Seymour Health Social Support Group members were treated to a royal event as a royal wedding took place as part of the fun weekly activities planned for the group.
As with any wedding, it was the finishing touches which made the event memorable and the planned group activity was no exception — from the personalised invitations and souvenir plates and placemats, to the gold plastic cutlery at the reception fit for a queen.
Seymour’s own Her Majesty the Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince Charles also made guest appearances at the event, thanks to the dedicated efforts of team members.
The group provides members with a friendly place to share a meal, catch up with friends and meet new people.
Group members enjoy a range of activities promoting better health and wellness and social inclusion.
Another function of the service is to provide respite and support for carers.
Activities may include group outings, bingo, word and card games, theme days and group discussion, which are planned jointly between social support group members and carers.
Group team leader Nicole Morgan said new members were always welcome and the only thing they had to bring along is their sense of humour.
‘‘Older people who may be socially isolated can expect lots of fun and laughter whilst taking part in our activities that promote social involvement for better health and wellbeing,’’ Ms Morgan said.
Social Support Group is available to anyone over 65 years and older living within the community, people of any age living with a disability and people 50 or older who identify as an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.
Seymour Health’s Social Support Group operates Monday to Friday, from 10.30am to 3pm, except on public holidays and a leave period at Christmas. The cost is $7.70 a session.
For information, contact community services on 57358060.