Social Support Groups

Commonwealth Home Supported Program (CHSP)

About Social Support Groups

Otway Health’s Social Support Groups are designed to encourage community members to participate in healthy, recreational and cultural activities that stimulate wellbeing.

How it works

Once registered with My Aged Care, a Living at Home Assessment will be carried out by a Regional Assessment Officer where your needs are documented and a Care Plan is developed with you, your family member, or advocate.

Your Care Plan will include details of the CHSP funded Social Support Group services which Otway Health will deliver, so that you can participate in social activities.

Activities we offer

A range of activities are offered to ensure variety and stimulation. You will have the opportunity to socialise, undertake gentle exercise, and improve and maintain your emotional wellbeing and cognitive ability.

Activities and outings are planned by group members and are designed to assist you to maintain your independence and self-reliance whilst exploring new and old areas of interest.

  • Coffee outings
  • Group lunches
  • Cooking together
  • Sourcing local produce
  • Group shopping
  • Walking tours
  • Exploring the Otway region


Groups meet weekly or fortnightly across the year with a short scheduled break over Christmas, New Year and mid-Winter.

How to apply

Register with My Aged Care to determine your eligibility for this service.

Learn more about this service

Contact Us

For further information about this service please contact us during Reception Hours by phone: (03) 5237 8500 or email:


For more information about this service please download the brochure.

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