Social Support

Mountain District Learning Centre (MDLC)
13-15 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully VIC
3156
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Long Resource Description:

Mountain District Learning Centre aims to further the wellbeing of all persons in the Knox area. The Social Friendship Group provides a social environment to participants and organises outings, lunches, speakers and a different activity each week. The group meets each Wednesday between 1pm – 3pm. MDLC also offers a range of groups and activity to join and participate in.

Phone Number: 9758 7859
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: Teenagers, Adults and Older Adults
Cost: Some activities are free, some incur a small cost
Council Area: Knox City
OC Connections
773 Warrigal Rd Oakleigh, Victoria
3166
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Long Resource Description:

Provides activities and leisure opportunities, holiday services, employment opportunities, meeting specific needs and aspiration for people with disabilities.

Phone Number: 03 9569 0603
Accessibility: Depends on venue
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Depends on activity
Council Area: Monash
Orana Neighborhood House
62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South VIC
3152
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Long Resource Description:

Knox City Council provides a service for eligible residents aged over 65, their carers and people with a disability aged under 65 years, to participate in socially, mentally and physically stimulating activities in a friendly environment. Activities include craft, games, discussion, outings, guest speakers, games, cooking and gentle physical exercises.

Phone Number: 9801 1895
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All Ages
Cost: Some courses are free, some incur a cost
Council Area: Knox City
Pop Culture Conversation Club 
Realm Library, Ringwood Town Square 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC
3134
Resource Category:
Long Resource Description:

Love talking about Marvel’s cinematic universe, want to debate Harry Potter fan theories, or chatting all things Star Wars, Pokemon, Dr Who and anything else you might be passionate about? Then this group is for you. A youth program based around discussion of popular books, movies and TV series. Come hang out and meet people with similar interests. Open to 16 to 21-year-olds.

Phone Number: 9800 6430
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM every first Friday of the month
Accessibility: Yes
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: 16 to 21-year-olds
Cost: $10
Council Area: Maroondah
Social Support
118 Leila Road, Carnegie, Victoria
3163
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Long Resource Description:

A range of exercises, relaxation, therapy, arts, discussion groups, cooking, woodwork, outdoor activities. Accessing the service requires a referral from a relative, friend or health/welfare organization.

Phone Number: 9578 7194
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 3:30pm
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Attendance Fee
Council Area: Glen Eira
Stroke Support Group
89 Canterbury Road, Heathmont, Victoria
3135
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Long Resource Description:

Support group for both stroke survivors and their carers.

Phone Number: 0400 581 750
Opening Hours: Every Thursday 10am – 11:30am
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: Adults
Cost: Depends on activity
Council Area: Maroondah
Vision Australia
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Long Resource Description:

Vision Australia is the leading national provider of blindness and low vision services supporting people to live the life they choose. They provide many community groups that you can join. Community Groups are a great way to meet other people who are blind or have low vision, share ideas and information, and gain support from members of your community. Check out the website for a full list of groups in Melbourne.

Phone Number: 1300 847 466
Wheelchair Travel and Scooter Passes
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Long Resource Description:

A Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass will allow someone who is dependent on a scooter or wheelchair to travel for free on Melbourne metropolitan trains/trams/buses, V/Line services, Regional town buses, and other regional services that have a contract or service agreement with Public Transport Victoria.

Phone Number: 1800 800 007
Booking Required: Apply beforehand
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Free
Council Area: Melbourne
Yooralla – Community Hub & Support
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Long Resource Description:

Yooralla provides community-based supports for people with a disability, where every individual is encouraged to pursue their goals by accessing skills-based learning, recreation and social activities

Phone Number: 03 9666 4500
Accessibility: Depends on venue
Booking Required: Yes
Suitable Age Range: All ages
Cost: Depends on activity