At Samarinda we know that staying connected and getting the right assistance is vital to living well at home. We have developed a range of service responses to meet the needs of our local community. Our guiding philosophy is locals for locals.
Our Community Centre at 296 High St Ashburton, provides a social ‘hub’ for locals. Come in and join our daily coffee club and stay for a social lunch if you like, join an interest group, or access podiatry and hairdressing. We also run Active Ageing programs with exercise options for all fitness levels including long walks, gentle exercise and balance groups, Qi Gong, Zumba Gold and more. View our social activities.
Our Community Transport cars and buses can provide transport to attend the Community Centre, or to go out for the day with a small group excursion. We always there at the end to get you home. View our transport services.
Our Delivered Meal service comes to you 5-days a week with a great range of delicious meal choices brought by one of our dedicated volunteer drivers. See Meals on Wheels.
Our Home Care Packages program assists local people to navigate the Australian Government’s aged care system and works in partnership with clients to design a tailored package of care at home. How we can assist at home.
Our Day Respite program operates from Elsie Salter House and offers social support and care for people living with dementia while also providing respite for their family carers. Day respite.
Meet some of our people
Sandra Bygrave is our Community Services Manager. Sandra has postgraduate qualifications in Ageing and Recreation and over 25 years experience in aged care. She has worked with many communities on the co-design of local solutions that support ageing well and was involved nationally on the implementation of Consumer Directed Care. Sandra is delighted to find a values match with Samarinda.
Our program coordinators are:
Lourdes Catalla, Delivered Meals Program Coordinator
Lourdes is a qualified nutritionist and our resident ‘foodie’. She understands the correlation between appetising food, healthy eating and living well at home.
Kylie Radcliffe, Social Support Program Coordinator
Kylie has BA Sociology and understands the value of social connections. She encourages ‘active ageing’ through wellbeing and fitness programs, self-managed groups and shared resources.
Kerry Campbell, Day Respite Program Coordinator
Kerry is a qualified nurse with over 10 years experience providing care for people living with memory loss. She sees the person before the disease and understands the impact on their family and friends.