For information on any of mecwacare’s Support Groups, please contact each centre directly. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome referrals from individuals, families, health professionals and regional services.
Please direct referrals to Support Groups as follows:
People over 65 living within the community and people of any age with a disability.
First, you need to call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and register. Then you can ask to be referred to the Support Group services at mecwacare at any of our centres.
Support Groups provide an opportunity to try new things, catch up with old friends and meet new people. Each program is organised by experienced staff and dedicated volunteers who lead a range of programs to meet your needs. Activities include word games and puzzles, arts and crafts, gardening, theme days, bingo, carpet bowls, singing and dancing, light exercises, movies and guest speakers.
There are numerous benefits to attending a support group, including independence, community access, better physical and emotional health, and respite for carers.
Transport can be provided to and from our Support Groups. mecwacare has wheelchair-accessible buses that are used to pick up clients within the town boundaries. Unfortunately, we are unable to pick up clients who live out of town, however clients are welcome to make their own way to our centres.
You will be asked to pay a small fee towards your services depending on your financial situation. This will be in accordance with government and funding requirements.