The MOSS Planned Activity Groups program is flexible, enabling clients of varying interests, diverse backgrounds and abilities to participate in activities, cultural celebrations and outings in a respectful, safe and welcoming environment.
Social Support Groups are designed to encourage and support individuals to remain socially connected to their communities. Our goal is to enable people to remain living independently, stay engaged in meaningful activities to reduce social isolation and improve their general health and well-being through physical and mental stimulation.
Who is the program for?
This program is for:
- NDIS participants
- Clients 55 years and over
- Indigenous Clients 50 years and over
What are the objectives of the program?
Clients are encouraged to identify their individual recreational and social goals and will be supported to achieve their desired outcomes through meaningful and supported planning. We assess each person’s abilities and interests and incorporate them into the modern world. In our rooms, we wish to create a space where each attendee is accepted, respected and made to feel welcome by the group. We want participants to feel supported, but we also like to challenge them to learn new skills.
Social Support Groups provide a friendly and inclusive environment for the aged and individuals with disabilities. We identify individuals’ needs and develop social and recreational goals to support each client’s abilities. Nutritious meals are provided with each session considering client input and dietary requirements. Many of the wonderful activities and cultural celebrations often revolve around food throughout the year.
Where is the program offered?
Social Support Groups are located in the local government areas of Moreland, Darebin and Banyule. Our Planned Activity Groups are located on the Office of Housing Older Persons estates in spaces shared by tenants to varying degrees. As such, these groups provide a drop-in service to persons living on these estates and may not be current clients of the program. Programs are developed to be welcoming and friendly to foster a sense of community connection and address social isolation issues whilst involving participants in the planning of activities.
351 Barkly Street Brunswick – Monday to Friday
1 Holmes Street Northcote – Tuesday and Friday
221 Southern Road Heidelberg – Monday and Wednesday
How can you access this program?
- NDIS Support Coordinator
- My Aged Care
- Local Community Health
- Case Manager
- Self-referral for clients under 65 with a support package
For more information on this program or our other service offerings, get in touch using our simple online form or reach out with the program specific contact information above.