Memory Lane Café
The Australian and Victorian governments, under the Home and Community Care Program, have provided funding for Café Style Support Programs that are offered throughout Victoria.
These cafés provide an opportunity for people experiencing memory loss and their family members to enjoy time together with some refreshments and entertainment, in the company of people in a similar situation to themselves. Alzheimer’s Australia Vic counselling staff and trained volunteers also attend.
Memory Lane Café was launched as a culturally specific pilot and MCWA was running a Macedonian Café in collaboration with Alzheimer Australia. Pilot has been established in 2011.
Since 2014, Memory Lane Café is a multicultural project and a few nationalities have been meeting together. Every Café has a specific theme and on that day a certain culture is presented with entertainment, interesting facts, music, dancing and culturally appropriate food.
So far, the Café has been a great success.
Join a Memory Lane Café
To enquire whether this event is suitable for you and to refer yourself or someone you know, please call Macedonian Community Welfare Association on 03 8358 5999 or TOLL free number: 1800 988 767, otherwise you can contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
Self referrals, as well as agency referrals are welcome.
You can also email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org