August 31 2021
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The Narrabri Dementia Committee has reconnected and recommenced following funding provided through the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network’s (HNECC PHN) Community COVID-19 Reconnection Grants.
The small committee, consisting of members with experience in health, aged care, Narrabri Shire Council, carers, community members and business owners, works to focus on education and awareness for those living with dementia and their families and carers. The majority of people living with dementia live in the community for the majority of their illness and communities that are inclusive contribute to better outcomes for all.
The funding assisted the Narrabri Dementia Community Committee to reconnect following the disruptions of the pandemic. Following successful receipt of the grant, the committee planned and implemented a range of activities for community members diagnosed with dementia including;
The committee is also working to promote the online Dementia Friends training in the community including with High School students who are the future workforce.
The funding has been effective in furthering the group’s aims of increasing awareness, inclusion and understanding for people living with dementia.
The Committee have been successful in obtaining another PHN grant which funded a Memory Walk in April 2023.
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