November 8, 2021

Staying Connected Through Social Support

Quality of life is positively impacted by social participation. Positive social interactions influence psychological and physical wellbeing, contribute to healthy ageing, and optimise cognitive and physical functioning. Social participation not only improves physical, mental and emotional health, but also provides an opportunity for people to make new friendships, and contribute to a community through sharing of experiences, skills and knowledge (Ghazi, 2017).

Liberty Community Connect provides a range of group social opportunities for people who are elderly or living with a disability to encourage new friendships, participate in a variety of fun activities, and to have a good laugh.

• Community Access is for those people who want to get out and about and experience what the
beautiful Gold Coast has to offer. Clients are picked up from their home in a Liberty vehicle and taken
out to enjoy picnics, gentle walks and activities in parks, and visiting pubs and clubs for a meal with

• Our Centre Based groups are designed for people who prefer the comforts of being indoors and
close to amenities. A variety of activities are on offer – bingo, board and floor games, mind
games/trivia, and gentle exercise – just to name a few. There is plenty of time to sit and relax with
friends over morning tea and lunch. Transport to and from the centre is available in some areas, but if
the Liberty bus isn’t in the neighborhood transport options may be available through Volunteering
Gold Coast or Transcord.

A variety of small groups are also on offer for all clients including craft group, computer lessons and
men’s day out. Hairdressing and podiatry services are also available in the Centre.

Funding to attend Liberty’s group social programs is available to anyone who:
· holds a referral code for ‘Social Support Group’ from My Aged Care, or
· receives funding under a Home Care Package, or
· receives funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Alternatively call us for advice on obtaining funding on 5578 1668

Please contact Karina or Chris on 5578 1668 for further information about our social programs