A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with purpose and value.

Over 400,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia in Australia. In 2016, we had 2,626 people living in Knox with dementia and it is estimated that by 2050 there will be over 12,700 people.

To better support people living with dementia in the community, we are partnering with Dementia Australia to implement the Dementia-Friendly Communities program. The program aims to build awareness, understanding and acceptance of dementia, so that people living with dementia can participate and remain active in the community.

This program, combined with the results from this survey and small group discussions, will inform the development of Council’s Dementia-friendly Action Plan.

Share your thoughts and experiences by Monday 3 October 2022

We want to hear your ideas on how we can make Knox a more dementia-friendly community.

To share feedback, you can either:

  • Fill in the survey below
  • Come along to the Knox Seniors Festival, held on Monday 3 October 2022 from 10am to 3pm at Carrington Park, Knoxfield
  • Fill out a hard copy of the survey. Please email linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au if you would like to be sent a survey in the mail.


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Community Engagement Period - 1 Sept to 3 October 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Report on community engagement - December 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Draft Dementia Friendly Action Plan - early 2023

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Linda Keenahan
Phone 9298 8827
Email linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au