Message from Bea...
Welcome to another month with OPAP,
Welcome to another month with OPAP Due to the ongoing phone issues we have decided to get a mobile phone as well, 0468 792 755 and hope that this will make it easier for everybody. We thank all of you for your patience, it has been rather frustrating for everyone.
On the 5th August we are supporting the Homeless Week Expo at the Library Precinct by having a stall and it starts at 11 am and ends at 1 pm. Please consider attending this important event, more details on page 2 of the latest newsletter below.
The Senior’s Expo this year is at a new venue, the Berghofer Recreation Centre in Baker Street on the 22nd August. ECCC is attending, & we would love to see you there. Please see page 2 of the latest newsletter below for more details.
During the Carnival of Flowers week we are driving through Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park again. I have made a booking for the 10th September and there will be more information about this park drive-through in the next newsletter.
Warm regards, Bea.
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The Aim of OPAP
To provide support to seniors by assisting them through social and personal development activities to promote confidence, self esteem and independence. Linking vulnerable older people to local services and social support networks. Raising awareness of the needs and issues of seniors whilst breaking down the barriers of those who are socially isolated.
- Broad, flexible, stimulating and strengthening program of activities.
- Personal activity packages that are customised for client’s needs.
- Assessment points to support the client towards independent management of their program.
- Personalised introduction at client’s first activity appointments to lessen anxiety and increase retention.
- Strengthening agencies work with older people.
- Provide opportunities for trained volunteers to work within the OPAP program.
- Community wide celebration of older people’s achievements and contributions.
- To encourage and support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and CALD older people to participate in the Program.
Social, recreational and educational activities are offered through East Creek Community Centre, which include, but are not limited to:
- Community bus trips
- Guest Speakers
- Friendship Support
- ‘Safety in the Neighbourhood’ Information
- Morning with the Stars
- Walking group
- Eating with Friends Program