230 aged community members served
312 classes provided annually
Offering a range of physical activity programs designed and facilitated by professionals especially for aged members of the community. Programs include HydroCise, Tai Chi, Dance for Parkinson’s, run in conjunction with Dance for Parkinson’s Australia, and podiatry services run by Central Queensland University Students.
These programs are specifically offered to members of the community who reside outside of Jewish communal aged care facilities with a focus on maintaining or improving health and wellbeing to support independent living. Core strength, balance and coordination are elements of each of the programs along with a strong emphasis on social connection and active participation. A key element of the program is financial accessibility to quality and tailored programs for seniors to maintain their independence.
Tai Chi is run twice a week by a Tai Chi Master. HydroCise is run three times a week by aqua fitness instructors. Dance for Parkinson’s classes are run once per week and lead by qualified dance teachers experienced with Parkinsons Disease.
Without this funding the programs would be cost prohibitive to seniors and would not be viable.
A total of 230 individuals are supported through this service.
The Burger Centre
A joint venture between JewishCare and Montefiore Home, The Burger Centre is situated in Randwick in a purpose built fully accessible building. The aim is to enhance the capability of older people to stay independent in their own homes and to facilitate social connection within the community in a sophisticated and meaningful way. The Burger Centre continues to play an important role in maintaining older peoples’ ability to remain socially, intellectually and culturally connected to the Jewish and wider community.
Other programs offered by this provider
Social Support and Dementia Programs
1991 (Burger Centre) Wellness program commenced in 2006
Claire Vernon and Robert Orie