Halcyon Social Support Centre

Dementia program

The Halcyon Social Support Centre is located in the Glen Waverley Golf Course site at 915 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley.

The centre operates Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm, excluding public holidays.

The centre provides opportunities for people to socialise, engage in recreational activities and visit places of interest.

The Centre: provides:

  • A specialist day program for people living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia/memory loss and disability.
  • A weekly session for younger adults with disabilities is held on Wednesday evenings.
  • A Young Onset Dementia Program for people under 65, who experience memory loss and other associated problems

While people are enjoying themselves at the centre, their carers can enjoy some respite time knowing their loved ones are being cared for 

It is funded under the Home and Community Care program (HACC) and is managed by Monash Council.

If you would like to discuss the centre and its activities please call 9561 8282.

Type of care provided

The centre operates in a safe, home-like environment.

Qualified staff and volunteers provide care, guidance and gently encouragement to people visiting the centre.

The centre's staff members are able to manage incontinence, wandering and  behavioural challenges. Staff members are able to meet the needs of people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

The privacy and dignity of clients and their carers is respected at all times.

Regular activities

Some of the centre's regular activities include:

  • exercise to music
  • sing-a-long and dancing
  • sensory activities including sensory reminiscence
  • indoor bowls
  • outings to places of interest
  • visits by entertainers and guest speakers
  • gardening
  • bingo
  • cultural celebrations
  • visits from the mobile Men's Shed
  • arts and crafts

Young Onset Dementia Program

The program is held in a safe, welcoming facility in beautiful, green surroundings, from Monday to Friday, between 9am-3pm.

Experienced, qualified staff and volunteers help members socialise, engage in recreational activities and visit interesting places.

The program is designed by its members for its members and can include visits to the beach, snow, museums, gardens and attractions like the MCG.

For more information, call 9561 8282.

Meals

Each of the participants in a day session receive morning tea and a two-course lunch. Participants in the night-time sessions receive a two-course dinner. Individual dietary needs will be catered for on request.

Transport

Participants can usually be picked up from their home by bus and then returned to their home at the end of the session. The availability of the bus pick-up service depends on whether there is space available on the bus at the time of booking a session.

As the bus services is very popular and in high demand, carers are encouraged to organise separate transport arrangements for people in their care whenever possible.

Ask for an assessment

If you or someone in your care would like to start visiting the Centre and taking part in activities please contact Council's Community Care department.

Council staff assess each individual's needs and their suitability to participate in the Centre's activities.

To request an assessment please phone 9518 3553 or email communitycare@monash.vic.gov.au

  

 

 

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Last updated: 20 April 2018