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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. 








Connecting with us is the first step                                                  

If you're a couple looking to attend our monthly social meetings, an interested volunteer or an organisation wanting to get involved, please register your interest with your local Umbrella Dementia Cafés community team leader, Wendy Skilbeck on 0401 36 46 96 or email her on



Box Hill South Dementia Cafes

 Box Hill South Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit, community owned and managed organisation, offering activities and programs developed in response to the needs of the community.  Box Hill South Neighbourhood House operate within the community development model of practice, they are dedicated to helping individuals grow, link people together and see our community become stronger and a better place to live in.


Membership of Box Hill South Neighbourhood House is open to anyone using their programs and activities, no matter where you live; everyone is welcome.


Box Hill South Neighbourhood House and Umbrella Dementia Cafés Ltd have partnered to provide the Box Hill South community with localised support, connection, education and awareness about dementia.  Together we empower and engaging with local volunteers to build amazing café environments in the effort to reduce social isolation and stigma associated to living with a dementia disease.



Our first cafe was on the 14th August 2019 and we welcomed 3 families and 4 volunteers.  After being together for only 1 hour, we were empowered to name our own cafe, design a logo and create a slogan!  Now we have our own identity.  


Since being introduced last year, we have became very supportive of one-another as we shared personal conversations about what dementia means to each of us. Every one of our cafés is facilitated by an Umbrella Dementia Cafés Community Café Leader, who is supported by 10 trained volunteers from the Box Hill South Community House.  Together, twice per month, we create our very own unique Umbrella Dementia Cafés space. 








 All our cafés include information about care organisations and services in our local area.  You can comfortably browse over the information table while relaxing with a cuppa. 


 With the support of the Victorian State Government Pick My Project Initiative we are bringing Box Hill South Neighbourhood House under our Umbrella.  Together we all share a passion to improve the social health, family connections and overall well-being for people living with dementia.



Our Umbrella Dementia Cafés at Box Hill South Neighbourhood House will open every

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month




Click this link to get the printable document of all our café dates.






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