Find quality, caring dementia support at The Cottage

Dementia changes things. 

When a person is diagnosed, they face a new reality. 

Their needs may be different. 

And this has a ripple effect on their loved ones. 

If your partner or parent has dementia, you may have lots of questions.

SECC knows what the journey is like. And we’re here for you and your family. 

SECC has a service at The Cottage in Rushcutters Bay offering personalised support for people living with dementia, their families, and carers.

The Cottage is our dedicated dementia day centre. It provides a safe, secure and friendly environment.

Here, clients can find a sense of belonging and social connection. 

Living well with dementia

A dementia diagnosis is not an impediment to enjoying life.

People with dementia can still take part in the community.

The service offers centre-based day care enhanced with stimulating, creative and fun activities. 

A harbour view

The Cottage, which overlooks Sydney Harbour, is open from Monday to Friday.

Our activities help unlock memories and keep brains active. They include:

  • Social discussions
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Art
  • Music
  • Crafts
  • Daily walks; and
  • Exploring the sights on the drive home.

Volunteers give their time to provide friendly conversation and companionship, music, and creative activities.

Clients can attend with a GP diagnosis, through, or by self-referral.

The daily cost starts at $50 and can be funded as part of an Aged Care Package.

Who can apply?

The Cottage can take people 65 and over, with a diagnosis of dementia, who live in the Woollahra, Bayside, Randwick, City of Sydney and Waverley council areas.

We do not cater for residents of hostels, nursing homes, or people requiring personal care or attention such as toileting.

South Eastern Community Connect also offers in-home and social support and flexible respite care.

Contact us now

For more information, contact Eric Scott on:

T: 0423 082 650


The Cottage Dementia Day Centre, 1C New Beach Road, Darling Point NSW 2011

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