mecwacare Regional Centres

Community services in Garfield, Cockatoo and Cowes

mecwacare’s regional community services offer activities for older people, including people with dementia and people with disabilities, who can participate in a variety of engaging and rewarding programs and activities at our day centres and in the community.

These groups include activities, outings, gentle exercise, entertainers, music, craft, guest speakers, quizzes and discussions. Services are delivered by professionally trained, caring and approachable staff.

Transport may be available to those who live locally. A small fee may apply.

P Garfield 03 5941 2315 and Cowes 0487 921 585
E community@mecwacare.org.au

Community services at Garfield

mecwacare provides activity groups at the Garfield Community Centre. These groups are offered to people over 65 or who have a disability and are living in the Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas.  Activity groups provide opportunities for people to connect with each other and their community. This includes people with dementia and people with disabilities who can participate in a variety of engaging and rewarding programs and activities at our day centres and in the community.

Activities include outings, gentle exercise, entertainers, music, craft, guest speakers, quizzes and discussions. Services are delivered by trained, caring and approachable staff.

Transport may be available to those who live locally. A small fee may apply.

Who can join? People who live in the Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas and are over the age of 65.

When: Every Wednesday from 10.00am to 2.30pm

Where: Garfield Community Centre, 2 Beswick Street, Garfield. Phone 03 5941 2315.

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Community services at Cockatoo

mecwacare offers an activity group at the Cockatoo and District Senior Citizens Centre. These groups are offered to people over 65 or who have a disability and are living in the Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas.

Social groups provide opportunities for people to connect with each other and their community. This includes people with dementia and people with disabilities, who can participate in a variety of engaging and rewarding programs and activities at our day centres and in the community.

Activities include outings, gentle exercise, entertainers, music, craft, guest speakers, quizzes and discussions. Services are delivered by trained, caring and approachable staff.

Transport may be available to those who live locally. A small fee may apply.

Who can join? People who live in the Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas and are over the age of 65.

When: Thursdays

Where: Cockatoo and District Senior Citizens Centre, 73-79 Pakenham Road, Cockatoo*. Phone 03 5941 2315.

*Due to COVID restrictions, this group is being run at Rivendell House – 8 Henry St, Pakenham VIC 3810

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Community services at Cowes

mecwacare provides clients in Cowes on Phillip Island and San Remo the opportunity to participate in tailored programs that focus on the health and wellbeing of the individual.

Our Bass Coast Carers’ Program includes the following activities:

  • Carers’ workshops and relevant issues, such as Carers Victoria workshops, navigating the aged care system, useful technology, process for accessing residential aged care
  • Monthly carers’ Coffee Morning Teas on the last Tuesday of the month
  • Monthly carers’ social activities, such as trips to Melbourne, movies, lunches and  gardening
  • Continuous support and regular contact through phone calls and emails

Who can join? The Carers Group is available to any Carers in the Bass Coast Area.

How to join? Please call us to find out how you can join: 0487 921 585.

When?

  • Monday outing group: 8.30am to 4.00pm*
  • Tuesday Hall Based Group: 10.00am to 3.00pm
  • Wednesday Hall Based Group: 10.00am to 3.00pm
  • Thursday outing group: 8.30am to 4.00pm*

Where: Phillip Island Senior Citizens, 6 Lions Court, Cowes (Phillip Island).

*Participants are picked up from home for outing groups.