SERVICES & PROGRAMS
This program is designed for the senior members of our community, providing Individual and Community Support to those in need of a service. The Senior’s Program also has a broad focus on activity and socialisation. Centre-based activities include line dancing, gentle exercise and a social lunch. Guest speakers are invited to speak on issues, services and topics relevant to older people. Personal support, advocacy, referral and information dissemination to older people forms an integral part of this service.
The Safe and Confident Living stream of this Program serves socially-isolated people in the community who, because of their advanced age or infirmity, perception or experience of crime and home invasion, are living a reduced quality of life. If you want to know more, please call the Seniors Support Worker on 4055 6440.
The Community Gardening Group has cultivated an astonishing number of fruit trees, herbs and vegetables! Raised garden beds make cultivation easier and members share the produce and contribute to the Centres’ programs. The group meets regularly to work together and to plan, discuss and visualise how the garden will evolve. The space is great, the people are friendly & committed and the rewards are enormous!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND INFORMATION PROGRAM
Individualised support is offered at no cost, with information and referral when required. Community information about social, recreational, welfare and educational services and assistance with Government services and community-based agencies is also available.
Through community donations, fundraising and support from Oz Harvest and Second Bite, the centre is able to provide limited food relief to residents of Cairns Northern Beaches who are experiencing financial hardship. Bookings are by appointment only. Phone 4055 6440 for more information. Proof of address and Medicare card showing number of dependants is required.
For individuals and families experiencing financial hardship.
Appointments are limited & bookings are essential!
Call for an appointment.
Phone the centre on: 4055 6440
TUESDAY LUNCHEON GROUP
Each Tuesday senior members of the community are invited to attend the Centre’s Tuesday Club which runs from 10.30am to 2pm. There are a variety of activities including guest speakers, card games, craft and quizzes… or you can just sit and enjoy the company of friends. A delicious, healthy 2 course lunch is provided: $10 for members and $12 non-members. Booking is recommended and everyone is welcome! Come along and have some fun.
SKILLING QUEENSLANDERS FOR WORK
The Centre receives funding from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ Initiative to assist eligible Queenslanders to develop skills, gain qualifications and provide direct assistance to enter and stay in the workforce. We collaborate with approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO) who deliver the accredited training.
The program focuses on supporting people who have experienced educational and employment barriers including young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age job seekers, women re-entering the workforce and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
For eligibility and enrolment information please contact the Centre.
Through an initiative of the Australian Tax Office, the Centre offers a free tax help service to members of the community on limited income. The service runs from July to October and appointments are necessary.
The Mosaic group brings people together to share their inspiration and creativity while making new friends and learning new skills … through the medium of mosaic art. Shed Mosaics is open to all members of the community so come along and show your creative side!
BYO project and tiles. Some tools provided. Members $3; Non-members $5