Social Support for Manningham Seniors

Social Support programs aim to link older people of similar interests in the areas of exercise, leisure, social groups and outings to improve quality of life, keep you connected with your community, and reduce social isolation.

This is available to Manningham residents who meet the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) eligibility criteria following an assessment process.

Current activities and groups include:

  • Monthly outings,
  • Guest speaker series,
  • Book Group,
  • Monday and Tuesday walking groups,
  • Craft Group,
  • Social Singing/Choir,
  • Monday gentle exercise classes,
  • Morning activities at Warrandyte,
  • Men’s Group (Blokes of SAMS – BOS),
  • plus a range of other stimulating activities

For more information, please call Aged and Disability Support Services on 9840 9700.

Planned Activity Groups

Planned Activity Groups (PAGs) provide a comprehensive range of services, programs and activities that give practical and emotional support, and social contact for frail older people and people with disabilities. Groups for culturally and linguistically diverse people and people with Acquired Brain Injury or early stage dementia are also available.

The purpose of PAGs is to focus on the individual needs of each person, and maintain and develop skills which will promote independence, by providing group activities outside the home.

PAGs operate in various locations throughout the municipality. For more information, please call Aged and Disability Support Services Intake Officer on 9840 9700.

Community Access Program/Assisted Transport Service

This service provides transport from your home to destinations in the community such as local shopping centres or senior citizen clubs.

Residents need to be assessed as eligible to use the service and destinations and times must be pre-organised.

For more information, please call Aged and Disability Support Services on 9840 9700.

Carer Support Groups

The Senior Carers Support Group and the Chinese Carers Support Group provide an opportunity for carers, who are caring for a frail older person or a person with a disability, to get together, share ideas, experiences, information and concerns about their caring role.

The Groups meet monthly and are supported by a facilitator.