Social Support Groups & Seniors Groups
Our Wellbeing Hub runs programs to support people across all stages of life to enjoy physical and mental health, build strong social connections, participate in their communities and feel safe. To qualify for Seniors Groups you must be over 65 and qualify for My Aged Care. We can assist you to establish your eligibility.
‘I had been very depressed and was struggling in my day to day life but the social group has been great for my mental health. So interesting and fun with such a positive vibe.’ – Kathryn – Group Member
‘Just wanted to express how fantastic the Food Pantry is. I really rely on the service….. so caring and understanding and I really value the respect shown to me.’ – Anne – Food Pantry Client
Chair Dancing & Morning Tea – Weekly chair exercises to help you stay mobile and healthy, followed by morning tea.
Seniors Bingo – Join us for morning tea and bingo every week!
The Knitting Project – Join us and get creative as we create knitted toys for charity. Morning tea provided
Movie Madness – Join us for a movie followed by a light lunch and good conversation.
Shopping Excursion – Transport to and from Coleman Court Weston, and Jamison every fortnight.
Chair Yoga – is a great way for older adults to enjoy the health benefits of yoga and also makes it accessible to more people. Staying seated while doing yoga means that frail seniors or those who aren’t flexible can safely do the exercises. The benefits of chair yoga for older adults include loosening and stretching painful muscles, reducing chronic pain, decreasing stress, and improving circulation. It can help to reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, protects joints and build strength and balance.
Older adults who practice chair yoga in a regular basis, would find that they have gain better lower-body flexibility and balance. They also have less fear of falling and more confidence in their physical abilities. Chair yoga can also help participants develop and maintain muscle strength and improve their upper- and lower-body function.
Practicing chair yoga may help to boost your mood and mental well-being. It can help to manage chronic conditions and reduce chronic pain.
Chinese Group – An online group chat with other Chinese Mandarin speaking seniors.
Croatian Group – Lunch and friendship with Croatian speaking seniors. [Canberra region clubs or Griffith Hall]
Spanish Group – Share food and activities with Spanish speaking seniors. [Griffith Hall]
Social Support Groups:
Strum for Fun Ukulele Group – Beginners & Intermediate ukulele group – Join us for some musical fun.
Art Classes – Unleash your inner creativity and surprise yourself in our new drawing class run by two local artists. All levels/abilities welcome.
Community Gardeners Group – If you love getting stuck into the garden then this is the group for you. Come and socialise while working in our community garden and reap the rewards at a harvest time!
NEST Cooking program – is a cooking course run by the great people at OzHarvest in collaboration with our Wellbeing Hub. Come along to create something delicious together.