Why Was MAFAB Created?
One of the important areas of focus for the City of Melville is to promote a better understanding and awareness within the local business community about people living with dementia.
Older people and people living with a disability make up a significant part of the community. The MAFAB network was created to support businesses meet the needs of this important group and is part of a wider strategy to ensure Melville is an accessible, inclusive and age-friendly city.
Did you know:
- 24.9% of Melville residents are over 60 compared to 19% greater Perth
- Based on the City of Melville's population of 98083 people, over 18000 people identify as having some form of disability
- City of Melville is the second highest local government area for people living with dementia (Access Economics Report, "Projections of dementia prevalence and incidence in WA: 2010-2050")
The City of Melville and Garden City would like to acknowledge the support provided by Alzheimer's Australia WA for MAFAB.