We offer programs to help older people still living at home maintain social connections with their community.
We organise two types of group outings for eligible residents every month so you can get out and about, meet people and explore new and interesting places around Melbourne.
Mondays: full-day social support group trips to a variety of places for lunch and exploration.
Wednesdays: half-day group outings to out-of-area shopping destinations.
We may also be able to assist with community transport to and from other activities, and are always happy to discuss your transport requests with you.
Before you can use our services
You need to be approved by My Aged Care to receive social support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) before we can provide you with these services.
If you already receive these services from the City of Boroondara, you can contact our Active Ageing Services.
Other social support providers
There are many other aged service providers in Boroondara who also provide regular outings and other opportunities for socialising.
For example, aged care residential centres also often provide social activities for non-residents. Sometimes called 'day programs', these may include activities like sharing a cooked meal, arts and crafts, board games, discussion groups and exercise classes. Many of these also provide transport to and from the venue.
Search our Activities for Over 55s to find options near you.
We also have over 25 Seniors Clubs in our city, including Clubs from different cultural backgrounds such as Greek, Italian, Chinese, Armenian, German and Vietnamese clubs.
Some support providers also offer friendly visiting programs where volunteers will call or visit a person in their own home.