JCS offer the following range of social inclusion & engagement programs for individuals aged 65 years and older. All our programs aim to promote independence and reduce social isolation. 

These services can be provided as part of our subsidised Commonwealth Home Support Program services (CHSP) or privately funded services.

The Bagels Monthly Luncheon continues to be a long-time and ever-popular JCS staple. Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, the Bagels Monthly Luncheon  convenes at various hotels and restaurants around Adelaide, especially keeping an eye out for some of the most newly and recently renovated.

Bagels is always a great opportunity to socialise and catch-up with friends, plus trying new and exciting luncheons at various hotels; sometimes even revisiting an old favourite!

Contact us to learn more about our Bagels Monthly Luncheon

Always a popular highlight on the JCS social calendar; our affordable bus trips take place every second month, and are a source of great delight and entertainment and provide our participants the opportunity to make friends, socialise and visit venues they would not normally be able to.

Our past outings have included a spot of shopping in Gawler City, some relaxation at St. Kilda Beach, a stroll through Strathalbyn, as well as a delightful drive with lunch in Crafers, Stirling  and Hahndorf. The variety of destinations, as well as the community feel of each outing, is always enjoyed by all participants.

Contact us to learn more about our Bus Trips and Outings

Information coming soon.


What is the Community Visitors Scheme?

The Community Visitors Scheme 

(CVS) is a national program that is funded by the Australian Government.

The CVS aims to improve the quality of life for people living in aged care facilities or at home who may face loneliness and social isolation. JCS have volunteers within the community who can be carefully matched to spend time with you or your loved one.

Visits are relaxed and social in nature; the aim of the CVS is to improve the quality of life for an older person by providing friendship, companionship and a link to the community.

The CVS is a long running and well regarded program that has been operating across Australia for more than 20 years. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we have heard many stories about great friendships being forged.

How the CVS works

Clients are carefully matched by our  Coordinators, taking care to consider similar interests, cultural background and language.

Clients can request to be matched with  someone who speaks a language other than English.

The Community Visitor program is free and visiting times are arranged to suit you.

We work with the client to identify how the time together can be spent. Together, our volunteer and client can spend time enjoying a movie, a drive in the local neighborhood, visiting places locally or simply catching up for a chat.

What is involved in being a community visitor?

CVS community visitors offer friendship, social opportunities and a connection to the community for older people who live at home. It’s well known that humans are social creatures and that having someone to talk to and spend time with enhances our well-being.  It just feels good!

Community visitors are committed to developing and sustaining a friendship with an older person over a period of time, and we ensure they have a genuine interest in helping older people to stay socially involved and connected to their communities.  We ask our volunteers to commit to at least two hours of volunteering per fortnight.

You will be provided with support materials and guidelines about your professional boundaries as a volunteer, and you will participate in orientation and training with our Coordinator.

Contact us to learn more about our Community Visitors Scheme

Download our CVS Brochure

Art making can be a soothing form of self expression, and a safe space within which to articulate difficult experiences or stories without the need for complex language or even words.

The use of metaphor can help the client explore new ways of seeing, and lead to insight and alternative ways to move forward.

Other benefits of art therapy can include clarity, feeling heard and understood, reducing stress, shifting perspectives, learning to cope differently with challenging situations and creative problem solving. It may also lead to personal growth, confidence, and healing.

Join our weekly friendly group, no previous experience needed.

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