Dementia Action Week at The Royce 2023

October 6, 2023

Taking Action Towards a Dementia-Friendly Future

The Royce community took action to show their support for Dementia Action Week, drawing inspiration from Dementia Australia’s compelling campaign, “Act Now for a Dementia-Friendly Future.” The involvement of our residents, dedicated care team, and the broader community is pivotal in enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with dementia within our community.
This special week offered a wonderful opportunity to engage in a diverse calendar of enjoyable and inclusive activities, all designed to improve our understanding of dementia and to combat the fear, stigma, and discrimination often faced by those diagnosed with this condition.

Our Retirement Living and Aged Care Manor residents actively participated in a variety of activities to support Dementia Australia. Highlights included a screening of the poignant documentary, “Love is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness,” was followed by an enlightening Q&A session with the filmmaker, who graciously joined us remotely from the United States. Additionally, we had the privilege of hosting Cath Manuel, a Therapeutic Horticulture Specialist from Soil to Supper, who shared insights on “Growing Together,” an enriching garden-based program tailored to individuals living with dementia, emphasizing the cultivation of fresh produce and overall well-being.

To cap off the week, we celebrated with a Fun Day welcoming Noro Music Therapy and the BUGS Ukulele Strummers from Blaxland who performed lively music. An image gallery featuring memories spanning the lives of our Aged Care residents was on display for all to see. Attendees also enjoyed a BBQ and a showcase of handcrafted items created by our residents, plus some wonderful baked goods, all available for sale. Thank you to all who helped raise more than three thousand dollars for Dementia Australia and the Royce Simmons Foundation.


The Royce Manor prides itself on its Memory Support Care, offering those living dementia the option of integrated or specialised support. To learn more about our Memory Support offering, please contact our friendly team on 02 4744 6000 or click here.