Planned Activity Groups
We aim to offer recreation, entertainment, laughter, activity, fun, food and above all help to establish new friendships.
Who are eligible
People are eligible to participate if they are living independently in their home and are:-
Older people with a disability;
Younger people with a disability;
People with an acquired brain injury; and
Carers of these people.
Participation in the program
Anyone can refer an eligible person to this program by contacting the Planned Activity Group Coordinator on 03 5654 2785. All new participants undergo an assessment of their individual needs prior to commencing. This program provides a opportunity to re-establish or initiate new social contacts within the local community. We make every effort to overcome any potential barriers to participating in the program.
Areas the program services
The Planned Activity Group’s programs are structured to provide services to different communities on different days encompassing most of the South Gippsland Shire.
Group activities are generally provided between 10:00am and 2:30pm. Morning tea and lunch is usually provided as part of the program. Participants are required to be ready for pick up between 9.00am and 10:00am and will be returned home between 2:30 pm and 4:00pm. Please note there is no specific time for pick up or returning home.
Do's and dont's
Do inform us of walking and mobility concerns (wheelchairs, frames)
Do tell us of allergies, medical conditions or medical alerts
Do relax, have fun and enjoy yourself
Don’t forget to call us if you are not able to attend.
Medication and personal care
Staff are NOT permitted to administer medications or undertake personal care tasks.
A scheduled fee is charged and invoiced monthly or quarterly. Some outings attract entry fees and additional charges. Clients are required to bring additional money with them for such outings and are notified accordingly.
If you are not able to attend the program for any reason, you must contact our staff on 03 56 542 791 to advise them of your absence. If the office is unattended, please ensure you leave a message with the relevant details.
The program provides transport enabling most people to be picked up from their homes. Our fleet includes buses fitted with hydraulic hoists that allow us to pick up people with complex mobility concerns. Seat belts must be worn at all times. It is compulsory to wear a seat belt at all times with the exception of a valid exemption certificate.
Types of activities
As a general guide, activities can include:-
Exercise, Massage & Relaxation
Indoor Games, Quizzes & Brainteasers
Picnics & BBQ’s
Music & Entertainment
Visits to local groups and places of interest
We also link in with Allied Health Services and other community services.
We generally tailor our activities to suit participant interest. The activity plan is a guide only and is subject to weather etc.
Saturday Planned Activity Group
We offer a specific program for people with a disability. This program is designed to suit people looking for social activity and carers seeking respite. Activities are planned by the clients to suit their interests.
Please call the Planned Activity Group Coordinator on 5654 2785 if you are interested in participating in this program.