Social Support - Group (known as Planned Activity Group, or PAG) & Social Support – Individual Program

Our services, which are components of the CHSP - HACC programs, provide social support and engagement to Vietnamese Victorians who are either frail aged or with a disability. The program aims to enhance the participants’ ability to live independently in their own home and in the community as long as possible. We provide two types of services: Social Support - Group and Social Support - Individual.

1. Social Support – Group: Provides weekly social group gatherings with other clients. Group activities focus on participants’ needs and aspirations in order to enable them to improve their health and wellbeing. The needs may be physical, emotional, intellectual, recreational, cultural, linguistic and spiritual.

Activities include:  

  • Members meeting and chatting with each other,
  • Doing gentle exercises, Tai Chi, …
  • Enjoying traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • Reading, singing, dancing, listening to music, playing games, doing artwork, ...
  • Discussing personal, family, health, social, cultural issues
  • Attending community forums/festivals…
  • Going on Day excursions.
  • Organising in- house events.
  • Celebrating members' birthdays.
  • Visiting churches and temples.

Currently, we have 7 groups in 4 municipal councils: Yarra, Brimbank, Maribyrnong and Whittlesea. The locations of our PAG groups are:

  • Thomastown: 52 Mains St., on Monday
  • Sunshine: 82 Phoenix St., on Monday
  • Lalor: 47A French St., on Tuesday
  • Footscray: Cnr of Essex St. and Market St., on Tuesday.
  • St Albans: 69 Grantham Pde., on Wednesday
  • Richmond: 30-32 Lennox St., on Thursday
  • Maidstone: 21 Yardley St., on Friday

 

2. Social Support – Individual: Provides social visits by staff or volunteers to frail and isolated elderly who hardly go out due to their poor health, take them out for appointments and shopping and do bill payment. It also provides telephone, web-based monitoring services to connect older people to community, and helps them with letter writing and form-filling, as needed.

  • Coordinator: Nam Nguyen
  • Coordinator Assistant: Ngat Ho
  • Core Staff: Cam-Sau Le, Minh Bui, Nhan Huynh, Ngat Ho, Kieu Nguyen, Thuy Pham, Tien Pham, Le Nguyen
  • Care Workers: Xuan Doan, Khanh Tran, Tien Lac, Tien Dang, Thuong Nguyen, Lan Vu
  • And 20 volunteers
  • For further information please contact Program Coordinator on (03) 94289078 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.