Our History

In the 1980s Lia Oldman identified a growing need for the families and carers of people living in the community with dementia and memory loss for some respite. She and Olive Graham approached the Knox Community Baptist Church leadership about the possibility of starting up a group for people suffering from dementia and memory loss.

The Haven Day Centre was run once a week by volunteers. The demand for this grew and more days and hours were added. With Government funding becoming available paid activity workers were employed to run the programs. The Haven was the first Day Centre in Knox and was opened in 1986.

Our history

In the 1980s Lia Oldman identified a growing need for the families and carers of people living in the community with dementia and memory loss for some respite. She and Olive Graham approached the Knox Community Baptist Church leadership about the possibility of starting up a group for people suffering from dementia and memory loss.

The Haven Day Centre was run once a week by volunteers. The demand for this grew and more days and hours were added. With Government funding becoming available paid activity workers were employed to run the programs. The Haven was the first Day Centre in Knox and was opened in 1986.