Uniting AgeWell’s social support programs enable people to meet and mix with others through centre-based social and leisure activities and community outings.
Our ‘Well for Life’ programs provide an opportunity for exercise, strength training and health education.
We also offer centre-based programs for people living with dementia, and targeted small group social and leisure activities.
Programs are flexible and responsive to the individual’s needs and provide an environment that encourages and supports the maintenance of daily living skills and opportunities for social interaction.
Uniting AgeWell has developed a dementia-friendly social support checklist in conjunction with Barwon South West Department of Health and Human Services, to ensure people living with dementia can experience social support programs that reduce the effects of dementia and increase opportunities for meaningful participation.
It can also be used by any social support program.
In addition, we offer a vibrant activity group for people in the Geelong region with younger onset dementia. The Hello Monday group supports people to keep active and connected in their community.
Uniting AgeWell receives funding from the Department of Health and the Commonwealth Home Support Program to provide planned activity groups for eligible seniors living in the community.
To find out what social supports are available in your area, contact a centre near you or call the Uniting AgeWell team on 1300 783 435.