Member of Parliament for the Labor Party in Kingsley, Jessica Stojkovski MLA, visited the Community Vision Woodvale Social Centre yesterday to pledge a $10,000 grant from the Labor Party. The grant will go ahead if the Mark McGowan government is re-elected and if Jessica Stojkovski holds her position in Kingsley. If received, the $10,000 will be used towards a 1950s style Reflections Cafe for the Woodvale Centre members to enjoy.
The Reflections Cafe initiative bolsters a sense of connection and encourages positive support for those living with dementia. The cafe will be available to customers at the Community Vision Woodvale Centre, a lively, friendly meeting place with recreational, social activities, classes and events for anyone over 50 and their families.
The addition of a Reflections Cafe at the centre would allow Community Vision customers the opportunity to come together for a cuppa or lunch to socialise and reminisce. The 1950s style enables people to experience the fun of yesteryear, which is particularly beneficial to bring joy to people living with dementia. There is a link between social connections and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for people living with dementia. Initiatives like the Reflections Cafe provide a different experience to enjoy with new friends or their loved ones.
Community Vision aims to create a stronger and more connected community so customers and their families can live their life, their way. Yvonne Timson, Chief Operating Officer of Community Vision says, “We are so grateful to receive the pledge from Jessica and the Labor Party. The Woodvale Centre Reflections Cafe would provide a fun experience for our customers that encourages social connections and a positive effect on their wellbeing.”