Tasmania’s experimental Mona gallery is collaborating on the design of a care village for the elderly.
Australia’s first “dementia village” will be sited just outside the Tasmanian capital Hobart. Everything about the design of the village, Korongee, will be dementia-friendly. the 12 or so homes will be built on cul-de-sacs to keep the feel of local streets, and the businesses – including a cinema, supermarket and beauty salon – will be staffed by 350 people with dementia training.
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