ENHANCING LIFESTYLES

Sherwood Day Centre


We are experts in community-based care and are committed to providing a friendly, enjoyable and caring environment. So you can relax knowing that all your needs will be taken care of – and you’ll make friends and have fun too!

Our Day Centre provides a range of services for seniors who are at risk of social isolation.

The Centre operates five days a week (Monday to Friday) from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Our Day Centre clients have access to:

• Helpful, friendly and professional staff
• Recreational activities
• Outings on centre based days
• Friendship and emotional support
• A range of allied health services at a subsidised rate:-
  - (podiatry, physiotherapy, speech therapy)
• Grooming services (hairdressing)
• Massage and tai chi
• Transport
• Carer support
• Personal care support
• Resource materials
• Advocacy
• Referrals to other services

If you would like to find out more about this service please contact us.

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We appreciate the vital role that carers play.
 
Our Sherwood Day Centre activities and In Home Day Respite service give carers a well-deserved break.

To find out more about our services get in contact with us.


A day at SRS is fun and social.

We provide an extensive activities program and cater for diverse interests – there’s never a dull moment.

Centre Activities

Activities are on offer between morning tea and lunch and after lunch until our buses depart at 2:00 pm.

We also offer innovative and creative group activities that are designed to promote functional independence. These activities help to enhance lifestyles, motivate clients and boost self-esteem.

Activities are tailored to specific needs and include:

•    Concerts
•    Arm Chair Travel Activities
•    Games, Music and Art Activities
•    Guest Speakers
•    Intergenerational Therapy
•    Physiotherapy Mobility Activities
•    Reminiscing Activities
•    Retail Therapy
•    Spark of Life Activity
•    Sensory Enrichment Activities
•    Tai Chi & gentle exercise
•    Pet Therapy / Doll Therapy

To find out what activities are planned in the coming months, view our activity calendar.

Social Outings

We conduct group excursions weekly for our clients. The group excursion day alters from week to week so if you only attend the Centre once a week, you will participate in an outing every 5 weeks. These outings are to a special place of interest. Such as a visit to a club for a concert and meal, shopping, or meeting up with another group for activities. Refer to the activity calendar for outing days. 

Where would you like to go on your next outing? We are always on the look out for new ideas and welcome suggestions.

Please get in touch with us and share your ideas.

We don’t stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing!
At SRS we don't stop playing!

 

Testimonial

“I attend SRS to get out of the house and to be involved and meet people. The staff have encouraged me to host “Val’s Craft Corner” some Monday’s to teach knitting and crochet to other interested clients. I especially love knitting dolls. I enjoy the music and the outings which are great. I really like all the Respite Care Workers”.

Val Raboczyj, Sherwood Day Centre client

  


We provide a range of allied health services (such as podiatry, physiotherapy, and speech therapy) at a subsidised rate. It’s a convenient way to take good care of yourself.

If you would like to find out more about our allied health services including costs and availability, please contact us

 

Testimonial

“I attend SRS because I just love everything about SRS. I like the companionship and I think the staff are wonderful. I have met some lovely new friends and I just love the place and the food. Everything at SRS Is excellent.”

Maude Raper - Sherwood Day Centre client

 


We provide a delicious morning tea (fruit and tasty snack such as scones) and a nutritious three course hot lunch (for example, soup, main meal and dessert). Meals are generally served and enjoyed together in the dining room. We vary our menu regularly and cater for special dietary needs.

Testimonial

“I attended SRS originally encouraged by my daughter after my husband passed away. And it proved to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I enjoy the company of all the staff and they are wonderful and kind. The meals are very good and more than I have at home. I also enjoy the concerts and outings and talking to everyone.  Everyone has an interesting story to tell.”

Audrey Walsh, Sherwood Day Centre client

 


We provide transport.

If you live in our local community, we will collect you from your home in the morning, transport you to our Centre and take you home in the afternoon.

Our buses depart Sherwood Day Centre at 8:15 am to commence client pick ups between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Buses depart the Centre at 2.00pm. Afternoon drop offs are between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, depending on traffic.

We have a fleet of modern buses.  Each bus has a qualified Bus Driver and an assistant on board with a special hoist for anyone who is unable to manage the steps. This hoist is also available for clients who need to remain in their wheelchair while on the bus.
 
Catching an SRS bus is not only a convenient way to get to the Centre, it is also an outing in itself! It’s a great opportunity to talk with others and see what’s happening in the local community.

Please note: Clients who live outside our service area are required to provide their own transport.

For further information on available times and costs, please contact us.

We service the following areas:
     
- Chelmer   - Corinda
- Fairfield   - Graceville
- Rocklea   - Yeronga
- Tennyson   - Sherwood
- Oxley   - Yerrongpilly
- Seventeen Mile Rocks (partial)  

 

 

Testimonial

“For over 4 years my husband Laurie and I have been going to Sherwood Respite and enjoy going very much.  The staff and volunteers greet us with bright hello and big smiles, which makes us feel very welcome. We receive morning tea and a good lunch and lots of laughter and talk which does ageing people lots of good. There is a day out on the bus once a month for every day of the week which is most enjoyable and we go to places we could never go to on our own.” Edna Cottle – Sherwood Day Centre client