Multicultural Social Support - Portugal and Portuguese speaking people
The Multicultural Social Support project provides opportunities for practical and emotional support for Portuguese speaking Seniors and their carers.
This project enables people to continue to live safely and independently at home and to remain active and involved members in their communities. Activities include a Seniors' Social Support Group, communal lunches, and recreational outings.
Seniors' Social Support Group
Meets for social interaction, information sessions, games, morning tea and light lunch. Books, audio books, Videos and DVD's in community languages are available for loan. Information about other relevant services is provided in order to assist people to manage their own affairs and to continue to live safely and independently at home. Some people contribute to Wrap with Love - a knitting group that makes blankets for people in need.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Where: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 11-13 Darley Street Newtown
Recreational outings are organised and take our seniors to various destinations including visits to parks for a BBQ, sightseeing, museums, galleries and flower festivals.
Where: Various destinations around the Sydney Metropolitan area. Individual transport is also available to the elderly who live in the Marrickville area.
Cost: There is a small charge towards some of the services that we provide.
A waiting list applies for some services.
Falls Prevention Information Sheets
Build stability, strength and balance to avoid injury due to falls. from the Clinical Excellence Commission.
Available in English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and many other community languages.
Click here for a copy of 'Staying Active and on your Feet'.
Information from Clinical Excellence Commissions
In order to join the Multicultural Social Support Group, please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422
or visit My Aged Care website: www.myagedcare.gov.au and request to be referred to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Portuguese Speaking Multicultural Support Group.
For more information and support
Phone: 9564 7305
Mondays and Thursdays only.