Ascent Community Care

Ascent Community Care operates four programs in the Uralla Shire for older people living in their own homes, and for younger people with a disability.

To be eligible for our Ascent Community Care programs, you must:

  • Be over 65 years old
  • Be over 55 years old for Indigenous People
  • Be living at home
  • Need assistance to maintain independence

The Ascent programs include:

CENTRE BASED DAY CARE

This group meets each Monday at the Uralla Community Centre and participates in activities of their choice. This may include exercises, gardening, bingo, craft, puzzles, and several other options. Activities vary according to the wishes of those attending. There is also a monthly outing and special themed days. Morning tea and lunch is provided and usually cooked fresh on the premises by volunteers.

SOCIAL SUPPORT

The Social Support program is a volunteer-run service, which offers assistance within the person’s home or for community access. Help is individually tailored to each person’s specific needs. These services can include letter-writing, making phone calls, shopping, attending a concert, a daily call to check on well-being, and so on.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

In addition to our other useful programs, Ascent Community Care volunteers provide transport to and from a client’s home and any appointment they may have. This can include medical appointments, dates with friends or family, attendance at the Centre Based Day Care program, or any other social occasion.

MINOR HOME MAINTENANCE & GARDENING SERVICE

Sometimes you only need a little bit of support to continue living in your own home. This service aims to keep the user’s home and yard in a safe, tidy and habitable condition by performing small but necessary chores. In the garden, this can include mowing lawns, pruning plants, and other maintenance. In the home, tasks may include changing light bulbs, replacing tap washers, cleaning gutters, sweeping chimneys and so on.


Without our valuable volunteers, we could not deliver these critical services. If you would like to become a volunteer or receive services (occasionally or regularly), please call our Coordinator Catherine on 6778 3503 or 0437 900 044 from Monday to Wednesday.

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