Social Support Program
Social Support Programs support people living in the community to remain as independent as possible by providing a range of enjoyable and meaningful activities that enhance and maintain their skills and wellbeing.
By participating in these activities, people can enhance, practice or maintain their skills, enjoy social interaction with others, and participate in the community.
The Maldon Hospital Social Support Program offers:
- Strength Training
- Social Groups and Outings
These programs are supported by Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home and Community Care (HACC). They are to cater for people on pensions who are socially isolated. All participants are required to pay a small fee per session. Please discuss with our team if payment is difficult.
Please contact us to discuss your individual needs on phone 5479 8622.
Active Adult Outing Group
This group is designed for people wishing to socialise in an active setting. Outing examples include going to nurseries, cafes, attending a local art gallery or going to the movies. A timetable is released in advance. Sessions run every Thursday afternoon from 11.20am to 4.30pm.
Participants are required to be living independently and able to walk greater than 500 meters unaided on uneven surfaces.
Attendance cost is $5 including transport from the Activity Centre Day Room, plus activity costs if applicable.
This group offers company and friendship to socially isolated people with health complaints living in the community. The group enjoys various activities and group outings. It assists clients remain independent in their own home for as long as they wish to, as well as providing respite for carers who may be caring for someone at home.
The Club is held at the Activity Centre Day Room at Maldon Hospital from 10:00am to 2:30pm. These sessions cost $15 including lunch and local transport if required. When lunch is not provided the fee reduces to $5. Most weeks we go out for lunch, shopping, drives or have a morning singalong.
The purpose of these groups is to reduce the risk of falls, improve balance, general fitness levels, and overall health and wellbeing.
All participants MUST have a relevant doctors medical clearance prior to attending sessions. All session fees are $2.50.
Active Adults Strength Training
These sessions run at 8.30am and 9.05am Tuesday and Thursday. Both low- and high-level options are offered and are designed for participants who are:
- able to walk without aids (i.e.: frames or walking stick)
- able to provide their own transport to the activity room at the hospital.
Chair Based Strength Training
These sessions run at 10.30am Tuesday and Thursday. Both low- and high-level options are offered and are designed for participants who:
- require walking aids (i.e. frames or walking stick)
- require transport (available at a cost of $2.50 locally).