Celebrate Diversity at Memory Lane Cafés
08 March, 2012
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic will be celebrating Cultural Diversity Week from 14-21 March with music, dance and a range of festivities as part of three cultural cafés
Thanks to support from the Commonwealth Government and State Government under the Home and Community Care Program, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic will hold performances by Cumbia dancers at two Bass Coast Cafés on 13 March while a Spanish Flamenco dancer in traditional costume will treat guests at the Southeast Memory Lane Café on 19 March.
Memory Lane Café Event Organiser, Rosie Ball, said the cafés are RSVP events only, so community members are advised to book as soon as possible to ensure they do not miss out.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic first developed the Memory Lane Cafés in 2002 to provide an ideal outing in a supportive environment for people with dementia and their carers, family members or friends.
This will be the first time these cafés have been held in conjunction with the Cultural Diversity Week celebrations and will help to raise awareness of dementia within the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities as well as strengthen community partnerships.
Cultural Diversity Week Memory Lane Café details:
Café: Bass Coast Location: Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club Date: 13 March 2012
Café: Bass Coast Location: The Nobbies Function Centre Date: 13 March 2012
Café: Southeast Location: Madelines @ Jells Park, Wheelers Hill Date: 19 March 2012
To RSVP for a Memory Lane Café, or for further information, please contact Rosie Ball on 03 9816 5779 / 0429 414 651, email@example.com
For more information on Memory Lane Cafés visit http://www.fightdementia.org.au/services/memory-lane-caf-.aspx
For more information on Cultural Diversity Week visit http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/projects-and-initiatives/cultural-diversity-week
In Victoria 70,000 people are living with dementia, 56 people develop dementia every day.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is the charity representing people with dementia in Victoria. As the peak body, we provide specialised dementia information, education and support services.
Call our National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 or visit www.fightdementia.org.au/vic
Media contact: Kelly McNeill on 03 9816 5745 / 0437 453 113, firstname.lastname@example.org