Frequently asked questions about Korongee

We’re excited to receive lots of calls and requests for information about Korongee as our opening date (set for the end of July this year!) draws closer. And we thought it would be useful to list here some of the most common questions people are asking us about Korongee:   How do I apply to […]

Younger onset dementia

In this short video, Prof James Vickers, director of the Wicking Dementia and Research Centre in Hobart, answers some questions regarding younger onset dementia. What is it exactly? Who is more at risk of developing younger onset dementia? And what is Korongee doing differently? Prof James Vickers on younger onset dementia from Glenview Community Services […]

What’s in a name?

People often ask us where the name Korongee originated from. The story itself is shrouded in the mists of history but after undertaking some historical research, a likely answer to the name question has come to light. The original land owner was a man by the name of Henry Emmet, and by the 1890s, the […]

Interview with 7 News Tasmania on Korongee progress

Our CEO Lucy O’Flaherty spoke with 7 News Tasmania in an interview which aired on 10 November 2019. In this clip of the news story, she reveals the latest on the progress of Korongee, Australia’s first village for people living with dementia. As Lucy says in the interview: “We’re about a third of the way […]

Construction continues on village site

Construction work continues to progress at Korongee, with the ground slabs poured and the timber wall framing now well underway for the three houses in Cluster 1. Retaining walls have been built around Clusters 2 and 3 in conjunction with the laying of ground slabs. Meanwhile our team is busy looking at the operational requirements […]

Call-out for cast for documentary on Korongee

We’re looking for people who’d like to help change the way dementia care is done Roar Film is excited to be working with Glenview Community Services to produce a documentary series on Korongee, the revolutionary village for people living with dementia being built in the north of Hobart. The village is setting out to deal […]

Ready, set, action! Construction begins on Korongee site

It’s all happening down at Korongee as the construction management company Fairbrother has officially moved onto the site and is now in the process of conducting earthworks to lay the foundations for the village. Korongee project manager Donna Lashmar said this represents an exhilarating phase of the Korongee development. “It’s truly exciting to see the […]