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Celebrate a moment of joy with Dementia Auckland by getting together to enjoy a decadent high tea.
Saturday 18 May 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
83 Symonds Street, Auckland
Get Tickets here: magnoliahightea.eventbrite.co.nz
About this Event
Includes a luxurious high tea, beverages, guest speakers, entertainment and a goodie bag.
Four out of five people in New Zealand are affected in some way by dementia - it impacts almost everyone.
Each year, 60 people benefit from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, a form of treatment that's proven to have a positive impact on memory, mood and quality of life for those living with dementia.
With your support, we hope to double this number and help even more families make the most of every moment.
Places are limited so book your seats early.
Get Tickets here: magnoliahightea.eventbrite.co.nz
Get your sneakers on, and your steps in, for a great cause.
Join us for the 2019 Walk for Dementia – an opportunity to walk in memory, or support, of a loved one living with dementia.
There will be refreshments and entertainment to enjoy in the fresh air with your friends and family – and plenty of opportunities to donate, challenge your friends or family to help you fundraise. As well as the pride of being our biggest fundraiser, your support will mean that even more people affected by dementia in your community can access our services.
Register with your family or friends now.:
“We wish to thank Alzheimers NZ for providing Dementia Auckland with some funding from September 2018 to September 2019. This funding is being provided by Alzheimers NZ from a pool of donations received in the Auckland region, thus returning donor funds to support frontline services in the region they were raised. Dementia Auckland will apply these funds to its DHB-unfunded Socialisation Service, thus this is a contribution from Alzheimers NZ to help make this programme possible.” - Paul Sullvian, CEO
Have you always dreamed of being a Christmas elf? Are you really good at gift wrapping? Or are you just part of a community group, workplace, or family wanting to do some good to help people with dementia?
It costs Dementia Auckland $600 to provide one person living with dementia with free specialist services for a year. With only 45% of our funding provided by government, we desperately need help to make up the rest and meet growing demand.
This Christmas, as part of Remember December, all the proceeds from gift wrapping at Sylvia Park and LynnMall will be coming straight to Dementia Auckland – but first we need groups of volunteers to do the wrapping and spread some Christmas cheer!
- By Dementia Auckland
Thanks to everyone who attended our Symposium 2018: Let's Talk About Dementia. It was another fantastic event, with a huge amount of knowledge gained from very experienced and engaging speakers, and some incredibly moving personal stories as well. An enormous thank you must go to all our speakers, and to our very generous sponsor, Westpac.
Download presentations from the day:
- Dr Yu Min Lin, Geriatrician – From MCI to Dementia
- Nicki Russell, Westpac – Dementia Friendly Banking at Westpac
Did you know that there are currently 15,000 people with dementia in the greater Auckland region – and that this number is expected to double over the next 15 to 20 years?
Get Together For Dementia is an easy way for people across Auckland throughout the month of September to support people living with dementia in our community. Why not hold a morning tea at your work place, rest home or club where everyone brings a plate and makes a donation? Or have a dress-up day in the office, have everyone make a $10 donation and give out prizes for best (or worst) dressed.
Create a fundraising event to suit you!
1) REGISTER – Sign up and we'll send you a free fundraising pack with tea, coffee and other goodies to help you make the most of your event.
2) PLAN – Whether it is a shared lunch or morning tea, mufti-day, trivia night or simply a cuppa with some friends, get planning and start inviting!
3) FUNDRAISE – Set a fundraising goal for your event – whether your fundraising goal is $50 or $5,000, every bit helps! Send the link to your friends and colleagues.
4) HAVE FUN – Know that you are helping provide specialised services FREE of charge to people with dementia right across Auckland.
It's an easy way to make a difference in your community – thanks for your helping us to support people living with dementia by holding a Get Together For Dementia event.
Register to take part in Get Together For Dementia so we can help more people living with dementia in our community like Amrita.
Dementia is something that affects so many of us – in fact, research shows that two out of three Kiwis will be affected by dementia in their lifetimes.
And yet, so often, we’re afraid to talk about it. People in the early stages of dementia don’t want to tell others that they have it, and people whose partners or parents are showing signs of dementia may remain in denial about it for some time. Dementia can be so isolating – not least because it’s rare to hear much about it!
The 2018 Dementia Auckland Symposium is being held on Sunday 19 August at Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, and with a theme of 'Let's Talk About Dementia', it's sure to be a good one, helping us lift the shame and stigma of dementia so that people can talk more freely about this common condition and the ways it can be managed.
Every year the Symposium is a must for anyone who is affected by dementia in any way, and this year is no exception, with fantastic speakers sharing their expertise and research around dementia.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our volunteers and generous members of the public who contributed to our Annual Countdown Appeal from 28th June - 1st July. Hundreds of volunteers hit the streets (well, hit the supermarket...) in order to collect money on our behalf, and did an amazing job at engaging with the community. This year also saw our first year using 'Tap & Go' machines to collect PayWave donations, which we received fantastic feedback on. No more 'no cash' excuses!
We are delighted to announce that we raised $23,704 – an incredible result.
This money will help us to continue to deliver free services to people living with dementia and their families across the wider Auckland region.