Social and Recreational Programs, Domestic Assistance and Community Access for Seniors
We offer a variety of programs and activities each month. Whether you are after gentle exercises, interesting excursions, informative talks, arts and crafts, looking to join a Men’s Group or much more, we have something for you.
Click here to download a program for Gungahlin.
Click here to download a program for Weston.
We also offer Domestic Assistance and Community Access services which help frail, older people to maximise their independence.
My Aged Care can assess your eligibility for a funded place in our services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
My Aged Care contact
Other regular activities
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
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
Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Cnr Pitman and Holwell Streets, Tuggeranong
Held every Monday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, Gungahlin
Community Visitors Scheme
Through our Community Visitors Scheme, volunteers visit older people living in the community to provide companionship for those who may have become lonely because of many different reasons such as limited family and social contact, for cultural reasons, or through a disability.
The interests of volunteers are matched with the interests of the people they visit to support the natural development of friendships. These shared interests may include, for example, reading, hobbies, discussing current events and news, playing board games or going for a walk.
Visits occur at times suitable for both the volunteer and the client. There is a minimum commitment of one visit per fortnight.
Who is eligible?
Individuals living in the ACT who are being supported by a Community Home Care Package are eligible to have a Community Visitor. Referrals can be received from Home Care Package providers, their clients or family and friends.