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News and Education

Read our latest  Newsletter click here.

Read Jenny's moving story on supporting her partner Barbara to move into residential care.

 

Dementia Wellington is holding an appeal in Kapiti and we need your help to make it a success! Can you donate an hour or two of your time to collect for us?

We will be collecting at supermarkets and Coastlands Mall on Saturday 27 July. To book your spot, simply click here to go to the booking link and enter the code: txv98 (code is case sensitive)

By clicking the link you will be taken to the booking website we use (www.schoolinterviews.co.nz). You can pick the location and time that suits you, and the booking website will send you a confirmation email with your collection times.

Two people can collect in each time slot, so sign up with your family and friends! And for those of you outside Kapiti, perhaps you could combine volunteering and a trip to the beach?

If you have any trouble at all or if you prefer not to book online, just give us a call 04 972 2595 and we can help.

Once again, Dementia Wellington is excited to be a charity partner of the Neon Night Walk/Run! We want to make this a hugely successful event, but we need your help to do so.

It's likely you know someone affected by dementia, either in your family or in your community. Will you fundraise and light up the night for dementia this October?

In this fun, glow in the dark event you'll be walking or running through beautiful bush in Rangituhi Scenic Reserve (Colonial Knob) in Porirua on Saturday 5 October, starting at dusk.

Enter as an individual or get a team together to raise money to help local families affected by dementia.

1. Click here to sign up - early bird prices are now available

2. Remember to pick Dementia Wellington as your charity

3. Get fundraising!

4. Spread the word and encourage others to sign up too

This event is open to everyone from serious runners to people just there for the face-paint - it's your chance to do good, get fit, challenge yourself, and make a difference for local families affected by dementia!

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Dementia Wellington Symposium!

With a focus on how to live well with dementia and the latest research into brain health, the symposium on Thursday 2 May was a fantastic day. It was great to see so many people there, and particularly the many Dementia Wellington clients who attended. All the speakers gave excellent, interesting presentations and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to learn, to meet new people and to reacquaint with colleagues and friends working in the sector. Click below to see some of the presentations on the day.

We have our first appeal of the year coming up. The Wellington Appeal will be help on Saturday 30 March in supermarkets across Wellington, the northern suburbs, and Porirua. We have sixteen sites to fill, so please sign up now to volunteer as a collector.

To book your spot, simply click here to go to the booking link and enter the code: n85yq (please copy and paste as the code is case sensitive)

If you have any trouble at all, just us a call 04 972 2595 and we can help you sign up.

And for those of you outside Wellington, don’t worry if you can’t volunteer this time as we will be holding appeals in Kapiti and the Hutt region later in the year.

 

Learn about dementia on your lunch break!

Come along to the Navigating Dementia seminar on Thursday 7 March, 1pm at Wellington Central Library.

This ninety-minute seminar is open to anyone keen to find out more about what is and isn’t dementia, what to do if you’re concerned about changes in memory or thinking, ideas for living well with dementia, and the support and resources available.

Hope to see you there

Photo of Arthur Te Anini in his gardenIt's never too early to start thinking about Advance Care Planning. We plan for finances, and think about insuring property and contents, so why not do the same for your future health care?

Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care team plan for your end-of-life care.

It helps you understand what the future might hold, and to say what health care you would or would not want. This makes it much easier for everyone to understand your wishes – especially if you can no longer speak for yourself.

To find out more and to begin your Advance Care Plan, go to www.myacp.org.nz

Would you like to join our team? We are looking for superstars to fill two part-time roles in our Petone office - an Office Administrator and a Fundraiser. 
To find out more and apply, click here: https://www.seek.co.nz/jobs?advertiserid=41079716

Without the generous funding we receive from trusts, grants, and businesses, many of our Living Well activities and education would not be available. In this section we say THANK YOU to the special organisations that allow us to help people with dementia to stay active and engaged in our community.  Click here to read about the ANZ Staff Foundation...

We are kicking off our 2019 seminars and courses at the end of the month, starting with a Navigating Dementia seminar on 24 January in Petone. Find out what's coming up in the next few months by clicking here.