What is DCaf (dementia café)?

 A dementia café is a weekly meeting place designed to give a small group of people living with dementia and their family carers an opportunity outside of their home to socialise, relax and discover ways to live well with dementia. 


The initial pilot programme started in November 2018 at PCYC Waitara with the generous support of St Ives Rotary, PCYC and KNC (Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre).  It has now run successfully for a year.


With the support of various Rotary clubs and community groups/individuals, there are three more established DCafs at St Ives, Bathurst and West Pymble. Due to bad weather (fires, smoke, etc) during their November pilot programme and declining health of some participants, Ryde Rotary has postponed their start to February 2020. More cafés are planned for 2020 in Sydney and regional NSW.


In 2018/19 Rotary year, Fiona Jenkins was the Assistant Governor for Rotary District 9685’s North Shore Cluster and the Immediate Past President of Turramurra Rotary.  Much of Fiona’s employment and Rotary experience has a strong community focus in organising and running social programmes and functions for a wide variety of groups.


Fiona’s inspiration for setting up DCaf was witnessing the life changes, including social isolation, for many newly diagnosed families of people living with dementia. Therefore, through the Rotary network Fiona saw a great opportunity to support local Rotary clubs and community groups to provide fun and supportive weekly get-togethers within their communities for families living with dementia.


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What is DCaf (dementia café)?

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