Dementia New Zealand Affiliates are holding Walk for Dementia events in their local areas. Details of these are below. Come along to support a good cause (further details about Affiliate’s events are on their websites – which are all linked on our front page).
Dementia Auckland: 9:30am start at Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay (by the fountain) for a 5km walk to St Heliers and back.
Dementia Waikato: 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Join supporters and friends for this fun walk around Hamilton Lake starting at the Yacht Club in Innes Common.
Dementia Lakes: 10:15 am to 12:00pm, starting at the Tea House, Government Gardens
Dementia Canterbury: 1:30pm start for the Avebury House / Red Zone Walk.
Dementia New Zealand and its Affiliates are grateful to Bupa New Zealand for their sponsorship of this event
Supporting people living with dementia
As New Zealand’s largest provider of dementia care, the wellbeing of our residents is our reason for being, which is why we put the person first in everything we do. We believe it is important to embrace the individuality in every resident. By doing this we work with the person and their family to ensure residents get the right care and support for them.
We are also passionate about creating a dementia-friendly New Zealand, and are encouraging New Zealander’s to make a Dementia Commitment through our free, online, 15 minute course.
It explains what dementia is, how it affects people and how you may be able to reduce your risk of developing dementia. It is available to anyone in New Zealand.
At the end you are asked to make a Dementia Commitment – a small change you’ll make to help build a dementia-friendly NZ.
Find out more and make your Dementia Commitment now
At Bupa, everything we do is driven by our purpose to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We are one of New Zealand’s leading private residential aged care providers with more than 60 care homes and 34 retirement villages across the country. We also provide residential rehabilitation services across seven sites to help people living with an injury relearn daily skills to enable them to live as independently as they can.