Our Friends

Luisa Capezio

Luisa Capezio, is a director and aged care advisor with Phillips Wealth Partners . Phillips Wealth Partners offers specialist advice to help understand and navigate the complexities and substantial costs of aged care; whether it is in the home, residential care or retirement village. They understand this transition can be very emotional and sensitive for some, therefore, our goal is to ensure your experience with us is efficient, friendly, professional, dignified and respectful. Luisa chairs a board which is seeking alternative options for people living with a diagnosis of dementia and needing 24-hour supportive care.  You can find out more about Luisa at https://www.linkedin.com/in/luisacapezio/ and www.phillipswp.com.au    


Burrangiri meaning "caring feelings of love" is an ACT Health facility operated by The Salvation Army's Aged Care program. Burrangiri provides day respite and overnight care on an emergency basis and longer term respite period (or carer relief) if required. Burrangiri has been at the heart of Rivett for 30 years. Here at Burrangiri we pride ourselves of our high-level care and making our facility your home during your stay. Our values of compassion, integrity, collaboration and respect are very important to all staff at Burrangiri. Burrangiri is a small building where friendships are made. We have a beautiful garden to enjoy the sunshine and plants and a pet therapy cat named Olive who loves cuddles. We are proud to be able to host the Community Cafe at our site and know it will benefit the Canberra Community.


Dr Sudheer S. Gudipalli M.B.,B.S FEM FRACGP GP, I describe myself as a friendly family doctor who believes in patient-centered, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated wholeperson health care to individuals and families. I am interested in all aspect of family medicine like children health care, adolescent care, Men’s health, Women’s health, Travel medicine, mental health, Skin cancer medicine, minor procedures and aged care. I would like to be your GP who can deal with not only your chronic health conditions but also your acute urgent medical problems. I believe in strong, long-term doctor-patient relationship improves the health outcomes in individuals and families.

Noah’s Ark

Noahs Ark early Learning Centre is a not-for-profit community organization that has been providing Early Childhood programs and services for families in the ACT and surrounding regions since 1975. Our mission is to enhance early childhood outcomes for families in the ACT and surrounding regions. Our philosophy is to ensure that the hig quality of care that we provide supports and respects every child, family, educator and the community as a whole. We seek to support the development of children inclusively and to provide equity of access to appropriate resources SERVICES WE OFFER Long Day Care: 3 Year Old Play School Play & Learn Facilitated Playgroups Toy Library

Dementia Care Matters

As individual people, we passionately believe that 'Feelings Matter Most' in dementia care. We aim to model ourselves how BEING person-centred is at the heart of our approach to learning and developing services. Being feeling based in our approach to training and coaching Enabling development of emotional intelligence and practical skills Inspiring hearts and minds with new ways of working Nurturing and supporting staff's emotions at work Growing confidence in people and teams As a team, we think it is fundamental to be a whole person at work. Joining up the personal and professional is the way to bring out the best in people. Therefore we hope you will get to know us far more than any short biography can convey. We hope to inspire others by being inspiring ourselves

Beyond Q

Beyond Q Bookstore, owned by Simon and Jenny Maddox, has been providing the Canberra community with an amazing array of second-hand books and paraphernalia for the past 18 years. Located in the heart of Weston Creek, Jenny and Simon had a vision of linking the local community using their love of books and now provide a relaxed cafe atmosphere to showcase their wares, hospitality, and offer a variety of entertainment such as musicians, speakers, poets and much more. Beyond Q books also holds an array of community events including men's groups, book clubs, chess games, local artists, talks, mothers clubs, and now the Community Cafe for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their loved ones. Simon and Jenny are very excited to be able to have this event occur at their brand new outdoor cafe and look forward to seeing you all there.