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Taking a break from your caring role is important for your physical and mental wellbeing and allows you to re-energise.

ECH offers a range of at-home and site-based respite services that enable you to confidently take a break for a few hours or even a few days at the ECH Care Hotel.

Carer Support

Caring for a family member or friend is a rewarding role however it can leave you with little time to look after your own wellbeing. ECH offers a range of wellness classes and services that can enable you to take some time out for yourself. ECH Wellness Centres offer exercise classes where you can maintain or improve your fitness while socialising with others. Or if you prefer to exercise alone, you can use the gyms located at the Wellness Centre. Or if you would like some time to relax and unwind, ECH offers Tai Chi programs, music meditation and remedial massage. Professional allied health therapists, including Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Dieticians, are also available to provide advice about looking after yourself and the person you care for. What other services does ECH provide to support carers? ECH offers respite through Day Programs located at Smithfield, Walkerville, Happy Valley and Henley Beach. These programs enable the person you care for to engage in a social, homelike environment or go on an outing with all the support that is needed while you perhaps go to an exercise class or spend some time with friends. If you need a longer break to go out for an evening or perhaps take a holiday, the ECH Care Hotel at Walkerville could be a great option for you. The ECH Care Hotel has been purpose-designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia or cognitive decline and offers several integrated respite suites as well…

Day Programs

If you are caring for someone experiencing dementia or memory loss, ECH Day Programs offer the opportunity to take a well-earned break.

Home Services

If you provide care for someone either in their home or your own, you might find you have less time for household chores and home and garden maintenance.

Events

Thursday 30 June 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Coffee and Chat at the Halifax Café

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and learn new skills? Then please come and join…

Monday 4 July 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sewing, Knitting and Crochet!

Do you love to sew, quilt, knit and crochet? Or would you like to learn?  We are starting a new…

Monday 4 July 2022 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Advance Care Directive workshops

Completing an Advance Care Directive (ACD) can be challenging. Many people find it difficult and need support to discuss the…

Monday 4 July 2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Board Games in the Bistro

Join us on Monday afternoons to play some board games, chess and cards! You can even come for just a…

Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Board Games, Puzzles & Coffee!

Come and join us every Tuesday at ECH College Grove for a fun morning of board games and jigsaw puzzles.

Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Advance Care Directive workshops

Completing an Advance Care Directive (ACD) can be challenging. Many people find it difficult and need support to discuss the…

Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 9:30am
Get colourful with Mexican Wool Art!

Let your colourful side shine through with Mexican Wool Art! Join us at ECH Happy Valley for our next Get…

Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesdays in our Garden

Do you have a green thumb and want to get your hands dirty in the garden? Then join us at…

Thursday 7 July 2022 at 9:00am - 10:30am
Neighbourhood Gardening Club

Do you love to garden and meet new people? If so then please join us at the Pear Café to…

Thursday 14 July 2022 at 9:30am
Get colourful with Mexican Wool Art!

Let your colourful side shine through with Mexican Wool Art! Join us at ECH Happy Valley for our next Get…

Thursday 14 July 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn All About Herbs!

Do you love to garden and meet new people? Join us at the Organik Café every month for a new,…

Wednesday 20 July 2022 at 9:30am
Create Button Canvases!

Do you love arts and crafts or want to try something new? Join us at ECH Happy Valley for our…

Thursday 21 July 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wellbeing Workshop

Have you been wanting to learn more about wellbeing and stress management? Join us at the Cup-a-Cake Café for a…

Thursday 21 July 2022 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Understanding Dementia

Conducted by Dementia Australia, this session provides an introduction to dementia and changes to the brain, effects on behaviour and…

Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 9:30am
Be Creative with Flo Art

Let your colourful side shine as you paint using the flo art technique! Join us at ECH Happy Valley for…

Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 9:30am - 11:00am
Alberton History Walk

Do you have a passion for local history?  If so then please join us for a fascinating walk that is…

Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Understanding Dementia

Conducted by Dementia Australia, this session provides an introduction to dementia and changes to the brain, effects on behaviour and…

Thursday 28 July 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Discover Adelaide!

Would you like to explore Adelaide and discover some of its hidden gems?   If the answer is yes then please…

Thursday 11 August 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Let’s Get Planting!

Do you love to garden and meet new people? Join us at the Organik Café every month for a new,…

Thursday 25 August 2022 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Create a Sketchbook at the Annex Café

Join us at The Annex Café to capture your ideas and improve your art skills through developing a sketchbook! You…

Thursday 25 August 2022 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Communication and Dementia

Conducted by Dementia Australia, this session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can…

Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Communication and Dementia

Conducted by Dementia Australia, this session provides information on dementia, the way we communicate and how changes in communication can…

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Understanding Dementia

Conducted by Dementia Australia, this session enhances knowledge of dementia through virtual reality technology that allows participants to see the…

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