The ACT Government has implemented a lockdown. Our Seniors’ centre activities have been closed due to the lockdown. We will continue to operate within restrictions and provide welfare checks through phone contact. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information and for the status of our services.
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.
Please find information about our activities below, and in our downloadable program:
Seniors Weekly Program – 2021 (pdf download)
Please note that places are limited for all groups and bookings are essential. Please book your spot by calling Tess on 6126 9022 or email email@example.com
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@Work device.
The Scoop – Holder
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Join us as we work together to design, develop and deliver the Communities@Work Seniors Newsletter. We want to include what you want to read, from local news, current affairs, client stories, recipes, activities and more! Come along and put your knowledge, skills and experiences to good use! Afterwards, share in a light lunch with the group.
Someone once said, ‘The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people’ and we could not agree more. We welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and religions and believe in sharing knowledge, learning about experiences and celebrating stories. The Culture Exchange will be held every Monday morning from 10am to 1pm at Ngunnawal. Come along and learn about a variety of cultures, participate in themed activities and share stories with friends over a light lunch.
Start your day right with our Exercise Group at Ngunnawal, held every Tuesday morning from 9:30am to 11:30am. Here you’ll spend the first half of the session engaging in various forms of exercise including chair yoga, strength and balance, and weight and resistance exercises. Afterwards, chat with friends and meet new ones as we share morning tea together and play a game or two!
Are you a book worm? Or a film buff? Or simply enjoy good discussion centred around a variety of interesting topics? This is the group for you, held every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to 3:30pm. Each month, we will explore a wide range of books, movies and discussions topics of your choosing to share our experiences, expand our knowledge and challenge our thinking! Nothing is off limits! Afternoon tea will be provided.
They say, ‘variety is the spice of life’, so why not come along to our Variety Group at Ngunnawal, held every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. 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! A light lunch will be provided.
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.
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
LocationsCommunities@Work Southern Hub
Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets, GREENWAY ACT, 2900Communities@Work Gungahlin
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912Communities@Work Weston Creek
John Turner Building, 172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611Communities@Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre
Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913
Corner Pitman & Holwell Streets, GREENWAY ACT, 2900
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912
John Turner Building, 172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611
Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913