SERVICE

DS Lady with TeaThe following services are provided at Balwyn Evergreen Centre:

  1. Transport: Bus Trips and Local Pick up
  2. Centre Dining Room Meals
  3. Companion Animal Volunteer Support Program [CAVS]
  4. Health Services: Podiatry
  5. Health Services: Audiology
  6. Hairdresser.

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Transport services include transporting our clients for Centre activities, weekly shopping bus and weekly day trips.

Bus Trips

This program provides social outings for older people and people with disabilities who may be socially isolated or frail. The service provides regular bus trips that enhance the physical, intellectual and social wellbeing of participants. Outings are held on a weekly basis as advertised through a monthly newsletter. The participants of this program are required to cover costs of the outings they attend.

Booking Essential: contact the office on 9836 9681.

The Centre operates a number of mini-bus services with the support of Balwyn Rotary, the Bendigo Bank and the City of Boroondara. Here our CEO meets with members of Rotary about plans for the Centre.
The Centre operates a number of mini-bus services with the support of Balwyn Rotary, the Bendigo Bank and the City of Boroondara. Here our CEO meets with members of Rotary about plans for the Centre.

Shopping Bus

We offer a shopping bus on a Monday morning for members who are unable to get out and about. The bus will pick up from your home and go to Woolworths, Balwyn; then return you home with shopping.

Booking Essential: contact the office on 9836 9681.

Balwyn Blokes

Balwyn Blokes is a group for retired men who like to get out with other socially-minded “blokes”, to see some of Melbourne & enjoy a meal together. Balwyn Blokes go out fortnightly on Thursdays to different venues, hotels and clubs around Melbourne.

Referrals

Booking Essential: contact the office on 9836 9681.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIAL OUTING, SHOPPING BUS AND BALWYN BLOKES PROGRAMS

These programs are either funded by the City of Boroondara and/or the Department of Health and Human Services under the Home and Community Care program so there are some eligibility criteria.

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2. CENTRE DINING ROOM MEALS

Dining Room meals are provided on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Booking Essential: contact the office on 9836 9681.

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3. COMPANION ANIMAL VOLUNTEER SUPPORT PROGRAM [CAVS] [HACC Funded]

The CAVS program provides support services to frail, older people and people with disabilities to help them keep and care for their pets at home. A pet is often the most important companion in a person’s life, but illness or frailty can make caring for pets too difficult to manage alone. Open to residents of the City of Boroondara.

TCAVShe service involves determining the particular needs of a client and matching up both client and pet with a suitable volunteer/s. Referrals may be made through GPs, Vets, family or by the individual themselves. Volunteers will help with dog walking, bathing, grooming, litter changing, assistance in transporting a companion animal to the vet, emergency foster care etc.

Should you require assistance with your pet, call Leonie Legge on 9836 9681 or contact Brenda Dennis at Brenda.dennis@balwynevergreen.org.au or call 9836 9681.

Click here for a copy of the CAVS Manual

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4. HEALTH SERVICES: PODIATRY

The services of a qualified Podiatrist are available at the Centre every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Transport is available to get you to/from the Centre.

To make an appointment with Annie, call the office on 9836 9681 and she will make sure you’ll start the weekend on the right foot!

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5. HEALTH SERVICES: AUDIOLOGY

The service of a qualified Audiologist is available at the Centre on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each alternate month. If you already have hearing aids, please feel free to bring them with you for a free maintenance check, clean and battery replacement.

To make an appointment call the office on 9836 9681.

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6. HAIRDRESSER

Salon is open on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Men, Women & Children are catered for. Women’s cuts from $25, Men’s cuts from $18

To make an appointment call the office on 9836 9681.

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