News & Events
Find out more about news and upcoming events below.
Sorry fellas, this one is just for the ladies – a luxury lunch at the beautiful Tamaki Yacht Club in April to raise money for Dementia Auckland. Come along for a delectable meal, cheeky lunchtime drinks, some fabulous entertainment, and great company.
Bring your girlfriends, colleagues, book club, neighbours, daughters – all women welcome! We only have 120 tickets available for this event and they will sell out – so get in early and make sure you've got yours.
Friday the 15th of December will see a group of Ray White real estate agents and other generous volunteers hitting the streets to raise money for Dementia Auckland, who help people with dementia and their carers to live well. If you see them out and about, please give generously – or if it’s easier, feel free to make a donation at https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/remember-december
The Fine Homes Tour went off with a bang again this year, raising $10,000 for Dementia Auckland, as well as similar amounts for Devonport Rotary Charitable Trust, Cure Kids and Plunket NZ. The always exciting 'big cheque' was presented to our Chief Executive Rod Perkins at Bayleys Devonport by North Shore MP Maggie Barry.
All our thanks must go to Devonport Rotary for their hard work in putting on the event, as well as Devonport Bayleys Real Estate Limited, the other local businesses who supported the event, and everyone who attended. Your support enables us to help people with dementia and their carers to live well.
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 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:
- Alistaire Hall (Alistaire Hall Lawyers) - Legal issues in old age
- Sally Widdowson (Westpac) - Keeping your money safe
- Annabel Grant (Massey University) - Communication strategies
- Rhonda Preston-Jones (Dementia Auckland) - Enablement
- By Dementia Auckland
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
- By Dementia Auckland
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.
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
A huge thank you to our sponsor, Westpac: