Active and Older
Our Active and Older program is a great way to get out and about, meet new friends, gain practical assistance, and learn new skills, all with the assistance of our friendly, local team.
Like all our services, the Active and Older program offers you the flexibility and choice to participate in a way that suits you. Take a look at the different types of activities below to find out more, or give our friendly team a call on 1300 65 88 30 to chat about how you would like to get involved.
You can also see What's On? by clicking through and viewing the current month's activities below.
Please note, you must be registered with MyAgedCare and with MidCoast Assist in order to be able to participate in our program of social activities. Not registered? Call our friendly team on 1300 65 88 30 for assistance to find out if you're eligible to get involved.
Join us most days of the week at our Forster centre in Breese Parade, or at the Hawks Nest Community Hall. The wide range of activities available offer a great opportunity to meet up with friends, and give carers a well earned break, while focusing on assisting people with dementia and their carers.
Our centre-based service includes:
- Group activities, including meals
- Group outings, including ladies and mens days
- Carer’s group
- Art based activities
- Movement based activities
- Cognitive stimulation activities
We also offer transport to and from the centre, making it easy for everyone to come along and join in an activity of their choice.
Living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging, so we’re here to help. Along with our centre-based activities, our team can offer personalised advice and support for both clients and their carers.
Click to view the what's on for:
Centre-based Activities Forster(PDF, 241KB) (2 page flyer)
Dolphin's Social Group Hawks Nest(PDF, 701KB) (2 page flyer)
Thursday Group Hawks Nest(PDF, 665KB) (2 page flyer)
By connecting clients with our fantastic team of friendly, local volunteers, our Neigbour Aid service is another great way to keep you active and independent. The program offers a wide range of individual and group activities, and practical assistance, including:
- Social outings, including ladies and mens days
- Assistance with shopping and other errands
- Transport to and from banking, medical and other appointments
- Day bus trips
- Companions for a cuppa and a chat
- Telephone monitoring
- Minor home maintenance
Our Neighbour Aid staff are friendly, thoughtful and caring. If you’d like to make a connection, call our team today on 1300 65 88 30.
You can also request information or a call back, or provide feedback on our services, through our online enquiry form.
Click to view the calendars for our current activities:
Neighbour Aid program Forster(PDF, 267KB) (4 page flyer)
Ladies Group Hawks Nest(PDF, 985KB) (2 page flyer)
Codger's Men's Group Hawks Nest(PDF, 218KB) (2 page flyer)