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Planned Activity Groups

 

The Planned Activity Group program offers varied social and recreational programs to meet the needs of specific client groups. Services are provided to eligible clients and their families.

 

Activities provided in our day centre based facility include:

 

  • frailed aged people or older people with a disability
  • younger, disabled adults
  • people with acquired brain injuries
  • groups for frail, elderly people from cultural backgrounds including Turkish, Italian, Kurdish, Russian  
  • people living with dementia
  • repsite for carers

This service is supported by funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.

 

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What sort of groups, activities and meals are provided?

 

Planned Activity Groups offer a range of activities which may include gentle exercises, adapted floor games, table games, quizzes, bingo, craft, music, occasional guest speaks and outings.

 

All clients are provided with morning tea. For lunch, we prepare freshly cooked meals, catering for a range of dietary and cultural preferences.

 

Specific groups are conducted for:

 

  • disabled adults over 55 who reside with a carer who needs respite
  • people with dementia
  • physically or intellectual disabled adults between the ages of 18 and 60
  • elderly people with a disability
  • frail or isolated elderly people
  • frail, elderly, disabled people of cultural backgrounds including Italian, Russian, Kurdish, Turkish 

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Am I eligible for this service?

 

Anyone living in Hume or Northern Moreland who, without the basic maintenance and support services provided by the National Home and Community Care Program, would be at risk of premature or inappropriate long term residential care or are unpaid carers of people assessed as being:

 

  • older and frail people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities;
  • younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities; or
  • other people as are agreed upon by the Commonwealth and State Ministers of Health

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Do I need a referral for this service?

 

Anyone may make a referral to this service for eligible people or their unpaid carers. Upon receipt of your referral, an appointment will be made to undertake an assessment of eligibility at the client's or carer's home.

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What does this service cost?

 

Please refer to our fee brochure.

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Where is the service located, do you provide transport and what are your hours?

 

A combination of wheelchair accessible buses, mini-buses and a station wagon is used to transport clients to and from groups.

 

Groups and activities operate from our Craigieburn, Broadmeadows and Meadow Heights campuses on the following days:

 

Dianella Community Health, Broadmeadows Health Service, 35 Johnstone St, Broadmeadows Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 3:30pm (excluding public holidays)

 

Dianella Community Health, 21-27 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 3:30pm (excluding public holidays)

 

Dianella Community Health, 55 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn Monday and Wednesday 9:30am - 3:30pm (excluding public holidays)

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Who do I contact to make an enquiry or to send a referral?

 

To discuss a referral to this service, please contact

 

Intake: 1300 234 263. 

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Can an interpreter be arranged?

 

An interpreter can be arranged upon request.

 

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