Making Gerringong Dementia Friendly

According to Council’s Community and Cultural Development Manager Nick Guggisberg, it is estimated the majority of people in the Kiama Municipality who are living with dementia live in the Gerringong area.

That is why he is particularly pleased Kiama Council, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Gerringong Sunrise, is offering more of its popular dementia training sessions in the village, as part of Council’s award-winning Dementia Friendly Kiama Project.

“This is a great chance for Gerringong residents to learn the skills to engage and communicate effectively with people with dementia,” he says.

“Those who want to take part will also receive training in how to make your local community group more dementia friendly.”

It is one of the last free training sessions being offered under the Project’s current funding.

Details: The free training sessions are being held at Gerringong Anglican Church on Tuesday 21 March (9.30-4pm). Contact Nick Guggisberg 4232 0444 to book.


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