Get involved with a new social group in Buderim, Adventure with Dementia!, that involves doing activities that are fun, active and chosen by you!
This will also provide the opportunity to create new friendships and enjoyment and will be a great way to stay connected with the local community.
We understand from various feedback that the current social support or respite model is not to everyone’s preference so we are hoping to offer you something that is directed by you, a social group that you will enjoy.
Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) in partnership with Bromilow Home Support Services and through funding from the Buderim foundation are offering this active social group to the residents of the Buderim and surrounding communities on the Sunshine Coast.
We plan to launch the group in January 2017.
We are currently inviting you to be a part of developing this group and asking for your input about the finer details, and creating a calendar of events to kick off in 2017.
About The Group – Adventure with Dementia!
We know that social engagement and physical activity is good for our brains, this can help us to stay connected, do things that make us feel happy, increase the blood flow to the brain which in turn decreases the “foggy” feeling. Staying socially connected also helps us sleep better and provides greater chances of clarity of thought.
Who can participate?
The group is targeted for young people under the age of 65, as well as those who are over 65, yet fit and active and wanting to have some fun.
How often will the group meet?
Initially the group will meet every month in Buderim as its base meeting point and will be facilitated by a Support Worker and Volunteer, both trained in dementia support and communication.
What type of activities will be on offer?
We will offer a different activity every month, and provide you the flexibility of choice to participate in what you want to do.
This is the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, offering an alternative to respite activities, while also offering some down time to spouse’s and carers.
Kindly funded by: