Astley Care provides quality Day Club and Social Outing services to frail, older people and their carers living in their own homes. We employ local trustworthy staff who know your community.
Astley Care runs a variety of programs five days a week and every second Saturday, either from Astley House or from our Langford Centre. The Astley House Club runs groups from Mon-Fri for frail aged people either from 10 am to 2.30 pm or a half day.
A Men’s group, a dementia-specific program, and frail aged group are also run within the Langford Club. The programs aim to provide socialisation for people who find it difficult to access other social venues and provide respite for carers.
Transport is provided in a bus equipped with a wheelchair hoist, and trained staff provide personal care if required. The programs include morning tea and lunch and a variety of activities to promote wellness. To find out more about accessing our Day Club, contact our Group Services, Coordinator at 6500 8230.
Our Day Club is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Clients are actively involved in planning the programs and can choose their level of involvement in any activity. The Day Club is built on client choice and selection. The centre offers a range of activities in-house, including games, quizzes, concerts, and crafts and Community outings such as; restaurants, pubs, art centres, museums, shopping trips and other activities recommended in the groups.
We provide Lunch, Morning tea, refreshments and if needed, transportation.
In addition to our daily Day Centre, we have speciality groups for clients with similar needs. Everyone is welcome to all groups; we will assist you in recommending groups and days based on your interests and availability.
Mondays – Men’s group. A group designed by men for men and includes programs that Men may find interesting.
Tuesday – Dementia-specific group. Attendance at the Dementia specific group does not require a formal diagnosis, and the Tuesday Dementia -specific group is not the only group suitable for people living with memory loss. Activities are adapted to incorporate all levels of memory loss and participation.
Thursday evenings – Carers and care recipient group welcomes carers and the person they care for. Like the Day Club, clients enjoy dinner together and can participate in activities and outings. The carer benefits by socialising with their partner/loved one in an accepting environment, making new friends, and sharing experiences.
Our Social Outing service runs Tuesday Evening, Friday weekly, and fortnightly on Wednesday and Saturday. This service is based on accessing the community. Some recent outings of choice have been to pubs, restaurants, the local library, shopping trips, and other places of interest.
Our Day Club and Social Outings are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Service (CHSP); alternatively, if you have a Home Care Package, attendance can be financed via your package of support.
Transport is provided in a bus equipped with a wheelchair hoist, and trained staff provide personal care if required.
The programs include morning tea and lunch and a variety of activities to promote wellness.
Taking a break from your carer role provides a vital opportunity to recharge your batteries. If you are caring for someone and feel that you need some support, why not contact us at Astley Care? Our Carers Group meets monthly for support, socialisation, information, and training in a group setting. We can also provide transport to the group and a respite carer if required.
Even if you are unsure about funding, please call us to find out how Astley Care can help you live your best life!
If you would like to know more, please call our Day Club on 6500 8250
Funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments through the CHSP Program