Staying active and socially connected is important to maintain an independent lifestyle where you feel confident and in control.
No doubt there are friends and family members you like to see as often as possible and activities you enjoy doing on a regular basis.
However sometimes challenges can arise that get in the way of socialising and doing the activities you love to do. Perhaps you are no longer able to drive, or simply no longer want to, and public transport is not convenient.
If you want to expand your social networks, take up new interests or join a social club, ECH can help you achieve it through a range of social activities. Or perhaps you would like someone to accompany you to a concert, theatre performance or sporting event or just drop by your home for a friendly chat.
Support for carers
If you are caring for someone who is recovering from an illness or accident, or perhaps they have a chronic health condition or live with dementia, ECH can help you take a short break through at-home respite or access to day and evening options as well as a stay at Dandelion.
As a dementia-friendly organisation, ECH offers an extensive range of services for those living with dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or other cognitive conditions. These include day programs, evening programs and the purpose-designed Dandelion at Walkerville offering accommodation 24 hours, seven days a week.
No matter your age, ECH services are available to you on a self-funded basis. However, if you are aged 65 years and over, or you are in a caring role, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
Contact ECH today to learn more about the social activities available to help you remain connected to your local community or to find out how ECH can support you in your caring role.