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.

Social and Recreational Activities for Seniors

Communities at 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 at 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.


Activities at our Seniors’ Centres

Please find information about our activities below, and in our downloadable program:
Seniors Weekly Program – 2022 (pdf download)

Please note that places are limited for all groups and bookings are essential. Please book your spot by calling Tess on 6126 6254 or email tessa.hutchison@commsatwork.org

Ngunnawal Seniors Centre
  • Mondays: The Cultural Exchange (AM) and Creative Projects (PM)
  • Tuesdays: Healthy Living (AM) and Bookworms and Film Buffs (PM)
  • Wednesdays: Spice of Life (AM)
  • Fridays: Men’s Business (AM)

January Seniors Activity Calendar: Ngunnawal

NEW February Seniors Activity Calendar: Ngunnawal

Holder Seniors Centre
  • Mondays: Creative Projects (AM) and Fun and Games (PM)
  • Thursdays: Healthy Living (AM)
  • Fridays: Spice of Life (AM)

January Seniors Activity Calendar: Holder

NEW February Seniors Activity Calendar: Holder

Need help with transport to and from home?
Our friendly, professional community transport drivers are available. Just let us know or visit our transport page for details. 

Fun and Games – Holder
Join with friends and make new ones as we play a variety of games while enjoying some food together. From the old classics to the new favourites, board games, brain games, even ball games, you will never be bored at the games group!

The Culture Exchange – Ngunnawal
We welcome people from all backgrounds and believe in sharing knowledge, experiences and stories. Come along and learn about a variety of cultures, participate in themed activities and share stories with friends over light refreshments.

Download our weekly calendar of activities for the most up-to-date information.

Bookworms, Film buffs and Beyond – Ngunnawal
Each month, we will explore a wide range of books, movies and discussions topics of your choosing to share our experiences, expand our knowledge, have fun, and discover something new with food and friends!

Spice of Life – Ngunnawal
From trivia to travel, bingo to bowling, pen pals and performers and don’t forget the excursions, there is something for everyone at the variety group! Food will be provided.

Download our weekly calendar of activities for the most up-to-date information.

 

Check out the first edition of Communities at Work’s ‘The Golden Times’ newsletter!  The Golden Times is a newsletter that is designed, developed and delivered by seniors for seniors.

The Golden Times – Spring 2021 (PDF download) 


The CheckinCBR app is now mandatory for Community Centres and is in use in our centres. There is an option to check-in independently if you have your own device, and we are able to complete your check-in using a Communities at Work device.

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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

Other Regular Activities for Seniors

All our Seniors Centre group programs and activities that were previously on hold due to COVID-19 have returned with revised programs.  We are supporting clients accessing home support, and we will continue to do so, along with other remote initiatives should the local COVID-19 environment change at any time.

Please contact us for the most up to date details. 

The Gungahlin Women’s Group promotes enrichment, mutual support and companionship/friendship amongst local Gungahlin women and offers a range of interest groups and activities designed by and for women. This group is currently meeting at 11 am on Mondays at the Raiders Club and welcome drop-ins. Alternative, you can also contact us for details. 

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. This group is currently on hold.

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. This activity is currently on hold. 

Locations

Communities at Work Southern Hub

Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Communities at Work Gungahlin

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

Communities at Work Weston Creek

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

Communities at Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre

Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913

Communities at Work Southern Hub

Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Communities at Work Gungahlin

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

Communities at Work Weston Creek

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

Communities at Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre

Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913

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