Loneliness and social isolation can be harmful to both physical and mental health. They are considered as significant health issues due to the negative impact that they have on people’s lives. The lock downs and measures to limit the spread of Covid has exacerbated the pre-existing risks to for social isolation and loneliness, such as living alone. The recent cold winter weather has also increased individuals’ reluctance to go out and socialise.
Awareness of loneliness, social isolation has increased recently with increased numbers of people experiencing loneliness than in previous years.
A sense of well-being is quite complex and incorporates the whole person. This is where socialisation, a balanced diet, keeping a sense of humour, community connection, feeling of achievement and belonging all play an important part.
Care & Share at Trinity is a social activity program for people 65yrs and over who are living in the South/East Metropolitan area. The aim of Care & Share at Trinity is to enhance the general health and wellbeing of all participants and be a place to meet and make new friends. We are a community of people who come together to share life, a laugh and of course a lovely 2 course meal at lunch time. Everyone is welcomed and have the opportunity to join in the conversation and fun activities while enjoying a relaxed informal club style atmosphere. Activity can actually be fun in a group setting playing indoor bowls, games, combined with light chair-based exercises and stretches. Some of the other activities include: board games, bocce, conversation groups, memory games & quizzes, light exercises, cards, bingo, craft and the occasional guest speaker.
The program takes place on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s & Friday’s, 9.30am – 2.30pm and is located at Colonel Light Gardens.
Care & Share at Trinity is auspiced by Trinity Baptist Church and funded by the Dept of Health as a Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). We also provide information and advice for those looking for additional supports at home. You never know, Care & Share at Trinity may be the supportive social prescription that you or someone you care for needs.
Please contact the Program Manager Janine Callegari on 8276 1144 for further details and arrange a free trial day. We are looking forward to hearing from you.