Social Support Groups

At MiCare, we offer both culturally-specific groups and multicultural groups, so there is a suitable option for everyone.

It’s vital for any older person to be engaged. At MiCare, we take that a step further by bringing culturally specific, rich, and diverse activities to our Elders, to suit their cultural, traditional, and religious needs.

What social activities are available?

We seek to incorporate variety and originality into our groups, so there are often new and different activities to enjoy.

Some of our current aged care group activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • ‘Men’s workshop’ and ‘Ladies craft group’
  • Games, Bingo, Rummikub, cards, sjoelen, backgammon, Mahjong
  • Card, klaverjassen
  • Group discussions
  • Physical games and exercise
  • Outings
  • Music/singing
  • Informative talks about ageing and care options
  • Special celebrations and functions
  • Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea

How much does it cost to attend Social Groups?

If you qualify for government funding, the cost of Social Support Groups may be covered for you. Alternatively, you can elect to pay the small admittance fee yourself.


Not everybody can travel to a social gathering. MiCare’s Telelink offers a chance for less mobile clients to take part in group telephone conversations of about 10 people at a time, where they can chat in their common language about anything from the latest news to books and hobbies. The sessions are fully organised and coordinated by a team leader at a pre-arranged time.

Each group initially runs for eight weeks, twice a week, by which time independent friendships have been established to blossom within and beyond our pre-set phone calls.

The Telelink program is supported by financial assistance from the Australian and Victorian Government and does not involve any costs. If you would like to participate in a group discussion, please contact MiCare.

I would like to thank you and MiCare for giving me this opportunity to have a laptop to study the IT program as I will start the course soon. The course will be two days in the class face to face and two days online so it helps me saving time to study at home instead of going to the library.

~ Hanan khorsheed

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“Your activism inspires me to not just participate in activism but to be an activist in my own community and support women to live in a world free from violence”

~Liliane, Community leader for Burundian Cultural Ladies of Victoria. Participated in MFVCovid 19 project 2021


Avondrust Lodge

The new friends I have made, in both Elders and staff, has made it easier for me in my new home. The staff are such beautiful people; I feel very lucky.

~Elder Maria P, Avondrust Lodge- Carrum Downs

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