A friendly phone call or visit can go a long way towards making someone feel part of our community. Council is working with community partners on a project to help tackle loneliness.
The Sutherland Shire Loneliness Project aims to connect lonely and socially isolated older people with regular social connections.
Council will work with community partners to combat loneliness through participation in a Befriending Program, Social Groups and connecting people to community services, events and activities through Shire Seniors.
If you are feeling like you could do with a new friend in your life, contact council and be connected through your local community organisation.
The Befriending Program has volunteers regularly call and visit people who are feeling left out and provide them with ongoing friendship.
BE A FRIEND AND VOLUNTEER
Do you like to have a chat? Do you like helping others? We are calling on those who have some free time to volunteer as a ‘friend’ to provide company and conversation for Sutherland Shire community members. If you’re caring, friendly and can volunteer to visit or make calls on a regular basis then contact council.
GET SOCIAL - JOIN A GROUP
Want to meet new people and make new friends? Community partners are starting several small social groups that will meet weekly throughout Sutherland Shire. If you are interested in joining a group get in contact with us.
ECS 50 + Club
Choose the events to suit you - no set day, time or venues and no obligations.
Ph: 9520 7022
Carers Walking Group - Cronulla
Meets 9.30am on Wednesday at Dunningham Park.
Ph: 9542 6292
Gymea Coffee Catch Up
Meets 9.30am Thursday at Gymea Community Aid and Information Service and walk to Hazelhurst for coffee.
Ph: 9524 9559
Coffee Club at Caringbah 3 Bridges
Meets 10am Friday at Café on Kingsway.
Ph: 1300 327 434
Kurranulla Yarn-Up @ Jannali
Ph: 9528 0287
Cronulla Café Cruz
Ph: 9544 0104
There are so many activities and events happening in Sutherland Shire to keep active and engaged.
Sign up and find out about upcoming seniors events and activities.
Check out council's latest Seniors Services Directory.
Enquiries can be directed to Jayne Gan on 9710 0422 or firstname.lastname@example.org