Planting the seed for dementia

Our time as contractors on “The Village” by Scalabrini, located in Mary Street Drummoyne, has been rewarding in many ways. Committing to more than just the building itself, Hansen Yuncken has planted the seed to help Australia’s growing Dementia crisis. 

Affecting more than 413,000 Australians, dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and is rapidly on the rise, with an estimated 244 people joining the dementia population each day.

As part of National Dementia Awareness Month and in celebration of our latest state of the art facility, the project team designed and constructed a dementia care garden for the residents of Scalabrini Village at Lyons Road, Drummoyne.

In cementing the relationship developed over 33 months that included a 12-month project definition period, early works and main works, the project team wanted to positively contribute to the resident community at the existing Lyons Rd, Drummoyne facility with a contribution of a therapeutic sensory experience for staff, residents and their family. The dementia care garden is a strong symbol of our relationship with Scalabrini Villages and the empathy the team has for those living with dementia. The garden aims to raise awareness of dementia and help promote an active and engaging village community.

Following the building of the garden, Scalabrini Village representatives and members of the local community and residents, joined the project team to plant the first seedlings.

Scheduled for opening in February 2018, The Village by Scalabrini Village at Mary Street, Drummoyne will be a leading facility in dementia care in Australia consisting of modern, comfortable and technology enabled facilities.

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