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Find out more about news and upcoming events below.

Hop your way along to the Memory Shop on Saturday 14th October between 10am and 4.30pm for fantastic specials, some jazzy entertainment, and bargains galore – all as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival Op Shop Hop!

To celebrate the opening of our wonderful new Birkenhead shop at 84 Mokoia Rd, we’ll be hosting a free sausage sizzle, giving out spot prizes, playing host to some great entertainment, and enjoying fantastic specials throughout the day for visitors to the village and intrepid Op Shop Hoppers to enjoy.

 

So don’t miss out – bring the whole family along for a day of entertainment and bargains at the Memory Shop, now in Birkenhead Village!

 

 
We are so looking forward to this year's Fine Homes Tour of Devonport, run by Devonport Rotary with the support of Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Limited. Along with three other worthy charities, this fantastic event will raise funds for Dementia Auckland's free socialisation services, providing respite for carers and stimulating activities for people with dementia. For just $60, attendees will be treated to a tour of 10 stunning homes and a beautiful garden, showcasing the best of Devonport's architecture and interior design. 
 
 
 
 
And now we are thrilled to announce that a fantastic international holiday Raffle Prize is on offer exclusively to Fine Home Tour guests on the day. Thanks to Edgewater Resort and Spa, Rarotonga and House of Travel Devonport, we are offering a TOP PRIZE of a 7 night accommodation package for 6 people plus $1,000 towards travel costs (T&Cs apply), along with 10 other great prizes from our sponsors.  Raffle tickets cost $5 each or x5 for $20 and are only available on the day - CASH ONLY.
 
Do support Devonport Rotary in raising $40,000 for all 4 beneficiary charities (including Dementia Auckland) and be in with a great chance to win one of our great Raffle Prizes. Tickets are strictly limited so please don't delay!  
 
Get your tickets now at www.devonportrotary.co.nz/fht or at Eventfinda
 
 

Hop your way along to the Memory Shop on Saturday 14th October between 10am and 4.30pm for fantastic specials, some jazzy entertainment, and bargains galore – all as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival Op Shop Hop!

To celebrate the opening of our wonderful new Birkenhead shop, we’ll be hosting a free sausage sizzle, giving out spot prizes, playing host to some great entertainment, and releasing a different special every half hour for visitors to the village and intrepid Op Shop Hoppers to enjoy.

So don’t miss out – bring the whole family along for a day of entertainment and bargains at the Memory Shop, now in Birkenhead Village!

 

Do you try to style everyone around you?

Do you get joy from making things look beautiful?

Do you wish you had some way to be creative, inspirational, and help people all at the same time?

You might just be the perfect volunteer to work at the Dementia Auckland Memory Shop!

 

 

We’re on the hunt for creative, outgoing, people-focused volunteers to join the team at our Memory Shop in Birkenhead.

Have fun helping customers find outfits and other bargains that will make them happy. All while helping to raise money that goes towards supporting people with dementia and their carers to live well.

If this sounds like you, contact Courtney via today – we’d love to have you become part of the Memory Shop family!

Our annual Symposium, sponsored by Westpac, took place on Sunday the 27th of August at Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre. With a theme of Practical Information, it was jam packed full of just that! Everyone who attended gained some fantastic knowledge from our speakers, and we loved meeting so many people who are affected by or involved with dementia in some way.

Thank you to everyone who attended, to Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre for hosting us so well, and to our four incredible speakers. In particular, thank you to our amazing sponsor, Westpac - we could not hold this event without you, and we are so grateful for your support.

If you were attending for professional development reasons and need a certificate, please email  to request one.

If you missed out on the event (or if you'd just like a refresher from what you learnt on the day), feel free to download any of the presentations below:

 

Come along and enjoy a fantastic night of wine under the stars – in support of Dementia Auckland, join Waitakere Rotary Club at Stardome Observatory for 2 glasses of wine, beer, or juice, cheese and nibbles, a planetarium show and telescope viewing if the weather's nice.

Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Venue: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium 670 Manukau Road, Royal Oak 

Tickets: $50 per person / $90 for a couple 

Start time: Arrive 6.00p.m. for 6.30p.m. start

For bookings or more information contact Maree on 027 475 5283 or email

 

The Fine Homes Tour of Devonport provides a rare opportunity to visit 10 Devonport homes of distinction, plus an extra bonus garden in Spring 2017!

Devonport Rotary, with the generous support of Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Limited and local businesses, have set their target sky high to raise funds for Devonport Rotary Charitable Trust, Dementia Auckland, Cure Kids and Plunket NZ through the third Devonport Rotary’s Fine Homes Tour of Devonport.

The experience will provide a wonderful opportunity for all architecture and interior design lovers and those with curious minds to see some of the most stunning homes in Devonport, allowing access to 10 exceptional homes plus an extra fabulous bonus garden, on Friday 27th October 2017, 9.30am and 4.30pm.

This prestigious event, endorsed by patron Maggie Barry MP, will raise much-needed funds for these four worthy charitable organisations. This year the target has been increased to raise at least $40,000 clear profit to distribute equally between the four chosen beneficiaries. Tickets will cost $60 each (with no added costs) and of the strictly limited 700 tickets that will be available from 1st September and with the generous support of local sponsors, it is guaranteed that 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the four charities.

This great day out in the beautiful seaside suburb of Devonport is made possible by home owners who have generously opened their 10 very special homes and bonus garden to the public for one day only. Each property will be sponsored by a variety of local businesses and ticket holders will be able to relax and enjoy a fabulous day out in Devonport that includes the famous hospitality of a selection of our wonderful local cafes and restaurants, with amazing prizes up for grabs through a fundraising raffle as well.

Sponsors include: Platinum Sponsor Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Ltd; Gold Sponsors Peter Wolfkamp and Places and Graces; and Silver Sponsors Coast and Country, Designworx, Devonport Flowers, Cosi Fan Tutte, Thomson Property Services, Muddy Wellies and Lynda Betts of Devonport Bayleys, with more local businesses set to come on board. In addition the selected local restaurants and cafés located on the route will offer a 10% discount to participants on the day. 

Paul Treacher, President of Devonport Rotary Club says, ‘We will be delighted to welcome you to the Fine Homes Tour, which promises to be a superb day of entertainment for those people who love heritage design, authentic beauty, modern style and the opportunity to tour our special village and see some fabulous homes, not to mention a visit or two to the many boutique cafes and restaurants.’

Hayden Stanaway, General Manager of Bayleys North Shore, continues to support this wonderful event, saying ‘Bayleys has loved being involved in the very successful first and second FHT of Dvt. We feel it is important to contribute our efforts in the Devonport community to these very worthwhile causes and create benefit to all the recipients.’

Tickets will cost $60 (no extra charges) and are strictly limited to 700. Buy online from 1st September at www.devonportrotary.co.nz/fht or www.eventfinda.co.nz

 

Community is everything. And when someone has dementia, they need a community of people who care around them.  

That’s why, this September, we invite you to Get Together For Dementia – bring together family and friends for morning tea, potluck dinner, or a BBQ, and raise money for Dementia Auckland to help people with dementia live well.  

To register for Get Together For Dementia, email  today. 

 

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors, Dilmah and Avalanche Coffee:

           

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Dementia Auckland’s annual Symposium, sponsored once again by Westpac, is a highlight of the calendar every year, with experienced and interesting speakers sharing their stories and expertise with us. This year, with a ‘Practical Information’ theme, it looks to be even more valuable.

Speakers are experts in their field, and will share informative, thought provoking discussions about their studies, experiences and knowledge of dementia – a must for anyone with an interest in dementia, or for those working with, or supporting people living with dementia.  

Topics will include:

  • Enduring Power of Attorney – giving practical advice on how to develop and enact an Enduring Power of Attorney.
  • Communication Strategies – practical advice on conversations and communication difficulties
  • Enablement – staying independent and engaged
  • What Dementia Auckland can offer

Join us on Sunday August 27th from 1-5pm at Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre for this fantastic event. Entry via koha (donation). Register now by emailing

A huge thank you to our sponsor, Westpac: