Community Nexus Disability Services

We arrange social events, recreational activities and excursions for seniors and people with disability in the southern region of Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula. Because we believe everyone should live the life they value.

An elderly lady talking to a young lady

Brotherhood Community Nexus has a long history of assisting people to enjoy active and rewarding social lives.

A range of outdoor activities is offered from sailing, swimming and lawn bowls to photography, gardening, and fishing. Indoor pursuits include arts, crafts and dance. Excursions to cafes, restaurants, the movies and sightseeing attractions are also offered.

Highly qualified and friendly staff are always present to ensure a safe and welcoming experience. We constantly review our activities, based on participants’ feedback, to ensure we deliver interesting, engaging and enhancing programs.

When and where

Some activities are held at our centre at 2–4 Overton Road Frankston, which is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays. Other activities take place out in the community at different times, including over the weekend. We arrange transport to and from the home, and most activities are accessible for those who use wheelchairs..

Carers take a break

We also offer the Nexus Planning Service, which supports older carers of people with disability who need assistance with future planning. This program is short term, between three to six months, and has a strong focus on skills development. Carers are eligible for future planning if:

  • they are older than 60,
  • or older than 45 and are an Indigenous Australian and,
  • they live in the following local government areas: 

Local Government Areas

Bayside:

Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham (part), Hampton, Hampton East, Highett (part) and Sandringham.

Casey:

Berwick, Blind Bight, Botanic Ridge, Cannons Creek, Clyde, Clyde North, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Devon Meadows, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Eumemmerring, Hallam, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Junction Village, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Narre Warren, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Pearcedale, Tooradin, Warneet.

Cardinia:

Avonsleigh, Bayles, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Bunyip, Bunyip North, Caldermeade, Cardinia, Catani, Clematis, Cockatoo, Cora Lynn, Dalmore, Dewhurst, Emerald, Garfield, Garfield North, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Heath Hill, Iona, Koo Wee Rup, Koo Wee Rup North, Lang Lang, Lang Lang East, Longwarry, Maryknoll, Menzies Creek, Modella, Monomeith, Mount Burnett, Nangana, Nar Nar Goon, Nar Nar Goon North, Nyora, Officer, Officer South, Pakenham South, Pakenham Upper, Pakenham, Rythdale, Tonimbuk, Toomuc Valley, Tooradin, Tynong, Tynong North, Vervale, Yannathan.

Frankston:

Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Karingal, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Sandhurst, Seaford and Skye

Glen Eira:

Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena and Ormond, and parts of the suburbs of Brighton East and St Kilda East.

Greater Dandenong:

Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale, Springvale South.

Kingston:

Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham (part), Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett (part), Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South (part), Parkdale, Patterson Lakes and Waterways.

Mornington Peninsula:

Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Baxter, Bittern, Blairgowrie, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Main Ridge, McCrae, Merricks, Merricks Beach, Merricks North, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Pearcedale (part), Point Leo, Portsea, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Rosebud, Rosebud West, Rye, Safety Beach, Shoreham, Somers, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Tuerong and Tyabb.

Port Phillip:

Albert Park, Balaclava, East St Kilda, Elwood, Garden City, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, St Kilda, St Kilda South, St Kilda West, South Melbourne, Windsor

Stonnington:

Armadale, Glen Iris (part), Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran, South Yarra (part), Toorak and Windsor (part.)

Bayside:

Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham (part), Hampton, Hampton East, Highett (part) and Sandringham.

Casey:

Berwick, Blind Bight, Botanic Ridge, Cannons Creek, Clyde, Clyde North, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Devon Meadows, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Eumemmerring, Hallam, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Junction Village, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Narre Warren, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Pearcedale, Tooradin, Warneet.

Cardinia:

Avonsleigh, Bayles, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Bunyip, Bunyip North, Caldermeade, Cardinia, Catani, Clematis, Cockatoo, Cora Lynn, Dalmore, Dewhurst, Emerald, Garfield, Garfield North, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Heath Hill, Iona, Koo Wee Rup, Koo Wee Rup North, Lang Lang, Lang Lang East, Longwarry, Maryknoll, Menzies Creek, Modella, Monomeith, Mount Burnett, Nangana, Nar Nar Goon, Nar Nar Goon North, Nyora, Officer, Officer South, Pakenham South, Pakenham Upper, Pakenham, Rythdale, Tonimbuk, Toomuc Valley, Tooradin, Tynong, Tynong North, Vervale, Yannathan.

Frankston:

Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Karingal, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Sandhurst, Seaford and Skye

Glen Eira:

Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena and Ormond, and parts of the suburbs of Brighton East and St Kilda East.

Greater Dandenong:

Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale, Springvale South.

Kingston:

Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham (part), Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett (part), Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South (part), Parkdale, Patterson Lakes and Waterways.

Mornington Peninsula:

Arthurs Seat, Balnarring, Balnarring Beach, Baxter, Bittern, Blairgowrie, Boneo, Cape Schanck, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Flinders, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, Main Ridge, McCrae, Merricks, Merricks Beach, Merricks North, Moorooduc, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Pearcedale (part), Point Leo, Portsea, Red Hill, Red Hill South, Rosebud, Rosebud West, Rye, Safety Beach, Shoreham, Somers, Somerville, Sorrento, St Andrews Beach, Tootgarook, Tuerong and Tyabb.

Port Phillip:

Albert Park, Balaclava, East St Kilda, Elwood, Garden City, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, St Kilda, St Kilda South, St Kilda West, South Melbourne, Windsor

Stonnington:

Armadale, Glen Iris (part), Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran, South Yarra (part), Toorak and Windsor (part.)


How to get involved

Activities are available to all residents of greater Melbourne, and there are three ways to participate

  1. with funds from an Australian Government Home Care Package
  2. with other types of government funding or,
  3. by paying privately.

Costs

Because we tailor services to each member’s needs the costs will vary. Find out more by contacting our friendly staff on 1300 147 147 or email us at agedcare(at)bsl.org.au.

Partners

Brotherhood Community Nexus and Nexus Planning Service are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.


Contact us

Community Nexus Disability Services
2–4 Overton Road
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: 1300 147 147
Email: agedcare(at)bsl.org.au

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