


Where:          Seawinds Community Hub, 11a Allambie Ave, Capel Sound, 3940


Who:              Couples and individualswith early to mid-onset dementia (all types & ages). 
                       Family care-partner to stay with full responsibility for the person living with dementia.

Our cafés are strictly for people and their support person experiencing dementia.  We invite all local and national organisations to display their marketing material on our ‘information table’ which will be set up at each café. 


Cost:               $5 per person / $10 per family or donation

                        Includes morning tea, optional cares support group and fun group activities.                         


Transport:     We can arrange free transport to and from the café within a 20km radius of Seawinds Community Hub.


RSVP:            Café Coordinator– Karen Harris  

                       Call) 0432 963 339, or


                       Booking ESSENTIAL for catering and room set up, thank you







THE FRIENDSHIP CAFE opened our 4th Café in Rosebud at the Seawinds Community Hub on the 19th November 2019.  It was a full house with 21 people and their support person experiencing dementia. Karen Harris led 6 volunteers to create a beautiful room full of love, laughter and friendship. 


Together they enjoyed a morning tea, fun introductions and went about naming their own dementia cafe, complete with a logo and slogan. The cafe even finished with a little dance to Elvis!


We are so incredibly proud of this team and the work Karen is doing in Rosebud. Kirsty Porter, CEO, has worked along side a team of 10 volunteers for the past 3 months empowering them to continue the work of the Umbrella Dementia Cafes on the Mornington Peninsula.

Thank you to Seawinds Community Hub for the enduring support so that we may continue with our service in the Rosebud area

However, without the support of the RACV CommunityFoundation and the Yulgilbar Foundation, none of this would be possible. 

The Friendship Cafe will meet every every 2nd Tuesday of the month in 2020, with additional Community Dementia Awareness Days.  The Friendship Café includes a formal peer support group for the informal carers of people lining with dementia.  This service is provided by Rose from Happiness First. 



Our next community event - Understanding Dementia 

You can connect with The Friendship Café, Rosebud on Facebook. 


Umbrella Dementia Cafes Ltd works in partnership with Seawinds Community Hub, RACV Community Foundation, Yulgilbar Foundation and Peninsula Transport Assist to provide support for couples experiencing dementia in the Rosebud community.







If you are interested in attending one of our cafes or you would like more information about The Friendship Café, Rosebud please complete the questions below.



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