Willowview is a community venue located at 6 Eddy Court next to the Collingwood Town Hall. It offers a range of activities for older residents and assists carers who look after older family members. All centre activities aim to increase or maintain participants’ independence.
Activities at the centre range from gentle exercise, board games, gardening, trips and outings. The centre provides a friendly and supportive environment where people can socialise and participate in enjoyable and interesting activities of their choice.
Staff at Willowview are friendly and enthusiastic and provide a supportive daily program. Staff speak a range of languages and have qualifications, skills and expertise in aged care.
The range of quiet and active recreational activities provided is based on the choices and interest of residents attending Willowview.
- gentle exercise, Tai Chi, trips and outings
- art and craft, board games, cards and bingo
- guest speakers, conversation and discussions
- special events, celebrations, cooking and gardening
- barbeques, internet access, entertainment and movies.
The centre offers cultural and dementia-specific programs during weekdays.
Additional activities are provided at the Hosie Street Seniors Hub in Richmond on Thursdays.
The cost for activities at both locations depends on the type of activity and the participant’s income. To discuss costs, contact Jane Trobbiani, Willowview Coordinator, on 9205 5276 or 9205 5427, or at Jane.Trobbiani@yarracity.vic.gov.au
Transport to and from Willowview is provided, with staff available to assist people of the journey. A hoist-bus is available for wheelchairs.
Who Can Attend?
- Older residents
- People with limited opportunities to participate in regular community activities
- People who have limited mobility and require support
- People who have some memory loss
- People whose carers need time to relax.
Who Can Refer?
The Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS), general practitioners, family members and individuals can all make referrals to Willowview. Following a home-based assessment, all efforts will be made to offer a place in a program at Willowview.
Willowview operates Monday – Friday, from 9.30am – 3pm.
Aged and Disability Services
National Relay Service
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TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 03 9205 5555.
Speak & Listen users (speech-to-speech relay) phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 9205 5555.
Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service via www.relayservice.com.au and then ask for 03 9205 5555