Social Support Groups

Group Support – The Senior Friendship Group

This program provides a social outing for those who meet the eligible criteria; it also enables carer’s to have a break. The service picks up clients each weekday from all over the Wollondilly.

Activities are arranged in consultation with the clients and vary from day to day. A bi-monthly activity program is distributed giving clients details of activities and outings. This may include barbeques, shopping trips, guest speakers, picnics, concerts and themed days. Morning tea and lunch are provided. The groups do not meet on public holidays.

Staff and volunteers are on hand to give any assistance needed. Our buses are fitted with a wheelchair hoist.

There are times when the group attends a special event; for example, a cruise or restaurants – you may be requested to pay for the cost of the event prior to the day. This is because the service may have to book and pay for a certain number of guests and unfortunately some venues require full payment even if not all guests attend. Because of this there could be times when you pay for a function and may not receive a refund if you are unable to attend.

Receipts for weekly contributions will be issued upon request. Additional monies for special functions, donations etc. will be automatically receipted.

Clients are asked to contribute toward the cost of meals and transport provided to them. Individuals are also responsible for personal costs if the group is attending a venue where there is an entrance fee or some other fee involved.

Clients are asked to contribute toward the cost of meals and transport provided to them. Individuals are also responsible for personal costs if the group is attending a venue where there is an entrance fee or some other fee involved.