SUPPORTING YOU TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY AT HOME
Aged Care Social Groups to Keep You Connected
Our social groups have something for everyone.
We run several community friendship groups to provide opportunities to learn, get involved and meet people, and to avoid becoming socially isolated.
We are flexible and responsive to changing needs and go out of our way to help you find groups and activities that you will enjoy.
View our calendar of social activities.
Social Support Services
The Melville Cares Friendship Centre is located in various locations around the City of Melville. Operating on a daily basis it provides an opportunity for people to regularly get together. Our Friendship Centre offers a range of activities including movies, concerts, picnics, arts, crafts and music.
Social Group Outings
We know how important it is that meaningful relationships are maintained, to make new social contacts, and to continue to engage with the wider community.
Melville Cares organises social group outings for groups of up to 10 people. These can vary from luncheon outings, the movies or other forms of entertainment such as trips to Araluen, Fremantle and the Mandurah canals. We can offer one on one support on these outings if needed.
We also organise outings in the evenings on a regular basis. These social groups provide opportunities to visit restaurants, hotels, movies, shows and Christmas lights outings (seasonal).
Friendship Groups for People with Dementia
Run by experienced support staff, our interactive dementia program is designed to meet the needs of people with dementia.
Our aim is to provide opportunities to socialise, communicate and engage in a safe and stimulating environment. The program includes craft, suitable outings and various forms of entertainment. Fun is always on the agenda and a nutritional home cooked meal is prepared on-site for all participants. These groups also provide some respite for families and carers.
The program also includes our Dementia Café initiative which provides an opportunity for dementia clients and their families to connect with one another in a special safe place. Held on a regular basis at Westfield Booragoon and Hawaiian Melville, our venues are softly lit, calm environments to enjoy quiet interaction.