Seniors' Program

The aim of the Senior's Program is to:

Provide support to seniors by assisting them through social and personal development activities;
Promote confidence, self-esteem and independence;
Link vulnerable older people to local services and social support networks;
Raise awareness of the needs and issues of seniors whilst breaking down the barriers of those who are socially isolated.

For more information phone the Centre on 4055 6440

Personal Support- meeting your changing needs as you get older

Personal support and individual case-management is now available to older people through the Seniors’ Program.

Our professional staff members can support you in accessing the most suitable service to meet your requirements whether it is:

  • Garden or home maintenance
  • Helping with daily tasks
  • Assisting with minor aids and equipment
  • Referrals to home nursing care
  • How to organize the services you need through a service provider.

information, advice and referral

Information, advice and individual advocacy, engagement and/or referrals are available to people aged 60 and over.

Safe & Confident living

The fear of crime is very real for many and can lead to excessive precautions being taken. We provide information on personal safety. If you want to know more please call the Vicki on 4055 6440.

Mystery Trips

Several times a year a mystery trip is organized. These extremely popular events are much anticipated and seats fill quickly.  

Past destinations have included a cruise on the Daintree, a visit to Herberton historic village, coffee plantations and local wineries.

Chat Line

Chat Line is for people 50 years and over who enjoy a bit of a yarn and talking with others. Fore one hour each Monday morning between 9.30am and 10.30am you can enjoy connecting with up to 10 people by telephone from the comfort of your own home; and it’s FREE.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy or know of someone who might benefit from this rewarding activity you can call the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre on 4055 6440.

Livewires Club $6p.p.

Each Tuesday senior members of the community are invited to attend the Centre’s Tuesday Club which runs from 10.30am to 2pm. Activities include:

  • Line Dancing
  • Guest Speakers
  • Card games and brain teasers
  • Lunch

Or you can just sit and enjoy the company of friends, everyone is welcome. Come along and have some fun.

Our Mission

The Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre is an incorporated community-based organization. Our vision is to be widely recognised as an organisation dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing community, family and individual well-being.


We operate within the social justice principles of Equity, Access, Equality and Participation through:

  • Professional Support
  • A friendly, safe and inclusive meeting place
  • Respect for the individual
  • A commitment to the community
  • Integrity throughout the organization

"Please note - The Centre is now open each Friday morning between 9am and 12 noon"

Membership

Users of the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre are asked to become financial members of the organization. To qualify for membership, a person should have a genuine interest and belief to promote, assist or participate in its activiites.

Application for membership forms and further information about the Centre are available from the reception during office hours.

Membership Fee: $10.00 per year

Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm  and Friday 9am to 12 noon