Strathfield Council provides a centre-based Aged Day Care program for frail-aged and socially isolated residents in Strathfield and surrounding local government areas. The service is funded by HACC (Home and Community Care) and auspiced by Strathfield Council.
The aim of the service is to enhance general health and well being of frail and socially isolated older people in a stimulating and friendly environment. Aged Day Care is a service where elderly people can meet and participate in activities and outings. Respite encourages people to use and share their skills with others, as well as learn new skills. It provides an opportunity for persons who are caring for elderly relatives to have some free time or do their shopping, relax or visit a friend ie temporary relief from their caring role.
The program involves a variety of activities organised by the Aged Day Care Coordinator including:
- gentle exercise
- mental stimulation, such as memory games and quizzes
- relaxation exercises
- guest speakers
- regular outings are held
Who is eligible for the service?
- who live in Strathfield Local Government area or surrounding areas
- who live at home
- who need support to go out of the home
- who are socially isolated
- who are reasonably mobile
- who are independent in their personal hygiene.
The program operates 8.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the Strathfield Community Centre, 1B Bates Street, Homebush.
Transport is provided to and from the centre. The Council Bus departs from the centre at 9am and picks up clients from their homes. The bus departs from the centre at 2pm to take clients back to their homes.
The client contribution is $15 per day as of 1 July 2015, which includes transport, morning tea, lunch and activities.
For further information please contact the Aged Day Care Coordinator on 9764 6746 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.