Australia’s first ‘dementia village’ in Tasmania set to open in July – applications and recruiting underway

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Korongee, the $19 million ‘dementia village’ funded by super fund HESTA’s Social Impact Investment Trust in partnership with Not For Profit Glenview, is now taking expressions of interest for potential residents and recruiting staff including ‘lifestyle companions’ to support residents in the village’s small house setting.

As we covered here, the village, designed by ThomsonAdsett, will feature 12 eight-bedroom houses plus a café, supermarket, beauty salon and gardens modelled on the well-known dementia village De Hogeweyk in the Netherlands.

Glenview CEO Lucy O’Flaherty told the local paper that while they had a massive launched planned for the village, they will now be celebrating in a “safe way”.

“We’ll be moving residents in at a much slower rate than ordinarily, but we’re hoping we can open with 6-8 residents,” she said.

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