Our communities empower you to be socially connected. There is an active social calendar with regular events. We also plan day trips. These activities help you to form new and close friendships with other like-minded residents.
Each of our care communities has a Lifestyle Coordinator who will work with you and your family and friends to identify what leisure activities you derive joy and happiness from. This way we can ensure you continue to have the opportunity to regularly participate in these activities.
The CraigCare bus takes residents to destinations such as the cinema, a spot of lunch at the beach, the local library or watching local club sports. We also visit the local shopping centre so you can still enjoy the freedom of doing your own shopping, whether that be buying new clothes, picking up some of your favourite foods and treats or buying gifts for your children or grandchildren. More often than not, time is also spent enjoying a coffee and cake at a nearby café.
There is always a lot to celebrate in CraigCare communities. On a weekly basis, we have happy hour where families are welcome to join in. Live music can often be found at these events. We have regular BBQ lunches with the good old favourites of hamburgers and a sausage on a roll. We also celebrate the different cultural backgrounds of our residents by hosting regular cultural culinary feasts such as Italian or Greek food festivals. Special events include Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, ANZAC Day, Australia Day and our annual Christmas party. We also cater for private events such as birthday parties or anniversaries.
At CraigCare, we know older Australians love spending time with children as they have all their lives and research shows that when generations come together, everyone can benefit. There are clear, positive outcomes for all involved. Children are exposed to the traditions and wisdom of older people, while developing respect and empathy for older people. Older adults can expand their social networks, alleviate boredom and isolation, and stay physically active, which benefits health outcomes.
Our CraigCare communities offer daily activities including card and board games, bingo, arts and crafts, knitting club, men’s group, exercise classes, walking groups in the local parks, gardening, cooking, bowls, and movie nights.
We have permanent furry friends in some of our communities and we also encourage families to bring their pets when visiting their loved one. Some of our residents even do ‘doggy sitting’ for a day for their families.
CraigCare services are developed to ensure you keep your freedom, choice, independence and peace of mind.
Our care communities are designed to deliver a home-like family friendly environment.
CraigCare keeps you socially connected with your local community.