Fi­nan­cial stim­u­lus for de­men­tia space

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

THE com­mu­nity has dug deep to pro­vide funds for a new gar­den for peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia at Alzheimer’s WA’s Ella House in Green­fields.

Thanks to a gen­er­ous do­na­tion from lo­cal business own­ers John and Bella Perry, Alzheimer’s WA has turned a dream into re­al­ity and built a de­men­tia-friendly land­scaped gar­den.

The gar­den project was also sup­ported by do­na­tions and ser­vices from Vil­lage Man­ager Set­tle­ments, In­ge­nia Com­mu­ni­ties, the lo­cal com­mu­nity and City of Mandurah.

Ella’s House is a day respite cen­tre and pro­vides care, sup­port and mean­ing­ful en­gage­ment.

The new gar­den will en­sure clients can en­joy the out­door space by op­ti­mis­ing the help­ful and sen­sory stim­u­la­tions in­clud­ing tend­ing the veg­etable gar­den, look­ing after the chick­ens or lis­ten­ing to the birds from the gazebo.

Mandurah Deputy Mayor Caro­line Knight, Mayor Rhys Wil­liams, MP David Tem­ple­man, Pro­fes­sor Jo Barker, John Perry, Bella Perry and Alzheimer’s WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Rhonda Parker.

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