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Caring and Stimulating Day Activities and Respite Care for People with a Disability or the Frail Aged
The Cobaw Club aims to deliver a quality service of planned activities and social support, targeted at reducing isolation and maintaining or improving levels of independence. In addition, the program seeks to support carers by providing respite services and assistance to access other services.
Anyone who is frail aged or has a disability (18 years +) with low to high care needs is eligible for the service.
Planned Group Activities: Monday to Saturday
Various programs are provided, including art and craft, gardening, woodcraft, cooking, shopping trips, theatre/movies, café/hotel lunches, gentle exercise, billiards/pool, cards, mini golf, indoor bowls, bocce, bingo, ten pin bowling, local interest sites, BBQs and picnics. All activities occur within a safe and welcoming environment.
Current fee rates are $7 per day, plus $6 if a meal is provided.
Fees can be waived if you are experiencing financial difficulty.
How to Access this Service
Telephone Cobaw Club directly on 03 5421 1666 to make an appointment to visit. Referrals can be made via our Service Access Staff on 03 5421 1666. Access to programs is based on priority needs and available places.
Cobaw Club Supported Holiday Program – Adult Respite
These supported holidays are respite programs we run at a local Bed & Breakfast in Kyneton. They are funded by Uniting Care – Respite for Carers and Macedon Ranges Shire Council HACC respite.
The venue is a 4-bedroom house, which is fully self-contained, and from where we can run a program in a home-like and comfortable atmosphere. This house is not set up to cater for people with very high care needs, but can cater to most people’s needs with the use of portable equipment. We hope you will be as excited as we are at the prospect of spending a comfortable few days away from home in a group holiday atmosphere, whilst giving the people who care for you a break.
All staff are qualified support workers able to assist you with personal care, monitoring health needs and medication if you require it. There will be one to two staff rostered on at all times.
Respite is run one weekend (Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) 8 times per year. Cost is $20 per night which includes all venue and food, activities and staffing.
For more information please contact our Service Access Staff on 03 5421 1666, Fax 03 5422 2161 or via eReferral http://www.connectingcare.com
You will be contacted as soon as possible.