The Central Coast Dementia Alliance (CCDA) Steering Committee’s Community Action Plan has been officially recognised by Dementia Australia.
“This recognition means the Central Coast community has earned the status of ‘working towards dementia-friendly’,” CCDA Chairperson, Jodi Livesley, said.
“It is a great milestone for the Alliance, particularly given (that) the Dementia Alliance Group responsible for assessing applications from community groups is made up of people living with dementia.”
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,” Livesley said.
“In fact, Westfield Tuggerah has trialed a Quiet Hour in the Centre, including dimmed lights, 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.”
Media release, Apr 5
Jodi Livesley, Chairperson, Central Coast Dementia Alliance Steering Committee