Rosemary & Time is a new café, especially designed to support people living with dementia and their family members.
The café welcomes families, couples and individuals living with dementia to connect over a casual coffee and cake. It is a safe, inclusive, non-judgemental space with an emphasis on socialising and feeling relaxed.
It is also a place where attendees can learn more about dementia, explore ways to meaningfully interact and engage, enjoy stimulating activities, and build support networks and friendships.
Falling under the umbrella of a memory café; a welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer's or any type of the dementias, Rosemary & Time assists in filling an unmet need in the Wheelers Hill area, and surrounding communities.
Rosemary & Time is being supported and funded by Lifeview as a way of giving back to the communities, in which we operate.
Localised social support groups such as Rosemary & Time play a crucial role in promoting a person’s emotional and spiritual wellbeing while living at home with dementia or caring for someone with dementia. Going to a café is a great, non-threatening way to begin to access services, to meet people and to share experiences.
It is a safe space for carers, who can sometimes feel anxious about taking a person living with dementia to an everyday café, to relax and enjoy the company of others, knowing they and their loved one are supported.
There are currently two Rosemary & Time Cafés and each month there is a different theme and focus to the morning.
Wheelers HillMGA Cafe860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill
When: Fourth Monday of every month
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Next meeting: Monday 24 February
Emerald and Chelsea coming in 2020
The café is free for attendees but bookings are essential. Phone Kelly on 9572 9600 to book your place or to find out more information.
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