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Memory Support group

The Memory Support group provides a varied session including seated movement and balance exercises, plus conversation and themed discussions over morning tea. This group supports those with a diagnosis of mild dementia.
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Who is this group for?

  • People with a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia
  • Mobile with stand-by assistance with/without walking aid

What happens in the group?

This group is coordinated by our occupational therapy team and supported by our trained therapy assistant. The group features:

  • Seated group socialisation
  • Supported conversations that target different memories and stories using stimulating cues
  • Shared morning tea
  • Guided themed activities targeted to help improve cognitive function
  • Seated range of movement and balance exercises

Benefits of the class - Maximise cognitive function and socialisation through:

Other information

  • Requires initial assessment with occupational therapist
  • Group leader is trained allied health assistant
  • All clients have an annual review with the occupational therapist
Who is eligible for Therapy and Wellness services?

Therapy and Wellness Services funded through the Department of Health are for people who are over 65, no longer working and who have registered with My Aged Care.

Private services are available to anyone.

What type of referral do I need for Therapy and Wellness services?

We accept referrals from My Aged Care for funded services through the Department of Health. We accept GPs, medical specialists, other allied health professionals, carers and self referrals for private services.

For more information, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

What do I need to bring to a group class?

For our groups, all equipment is supplied. It is recommended to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and a towel if you prefer.

If there is something specific you are required to bring our Therapy and Wellness team will contact you.

If you are a private client, your private health care card will be required upon payment.

We request that all clients bring their Medicare cards with them for their first visit.

How much does a class/session cost?

Fees will vary depending on whether you are a private client or receive government subsidies.

For information regarding our fees for Therapy and Wellness services or a group, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

Do I need to make a booking for therapy or group wellness sessions?

Yes, bookings are required. If you require an urgent appointment, please contact our Customer Care Team on 8177 3200 and we can do our best to fit you in at the earliest time available.

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