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A woman and her husband standing in the centre of Korongee dementia village.
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Korongee dementia village

Korongee Village mirrors a typical Tasmanian streetscape and the community surrounding it. Each of the 12 small homes is situated in one of four quiet cul-de-sacs which make up the village. Paths meander through connecting the houses to a café, hairdresser, community centre and grocery store.

A questionnaire is used to discover what each resident values the most. It is also a tool to establish which eight people will share each house. Developed by UTAS, this method is designed to increase social engagement and enhance the wellbeing of residents.

Glenview credits this model of small house living, along with visual and natural wayfinding cues, as having a positive impact on the overall happiness, health, and wellbeing of those living with dementia.

Three residents of Korongee sit in front of the piano in the Community Centre.
Mama Rosa cooking lunch for a group at home in Korongee.

Life at Korongee

Residents of Korongee walk through the village to attend a summer dance in the evening

Villagers on their way to attend the Spring Fling in the community centre, an evening to dance, socialise and enjoy some entertainment.

The CEO Damien and villagers enjoing the music at the Spring Fling.

Damien the CEO of Glenview and villagers enjoying the music at the Spring Fling.

House companion escorts a Korongee resident to the Summer Dance

Caring and familiar staff support our villagers to be at ease.

Activities coordinator dancing with a villager at the Spring Fling

Meagan, our activities coordinator and villagers dancing at the Spring Fling.

The café, hairdresser and community centre are easy to walk to but more fun by trishaw!

A nurse and two seniors doing a jigsaw puzzle

Ever-changing activities

Korongee’s range of activities include mystery bus tours, cooking, concerts, dances, exercise classes, bingo, singing, drumming, therapy dog visits, and movie matinees. There are special functions each year for residents, families, and friends to attend like the Spring Fling, Winter Festival Dinner Dance, and other cultural celebrations.

A few words from Nick about Korongee

It Takes a Village documentary

1 hour

The story of Korongee through the eyes of the people who live and work there. We are so proud of the Roar Film team for their incredible work and advocacy for people with dementia.

Residents of Korongee walk through the village to attend a summer dance in the evening