Social Support Group

Older people group partcipication

Social Support Group operates Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Social Support Group provides social, intellectual, physical and emotional stimulation to help clients maintain living and social skills.

The groups can be both mixed and gender specific and can also be an opportunity for carers to have respite from their caring roles.  Occasional care is also available.

Activities can include gardening, games, craft, bingo, card games, exercise and celebrating events such as the Melbourne Cup and the AFL Grand Final.

Transport to and from the venue is provided. In accordance with Council's No Lift Policy, clients are required to be able to access transport vehicles with minimal assistance.


The City of Greater Bendigo has the following Commonwealth Home Support Programs Services Fees for the 2022-2023 financial year.

  • Full pension fee: $19.80 per session with meal  
  • Part pension fee: $35.10 per session with meal 
  • Self funded fee: $81.20 per session with meal 

Fees are determined according to the income of the individual client or the client's household.

To access any aged care services please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450, National Relay Service 133 677), or visit their website at

Contact us

For more information about the Social Support Group please contact Home Support Services on 03 4408 6560.

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