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Lavender Cottage is a secure day centre for people with dementia, located within the Selwyn Village grounds in Point Chevalier

Day centre clients

Updated 19 March 2020

From Friday, 20 March – we will be temporarily closing the dementia day centres, Lavender Cottage and Anchorage, in order to avoid any possible risk of exposure to our clients, families and staff.

We appreciate this is short notice for families. Therefore, whilst we would prefer to close after Friday, we will extend the Centre’s days of operation for another week (until Friday, 27 March) for those families who have particular difficulty in making alternative care arrangements. Please let me know if this would be helpful for you and your loved one.

Following the Centre’s closure, our caregiving staff will be redeployed within other Selwyn care locations, and we are also exploring various options with our minivan drivers regarding their specific roles.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and hope to be able to reopen the Centre as soon as the COVID-19 situation becomes more stable.

We do apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause, and would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we endeavour to protect the vulnerable members of the community and our staff at this difficult time.