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Kalkee Community Club

Day Respite, Social Activities & Outings

Care and support with Uniting AgeWell

At Uniting AgeWell, we believe older people want to live in an environment of choice, empowerment and wellness, able to access support and care as hey choose.

With a wide range of community services available, Uniting AgeWell assists older people to remain active, independent and living in their own community.

The Uniting AgeWell approach to ageing has five elements:

  • Connect
  • Being Assist
  • Restore
  • Care; and
  • Palliate.

These elements recognise the different stages of the ageing process and the different services you may choose to support your goals.

About Kalkee Community Club

The Kalkee Community Club has operated in Belmont for 11 years. It is part of the Uniting AgeWell Kalkee Community, which was established in 1971 as a result of the vision and generosity of a local benefactor.

Conveniently located near the Belmont shopping centre and public transport, the Kalkee Community Club provides social support for people living in the community with early stage dementia/memory loss, with good mobility.

Services at Kalkee

The Community Club enable clients to meet and socialize with others through enjoyable activities that aim to maintain physical and emotional wellbeing.

Flexible social programs, including centre-based activities and community outings, are tailored to support individual needs with a focus on positive ageing.

Our Staff

Our staff are highly trained allied health professionals or personal carers dedicated to providing quality, innovative services to ensure every person has the opportunity to age well.

How much does it cost?

Client contributions are set in accordance with the Home and Community Care (HACC) Fees Policy. Fees are negotiable and can be waived in exceptional circumstances.

Transport

Kalkee has its own bus and clients are picked up and dropped home on Wednesdays and Fridays. Clients must organise their own transport to the Community Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however we can facilitate referrals for transport services if required.

Who can attend?

The clubs day programs are available to people in the community who:

Are aged 65 years or older, who have dementia, memory loss or confusion.

Younger people with a disability who receive NDIA funding for social support as part of their NDIA plan

Referral

Individuals, families, concerned people, GP’s, health professionals or other community services can refer directly to the service on (03) 5243 1746, or contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

Activities on Offer

Kalkee offers a wide range of interesting activities including craft, quizzes, carpet bowls, music and exercise. Groups also get out and about in the community for activities such as picnics and sightseeing excursions, including coastal or country drives. A monthly calendar of events is provided to clients and carers.

Operating hours Tuesday to Friday

10am – 2.30pm

Tuesday

Social activities and musical entertainment

Wednesday

Bus outing

Thursday

Social activities and exercise group

Friday

Bus outing

About Uniting AgeWell

As an organisation of the Uniting Church in Australia, Uniting AgeWell has a long history of providing residential and community services for older people. Our values of respect, partnership, wisdom, fairness and stewardship shape and inform all that we do.

With services available throughout metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and /Tasmania, we offer a range of specialised options to support your health and wellbeing including independent and assisted living, home care, social support and therapy programs, respite and residential care communities.

How to contact us

To find out how we can assist you, please call the Kalkee Community Club Coordinator on:

T: (03) 5243 1746

F: (03) 5243 1746

Email: Kalkee@unitingagewell.org

Please note, the office is unattended on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact our business office on (03) 5243 9566.

Kalkee Community Club

46 Thomson Street

Belmont, Victoria, 3216

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