Lifeview Residential Care launched its first community dementia cafe, Rosemary & Time, in July at ConXion Cafe, within its Lifeview Willow Wood home in Cranbourne, Victoria (pictured). The cafe is free and is held on the second Tuesday of every month with guest speakers, dementia specialists, activities and music.
The Rosemary & Time Cafe is for people with dementia living in the community and their carers, family and friends, to enjoy time together and entertainment in the company of people in a similar situation to themselves.
“Going to a cafe is a great, non-threatening way to begin to access services, to meet people and to share experiences,” Lifeview Chief Executive Officer Madeline Gall said.
“Having seen the success of dementia cafes in other areas and seeing a need for services such as this locally, Lifeview is pleased to be able to bring this community-based service to the local residents of Cranbourne.”
Lifeview will be opening more of the free dementia cafes in other areas where it has homes.
Bookings for the Rosemary & Time Cafe can be made by calling Kelly on (03) 9572 9600.
See the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Dementia Care for more articles on creating dementia cafes and dementia-friendly communities.