An active social life plays an important role in good health. RangeCare offers social support services to help clients get out and about and live their best lives.
Day Respite Centres
The RangeCare Day Respite Centres offer social support, the opportunity to connect with new people, and plenty of fun activities.
We have centres located at Flaxton, Maleny, Nambour, and Gympie.
Our experienced staff offer a wide range of activities including:
Arts & Crafts
Card Games, Puzzles, Trivia, Word Games and Raffles
Music, Theatre & Dance Performances
Themed Days and Seasonal Activities
Outings to explore the local community
Meetups & excursions with other Respite Centres
Our Day Respite Program also includes a delicious Morning Tea, a nutritious Lunch and transport to and from the centre.
For more information on what activities are on offer at our Day Respite Centres, check out the Social Calendars below:
CircleTalk™ helps to build connections between older adults through being part of a regular structured conversation group. The group meets weekly for 1 hour over 13 weeks, guided by trained facilitators from RangeCare.
CircleTalk™ members will:
explore a new and interesting topic each week
connect with others in new ways by sharing personal stories and ideas
discuss all kinds of things about life, have a laugh, and enjoy meaningful conversation
Throughout the year, RangeCare offers CircleTalk™ programs in Nambour, Flaxton and Maleny. Registrations are essential as numbers are limited.
To express your interest or find out more please contact Cara Doherty on 5445 7044.
Life Story Group
The Life Story Writing Groups are for anyone who is interested in, or in the process of, writing their life story or memoirs. Our groups meet monthly in both Flaxton and Nambour.
The groups provide a friendly, informal and supportive place, where participants can learn from each other, share their writing, get advice, feedback and inspiration.
Both the Flaxton and Nambour groups are facilitated by our wonderful volunteers (Beth in Flaxton and Julie in Nambour). Both Julie and Beth are published authors with a wealth of writing experience. They are there to offer support with structuring, editing, inspiration and getting participants started on their life story or memoir.
When: Last Tuesday of each month from 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Location: RangeCare Flaxton Cottage - 360-362 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton Queensland 4560
When: Last Thursday of each month 10am - 12pm
Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Church Hall, 177 Currie Street, Nambour
Gold coin donation.
Who can attend?
This group is open to both RangeCare clients and general members of the community.
If you would like some support to write your life story and you can’t attend one of our groups, we have volunteers who can assist you in your home. Call us to find out more.
How to get involved?
For more information about this program or to register your interest, please call us on (07) 5445 7044 to speak to one of our friendly Volunteer Coordinators.
Can't get to the plaza or a major retailer?
Need to buy more than those pantry essentials?
Why not join our weekly shopping trip service?
Join 2 other like-minded clients on your shopping trip
Trips every Tuesday
Morning shopping trips start from 8:00am and return at 12:00pm
Choose your desired shopping trip location
To find out more, contact our Lifestyle Coordinator, Hayley on 07 5445 7044
What Our Clients Say...
It is more than three years since we joined Rangecare and I want to thank everyone who does something for us. The people who answer the phone and those who deliver meals and take us to Doctors etc. You treat us with dignity, with a happy smile on your faces. We appreciate everything you do for us. The Rangecare Family make life so much easier especially with us not having family close by. We look forward to hearing the doorbell and seeing you. You are here for us on good days and the bad days. We should tell you more often and not take you for granted.
So a big THANK YOU to everyone from us both.
Ray & Shirley