A gap in social support services for people aged over 65 in the Busselton area has been identified and local aged care and community support provider, Juniper, is working to provide meaningful activities for older people.
“Juniper is seeking expressions of interest from seniors who would benefit from a new social group that has a focus on fun, friendship and wellbeing,” Juniper Community executive manager, Daymon Joseph, said.
“These people are perhaps finding things difficult after losing a partner they have cared for, or are socially isolated for a number of reasons, but want interesting and stimulating conversations and activities in a social setting.
“To meet these needs, Juniper is planning a low-cost social club for seniors in the Busselton area and we want to hear from HACC-eligible individuals who would be interested in participating on a regular basis.”
Club members would meet each fortnight and each three-hour get together is only $8 and transport is provided at $5.00.
Juniper has a strong focus providing for older people in the regions with its home care and community support division, Juniper Community, and its accommodation arm Juniper Residential, delivering services from Albany in the Great Southern to Wyndham in the Kimberley.
The organisation’s Busselton service is supported by the Department of Health WA. For more nformation and to register your interest in the new club, contact client care advisor, Nicky Dobrich, during office hours on 0402 961 403 or email HACC@juniper.org.au.