Pushing boundaries again, Burwood Bricks is opening a dementia cafe!

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Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre by Frasers Property Australia and Umbrella Dementia Cafés (UDC) share a passion to build responsive and inclusive community environments.  Together we’ve created a new, accessible dementia social group, called a ‘dementia café, for our local community members affected by dementia, right here at our world famous Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre! Opening in May 2024, we’ll welcome …

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Interview on ABC Radio

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Our CEO, Kirsty Porter was interviewed on ABC Radio on 6th Sept, and we think she SHE NAILED IT! Listen to our CEO, Kirsty Porter’s fantastic 15min interview (1h.17min) with Trevor Chappell chatting about our wonderful Umbrella Dementia Cafés and our inaugural Dance Against Dementia fundraiser on Saturday 16th Sept, 2 – 6pm. We are so lucky to have Kirsty …

There’s A New Café in Town!

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Chiltern is the new hot spot for a new regional Umbrella Dementia Café! The Chiltern Neighbourhood House will house and host us as we begin to establish, co-design and develop another one of our peer-support social groups for couples and families living at home with dementia. Do you live in the Chiltern area (Indigo Valley, Beechworth) and want to meet …

Happy 5th Birthday!

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Monday 25th October 2021 marked our 5th anniversary since our very first dementia café in Blackburn, Melbourne. See our wonderful Blackburn Café group here celebrating their 100th café Milestone in 2019! Before COVID & masks, oh such joy. In 5 short years, we are now in 5 communities and welcomed 158 people experiencing dementia with their family carer. It only …

Navigator Café

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A New Dementia Café in Sorrento!  We’re plugging into the Sorrento community and adding them to our growing network of social groups supporting families, couples and people living with dementia.   Building a brand-new Umbrella Dementia Café takes a village!  So, we’ve joined forces with the team at Sorrento Community Centre, the inclusive community experts, to create regular and informal social meetings, fondly …

Magic Happens

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By Nicole Wernert What happens when you combine a group of curious 10-11 year olds and couples living with dementia in a super social environment? Magic Happens There are not many people who aren’t aware of the hugely popular iView program Old Peoples’ Home for 4 Year Olds, and the incredible changes that were seen for both the aged care …

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First Regional Café in Rosebud

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By Karen Harris On the 19th of November 2019, my husband David, and I opened the first regional Umbrella Dementia Café at Seawinds Community Hub in Rosebud, Victoria How did this come about you may well ask? As an ex-nurse, I was working as a Clinical Trial Project Manager in the pharmaceutical industry and made the decision to retire in September …