The Social Support Group provides planned, innovative and stimulating group activities and respite for carers of people with dementia or memory loss in a fun, friendly and secure environment.
Activities such as exercise programs, cooking, men’s group, brain gym, craft, bus outings, gardening, music and entertainment are provided by qualified diversional therapists trained in working with people who have dementia.
The Social Support Group runs from Tuesday to Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm. Transportation to and from the Day Centre can be arranged.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Government HACC, Day Centre attendance includes a small fee to contribute to the cost of activities.
Contact the Commonwealth Government's My Aged Care service for referral.
Testimonial“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown” Family of Living@Home clients
Testimonial“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs” Family Member of Living@Home client
Testimonial“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed” Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
Testimonial“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide” Family Members of Living@Home clients
Testimonial“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role” Michelle (Living@Home client)
Testimonial“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to” Christine (Living@Home client)
Testimonial“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!” Maurice (Living@Home client)
Testimonial“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better” Joan (Living@Home client)
Testimonial“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!” “I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.” Stuart (Swinton East)
Testimonial“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“ “I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids, they’re all so nice!” John (Lake Lodge)
Testimonial“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff” Margaret (Lake Lodge)
Testimonial“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life” Lynette (Swinton East)