Dementia Australia partners with Tulip Time as charity partner of the Southern Highlands 2018 Tulip Festival

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dementia Australia is pleased to be named one of the charity partners alongside Wingecaribee Adult Day Centre for the Southern Highlands 2018 Tulip Festival, to be held from Tuesday 18 September - Monday 1 October 2018.


General Manager Fundraising, Simon Crowson said Dementia Australia was proud to be a charity partner and for the opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of Dementia in today’s society.


The Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres support people in the community through the provision of programs and services for those affected by dementia, their families and carers.


Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands is one of Australia’s oldest and best-loved flower festivals attracting more than 65,000 visitors into the towns and villages across the shire during the two week festival. The centrepiece of Tulip Time features more than 70,000 mass planted tulips in Bowral’s Corbett Gardens, with an additional 40,000 tulips planted in public parks in Mittagong and Moss Vale.


Noeline Brown, Logie award-winning actor, comedian and Australia’s first appointed “Ambassador for Ageing” in 2008 will be the 2018 Tulip Town Ambassador.

 

 

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Media contact: Monika Boogs Executive Manager, Communications and Media 0407 019 430

 


Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 413,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 1.1 million by 2056. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

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(The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative)

 

Dementia is a National Health Priority Area

 

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www.dementia.org.au