Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services (SAAS) offers support to the ageing population through the delivery of adult day programs**. These programs offer socialisation at a community level for service users who choose to remain in their home with assistance from carers and home care services.
Social Support programs
Our Social Support programs are designed for aged people and mature aged people with a disability so they can live rich and independent lives in our community. We provide a wide range of affordable services to enhance seniors quality of life. From Art to Zumba – we know how to have fun. Our Social Support Programs encompass Meals on Wheels and Planned Activity Groups (PAG's). Many activities take place on a weekly basis, these include:
- A range of exercise programs
- Bus trips
- Discussion and scrabble
- Line Dancing
- No Falls program
- Zumba Gold
For further details visit the Ashburton Support Services website.
The Elsie Salter House day program
This program is designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia, memory loss and confusion in a safe and secure environment. We provide an opportunity for people to maintain independence and remain living at home and provide carers with respite from their busy roles.
The program provides supported socialisation, stimulation, interaction, gentle recreation and community access opportunities as well as quality care. Catering is also provided and meals are served in our friendly dining room, prepared by our own specialist in house chef.
** Please note that some programs have participation criteria