Ashford

Ashford Multi Service Outlet offers you transport for shopping, medical appointments and for social interaction within the local community; Meals on Wheels and a Day Centre for group socialisation.

Our Service Vehicle is driven by volunteers and is used to provide transport to medical appointments in other towns for eligible people who have no other transport. The service vehicle is available to all eligible clients for transport for medical appointments within a set area. As a general rule, the boundaries are: Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Warwick, Tamworth and Armidale. Our transport can also assist with getting to and from the Day Centre and other small group needs. This is a very flexible service designed to suit your needs. Due to current demand, if you need the vehicle, ring the office and book as early as possible. Cost for this service depends on where you need to go.

Each fortnight, on pension day, an Access Bus leaves Ashford around 8.45am, returning to Ashford around 2pm.  It is a door to door service that travels to Inverell, giving you a chance to run errands, go shopping or just get out for the day.

Ashford Day Centre

Seniors are welcome to attend the Day Centre to participate in a range of activities, such as craft, painting and bus outings, to pottery, trivia and cards.  Our aim is to bring people together for a meal and social activity.  On the day our friendly volunteers assist us in delivering our activities and making the day enjoyable, stimulating and fun.

When: Every Tues (except the 4th Tuesday due to the social bus trip)

Time: 10am – 2pm

Where: Ashford MSO, 13 Jubilee St, Ashford

Cost: $12,  includes lunch

Bookings: Phone Julie on 6725 4479 or email

Ashford Social Lunch Bus

We arrange a Seniors Social Bus outing to various locations around the district.

When: The 4th Tuesday of each month.

Time:

Where: Various locations each month

Cost: $7 for bus, attendees pay for their own meals

Bookings: Phone Julie on 6725 4479

Ashford to Inverell Access Bus

Ashford residents can hop on the Access Bus to travel to Inverell every second Thursday. We will collect you from your home in Ashford and drop you Inverell so you can attend you appointment, go shopping or catch up with friends.  We’ll then take you home again.

When: Every second Thursday, bus leaves Ashford at 8:45am and returns around 2pm.

Where: Ashford to Inverell (return)

Cost:  $6 one-way, $12 return

Bookings: Phone Julie on 6725 4479

Volunteers

Volunteers are required for the Day Centre, with cooks and kitchen hands needed. If you have some spare time and would like to help out and meet people, please phone the office.

Office Hours

  • Monday 8.30am - 3pm
  • Tuesday 8.30am - 3.30pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 3pm

If unattended, please phone the office on (02) 6725 4479 and leave a message.

Julie Stoessel
Julie Stoessel
Telephone:(02) 6725 4479
Email: Contact Us