Social Inclusion & Wellbeing Program
Social groups at Kerrabee
Our Social Inclusion and Wellbeing program ensures residents that are frail/aged, have a disability, or are socially isolated receive support to remain independent and continue to participate in the community.
These programs are aimed to help you to stay active, healthy and connected to others in the community.
Run by skilled and experienced staff and supported by welcoming volunteers, our social groups provide activities in a relaxed environment. Social groups are based both at Kerrabee and in community venues.
Participants suggest activities and a monthly program plan is developed together.
There is a wide range of varied activities, chosen by participants which can include but not limited to:
- craft and creating
- exercise and wellbeing
- games and quizzes
- discussions about topical issues
- outings to various community venues of interest
- armchair travel
- guest speakers
- cultural events and celebrations
- relaxing and engaging in the company of others
- activities and exchanges with younger generations.
During group activities we provide a nutritious and delicious meal through our Meals on Wheels service, which are prepared freshly by Council’s Karralyka kitchen, or you can bring your own meal from home.
Programs consist of a variety of same-sex or mixed gendered participants, ensuring members have choice in which program is best suited to them. Participants are encouraged to arrange their own transport to and from Kerrabee, however if required we can pick you up from home in the morning and return you home in the afternoon. Our buses are air-conditioned and have a hoist if you have difficulty using the steps. Generally, bus pickups are between 8.45am and 10am and drop you home between 2.30pm and 4pm. Programs run from approximately 10am until 2.30pm.
When outings take place during mealtimes, food and beverages can be purchased individually by participants as desired.
Programs are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as extreme weather events and run year-round except public holidays and 2-week closure over the Christmas to New Year period.
Here are testimonials from some of our attendees:
"Very good service - good communication & understanding - very patient."
"Helpers are very efficient & understanding, friendly & spend time listening & supporting & helpings in extra ways, thanks."
"I was impressed at how quickly my needs were addressed. Everyone involved was kind & helpful & listened to what I was saying."
"Kerrabee always ensure that us clients are involved in planning activities."