Aged And Disabled
Caring Neighbourhood Program
The Caring Neighbourhood is a group of volunteers who extend friendship and support to people of all ages who are isolated as a result of mental ill health, or who have a physical illness or injury, or who have a degenerative illness or intellectual disability.
The Caring Neighbourhood Program extends across the Southern Fleurieu covering the council areas of Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Alexandrina. Each day a volunteer from the Caring Neighbourhood Program helps someone in the local community.
Walking along the beach with someone who is trying to overcome their fear of going out alone; going shopping with an older person who has difficulty managing in the shops; reading to a person with limited vision; taking a group out on a monthly lunch outing or a visit to the park; introducing someone to a local community group; teaching art to people with a mental illness; helping a group of young people with an intellectual disability to gain confidence by going out on a wide range of outings; accompanying someone to golf who, as a result of an accident could not play without some neighbourly help, or taking some one to the library. The person being assisted is the one who chooses what they would find most helpful.
The program is supported by the Victor Harbor Council, Alexandrina and Yankalilla Councils. The Councils provide the infrastructure and cofund the program with Southern Fleurieu Health Service and the Intellectual Disability Services Council. A Reference Group, made up of community Members and representatives from the 3 councils assists the co-ordinator of the program.
As one recipient of the program said: "I didn't know people could be so kind."
The Caring Neighbourhood Program sincerely thanks the volunteers for their unfailing kindness to people who live in the communities of the Southern Fleurieu. Their valuable contributions make a difference.
For more information phone the Co-ordinator, Glenys Brown Ph (08) 8551 0500.
Positive Ageing Project
The Positive Ageing Project is a collaborative inter agency project to implement the Ten Year Strategic Plan for the Health and Community Services of Older People on the Southern Fleurieu. Actions within the Plan include the development of a model of collaborative and coordinated service, quality and workforce development, and ensuring timely access to a range of services. The Project is also overseeing the implementation of the first stage of the report "A Better Practice for the Development of Retirement Villages on the Southern Fleurieu". This report aims to respond to the rapid growth of retirement villages and concerns over the ability of the existing services to meet growing needs.
Further details can be obtained by contacting Ann Nosworthy, Aged Services Strategic Planner for the Positive Ageing Taskforce. Phone (08)8551 0571, Email email@example.com, or by post PO Box 11, Victor Harbor SA 5211.
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