(08) 8212 5100
213 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville SA 5031
Business hours: Weekdays 9am - 5pm

The Greek Welfare Centre provides various programs designed to maintain the health and wellbeing of older people in the community; increasing their social networks, participating in fun activities, attending outings, engaging in gentle exercise, sharing a meal, and the opportunity to enhance individual creativity, all within a friendly environment.

Our health and wellbeing programs are designed to:

  • support older people to maintain their independence by increasing their access to and equity of services
  • encourage older people to take responsibility for maintaining good health and well-being, delaying or reducing the need for formal community services
  • empower older people with appropriate knowledge and information to enable them to make decisions and choices on matters affecting their daily life
  • support carers of older people to maintain their social networks, support their independence, take a well-earned rest, enjoy the company of others, share fun times, learn interesting facts and prevention strategies.
  • act as a doorway for the Greek elderly to access, support, information, referral, and connect to appropriate services and service providers.

Carer Support Group

Carers are those who provide care and support for family members or friends who have a chronic illness, terminal illness, mental illness, disability or who are frail. Although carers often speak about how rewarding it is they are often quite reluctant to admit how tiring and stressful it can be.

The Greek Welfare Centre provides a monthly Carer Support Group for carers. The support group is an excellent opportunity for carers to have a break, socialise with other carers, access helpful information about available services and go on outings. The Centre also hosts an annual full day retreat option for carers. Respite can be provided for carers to attend the Group.

Art & Craft Group

  • Opportunity to socialise and interact
  • Enhance and share your creativity
  • Relaxing fun atmosphere

Exercise Classes

  • For seniors
  • Increase fitness and balance; improve your general health and wellbeing
  • Improve mobility, flexibility, strength, stamina and bone density
  • Decrease arthritic symptoms and falls
  • Incorporates cultural music (Greek)
At:
The Hall of the Anglican Parish of Lockleys, Cnr Henley Beach Rd & May Tce, BROOKLYN PARK
Time:
9:00am–10:00am & 10.00am–11:00am
When:
Monday and Thursday

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At:
Beulah Road Community Hall, 31 Beulah Road, NORWOOD
Time:
10.00am–11:00am
When:
Wednesday

Facilitated by qualified instructor

Walking Groups

  • For seniors
  • Gentle exercise, social interaction, relaxed nature walk
  • Enjoy the beautiful Botanical Gardens and then savour a cup of coffee, a chat and an opportunity to discuss and share at the kiosk
At:
Adelaide Botanical Gardens
Time:
10:00am – 11:30am
When:
Tuesday and Thursday

Facilitated by a volunteer

Computer Classes

  • Introduction to computers
  • Use of the Internet
  • Social networking: Facebook and Skype
  • Setting up an email account
  • YouTube
  • Google Earth/Maps

The Greek Welfare Centre of SA is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The Greek Welfare Centre’s services for the aged are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, services for the disabled are supported by Disability SA and our Health and Wellbeing programs by SA Health’s Office for the Ageing. Note that although funding for these services has been provided by the respective government departments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of those governments.