Social Connections for All Ages
Westmont’s Group Programs are held at The Willows, 11b McFarland Road, Wodonga, and we can be contacted on 02 6043 9771.
Social Connections Program
Operates Monday to Friday from 10am until 2pm. Our activities include carpet bowls, Bocce, board games, Trivia, painting, clay work, craft, Bingo, card games, music, gentle exercises, and lots more. Provided on the day is morning tea and a freshly cooked two-course lunch.
Offers a range of activities suitable for those who are experiencing memory loss. Attendance here presents an opportunity for carers to take some well-deserved time out, with the knowledge that their loved ones are being cared for by qualified, compassionate staff. This Program operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am until 4pm and Tuesday afternoons from 1pm until 4pm. A two-course lunch, morning and afternoon teas are provided.
This is a group of people who love to sing for enjoyment. Everyone gets to choose their favourite song and we sing along to the lyrics up on the big screen each Monday Afternoon.
Monthly Bus Trips
On the first Wednesday of each month our bus leaves The Willows to visit local towns or scenic attractions. We have a relaxed morning tea along the picturesque drive, then stop for lunch at a pre-planned venue. Some of the places visited to-date are: Red Stag Deer Farm – Eurobin, The Big Strawberry – Cobram, boat ride P.S Cumburoona – Mulwala, Silo Art Trail – Goorambat, Mad Dog Morgan’s Lookout – Walla Walla, Beechworth, Bright … and we have many more great places to explore.
Currently this group is a very keen bowling crew! They love to just have light-hearted fun, and don’t take the game too seriously. They have afternoon tea on arrival for an hour before playing bowls, then the day ends with a cuppa and fruit platter.
These are held on the last Thursday evening of each month. Evening Dinner and viewing of a newly released movie is provided in the warm and safe environment of the Willows building.
Participants meet at Sumsion Gardens, Wodonga, at 9.30am every Tuesday (weather permitting). This group paces itself to suit the walking level of all involved. They enjoy a chat along the way, then stop for a cuppa before a little more walking. This is a great way to stay active and socialise.
Technology Connects Us (TCU)
TCU is an exciting program run in an informal, relaxed setting to, introduce, demonstrate and help people to become familiar with the benefits of digital connectivity using a range of devices. The classes can be hands-on or participants can sit back and observe and learn at their own pace. Topics include – surfing the internet, applications – the benefits and the fun – video calls, online shopping, internet banking, cyber safety, password protection and much more.
Programs we are looking to develop in the future include:
- Wednesday exercises classes
- Monthly Monday dinner nights
- Shopping groups.
We look forward to meeting you at one or all of these great programs. Please feel free to contact us on 02 6043 9771 or find the directions at The Willows, 11b McFarland Road, Wodonga