UPS’s Day Club staff and volunteers are well-equipped to support the needs of ageing people, some of whom may be experiencing loneliness or have disabilities that make it more difficult for them to connect with their surrounding communities.
Exercise classes, chances to eat out, opportunities to take part in information days or tours, or to have a context in which to share skills and experience with one another are just some of the ways people can gain support from being involved in our Day Care Programs.
UPA has Day Clubs at the following locations:
Cooinda Day Club (Riverina Murray Region)
The Cooinda Day Club runs on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Henty Community Centre. The programme is open to the frail aged or disabled clients. Activities may include regular outings to live entertainment, special events, luncheons. There is a wide range of activities and entertainment on at the Center daily. There is a monthly devotional service provided by all the local churches. Transport is available for those that require it to attend.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Cooinda Day Club Co-ordinator on:-
Tel: (02) 6929 3244 (Business hours Monday to Friday)
Amaroo Day Club – Murray Vale Dementia Day Care
The Amaroo Day Club is a day respite programme catering for people with Dementia. The purpose of Amaroo Day Club is to support Carers of people with Dementia by providing a respite service. The Day Club has been in operation since 1987 and is funded by the Home and Community Care Programme.
The Amaroo Day Club strives to provide a wide variety of flexible activities which encourage participation, mental stimulation and the maintenance of physical abilities in a social setting. Also being responsive to the social, cultural and physical needs of the clients.
Activities may include craft, outings, entertainment, word games and quizzes.
The Day Club is held in the purpose built Amaroo Building, located next door to the Murray Vale Shalem Residential Aged Care facility, 342 Wagga Road, Lavington on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. The cost is $5.00 per day including lunch. Transport can be provided where required at no extra cost. No referral is needed.
Please note – Prior diagnosis of Dementia is required.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Amaroo Day Club Co-ordinator on:-
Tel: (02) 6025 1776 (Business hours Monday to Friday).
Culcairn Social Support Service (Riverina Murray Region)
The Social Support Service is a support program funded through NSW Home and Community Care. Services that may be offered are one on one support to attend a social or group activity, shopping, paying bills, banking, minor garden or home maintenance or transportation to appointments or outings.
The group is also running a Day Club to support 35-65 year old males in the Culcairn area.
The cost to clients to be involved in this program is normal costs associated with any activity such as admission charges, transport or meals.
Further information can be obtained by contacting:-
Culcairn Social Support Service Co-ordinator,
Ivor Street, Henty
Further information can be obtained by contacting Culcairn Social Support Service on:-
Tel: (02) 6929 3244 (Business hours Monday to Friday.)