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Planned Activity Groups

Planned Activity Groups (PAG) & Small and Emerging Communities

PAG support clients’ ability to continue to live independently in their home and in the community. All support workers are bi-cultural.

There are 2 different PAGs:

PAG High Program PAG Core 
Frail, aged people, 65 and over
More complex health issues
Require respite
Socially isolated
From CALD background
Live in Darebin, Whittlesea, Banyule, Moreland
People 55 and over
Socially isolated and disadvantaged
From CALD communities
Live in Darebin, Whittlesea, Banyule, Moreland, Hume
  • Planned, culturally specific/appropriate activities offered at the Centre
  • Activities address and respond to clients’ cultural, social, physical, emotional and recreational needs
  • Program assists in maintaining skills needed for everyday living
  • Daily healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate 3 course meal cooked on the day by experienced bi-cultural staff
  • Transport available for eligible clients
  • Basic English language classes
  • Conversation
  • Information sessions
  • Guest speakers
  • Gentle exercise
  • Games
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Recreational activities
  • Outings (picnics, restaurants, museums, galleries etc)

Groups offered at the moment

  • Small and emerging communities: Assyrian Chaldean, Punjabi, Somali (women’s exercise group), Sri Lankan and Bhutanese
  • Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) 
  • Italian, Macedonian, Polish

Where?

  • Banyule Community Health, Alamein Street, Heidelberg
  • Broadmeadows Leisure Centre, Pearce Dale, Broadmeadows
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Hall, 27 Pleasant Road, Pascoe Vale
  • Lalor Library, May Road, Lalor
  • Regent Centre , 4 Robinson Road, Reservoir
  • Darebin Intercultural Centre, 59a Roseberry Ave, Preston
  • Thomastown Library, 52 Main St, Thomastown
  • Lynda Blundell Community Centre,185 – 225 Blair St,Dallas

Funding & Costs
PAG is funded by Home and Community Care (HACC) through Department of Health. 

PAG High costs $13 per day and includes meals and transport, participants need to cover entry fees when required during excursions and outings (e.g. museum ticket).

PAG Core costs $2.
Participants need also to cover entry fees when required during excursions and outings (e.g. museum ticket).

Contact for more info PAG High and PAG Core Programs
Shemira Gevergizyan, PAG’s Team Leaderr 
(03) 9496 0246 - shemirang@spectrumvic.org.au 

Contact for more info PAG Core - Chinese Social Support Program
Lisa Wu, Chinese Social Support Coordinator
(03) 9496 0215 - lisaw@spectrumvic.org.au