Aboriginal Support and Health Services

Gunnedah Aboriginal Elders Group provides a range of social support services to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

There are a wide range of activities that are included in our Aboriginal health services to engage elderly Aboriginal people and provide a supportive, active and caring environment that is based on shared culture, beliefs and traditions.

Our Aboriginal Health Services Activities

Some of our regular activities may be right up your alley and include:

  • Monthly Day Trips
  • Healthy Cooking Classes
  • Bingo
  • Arts and Craft


Arts and Craft

Our Arts and Craft sessions run on Fridays at the Jacaranda Centre located in the Gunnedah Hospital grounds. Starting at 10.00am with lunch and morning tea provided, there are plenty of activities to be involved in. Transport is available as required.

Bingo

Bingo runs every 2nd Thursday of each month at the Red Chief Local Aboriginal Lands Council in Chandos Street Gunnedah starting at 10:30am.

Elder’s Olympics

One of the highlights of the year is when we fly the Gomeroi flag at the Elder’s Olympics. The Elder’s Olympics is a state wide event involving elders groups from across New South Wales and one of the most anticipated events in our calendar.
The Elder’s Olympics is a wonderful opportunity to meet up with friends and family, whilst representing your local area in a number of activities including sporting events (don’t worry – there is something for all levels of fitness!) and a flag design competition.

Aboriginal Transport Support Services

Funding focuses on flexible transport services to enable Aboriginal people to attend social support activities or medical appointments where the Isolated Patient Travel Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is unable to assist. It is an important aspect of our Aboriginal health support services in the NSW region.

We also have a network of contacts for transport related to “Sorry” business.