Social Support services are available at all of our campuses. If you would like more details, or to make an appointment refer to our Contact page for locations and how to contact us.
Day Centre offers a wide variety of centre based and community based activity programs, within a friendly relaxed environment to clients and their carers. The aim of this program is to assist people to maintain their level of physical, mental and social competence. Activities include outings, concerts, card games, bingo, craft, word quizzes, board games, lunch and team sports.
The Hepburn Health Service's Carers Support Group meet at the Daylesford Community Health Centre for mutual support, education and information sharing. The Group meets for two hours from 1.30 pm, on 4th Tuesdays of each month at the Community Health Centre from February to November. One to one counselling for carers is also available.
Respite information is available.
Clunes Health Services has a number of exercise groups and other groups which meet regularly at the Centre. These include:
- Men's Gym: Monday 7.30-8.20pm (Cost $6 per session, $5 concession)
- Walking Group: A walking group is held from 9.00 am, Monday - Friday for approximately one hour. No cost applies.
- Women's Gym: Monday 5.30-6.20pm & 6.30-7.20pm (Cost $6 per session, $5 concession)
The Men's Shed is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. The Shed is a place for:
- Men to be social, sharing company whilst feeling productive
- Learning new skills, honing old ones and working on interesting projects
- Pursuing hobbies, pastimes and interests
- Contributing to the community by special projects and donated products
Opening times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm.
A play group meets at the Clunes Health Service for children under pre-school age and their parents/carers. The group meets on Wednesdays and assists the children to develop their educational and social skills and improve interaction with other children. The group also provides an opportunity for parents to get together.
The Social Support Program provides an opportunity for people who may be elderly, frail aged or younger people with disabilities and their carers, to become involved in activities that encourage social contact with others. These activities provide participants with companionship and allows them to remain active within their community.
- Exercise programs
- Monthly lunches
- Activities such as concerts, shows, holidays and bus trips.
- Shopping trips
Outings may differ across campuses, so please contact the Coordinator for more information. Transport is available to most events on request.
The Social Support Program also provides volunteer transport to appointments for medical and related services. An annual calendar of events is available from the Coordinator.
Hepburn Health Services utilises the services of volunteers in many of its programs including community health, aged care, social support, volunteer transport, friendly visiting, and meals on wheels. Training and support is provides to all volunteers.
Anyone wishing to volunteer their time should contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss areas of interest or need. Refer to our Get Involved page for more information.
Volunteer drivers are needed for patient transport and delivery of Meals on Wheels . . .
The L2P program is designed to assist the youth of Hepburn Shire achieve 120 hours of driving experience before they obtain their P plates . . .
New student accommodation at Daylesford Hospital was officially opened on 9 May 2013.
An Accessible Eating Guide is now available for Hepburn Shire. The guide provides information about how easy it is to access local eateries, including physical access, menus, toilet facilities, background noise and the level of lighting.
Members of the Trentham Senior Activity Group come together on Tuesdays to share current affairs, delectable morning teas and break bread together at luncheon.
Children in Hepburn Shire Pre Schools are learning how to look after their teeth as part of the Smiles 4 Miles health promotion program being run by Hepburn Community Health Service and Dental Health Services Victoria
The local groups SWISH (Supporting Women in Strengthening Health) and SWAT (Supporting Women around Trentham) from Hepburn Health Service have won the 2013 Minister for Health Award for Outstanding Team Achievement for Rural Health Services in Victoria
Hepburn Health Service (HHS) has a long-standing reputation as a provider of high quality aged care, acute and community health services.
Hepburn Health Service's Staff Giving Program provides the opportunity for staff to make regular donations to an agreed cause. Recently, staff were delighted to present $7,120 to the Bairo Pite Clinic which is based in Dili, the capital of Timor Leste.
On Thursday 25 July Hepburn Health Service in partnership with Springs Medical Centre are holding a Diabetes Expo at Daylesford Senior Citizen's Room
A new addition to the Community Health team is Diabetes Educator Ben Mudford