Umbrella Inc. has many different social support programs which aim to help seniors to make and maintain friendships, maintain independence, improve well-being and stay active.
The program activities are organised according to the attending seniors’ interest and abilities. These regular sessions are held at accessible and safe venues around the Perth metro area, mainly in Belmont. Activities are organised with transport, morning and afternoon tea provided.
Thank you a lot for inviting me to attend the Internet Café program. I really enjoy the sessions. Now I am sending emails to many of my relatives and friends who live far away.
Home @ Home
The Home @ Home programs involves small groups of people who share a common language, culture, spirituality or interests and operate from a participant’s home or nominated meeting place with shared morning tea, lunch and recreational outings. Participants may bring lunch with them or go out somewhere to share a meal (each person is responsible for their lunch). The Home@Home model provides an alternative to people who may find attending a larger group difficult for a range of reasons.
Party @ Basia’s
This program provides an opportunity to meet fortnightly on Friday afternoons for a high tea and to do something fun. This program is designed for clients from multicultural backgrounds to meet regularly. The program is full of special entertainers, dancing, music activities and other fun surprises!
This group provides the opportunity for people living with dementia to keep active and connected with others. Language support is also available for multilingual clients.
Learning reaches no limits with Eureka! A fortnightly educational activity, this program allows seniors to broaden their horizons. They have a chance to not only learn new computer/mobile skills but also get a chance to find out more about a broad range of topics from cyber security to arts and music.
Clients can participate in exciting activities such as night shopping, culinary adventures and late-night walks to enjoy Perth city’s magical light displays.
In our Internet Cafe social group, seniors can learn new computer skills at their own pace in a fun environment! Some of the activities our clients participate in is understanding how to be safe and secure online, having fun on different programs such as photo and video editing, understanding social media and working on individual projects in a group setting.
Don’t let the tools fool you – our Men’s Shed is a place for both time spent in the workshop, and a place for friendship and fun. In our weekly Men’s Shed program, multicultural senior men have the chance to work on group projects and sculpt, build and carve projects in a workshop.