Social Support

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

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.

9758 7859
Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
Yes
Teenagers, Adults and Older Adults
Some activities are free, some incur a small cost
Knox City
OC Connections
773 Warrigal Rd Oakleigh, Victoria
3166

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

03 9569 0603
Depends on venue
Yes
All ages
Depends on activity
Monash
Orana Neighborhood House
62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South VIC
3152

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.

9801 1895
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
All Ages
Some courses are free, some incur a cost
Knox City
Pop Culture Conversation Club 
Realm Library, Ringwood Town Square 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC
3134

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.

9800 6430
5:00 PM every first Friday of the month
Yes
Yes
16 to 21-year-olds
$10
Maroondah
Social Support
118 Leila Road, Carnegie, Victoria
3163

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.

9578 7194
Monday – Friday 9am to 3:30pm
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
All ages
Attendance Fee
Glen Eira
Stroke Support Group
89 Canterbury Road, Heathmont, Victoria
3135

Support group for both stroke survivors and their carers.

0400 581 750
Every Thursday 10am – 11:30am
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes
Adults
Depends on activity
Maroondah
Vision Australia

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.

1300 847 466
Wheelchair Travel and Scooter Passes

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.

1800 800 007
Apply beforehand
All ages
Free
Melbourne
Yooralla – Community Hub & Support

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

03 9666 4500
Depends on venue
Yes
All ages
Depends on activity

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