Thursday 14 December 2017
Dementia Australia is pleased to be named one of the charity partners alongside Wingecaribee Adult Day Centre for the Southern Highlands 2018 Tulip Festival, to be held from Tuesday 18 September - Monday 1 October 2018.
General Manager Fundraising, Simon Crowson said Dementia Australia was proud to be a charity partner and for the opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of Dementia in today’s society.
The Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres support people in the community through the provision of programs and services for those affected by dementia, their families and carers.
Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands is one of Australia’s oldest and best-loved flower festivals attracting more than 65,000 visitors into the towns and villages across the shire during the two week festival. The centrepiece of Tulip Time features more than 70,000 mass planted tulips in Bowral’s Corbett Gardens, with an additional 40,000 tulips planted in public parks in Mittagong and Moss Vale.
Noeline Brown, Logie award-winning actor, comedian and Australia’s first appointed “Ambassador for Ageing” in 2008 will be the 2018 Tulip Town Ambassador.
Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.
National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500
Interpreter service available
(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)
Dementia is a National Health Priority Area
Media contacts: Monika Boogs Executive Manager, Communications and Media 0407 019 430u
When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia Language Guidelines.