Memory Innovations Centre fills gap in services for seniors

Exercise … we all know it’s good for us and, if we’re honest, we do feel better for doing it. After all, exercise bumps up the production of our brain’s ‘feel-good’ hormones called endorphins.

Lynette’s Story

"She saved my life,” Lynette says, looking gratefully at her Activity Support Partner, Gayle. Once a fortnight, Gayle supports Lynette in the community as part of her Commonwealth Home Support Program package.

A desire for independence

In many ways Jan and Joan, who participate in weekly classes at the Memory Innovations Centre (MIC), are like chalk and cheese. “I love socialising,” says Joan, who has coffee every morning with friends.

Memory Innovations Centre – Keeping seniors connected during COVID-19

Our Memory Innovations Centre has adapted very quickly to keep seniors in the community connected and supported in the current climate. We are committed to keeping our clients and staff safe whilst ensuring seniors have access to our programs during these unprecedented times.

Social distancing the catalyst for social connection amongst seniors

As we consider the impact of COVID-19, the most significant aspect right now is the loss of life amongst our elder communities worldwide. It is absolutely devastating.

Dance class for seniors aims to improve memory and wellbeing

All too often people with memory issues are told to engage the brain, to do more crosswords or play games. A group of seniors in Waitara have chosen instead to take a weekly dance therapy class through our Memory Innovations Centre, with the goal of improving their memory and perhaps even preventing dementia.

Introducing our incredible Memory Innovations Centre team

Our Memory Innovations Centre opened on 28 January in Waitara! Designed to improves quality of life, wellbeing and help support cognitive decline for older Australians, our professionally run programs focus on having fun, connecting with others and using emerging technologies.

Our creative arts program for seniors

Did you know 1 in 4 Australians report feeling lonely and isolated? This is alarming because loneliness can impact both mental and physical health.