How can you help create a dementia-friendly Rotorua?
- Learning about dementia
- Talking with friends about dementia and ways you could make your community dementia-friendly
- Taking part in a dementia education session; or
- Alternatively, if you live with the condition or you have been touched by dementia in some way, you could provide pearls of wisdom to our community
Your support, no matter how big or small, would be a meaningful step towards creating a dementia-friendly city.
Meet the team
The community steering group, Dementia-Friendly Rotorua, was formed in 2016 and is made up of people who care for family members living with dementia, as well as people working in the health and community sectors.
It aims to generate ideas to help Rotorua become a demetia-friendly community by initiating activities and intiatives to raise understanding and awareness about the condition such as supporting the annual campaign, Dementia-Friendly Week, in September.
You can support the drive to raise awareness by supporting initiatives such as Dementia-Friendly Week by wearing purple or by decorating your home, school, office or store in waiporoporo (purple).
You can also support the cause by learning more about Dementia.
Feel free to check out the Bupa Dementia Commitment online tool to find out more about creating a dementia Friendly community.
Find more information and resources from Alzheimers New Zealand here