Social Support Groups

Fronditha Care’s Social Support Groups are a chance for older people from a Greek speaking background to socialise and reconnect with others.

The groups meet weekly, with activities designed to promote physical and emotional wellbeing while encouraging independence and active ageing.

Activities include:

  • light exercise program and walking program
  • dancing and musical entertainment
  • reminiscing, meeting new people and developing new friendships
  • various outings
  • celebrating days of cultural significance (Greek Orthodox Easter, Christmas, OXI Day, New Years, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day etc)
  • educational programs on community and health related services
  • poetry and sharing stories, talents and skills

The groups provide a regular meeting place where the elderly can expand their social circle, participate in an activity and laugh and relax over a meal or a coffee.

It is also a chance for the participants’ carers to have some well-deserved and much needed respite.

Schedule and Locations:

The Social Support Groups operate weekly between 9:00am and 2:30pm at various locations across Melbourne’s east and south. Participants are required to contribute a small fee for each session and transportation is negotiated with each individual.

The groups are run by Fronditha Care’s qualified and experienced staff, which plan and develop activities around individual interests.

Current Locations:

  • Clayton
  • Box Hill
  • Knox
  • Patterson Lakes

For further information on the groups and eligibility criteria please contact the Activity Groups Coordinator on (03) 9552 4100.

Service providers can refer clients to the program My Aged Care

www.myagedcare.gov.au

Our Social Support Groups are funded through the government’s Commonwealth Home Support Program.

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