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Social Supports Program

Staying active in your community

Barwon Health Social Supports Program is part of our local community providing support to people to remain active and independent in their home for as long as possible. This may include:

  • The elderly
  • People looking for more social interaction
  • People with memory loss
  • People with disabilities

Helping you get out and about in the community

We offer a warm, caring environment and an opportunity to make new friends. The Social Supports Program works with you and/or your family carer or support services in tailoring activities and programs that support your interests, such as:

  • Creating social opportunities
  • Increasing your personal fitness and strength
  • Including the cultural needs of all participants
  • Promoting health and wellbeing

Activities available include:

Community outings

Community arts and projects

Music and dance

Guest speakers and group discussions 

Nutrition and cooking Gardening and nature activities 

Indoor and outdoor games

Woodwork, visual arts and crafts  Exercise and movement
Brain gym

Mindfulness

Referrals

Participants may refer themselves, or you may be referred by your family, friends, doctor or community agency.

Cost

A low cost, subsidised program fee. Extra community activities are available to suit every budget.

Transport  

Transport is available for clients if needed. 

Meals

Morning tea and a three-course lunch are provided each day.

Geelong Seniors Festival 1-31 October 2020

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The Geelong Seniors Festival is the largest community celebration for seniors in regional Victoria and a major partner of the statewide Victorian Seniors Festival. This year's theme is ‘In the Groove!’ and includes a range of virtual events run by local clubs and community groups.

The seniors featured in the video clip below usually attend Barwon Health’s Social Supports Program, coming together weekly to socialise. Due to COVID-19, for most of this year, the program has had to adapt and find innovative ways to keep seniors connected and engaged with each other and the community. One of the outcomes of this is a dance-a-long music clip celebrating and acknowledging the seniors in our community. Their adaptability, positivity and playfulness amongst a challenging year of isolation continues to be an inspiration. We look forward to dancing together again soon.

To learn more about the Geelong Seniors Festival and what's on offer visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/seniorsfestival

Into The Groove - Geelong Seniors Festival from Barwon Health on Vimeo.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Contact Us

Programs run from three sites in the Geelong region:

  • Anglesea
    Anglesea Community Health Centre, McMillan St, Anglesea.

  • Belmont
    120 Settlement Rd, Belmont.

  • Norlane
    Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre, Sharland Road, Corio.

Contact hours: 10am - 3pm

Phone number: 1300 715 673

Upcoming Events

1-31 October 2020

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