Activity Programs and Social Support

A variety of Social Support and day activity programs are provided six days a week from our centres in Canterbury and North Balwyn. Our aim is to enhance an individual’s health, well-being, friendships and connection within their community.

Our Social Support service aims to enhance individuals’ health and well-being, strengthen friendship networks and reduce isolation and loneliness.

We run the service with funds provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and the City of Boroondara to provide a range of social activities for older people living in and around most of the City of Boroondara.

Various activities are run 6 days a week and transport is provided to a range of these, enabling local residents to attend the centres in Canterbury and North Balwyn.

The services on offer vary at each location and include:

  • Daily Lunches: with taped music – let us know your favourite tunes
  • Monthly Themed Lunches
  • Film Afternoons
  • Day Trips for clients with varying degrees of mobility
  • Boroondara Blokes – Men’s Group
  • Music Group – sing or play percussion
  • Strength Training for Fitness
  • Falls Prevention with physio support (Access Health)
  • Hairdresser
  • Podiatrist
  • Watercolour Painting
  • Craft Classes
  • Pottery Group
  • Scrabble
  • Club meetings and entertainment
  • Brain Games
  • Craft group
  • Hire of the Centre

Contact Social Services on (03) 9880 4709

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