Our programs will give you an opportunity to make new friends, stay active and partake in a range of different activities and social outings.

Centre Based Respite Outer East provides promotes social interaction and skill development for the frail aged, people with memory loss or dementia.

In the course of running these activities, this also provides respite for carers and families knowing that their loved one is out enjoying themselves for the day in a supportive environment.

This program offers:

MONDAY GROUP (WEEKLY):  This is a weekly group outing where we have morning tea at Degani’s Café at the Lilydale Market Place Shopping Centre, with a chance to do some shopping afterwards if you like.  After morning tea we head off to a lunch venue within the Yarra Valley.  We go to different lunch venues each week.  The Monday group is great for those who are on more of a budget but still want to get out for the day to socialise over a nice meal together.  You are required to provide your own drinks and lunch money.  Some transport is available to pick you up & drop you off from your home however this is dependent on location/distance/priority.  Transport to cafes and lunch venues however is provided.
 
TUESDAY GROUP (FORTNIGHTLY):   There are TWO Tuesday Groups.  Each one is run fortnightly.  You can join both Tuesday Groups if you like so you can participate weekly, or you can join just the one Tuesday Group and come fortnightly.   We go out for morning tea and a café of the group’s choice.  This is a great way to go for a lovely drive around the Yarra Valley and try different cafes each fortnight.  After morning tea we head off to a lunch venue.  The fortnightly Tuesday groups offer more ‘high end’ venues to eat at, including wineries etc.  Therefore lunches may be a bit more expensive than the Monday Group.  You are required to provide your own drinks and lunch money.  Some transport is available to pick you up & drop you off from your home however this is dependent on location/distance/priority.  Transport to cafes and lunch venues however is provided.
 
THURSDAY GROUP (WEEKLY):   This is a weekly ‘in-house’ social activities group ran from EACH’s Golden Wattle site in Healesville.  Participants are given a chance to build friendships; share skills, hobbies & interests; be creative; have fun; participate in activities such as art, craft, gentle exercise, reminiscing, musical afternoons, short walks, guest speakers, games, trivia plus more.  Lunch is provided.  Some transport is available however this is dependent on location/distance/priority.  

Who can access this program?

This program is available to people on a Commonwealth Home Support Package (CHSP), living in Melbourne’s outer east and who are aged, frail and may have memory loss or dementia and who have a carer. To check if you are on a Commonwealth Home Support Package or to get support to help you access Australian Government-funded aged care servicces , phone My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

What does it cost?

There is a fee for outings, but please discuss with the Facilitator

When can this program be accessed?

Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm

How can you access this program?

For more information please contact us on 1300 00 3224.

Groups and Programs:

Group Outings:

If you are interested in getting out for the day to enjoy conversations over morning tea and lunches around different restaurants and cafes in the Yarra Valley with a friendly group of people, then this is for you!  We take advantage of our local eateries and have transportation to get you there.

 

Where:We go to different cafes and restaurants within the Yarra Valley for morning tea and lunch
When:

Mondays Weekly from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesdays Fortnightly from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Costs:Cost for the group is approximately $15.00 (youare to provide your own morning tea and lunch money).  But please speakwith Facilitator about fees.
Additional Information:Some transport is available to pick you up from your home.  This is dependent on location/distance/priority.  Transport to cafes and lunch venues however is provided.

 

Social Activities Group:

If you fancy relaxing in a lovely environment where you can make art, do some craft, play games and quizzes, enjoy gentle exercise, sing, enjoy musical afternoons, listen to guest speakers, read, write or just sit and chat over cups of tea, then come join our in-house social activities group.  This day is a chance to enjoy socialising, use your fine motor skills, create, laugh and to be a part of a friendly group of people in a familiar place each week.

 

Where:EACH, Golden Wattle, 1 Joffre Road, Healesville
When:Thursdays Weekly from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Costs:$22.00 (includes morning tea, lunch and transport)or $15.00 if no transport required.  But please speak with Facilitator about fees.
Additional Information:Some transport is available to pick you up from your home.  This is dependent on location/distance/priority.