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Mandurah community digs deep to bring joy to people living with dementia

17 October 2017

The local Mandurah community has dug deep to provide funds for a new garden for people living with dementia at Alzheimer’s WA’s Ella’s House in Mandurah.

Thanks to a very generous donation from local business owners John and Bella Perry from H & N Perry, Alzheimer’s WA was able to turn a dream into reality, and build a dementia-friendly landscaped garden at Ella’s House.

The garden project was also supported by donations and services from Village Manager Settlements, Ingenia Communities, local community members as well as the City of Mandurah.

Ella’s House, in Mandurah, is a day respite centre for people living with dementia. The house provides care, support and meaningful engagement to help improve the lived experience of dementia that respects the individuality of each of their clients.

The new garden will ensure clients can enjoy the outdoor space by optimising the helpful and sensory stimulations including tending the veggie garden, looking after the chickens or sitting in the gazebo listening to the birds.

Media Invite

Media are invited to the opening the garden on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 10.00am at Hawthorn House 11 Candelo Loop, Greenfields, Mandurah.

Alzheimer’s WA’s CEO, Rhonda Parker will thank the generous donors and supporters.

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Media contacts: Moira McKechnie, (08) 6271 1022 / 0433 567 224 / moira.mckechnie@alzheimerswa.org.au

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