Community Visitors’ Scheme Program

Cindy and her two sons Ivan and Isaac have recently commenced weekly visits via the Community Visitors’ Program. They have been paired with Ivy and her husband Ferdinand who now live in a local nursing home. They all play music together, accompanied by Ivy on her keyboard. Long chats are …

September 5, 2018 Featured News | News
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Melville Cares Support Workers’ Dinner

Support Workers from Melville Cares are invited to attend an informal dinner party each year. This is a great opportunity for our hardworking staff to mingle after hours and get to know new members of the Melville Cares Support Worker team. This year a large group of over 30 staff …

September 5, 2018 Featured News | News
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Regaining Some Independence

  Jean has been a client of Melville Cares for many years. Over this period we have assisted with some of the heavier household tasks she needs completed. At Melville Cares our ethos is continuity of care, and we focus on building relationships with our clients. It was because of …

August 1, 2018 Featured News | News
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Melville Cares Community Library Project

Melville Cares is proud to announce our new installation of Community Library boxes located at June Barton House and our Friendship centre in Archibald Street Willagee. These were the outcome of a community collaboration project between Melville Cares,  AtWork Australia and People Who Care. This project is based on the …

July 11, 2018 Featured News | News
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Foot and Nail Care Services

Did you know that Melville Cares provides “Foot and Nail Care” services? This service ensures our clients have their feet maintained regularly. Our staff are trained in the service and regularly check client’s foot health and skin/nail integrity. Here is one of our clients Jeanette having this service with Support …

June 20, 2018 News
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Melville Cares Weekend Getaways

Melville Cares provides the fabulous opportunity to attend weekend getaways with fully trained staff to support people who would like a weekend break from their routine at home. The weekend getaway trips run from Friday morning till Sunday afternoon. The ‘getaways’ are a great option for those that would like to go away …

June 20, 2018 Featured News | News
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Ode To Carers | A Poem By Christa

  As you all know We as Carers play a very special role In the Veteran’s life… And do we ever go on strike? No….   But all the jobs we do, which we shouldn’t And who wouldn’t say yes, to those begging old eyes But those old eyes are …

June 8, 2018 News
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Melville Cares Implements Exciting New Intergenerational Program for Seniors and Young Families at facility in Palmyra

  Melville Cares has launched an exciting new intergenerational initiative, aptly named the ‘Grand Collective’, which takes a unique approach to addressing social isolation across all generations in the our local community. While socialisation is an important aspect of age friendly Friendship Clubs, the programs mainly involve seniors interacting with …

May 23, 2018 Featured News | News
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Stay On Your Feet Falls Preventions

With Winter fast approaching and the colder, wetter weather just around the corner, now is the time of year when awareness about slip trip prevention is paramount. Melville Cares supports the ‘Stay On Your Feet’ Initiative through Injury Matters to teach our clients how they can make their homes safer, …

May 16, 2018 News
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Two Retired Volunteers

Pam and Bev had over 18 years of volunteering between them at Melville Cares, Centre Based Friendship Club. The ladies were supporting the staff with kitchen duties, social support and participating in all activities with the Friendship Club on a Friday.   They will be greatly missed from Friendship Club. …

May 9, 2018 News
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