Social connections

Social connections

Social connections

Older people want to, and are encouraged to, maintain their independence and remain living in their own homes.

Reduced mobility, loss of confidence, loss of partner and/or friends along with many other factors can prevent seniors from maintaining healthy, active social contacts.  Remaining socially connected and active within the community has been shown to improve an individual’s wellbeing, provide a sense of purpose, and reduces depression, anxiety and loneliness. One major obstacle for older people is the ability to get to a social activity. Doncare is very fortunate to have a terrific group of volunteers who provide transport and support during the activity. Therefore, group participants can enjoy themselves from the time of leaving home to when they are driven back home again allowing them to relax and chat for the maximum amount of time.

Our program works with the individual to discover their aims, what they enjoy doing and how we can best work together to realise those aims. We offer a number of small groups with different activity types and seek to match individuals to the most appropriate group for their needs.