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Social Support

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.

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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: 

Day Respite

Home Visiting

RangeCare offers a Home Visiting service to those who are looking for social connection in the comfort of their own home. 

Our Home Visiting Volunteers are happy to pop round for a cuppa and a friendly chat.  

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Home Visiting
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CircleTalk

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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.

Circle Talk

Men's Club

If you, or someone you know is feeling isolated or has mates that have moved away.  Why not regain your social life and form meaningful connections in our Men's Club?

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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. 

 

Flaxton Group
When: Last Tuesday of each month from 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Location: RangeCare Flaxton Cottage - 360-362 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton Queensland 4560

Nambour Group 

When: Last Thursday of each month 10am - 12pm
Location: St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Church Hall, 177 Currie Street, Nambour
 
​Cost
Gold coin donation.

Who can attend?
This group is open to both RangeCare clients and general members of the community. 

One-on-one support
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.

Life Story

Chess Club

Are you a keen Chess player? Perhaps you don't know how to play Chess but have always been keen to learn. 
Why not join our NEW Chess Club and meet like-minded community members? 

 

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Retail Rescue

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?

Transport included

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

Alternative locations

To find out more, contact our Lifestyle Coordinator, Hayley on 07 5445 7044

Retail

Learn more about our Social Support Services

The team at RangeCare is here to help you navigate the wide range of in-home services and support programs we have available to our local community. 

Support those that support your community. 

 

Your donation will help us go the extra mile in delivering kind, compassionate, and reliable in-home, respite, and social support services within our community.

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

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