The Central Coast Dementia Alliance Steering Committee is pleased to announce its Community Action Plan has been officially recognized by Dementia Australia.
“This recognition means the Central Coast community has earned the status of ‘working towards dementia-friendly’,” said CCDA Chairperson, Jodi Livesley.
“It is a great milestone for the Alliance particularly given the Dementia Alliance Group responsible for assessing applications from community groups is made up of people living with dementia,” she said.
Dementia Australia will include the Central Coast on its community map of dementia-friendly communities.
Alliance member, Westfield Tuggerah, has also lodged its own Community Action Plan with Dementia Australia.
“Westfield Tuggerah’s support for the Alliance and the initiatives it has taken to make the centre dementia-friendly are more good news for the Central Coast.
“In fact, Westfield Tuggerah has been trialling a Quiet Hour in the centre including dimmed lights and music and carpark attendants to make the centre more dementia-friendly.
“Westfield has informed the Alliance that the trial has so far been a great success and received excellent feedback from shoppers.”
Customers commented that they enjoyed Quiet Hour immensely:
“Fantastic relaxed environment, it made me slow right down and take my time to shop”
“Really wonderful that Westfield is doing this.”
The final Quiet Hour of the trial will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 10:30am – 11:30am and we urge the community to support this great initiative so it continues on a permanent basis.
FRIDAY, 5 APRIL, 2019
Interviews: Jodi Livesley, Ph 0429 075 430