FILIPINOS AGEING IN A FOREIGN LAND PRESENTS
Hosted by: Maina Walkley, Coordinator Filipinos Ageing in a Foreign Land and Norminda Forteza, Chaplain
Guest of Honour:
- H.E Ambassador, Ma Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Embassy.
Special Guest Speakers:
- Dr Bong Sanoza, Geriatrician, Dementia Society of the Philippines
- Dr Carla Cuadro, Communication Strategies for Carer and Care Recipients, Dementia Society of the Philippines
- Marie Norman, Dementia Australia
“We all possess memories, we all have our own unique life history. Recalling the past is a means of owning it and hence preserving ourselves. It is a here and now process which holds the teller and the told in relationship with each other.” Faith Gibson (1998) Tastes to Remember is a table discussions about memory loss and dementia. It uses food and culture as a means of remembering special occasions associated with childhood memories, migration, and food for memory.
September is Dementia Awareness Month and AFCS will engage Filipinos living with dementia to share their life stories. Talking about the past can bring up happy memories. The event will use “food trip” experience as a way of reminiscence to bring back happy feelings at a time when we are all finding life difficult during this pandemic.
With the help of our Ipad Librarian and student volunteers, AFCS will use digital devices to encourage seniors to participate and enjoy their Pinoy ‘foodtrip’. Our guest Filipino Chefs will prepare special authentic Filipino foods such as kare-kare, dinuguan, pandecoco, ube rolls, pandesal at arroz caldo and palabok.
Our vaccinated staff and volunteers will deliver these to their homes in a contactless manner in time for the Online Food trip event. The biggest treat is that these are all FREE!