Social Support programs

Social Support programs aim to reduce social isolation by providing you with an opportunity to try new activities, meet others, establish links in the community, and improve your overall sense of health and wellbeing.

Programs are continually reveiwed to ensure programs remain fun, engaging and stimulating.  These programs may change from time to time in order to meet your needs and the emerging needs of the wider community. We encourage any ideas you may have for new programs or activities.

Our current programs include:

Health and Wellbeing Programs:

The Let’s Move and Warm Water programs are designed to support you with building strength, co-ordination, balance, fine motor control, flexibility and mobility while socialising with others.

Community Based Programs:

A number of fun outings based programs have been developed to provide you with a supported social opportunity to share a meal with others and explore places of interest that are otherwise hard to attend independently.  We also have a Men’s Group.

Centre Based Programs:

Coming to one of our Social Support Centres is a great way of meeting others that live in your area. Activities are developed based on your interests and may include entertainment, craft, art, games, guest speakers, gardening, and much, much more. Transport and meals are provided.

Skills Based Classes:

Include providing you with an opportunity to learn how to use a tablet computer and navigate the internet in our Tablet Training program.

Culturally Specific Programs:

These programs provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Russian, Spanish, Serbian and Polish Communities with an opportunity to connect with each other at least once a month while visiting places of interest.

Dementia Specific Program:

This meaningful social support program provides a range of engaging and stimulating activities that are provided in a safe and supported environment.

Activities include: gentle exercise, sensory activities, games, craft, entertainers and occasional luncheon outings. Transport and meals provided.

Special functions:

Social Support provide a number of Saturday events and other celebrations throughout the year and are happy to take your expressions of interest.

Social Inclusion Program:

A short term individual support program that can assist you with finding local social activities that are right for you.

Transport

Transport for most programs is available upon request however limited. Where possible, we encourage independence with transport.

How to access our services

New clients

If you are over 65 years of age (over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) call My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit the My Aged Care website.

If you are under 65 years of age (under 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) call City of Casey Community Care Department on (03) 9705 5444 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm) or email caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au

Existing Clients

If you are aged over 65 years of age (over 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and would like to request additional services or there has been a significant change to needs, call My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm) or visit the My Aged Care website.

If you are under 65 years of age (under 50 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and would like to request additional City of Casey services or there has been a significant change to needs, call City of Casey Community Care Department on (03) 9705 5444 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm) or email caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au