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


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



Our Koonung Café crew meet every Wednesday at 3pm for a laugh and chair Yoga with Diz.   We look forward to welcoming new people to our group every week.


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


The Koonung Café group 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 the Koonung Café to provide safe and encouraging environments for couples experiencing dementia both online and at the Koonung CommunityHouse..


 It's only $5 per session while we are conducting online dementia cafés and we invoice our members you directly. 



When we meet face to face again  

We would like to invite people living in our local area to attend our peer-support group and help us create and environment that is perfect for you.   Please fill out the RSVP form below and we look forward to contacting you personally. 



Koonung Cottage Community House

109 Koonung Road, Blackburn North

Free parking opposite Koonung Cottage Community House.
Disability friendly and secure


THE KOONUNG COTTAGE CAFE is a quieter café with a variety of different rooms and tables in the house that are focused on person-centred activities - everyone is developing there own little clubs around the house.  It is perfect for encouraging people & couples to connect over likeminded hobbies.



Every 3rdWednesday of the Month, 12 noon – 2pm.  Light lunch Included.


At this cafe we welcome families, couples and individuals living with dementia to enjoy a relaxed light lunch together and chat casually.   It is a very inclusive space and with an emphases on socialising and feeling relaxed.  


The Luncheons are in two parts.  

The first hour is to enjoy a meal together with the second hour facilitated by volunteers who run activities around the house, encouraging participation and figuring out what individuals enjoy.  A carers support group also runs at this time.


Download the PDF for the 2020 cafe dates at Koonung Cottage 



Individuals, couples and families living in the community living with with early to mid-onset dementia (all types).  As we are a social group and safety is a priority for us, it is important a family care-parter comes along and joins in the fun.  

 (Carers to stay with full responsibility for the person living with dementia).


Care & Health Professionals - invitation only.   



The program will designed by all the individuals and couples who attend based on their own interest and lifestyles.  





$10 per person includes lunch. 



Please let us know you’d like to attend so we can make your experience as positive as possible.   Please complete the contact form below if you are interested in attending or finding out more about the Koonung Cottage Umbrella Dementia Cafes program. 



Umbrella Dementia Cafes and Koonung Cottage Community House work in partnership to deliver social support groups for couples experiencing Dementia in the Blackburn North community.  The Koonung Cafe is proudly supported by the Victorian State Government Pick My Project Initiative.

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