Burger Centre Day programs are funded by both Federal and State Governments as well as from a grant from the JCA. This provides the opportunity for clients to access a wide range of appropriately stimulating activities and programs including:
- Transport to and from the Centre
- Morning tea and a hot kosher lunch
- Outings and day trips
- Exercise and physical activities
- Educational talks and discussions
- Arts and crafts.
What do we offer?
Following an assessment by JewishCare FirstCall or Burger Centre staff, an individual service plan will be developed that allows clients to get the best from the Burger Centre. Clients can also benefit from being referred to the Fit2Fit program within the Centre, which aims to prevent people having a first fall, by conducting a mobility and shoe assessment, and enabling clients to access relevant skills training, walking aids and correct fitting footwear. Research shows that preventing a first fall is a key feature in enabling people to live safely and independently age well in their own homes.
The Centre offers programs for both the frail aged and for those with special needs resulting from a stroke, dementia or other illness. The Centre can also offer respite for carers. There are moderate and high needs dementia days. Assessment will help determine which is the most appropriate day for the client.
There is a Russian specific day on Wednesday’s, which offers both frail aged and dementia specific programs.
A small fee applies for Burger Centre attendance. Those who cannot afford to pay will not be denied access to the Centre.