A tipple of tea and a sweet treat or two was on offer as part of a nationwide event to raise money to support people living with dementia. On Thursday, a High Tea took place at Alzheimers Taranaki day programme, which is held at New Plymouth’s Waimea Bowling Club. About 70 people attended the event, which was organised in honour of Cuppa for a Cause, a fundraising initiative held across New Zealand.
About 70,000 people have a dementia diagnosis in New Zealand, but that figure is expected to nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimers Taranaki manager Helen Frank said the support of the community was vital to the work the organisation did across the region.
Alzheimer’s Taranaki also have a number of other events coming up to support World Alzheimer’s month, so get involved!
Memory Walk 22nd September
Dance Down Memory Lane 28th September
Novotel High Tea 6th October
Good in the Hood Month of September