Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Wahroonga) (16:31): Dementia is an important issue many families in our community face. Since 2018 Dcaf Connections has supported those living with early to mid stages of dementia or displaying signs of cognitive decline. Based in Warrawee, this volunteer-run program holds weekly two-hour social cafes with opportunities for socialisation, activities and information on how to live well with dementia. The activities include fitness to boost memory, coordination and balance as well as art and music therapy. The volunteers are generous with their time and genuine in their care, providing invaluable social support, connection and friendship. Earlier this year it was a pleasure to recognise five locals as community heroes for their contribution to Dcaf Connections over many years, including John Cronly, Margaret Drylie, Gerry Foley, Robert Jenkins and Laurel Thiessen. I also thank program coordinator Fiona Jenkins for her dedication.