Activities and Peer Support

The Activity Group is a group open to people with any form of Dementia, of any age group, their Carers and to anyone else with an interest in the well-being of those with Dementia.

Gerringong beach panaroma

Photograph by Di Coghlan

Generally we have two activities each month; a semi-formal Dementia Advisory Group Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month (except January) in the Kiama Council offices. This meeting is open to anyone with Dementia who wishes to have direct input into the Kiama Dementia Friendly project. The group also organises informal monthly gatherings at a variety of local points of interest. These activities are styled on the idea of a social picnic, with people getting together over a coffee (or any other beverage) to relax in a non-threatening atmosphere. Click on our Activity-Group-2016 schedule to see where we are meeting this year. Follow the posts to see what’s coming up. For more detail email us on

January B-B-Q

We have rescheduled our first social gathering to Thursday the 11th January – 2018. This is to allow for a combination of medical appointments and to allow some of our members to recover from their travels.

The venue will be at Dennis’s place in Nowra,

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Disabilty Celebration

Friday December 1st saw the Celebration of three years of the Dementia Friendly Kiama project as well as celebrating the International Day of People with Disability.

Dementia advocates lead disability celebrations

eading dementia advocates and campaigners Sue Pieters-Hawke and Kate Swaffer are
leading local celebrations of International Day of People with Disability (Sunday 3



Join us in Celebrating Community Success by acknowledging:
International day of people with disability, and the success of our internationally awarded Dementia-friendly Kiama Project.

Its now three years since we first formally met and the broad community began to be involved in this project.


December Social Event

Join the DAGs in Celebrating our Community Success by joining us on the Kiama Coastal Walk.

When: On Saturday 2nd December at 9:45 am

Where: Kiama Station

The Plan: We will begin our trek from Kiama Station,

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Be The Change

Dementia Australia’s First and Alzheimer’s Australia’s last National Conference “Be The Change” begins in Melbourne today (17th October 2017).

The following is a link to my poster presentation  on Developing Dementia Friendly Communities, giving my overview of the Dementia Friendly Kiama project.


October Picnic

Our next social get-together will be on Tuesday 1oth of October at 10:30, in Currarong.

We will meet at the park at the end of Piscator Ave. There is shelter and a nearby shop for the desperate. Weather permitting and people willing we may walk out to view the wreck of the Merimbula.


September Picnic

Our Next Get-Together

When: Tuesday … at 10:30 – 12th Sept
Where: Minnamurra Falls (Budderoo National Park)
Meet . Near the Visitors Centre. Note there is a $12.00 park entry fee and part of the Park is closed for maintenance.


August Picnic 2017

Our Next Get-Together.

When: Tuesday 8th August at 10:00 -10:30
Where: Huskisson Park on Hawke Street
Meet in the Middle of the park just north of the children’s play area.

We will meet north of the children’s play area and find a suitable location then.


July Picnic

Our Next Get-Together

When:     Tuesday 11th July at 10:30

Where:     Boat Harbour, Jupiter St Gerringong

Meet in the Picnic grounds near the boat ramp between 10:00 and 10:30.


Advisory Group Meeting

The next meeting of the DAG will be on Thursday 6th July. We will meet in the RSL rooms (subject to availability) – If we are unable to use this room due to a prior meeting we will meet in the Speak and Easy on Collins Street.



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