The Centre offers a day activity program for frail aged people and those with memory loss who live in the South Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
AIMS OF THE CENTRE
To provide a day program of activities and support for:
Older people living in their own homes who would benefit from a structured activity program plus companionship of a group.
To provide care for those who are looking after someone at home who would benefit from one or two days respite each week.
Who can use our service:
The centre provides for people who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:
- Mobility problems or frail aged.
- Memory loss or confusion
- Live in their own homes
- Live in the various suburbs of Eastern Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick Local Government areas.
Residents from Hostels/Nursing Homes,
People requiring personal care or attention,
such as toileting, feeding, wandering or behavioural management issues.
Three programs are run to suit specific clients groups:
Monday: Three, cultural and linguistically diverse, frail aged groups for Russian, Greek and Spanish speaking people.
Tuesday-Fridays: Two groups per day, one for frail aged, the other for those with mild to moderate memory loss.
Saturday-Sundays: One group each day for those with mild to moderate memory loss.
A monthly program is drawn up by the diversional therapists. The program is varied and includes;
Centre based activities-discussions, quizzes, crafts, videos and gentle exercises to name a few,
Day Outings- picnics and BBQ’s in parks, lunch venues, ferry trips, afternoon drives.
Entertainment- musicians, singers, educational speakers.
Refreshments- morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are provided.
Bus transport is available. Clients are collected between 9-10:30am and taken home between 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
There is a daily fee of $15. This covers ALL meals and refreshments provided at the centre. Special events and non-centre based lunches may incur extra fees. All fees are noted in the monthly program.
The centre is open Monday to Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.
The centre is open Saturday and Sunday between 9:30am-3:30pm.
Referrals can be made by doctors, health professionals, ACAT, relatives, family members and even people themselves who meet the criteria by ringing the Northern Network Access Referral Centre (NNARC) on 9369 0400.
The Manager will get all relevant personal and medical details from the client to assess his/her needs and to decide which group will be most appropriate. All clients are placed on a waiting list until a vacancy becomes available.