Dementia & Carer Support Services

Golden Club

This service is for people who have dementia or a related disorder.

This service provides respite for relatives from their caring role and a social outing for the person with dementia.

People attending the Golden Club can participate in a range of activities according to their choice and ability.

Activities can include: reminiscing, gentle exercise, brain teasers, arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, music—song and dance, games, theme days, along with social outings to places of interest or to special events.

Morning tea and lunch is provided.

Cost for the day, all inclusive is $11.00.

Transport to and from the Golden Club is provided, if required, within the town limits.

Service Hours: The Golden Club runs each Monday & Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Companion Program

The Companion Program is for people who are having problems remembering things or retaining important information needed for daily living. This service will provide for your social, health and well-being needs through one-on-one companion support for: 

  • Friendly home visiting
  • Accompaniment to access social activities, shopping, bill payment and medical appointments
  • Assistance to coordinate appointments and planning daily activities
  • Monitor personal and home management needs
  • Friendly phone calls
  • Links with other services as needed

We work together with you and your family to ensure your needs are met for the best possible outcomes.

There is a small cost for this service, maximum $8.00 for each outing. 

Service Hours: Is dependent on your identified needs and the availability of Volunteer Companion workers. 

Carer Support Group

The Carers’ Support Group provides information and support to care givers of people with Dementia or memory loss issues. The service also provides the Carers’ Link, a monthly support newsletter. The Carers’ group is comprised of past and present Carers who share mutual support and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting the person with memory loss. There is no cost to attend. Morning tea is provided and a guest speaker is provided to give valuable information to carers each month.

Service Hours: The Carer Support Group runs on the first Monday of each month 11.00 am to 1.00 at 147 Otho Street, Inverell. 

Carer Gateway

Developed specifically for carers, the new Carer Gateway will help carers access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area.

read more here

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme 

The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme helps people experiencing a short term financial crisis or emergency to pay their electricity or natural gas bill. The scheme helps people stay connected to essential energy services during a financial crisis.

Please contact Inverell Home Support Program for assistance.  

Train Your Brain Program

Would you like to be able to think faster, have sharper focus and a better memory? 

Get your brain fit with our Train Your Brain Program!

You would never expect your body to be in perfect shape if you didn’t exercise it, and the same goes for your brain! 

Numbers are strictly limited, phone Sandy to secure your place.

 

See upcoming events below.

Upcoming Events

Creating WISER carers workshop Tue 19th Jun

TIME: 9.30am - 2pm

VENUE: Inverell RSM, 68-76 Evans Street

COST: Free for carers

Lunch provided

Train Your Brain Thu 21st Jun

TIME: 9.30am - 10.30am

WHERE: Activities Room, 48 Oliver Street

COST: Free

Creating WISER carers workshop Fri 22nd Jun

TIME: 9.30am - 2pm

VENUE: Inverell RSM, 68-76 Evans Street

COST: Free for carers

Lunch provided

Train Your Brain Thu 28th Jun

TIME: 9.30am - 10.30am

WHERE: Activities Room, 48 Oliver Street

COST: Free

Train Your Brain Thu 5th Jul

TIME: 9.30am - 10.30am

WHERE: Activities Room, 48 Oliver Street

COST: Free

Sandy Jeffrey
Contact:Sandy Jeffrey
Telephone:(02) 6722 5888
Email: Contact Us