Groups and programs to help older Australians, their families and professionals supporting them.
As increasing numbers of us live longer and thrive in our later years, it’s never been more important to plan ahead. We often delay planning for the future until a crisis, illness or financial difficulty requires us to find urgent solutions. As a result, decision-making can often be rushed, creating tensions and disputes in families, or resulting in unwise arrangements that cause problems further down the track.
With funding from the State Trustees Foundation, we offer interactive, informative presentations and workshops to social networks, community groups and workplaces who work with families, to help guide better decisions for the future. These sessions are designed to increase awareness of some of the challenges associated with planning for ageing and decision-making, and provide simple steps to avoid these issues.
RAV is currently delivering Steering the Right Path presentations and workshops, free of charge, for members of the community including older adults and their adult children, and to relevant workplaces, organisations and staff working with older adults.
These groups provide an opportunity for people aged over 65 to come together and share their favourite memories, music and food, through weekly activities that aim to building connections and provide enjoyment. In a supportive environment, participants are encouraged to reflect on the meanings and emotions associated with these memories.
The one-hour weekly group sessions run for 10 weeks, at our Kew Centre.
Find out more here.
A growing number of grandparents are putting their retirement, trips and leisure activities on hold in order to raise or help raise their grandchildren.
In partnership with Anglicare, we run a monthly support group and annual camp for grandparents raising young children in Traralgon.
Find out more here.