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The entire Box Hill South Neighbourhood House is used to support our local community members living with dementia.  This community house feels like a home and is perfect for feeling comfortable and relaxed as soon as you walk in the front door. 


As with all our cafés, we encourage our members to name their own social group.  Our Box Hill South members thought the name Café of Connections, along with the slogan ‘Support, Companionship, Laughter and Friendship’, was a perfect  message for the identify of their social group. 

Due to the coronavirus we can't meet face to face but until we do, we are meeting weekly online via Zoom


Our Box Hill South Crew crew meet online every Monday at 1pm for a laugh and take in turns to do a cooking demo.  We welcome new people to our weekly online dementia café group.  


Please contact Kirsty, the Community Café Leader to register for our online Dementia Cafés or email  


Café of Connections 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. Umbrella Dementia Cafés charity supports Café of Connection to provide safe and encouraging environments for couples experiencing dementia both online and at the Box Hill South Neighbourhood House.





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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