Social Activity Groups support older Australians to stay connected and active in their local community. Our Activity Groups run planned programs of structured activities that also provide respite for families and carers.
Activities are planned with the participants based on people's interests as well as their needs. These may include celebrating community events, gentle physical exercises, music, guest speakers, art and crafts and general outings.
Social Activity Groups offer:
- social interaction and friendship
- promotion of independence through supporting and maintaining the individual’s ability to continue to live at home and continue to be included in their community
- support with making connections with other agencies
We provide Social Activity Groups in the following Locations:
- Ringwood, Melbourne – VIC
- Healesville, Melbourne - VIC
- Wynnum, Brisbane – QLD
- Newcastle, Hamilton North - NSW
- Campbelltown, South-West Sydney – NSW
This service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the My Aged Care website (www.myagedcare.gov.au) for more information.
Who can access EACH Social Activity Groups?
This service is open to older adults (+65) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (+50) who may be isolated, frail and who are living independently or with family or a carer.
Participation in the program can only commence following a My Aged Care assessment.
The first step is to contact My Aged Care.
We can support you or you can call direct: My Aged Care: 1800 200 422 or via www.myagedcare.gov.au.
Ask to be referred to EACH. Please contact us for assistance.
What does it cost?
Our services are free or low-cost – fees are dependent on activity, please contact us for further information.
When can this program be accessed?
Services can be accessed Monday to Friday.
For more information on our Social Activity Groups, please contact us on 1300 003 224.