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We are here for you. If you need support or information, please get in touch. We have offices in Otago: Dunedin, Alexandra, Queenstown and Oamaru.

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Alzheimers Otago Contacts 

DUNEDIN, North & South Otago
Ground Floor, Burns House, 10 George Street, 9014 Ph: 03 471 6154

Dementia Community Educators
Kim Ross: 027 441 4041 –

Morgan Stewart: 027 441 4000 –

Georgia Holland (South Otago): 027 335 9206 –

Charles Wood (North Otago): 027 441 4022 –

Office staff

Antoinette McLean: Manager –

Haylee Jarvis – Funding and Communications Officer


Alexandra Community House, 14/20 Centennial Ave, Alexandra, 9320 Ph: 03 448 9056

Dementia Community Educator

Lynne Symons: 027 441 4077 –


Dementia Community Educator 

Robyn Brighouse: 027 441 4001 –

Activity Coordinator

Kate Friedlander: 021 0816 7166 –


Dementia Community Educator

Gayle Thornton: 027 441 4960 –

Services Currently offered

Client Support
• 1:1 client support for the clients (caregivers and person with dementia) delivered in
Dunedin, Oamaru, South Otago, Central Lakes area (Alexandra, Wanaka, and
Queenstown) by Community Educators
• Education sessions for clients as and when needed or requested delivered either in
person or online
• Caregiver support groups
• Delivered monthly by Community Educators in Dunedin, Alexandra, Oamaru and
• These are for caregivers to attend without their person with dementia they support

Community Education
• Community group and business education presentations
• In-service presentations for health professionals
• Delivered throughout the region as and when requested

Activities for people with dementia (external funding – grants, fundraising)
• Cognitive Stimulation Therapy programs (CST) – free and delivered by Activity
Coordinators in Dunedin and Queenstown
• Day Club programs (specific for people with dementia) – fee charged and
delivered in Wanaka only
• Peer social group sessions – Alexandra
• Carer and person with dementia coffee social groups – Wanaka, Queenstown and Alexandra

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