Community Nexus Services arranges a busy ‘out and about’ calendar of events and activities to help older people maintain their wellbeing, independence and social lives.
Our friendly and highly qualified staff are here to help members enjoy their lives. They are always present to ensure that members are in a safe and welcoming environment, both in our own centre and in the community.
We arrange transport to and from members’ homes and most activities are accessible for those who use wheelchairs.
We are highly responsive to what members want - they only need to ask and our staff will endeavour to fulfil their wishes.
Some areas of interest our members have chosen are sailing, swimming, lawn bowls, photography, gardening, and fishing. Indoors pursuits include arts, crafts and dance. Members also enjoy visits to cafes, restaurants, the movies and sightseeing attractions. Pursuits for our busy men’s group include woodwork projects in our men’s shed and tending to our garden.
Joining Community Nexus Services is also a great way to renew old friendships and make new friends.
Community Nexus Services gives carers the opportunity to take a break, confident that their loved ones are well cared for and pursuing the interests of their choice.
We also provide carers with advice, practical information and the opportunity for companionship with other carers to help them in looking after their loved ones – and in attending to their own wellbeing.
Both the location and time depend on the activity. Some take place at our centre at 2–4 Overton Road, Frankston, which is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. Others are out in the community at different hours, including over the weekend.
Individuals are eligible to join our Nexus Community Services if they are an older person and live in the City of Frankston or the Mornington Peninsula Shire and surrounding areas.
Costs vary according to the activity. Some people with a government Home Care Package can pay for activities from those funds. People can also pay for the activities themselves.
Brotherhood Community Nexus is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Community Nexus ServicesBrotherhood of St Laurence2–4 Overton RoadFrankston, Victoria 3199Phone: 1300 147 147Email: bacci(at)bsl.org.au
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Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.