Alzheimer’s WA recognises the importance of feeling connected to your local community, particularly after a diagnosis of dementia. We offer a number of social support groups, clubs and volunteering groups throughout the metropolitan area, and in some regional areas, and can connect you to local groups with other people who are living with dementia.
Social support groups provide a friendly and engaging environment for people living with dementia to socialise, remain active in the community and build new friendships. Groups also offer family members and carers an opportunity to have time to themselves, or to meet with other carers. Alzheimer’s WA works with all new members to encourage input into group activities, helping to foster a sense of belonging and ownership.
Most of our groups meet once a week between two and four hours, and some of the groups have become so popular we have recently introduced several new options. The list below is an example of the different social support groups, clubs and volunteering programs currently running in the Perth metropolitan area.
- Cockburn Conservation Crew
- Northies Conservation Crew
- Kalamunda Coffee Club
- Ladies of Leisure
- Walking Groups
- Pool Walking Groups
- Men’s Shed
- Rocky Rovers – Rockingham Group
- Ladies Groups – Specific for Younger Onset Dementia
If you or a family member are interested in attending one of our groups, we encourage you to contact Alzheimer’s WA to discuss the different groups available to suit your needs and interests.
Contact Alzheimer’s WA on 1300 66 77 88 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.