A Dementia Alliance morning tea will be held at Lithgow Library on November 14.
The new group, a Lithgow City Council initiative, will hold its first get together at Lithgow Library at 10am on Thursday, November 14.
If you have dementia or care for and support someone who has, you are invited to come along and meet other people making the dementia journey. Please bring a plate of food to share.
Dementia Australia statistics tell us that there are more than 400,000 people in Australia living with dementia and dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians over the age of 65 years. At the time of the 2016 Census, Lithgow had a population of 21,090 people of which 22 per cent were aged 65 years and over. Most of us will be touched by dementia at some time during our life.
Lithgow City Council mayor Cr Ray Thompson said he was concerned about the members of the community living with dementia.
"It can be very isolating both for people living with dementia and those caring for them," he said.
"This is a great opportunity to get together and build that support network we all need to continue engaging in the community".