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Social Activities for Manningham Seniors (SAMS) (run by Manningham City Council Aged and Disability Support Services

Posted: 05-03-2007
Contact Name: Catherine Walker, Social Support Co-ordinator
Contact Phone: 9840 9700
Contact Email: catherine.walker@manningham.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/live/aged_care/social_support.html?s=2004107816

The Manningham Council's Social Support program aims to:

Provide enjoyable social activities for older adults
Improve quality of life in physical, intellectual, psychological and social
Maintain independence of older people
Build on community networks
Prevent social isolation.

The service links people of similar interests in the areas of exercise, leisure, learning, social groups and outings to stimulate the mind, body or spirit in an atmosphere where all are welcome.

Current activities and groups include: Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Discussion Group, Social Singing, Walking Groups, Monthly Restaurant Group, Coffee Group, Afternoon Activity Groups - Warranvale and Doncaster Lodge (Supported Residential Services), Art and Craft Groups, Monthly Outings, Community Group Luncheons, Gentle Exercise Classes.

Eligibility is restricted to older adults (55+ years) with or without a disability who are seeking social or recreational activities.

This service is supported by assistance from volunteers and the program aims to match volunteers with their interests.

More information A vacancies webpage will be added later with details of any vacancies in the SAMS program.

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