Rivendell House Pakenham

mecwacare Rivendell House in Pakenham offers social group programs, strength training, day trips, a carers’ support group, men’s shed and activities for people with an acquired brain injury or a disability.

Services are offered to people over 65 or younger people who have a disability under the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People and National Disability Insurance Scheme in and around the Shire of Cardinia.

Community services in Cardinia Shire

Social Support Groups

Activity groups provide opportunities for people to connect with 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.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am to 3pm.

Where: mecwacare Rivendell House, 8 Henry Street, Pakenham. Phone: 03 5941 2315.

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Strength training

Strength training helps you regain and maintain muscle strength, as well as improve balance,  flexibility, bone density and coordination. It can also reduce the risk of falls while increasing your confidence and wellbeing.

As part of mecwacare’s Strength Training program, our trained staff and a qualified fitness instructor design progressive training to suit your existing fitness level. Your progress is regularly monitored throughout the program. We recommend two sessions per week for maximum benefit.

Who can join: People who live in the Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas and are over the age of 65 or have a disability.

When and where:

  • Every Tuesday from 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm at Pakenham Senior Citizens Centre, 38 James Street, Pakenham.
  • Every Thursday from 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm at the Garfield Community Centre, 2 Beswick Street, Garfield.

Cost: There is a small cost to participate in this.

Download program flyer HERE

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NDIS/HACCPYP Funded Group

A social get-together for people with disabilities. Provides a chance to meet, socialise and enjoy outings.

Who can join? People who live in the Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas, and who are eligible for funding under the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People and National Disability Insurance Scheme.  Please call us to find out how you can join 03 5941 2315.

When: Fridays from 10am to 3pm.

Where: mecwacare Rivendell House, 8 Henry Street, Pakenham. Phone: 03 5941 2315.

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Woodwork in the Men’s Shed

mecwacare’s Woodwork program is based in the Men’s Shed at Rivendell House in Pakenham and is supported by a combination of staff and volunteers. Clients can work together and complete group woodwork projects or work on their own individual project.

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

When: Every Wednesday 1pm to 4pm.

Where: mecwacare Rivendell House, 8 Henry Street, Pakenham’. Phone: 03 5941 2315.

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Carers’ Support Group

mecwacare’s Carers’ Support Group provides education, support and opportunities for carers to meet, socialise and support each other in their caring role.

This group understands how difficult the role of a carer can be.

Come and share your experiences, exchange ideas, develop networks, build friendships and be informed by guest speakers who will offer advice, valuable information and links to services.

Who can join? Please call us to find out how you can join: 03 5941 2315.

Where: mecwacare Rivendell House, 8 Henry Street, Pakenham. Phone: 03 5941 2315.

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Gypsies Outings

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

When: Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm

Where: mecwacare Rivendell House, 8 Henry Street, Pakenham. Phone: 03 5941 2315.

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Transport for most activities may be available for those who live locally. A small fee may apply.

Some activities and strength training programs may be available at other community sites within the Shire of Cardinia.

Please contact 03 5941 2315 for programs details and locations.