Monday, 22 October 2018
Statements by Members
Henderson, Mr Alan
I rise this afternoon to acknowledge a resident of Doncaster East in my electorate of Menzies, namely Alan Henderson, who was awarded the Council of the Ageing Senior Achiever Award by the Governor of Victoria. Alan's been involved for some 20 years in the Neighbourhood Watch program in the local community, but more recently his focus has shifted to assisting those with dementia, particularly the prevention of dementia. Alan has participated in a 10-year study with his twin sister into looking at relativities between twins in relation to the contracting of dementia.
Alan is a founding member of the Manningham senior carers group, which commenced in 2012, and he has been very active in the local community in providing feedback on the way in which the changes to the guidelines for the operation of the aged-care system affect people both in residential care and in relation to home care packages. But, more significantly and more recently, as I said, Alan has been a valued and founding member of the Manningham Local Dementia Alliance Group. In this regard, I had the pleasure of speaking to the group recently. They've been developing a Manningham dementia information card, which will be made available to residents of the local community.