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Dementia Australia – Memory Walk & Jog Sponsorship 2021

14 May 2021

Heartland Bank News

Heartland is proud to help seniors live a more comfortable retirement, with independence and dignity, through our reverse mortgage. As part of this commitment, we have worked with Dementia Australia since 2018 to support the great work that they do in promoting healthy ageing.

472,000 people are estimated to currently be living with dementia and, without a significant breakthrough in medicine, that number is estimated to rise to over 1 million people by 2058 on the back of an ageing population.

Dementia can affect anyone, and many will know someone who has dementia at some stage in their life, or potentially live with dementia themselves. It is a cause that is close to our hearts and something we are proud to support. In 2021 Heartland Reverse Mortgages sponsored the Memory Walk and Jog again which includes staff volunteering opportunities such as writing Christmas cards, attending an EDIE workshop, and participation in and fundraising for the Memory Walk and Jog.

Memory Walk & Jog

The Memory Walk & Jog is a chance to get active and raise funds to beat dementia. The funds provide vital support services for people living with dementia, their families and carers. These services include counselling, support groups, education and training. It will also help fund research into dementia treatment and ultimately a cure to save lives.

Heartland took part in the Melbourne event on 2nd May 2021. We are so proud to sponsor such an impactful event and give back to our community. A huge thank you to all that attended and donated, in total the Melbourne event raised $260,000 and we couldn’t have done it without your support! If you are interested in donating, click here and follow the instructions on the page.

EDIE Workshop

The Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE) workshop enables participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. It utilises high quality virtual reality technology to facilitate an interactive experience. This workshop enhances the participants knowledge of dementia, whilst also exploring a supportive approach to living more confidently with dementia. The Heartland Australia team will be completing this workshop among other dementia workshops throughout 2021.

Want to find out more about why Heartland is involved with Dementia Australia? You can read more on the Dementia Australia Sponsor Page.