Stay connected with social support.

Living in your own home and want to stay social? We're here for you.

Social support

Enjoy a social lifestyle

Keeping connected to people and your community is important to living a happy and healthy life.

Keep doing the things you love, with Uniting Social Support programs in Melbourne and the Grampians areas.

Whatever ‘living life to the fullest’ looks like to you, we can help make it happen with our enjoyable social support programs for older people.

Connect with our volunteers

Enjoy new connections and experiences in your local area with our social support programs.

Meet our volunteers and make new friends through:

  • A conversation over a cuppa
  • Heading out together for a meal, a walk or to the shops
  • Your favourite game and some friendly competition
  • Discovering shared interests - like a love of music.
Get social: group activities

Join in the fun! Come along to our community centres in metropolitan Melbourne and Ararat and discover activities that support your wellbeing.

Enjoy the company of others, while doing the things that interest you.

You could try:

  • Sharing a meal and some great conversation at our community lunches
  • Staying fit and healthy with gentle exercise classes
  • New hobbies like crafts and board games.
Join our chat groups

Access interesting guided discussions, from the comfort of your home.

Our Telelink and Chat-A-Ring programs create conversations between individuals and small groups.

You'll be matched with other chatters based on your interests, so you can spend time together discussing topics that are close to your heart.

Who can access our Social Support Programs?

Keen to connect? If you’re aged 65+ (or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person over 50), you may be eligible for Social Support.

Under 65 and feeling disconnected? Don’t worry. If you’re experiencing social isolation, you may still be able to access these services.

If you’re feeling this way, please let us know – we’re here to help.

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Get in touch

We’re here for you.

Contact our team today to find out how you can get involved in our social support programs. 

Call us on
13 93 75