The Muslim Women’s Association of SA provides several services to men and women over the age of 65 years who are coming from a CaLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) background, under the CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program).
On Thursday 4th of October 2018 an outing to Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens was planned as a Learning Journey.
Those who were attending met at our office on Victoria Square and caught a coach out to Mt Lofty.
The weather was perfect for walking, overcast but not raining and with a cool breeze.
The men and women were able to explore the Gardens at their leisure and work up an appetite before sharing a picnic lunch. The group came very well prepared for the picnic with delicious home-made delicacies in picnic baskets and even a table cloth for the picnic table.
Everyone was very interested to read the signage on-site, in doing so everyone was able to learn about the plants and about the history of Adelaide and also about the Flinders Column.
It was a wonderful opportunity for them to literally stop and smell the flowers, to socialise and catch up with each other.
Over 20 Members attended and the general consensus from everyone is that they enjoyed the day immensely. They are looking forward to going back to the Gardens in Autumn time and are, of course, looking forward to the next CHSP Learning Journey.
For more information about the CHSP and how to join, click here.
With most transactions and communications being done online, it is important for the seniors in our community to know how to access information and assistance schemes online.
In collaboration with Centrelink and Bene Aged Care, MWASA organised a ‘hands on’ session to help seniors learn how they could access their accounts and assistance schemes on the myGov portal and My Aged Care portal.
While using technology and computers can be a tedious process for most seniors, our group of 34 seniors were able to rise up to the challenge and learnt how to use online portals and services provided by aged care providers.
On 15 February 2018, MWASA collaborated with the Department of Human Services, Centrelink, to organise an informational talk for the seniors from our Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). The talk helps the seniors and pensioners understand more about new regulations and policies that affect them.