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Make it A Roast to Remember

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In 2018, an estimated 425,416 Australians will be living with dementia, the second leading cause of death in our country. Alarmingly, 250 people per day are being diagnosed and with the dramatic increase in the use of ICE and growing alcohol abuse, Younger Onset Dementia is starting to contribute to an increase, along with the significant aging population.

In response to these alarming figures and a need to support and educate those living with and affected by dementia, leading not-for-profit community-based organisation, Community Vision, has developed A Roast to Remember. This bold campaign encourages people to get friends and family together for A Roast to Remember this Spring to help fundraise for a much-needed community dementia bus that will offer West Australian’s respite, education and peace of mind.

The dementia bus will focus on the wider community who don’t have immediate access to local services to trial some of the new innovations such as Virtual Reality and therapy techniques for methods of dealing with a loved one with dementia. As well as giving a respite break to carers, those staffing the bus will be able to provide useful advice to carers and provide education to schools, to workers and those living with dementia across regional and metro locations in Perth. 

Community Vision CEO Michelle Jenkins says, “At Community Vision, we see first-hand the impact that the disease has on those living with dementia, their family members, their carers and the community. A Roast to Remember is a powerful vehicle that everyone can take part in without too much effort. It’s all about the community coming together, sharing food, lifting spirits and making a difference.”

For many of us, a delicious roast is the quintessential shared family meal. A Roast to Remember is simply a matter of inviting friends and/or family to a meal, serving a roast and raising funds. And if you are not a meat eater, roast a whole fish or simply enjoy a plate of your favourite roast veggies and gravy.

Leading Age Services Australia State Manager, Christine Allen adds, “According to Dementia Australia the annual cost of $88,000 per person could be reduced by improving workforce training and applying dementia-friendly principles in the community, the aged care sector and hospitals. Community Vision’s dementia bus is just the sort of thing our community needs to reduce these figures.”

In addition, a recipe book full of roast recipes will be sold to raise further funds to get the dementia bus up and running. The community has the opportunity to be featured in the recipe booklet by submitting their best roast recipes – trimmings and all - via the website.

Michelle adds, “Our end goal is to help the community at large to be more capable of dealing with those living with dementia through education, support and guidance.”

For more information and to register visit http://www.aroasttoremember.com.au

When?

Monday, October 08 – Friday, November 30

Where?

Mondo's Butcher
824 Beaufort St
Inglewood, Western Australia

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