Dementia-friendly community

Our focus on dementia

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. It is projected that the number of people living with dementia in Rockingham will significantly increase over the next 30 years. By 2050 the number will be six times compared to that of 2010, and the City will then be the WA metropolitan local government with the third highest number of people living with dementia.

We have made a commitment through our Seniors Strategy 2017-2021 to conduct initiatives that improve access for people living with dementia and improve community awareness of dementia. As such, we have been recognised by Alzheimer’s WA for our contributions to becoming more dementia-friendly.

Various community, City staff and volunteering educational workshops and communication campaigns are conducted each year. We have also implemented a number of ongoing programs in partnership with Alzheimer’s WA and Rockingham and Districts Alzheimer’s Inc.

Group having coffee at the Memory Cafe Group having coffee at the Memory Cafe

Forget-Me-Not Café

We facilitate a monthly Memory Café for people living with dementia and their carers. Join in for a friendly cuppa and a chat to share experiences and memories, and make new friends. 

The Memory Café takes place on the third Monday of each month from 10am–12pm at The Clipper Café, 20-30 Patterson Road, Rockingham.

Contact us for more information on 9528 0333, email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or see our What's on calendar.

Outside walking group Outside walking group

RAD Walkers

RAD Walkers (Rockingham Alzheimer’s and Dementia Walking Group) is a regular walking group for people living with dementia and their carers.

RAD Walkers meet 10am–11am on the first and third Friday of each month at Village Green, Flinders Lane, Rockingham.

Come along and make new friends while keeping active in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Contact us for more information on 9528 0333, email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or or see our What's on calendar.

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