Social connections for older adults

We have social support services to help you, or the older person you care for, build social connections. You can join these planned activity groups if you’re eligible. You can apply via My Aged Care.

Who's eligible for the service

You, or the person you're caring for can access this service if:

  • they’re over 65 years old and have registered through My Aged Care
  • they identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are over 50 years old and have registered through My Aged Care.

How can you access our social programs

We have regular and occasional programs helping older people socialise and stay active. This helps improve social connections. You can participate in the programs:

  • online
  • by telephone
  • in person.

What languages are spoken in the speaking groups

Our social groups include the following languages:

  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Chinese.

We can help if you require additional support to attend a program. We can organise transport for some of our in person programs.

We can’t help you with private social functions.

Social support activity costs

The Commonwealth government subsidises the service. Fees will depend on the group activity and if we’ve provided transport. The cost is usually $5-$13. View a full list of fees and how to pay.

Aged and disability support services fee guidelines
Aged and disability support services fee guidelines
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How to access the service

Visit us at Manningham Council Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108. You can also contact us via email.

  1. Visit My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422 to organise an initial assessment

  2. If My Aged Care assigns you to our service, we’ll contact you to discuss how and when we can provide the services.

What happens after a referral

Once we receive your My Aged Care referral we'll contact you to discuss your specific interests and how we may be able to support you in one of our groups.

We also provide the following services.

Cancelling social support activity

To temporarily suspend or cancel services, contact us or call 98409700.