Social Support aims to reduce social isolation by providing an opportunity to:
- try new activities
- meet others
- establish links in the community
- and improve your sense of health and wellbeing.
We review activities to ensure programs remain fun, engaging and stimulating. Sometimes, the activities may change to meet your needs and the emerging needs of the wider community. We encourage any ideas you may have for new programs or activities.
Transport for most programs is limited, but can be available upon request. Where possible, we encourage you to make your own way to our programs.
Our current activities
We designed the Let’s Move and Warm Water programs to support you building strength, co-ordination, balance, fine motor control, flexibility and mobility while socialising with others.
Community based programs
We developed fun outings 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.
Centre based programs
Coming to one of our Social Support centres is a great way of meeting others that live in your area. We developed activities based on your interests. Activities include entertainment, craft, art, games, guest speakers, gardening, and much, much more.
Skills based classes
Social Support provides you with an opportunity to learn how to use a tablet computer and navigate the internet in our Tablet training program. We also have a Men’s Shed program, Casey Shedders, which meets weekly, in a supported space with similar minded men.
Culturally specific programs
These programs provides several communities with an opportunity to connect with each other via visits to places of interest at least once a month. Including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Russian and Spanish communities.
Dementia specific program
This meaningful social support program provides a range of engaging and stimulating activities. We provide these activities in a safe and supported environment. Activities include gentle exercise, sensory activities, games, craft, local child care centre visits, entertainers and occasional luncheon outings.
Health and wellbeing programs
We designed these programs to provide you with appropriate information and peer support from others living in a similar situation. Current programs include Connections Café, Carers, Berwick Meals and Out And About.
Saturday events feature throughout the year and are very well attended. We are always happy to take your expressions of interest.
Bridging the Gap provides children and senior participants with a social opportunity to connect. Learning from one another through sharing stories, knowledge, craft, music and play.