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Medium density plan for Woy Woy
Development issues not addressed, councillors told
Rotary club plans youth charity ball
Abigail wins regional training award
New construction method used
Trees removed from the dog track
Clean-up collects bottles, cans, straws and butts
Local bee features in native bee stamp and coin set
Helicopters used for bushfire safety patrol
Seven village residents aged over 100 years
Amendments to Berith St approval
Outdoor play space upgraded
Application for manufactured home
Tesch disappointed with State Budget
Ashes scattered at sea
Running festival attracts 3000
Rotary club changes presidents
Service recognised with life membership
Cinema under the stars
Dementia carer finds computer literacy liberating
Yoga festival to be held in Umina
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Ticks for emergency services
Alpaca visit fantastic stimulus
Are councillors against destruction of our community?
Is an attractive denser urban environment possible?
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Rotary may start dementia-friendly cafe
Hospital staff nominated for awards
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Eight productions presented at Flash Festival
Scholarship awarded to pass on aboriginal arts
Packed hall gives standing ovations
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Fairy bread in maths lesson
Succes in goalball competition
Hall work
Students take part in transport workshop at museum
School unveils new playground
New principal at Pretty Beach
Wednesdays to be wrapper-free
Puppet show raises cancer issues
Pyjama days
Pyjama day
Art piece for National Sorry Day
Stage band performs
Griffins narrowly defeated in AFL
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Umina surf club named Club of the Year
Two chosen for NSW squad
Woy Woy secures first rugby union win
Southern and Ettalong return to top of the ladder
Influx of female cricket players expected

Rotary may start dementia-friendly cafe

The Rotary Club of Woy Woy is investigating starting a "dementia-friendly" cafe in Umina.

It would be based the D-Cafe program offered at the Waitara PCYC with assistance from the Rotary Club of Turramurra.

Woy Woy club publicity officer Mr Vic Deeble said the club had learnt about the program from guest speaker Ms Fiona Jenkins from the Turramurra club.

"Fiona has a background of psychology and sociology," Mr Deeble said.

"She advised us that dementia is the second major cause of death in Australia, secondary only to heart problems."

He said Ms Jenkins described how the D-Cafe program was providing a social option for dementia patients in a safe and stigma free environment.

Through the program patients and their families were also able to undertake social outings headed by carers and a PCYC staff member, as well as enjoy a cafe environment and entertainment.

"Fiona's talk was well received by our members and, as luck would have it, Susan Murphy from our local PCYC was in attendance.

"Our incoming community service director Ms Jo Weston is working with Susan and Matt from the PCYC to see if Woy Woy Rotary could also start a D-Cafe in our area," Mr Deeble said.

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