Your Key to Independence
The Burger Centre is a joint venture between Montefiore Home and JewishCare, located in Randwick. The Centre currently runs a Day Program and a Positive Ageing Program. The aim of both programs is to enhance older people’s capability to stay independent in their own homes and to facilitate social connection within the community.
- Exercise and physical activities
- Educational talks and discussion groups
- Arts and crafts
- Concerts and performances by professional musicians and entertainers
- Outings to local parks and beaches
- Celebration of Jewish festivals and cultural events
Our clients are given nutritious kosher meals including a delicious hot lunch. Burger Centre buses transport people to and from the Centre. While clients are at the Centre they can access a range of other JewishCare and Montefiore services.
Following an assessment by Burger Centre staff, an individual service plan is developed that allows clients to get the best from the Centre. Clients can also benefit from being referred to the Fit2Fit program within the Centre which aims to prevent people having a first fall by conducting a mobility and shoe assessment, and enabling clients to access relevant skills training, walking aids and correct fitting footwear. Research shows that preventing a first fall is a key feature in enabling people to live safely and independently in their own homes.
The Centre is for the frail aged including those with special needs resulting from a stroke, dementia or other illness. The Centre can also offer valuable respite for carers.
Attendees are asked to pay a small fee. Those who cannot afford to pay will not be denied access to the Centre.
If you are living independently in your own home in the Eastern Suburbs and would like to become a client of the Burger Centre, please call FirstCall JewishCare on 1300 133 660.
Positive Ageing Program
Currently funded via a grant from the JCA, this program is aimed at more active older people in the community. The program aims at keeping individuals well, connected and educated. The program follows the current trends in what is considered healthy ageing and promotes activities that help acquire skills in keeping fit and preventing falls.
- HydroCise or gentle water exercises - run weekly in the Eric Dreikurs Aquatic Centre. Classes are fun and invigorating. The gentle support of the water can provide relief for those who suffer arthritic pain and other mobility related ailments or injuries.
- Tai Chi - a modified form of tai chi runs twice a week by a Tai Chi master who is also a qualified doctor.
- Zumba Gold - a modified version of the Latin dance fitness program which is tailored to active seniors, both men and women.
- Strength and Balance classes.
- Ukulele - a four stringed instrument which is fun and easy to learn.
All classes attract a small fee. Lunch is offered before or after a class.
For more information please call 02 8345 9147.