Programs For Seniors

We provide a variety of services and activities for Seniors across Canberra that focus on capacity building, wellness, inclusion, maintaining independence and social participation.

In light of COVID-19, all our seniors centre, group programs and activities have been on hold. However, we are returning to a revised program in our Seniors Centres, please contact us for the most up to date details. We are continuing to support clients accessing home support, and other remote initiatives.

Social and Recreational Activities for Seniors

Communities@Work offers a variety of programs and activities for seniors across Canberra, including seniors’ centres in Ngunnawal and Holder, in-home services for seniors and a community transport program.

At our seniors’ centres, you will have the opportunity to develop friendships, enjoy fun and interesting activities, and maintain your health and wellness.

Our seniors’ programs and activities support wellness and continued independence to foster social connectedness and good health outcomes for you while you continue to live at home.

Whether you are after some gentle exercises, interesting outings, guest speakers covering a range of topics, arts, crafts, gardening, looking to join a men’s or women’s group, or simply meeting and making new friends, we have something for you.


In-home Care and Community Support

We also offer a range of basic support services to assist older people to live in their own homes for as long as possible, to maximise their independence and to access the community.  These in-home and community services for seniors include the following supports:

  • Personal care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Social support

In choosing Communities@Work programs for seniors, in-home services or community transport services, you will experience benefits such as access to the community, better health outcomes, choice for shopping, and your continued access to preferred lifestyles.


Seniors’ Program Calendars

March 2020

Ngunnawal (pdf download)

Holder (pdf download)

Gradual Return to Our Seniors’ Centres

We are currently running sessions between 9:30 to 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Our revised programs comprise an activity with morning/afternoon tea. Both men’s groups, movie group and Wednesday Variety Group have resumed operations.
The Seniors Book and DVD Library are still available. Call us on 6126 9022 to obtain a copy of the catalogue. We will then deliver your books and DVDs.
We are looking forward to rolling out more programs across our Holder and Ngunnawal Seniors Centres, including:
  • Yoga, 10th November @ our Holder Seniors Centre
  • Games group @ our Ngunnawal Centre
We are also seeking interest for participating in a journalism/tech skills/research/storytelling focal group to produce the Newsletter quarterly. The group would meet weekly/fortnightly.

Seniors’ Zoom Group

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We are continuing to offer Zoom (online video chat) activities on Mondays at 1 PM. A recent highlight from our Zoom Group was a fun game of Pictionary that all clients enjoyed. Other upcoming activities on Zoom include:

  • Decoupage on rocks
  • Gingerbread train activity
  • Trivia for Melbourne Cup week.

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Other Regular Activities for Seniors

The Women’s Neighbourhood Group is a friendly, informal social group for women of all ages. The Group supports the Australian Federal Police and Canberra Hospital with donations of hand-made Trauma Teddies and rugs. The Group also provides donations of handmade adult bibs and crochet knee rugs to residential aged care facilities.

  • Held Friday between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm
    Southern Hub, Cnr Pitman and Holwell Streets, Tuggeranong (change from Tuggeranong to Southern Hub)

The Gungahlin Women’s Group promotes enrichment, mutual support and companionship/friendship amongst local Gungahlin woman and offers a range of interest groups and activities designed by and for women.

  • Held every Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, Gungahlin

Our Sing-a-long provides a great opportunity for seniors to socialise and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and bingo. A variety of entertainers, including Sing Australia, Karaoke and Belly Dancing, perform each fortnight and a jukebox plays a variety of music, including all the old-time favourites.

  • Fortnightly on Mondays between 12 pm — 3.00 pm
    Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club, Corner of Pitman and Holwell Streets, 2900, Tuggeranong, ACT

Referral Pathway: My Aged Care

Our services are available to all seniors. If you wish to access Government funded services and you are aged 65 or older, or if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and 50 years or older, you will need to contact My Aged Care.

My Aged Care will then assess your eligibility for a referral to our services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

 

My Aged Care Contact information

Phone: 1800 200 422

Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Saturday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au

Locations

Communities@Work Southern Hub

Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Communities@Work Weston Creek

John Turner Building, 172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611

Communities@Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre

Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913

Communities@Work Southern Hub

Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Communities@Work Weston Creek

John Turner Building, 172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611

Communities@Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre

Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913

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