Keeping people healthy, active and engaged
Being healthy, physically active and socially engaged throughout life has many benefits.
Our Wimmera Social Support services provide assistance, either within the home environment or while accessing community services, to help people meet needs for social contact and participate in community life.
We’ll work with you to find out what you want to achieve. Then, together, we’ll put in place the services to help you reach your goals.
Our services cover the Wimmera region and are supported by trained volunteers who provide one-on-one assistance to support your needs and goals.
Programs and activities include:
You will be picked up from your door and accompanied to town to go shopping, pay bills, and attend appointments and other related activities.
Create ongoing friendships with like-minded people who will visit you in your home or aged care home. Volunteers can assist you with activities like Skyping loved ones, playing your favourite card games, and much more.
Building new and lasting friendships can boost your happiness, reduce stress and improve your self-confidence.
We deliver respite either separately or as part of a flexible, responsive, integrated package of services. We actively consider how to support the person and their carer in maintaining or strengthening the care relationship. Our respite services can be provided at home, in a community venue or in the general community. Services are available during weekdays and weekends, and are offered on a regular basis, episodically or intermittently as needed.
Social engagement opportunities
Through one-on-one activities, volunteers can connect you with a variety of social engagement opportunities. Our service is uniquely designed to match you with activities that fit with you and your needs.
Know your gizmo
Volunteers support people to understand how to operate their ‘gizmos’ such as phones, tablets and internet/apps, helping people connect and maximise opportunities.
Memory Lane Café
Memory Lane Cafés are held in Hindmarsh Shire, Horsham Rural City and West Wimmera Shire for people with memory loss and their carers. These outings give the chance to meet people, enjoy some entertainment, find out information, and share stories and experiences.
It’s a relaxed, safe and supportive atmosphere – and a free scrumptious afternoon tea is provided.
Memory strategies group
Has your family complained that you’re forgetful? Have you lost your car in the car park? Is remembering names a problem for you? Do others complain that you repeat the same stories?
If so, join the group in Yarriambiack Shire to learn memory strategies and meet people with similar concerns and experiences.
Accessing our services
Our services are accessed through either the My Aged Care portal or your local council.
If you are 65 years or older – please visit myagedcare.gov.au or ring 1800 200 422 and request your services through the Centre for Participation.
If you are under 65 years – please ring your local council and they will assist you.