Dementia Friendly Kiama

A dementia-friendly community is one that supports people living with dementia to lead a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.

To make our area dementia-friendly we work with:

  • Dementia Australia
  • University of Wollongong
  • Kiama's Local Dementia Alliance.
In Kiama, we:
  • Listen to what is important to people living with dementia in the Kiama community.
  • Operate the Kiama Local Dementia Alliance, which meets regularly to support, discuss, provide advice and promote our initiative.
  • Support local organisations and businesses by providing dementia-friendly training and resources.
  • Offer information sessions, public lectures, and education opportunities to the community to raise awareness of dementia.
  • Partner with organisations to promote volunteering, employment, and other social engagement opportunities for people with dementia.
  • Work to improve Kiama and surrounds' physical environment, such as providing better signage in public areas.