We’re building a social support facility next to Mernda Village Community Activity Centre.
The Mernda Social Support Centre will provide day respite for residents over the age of 65. The service will support people with care needs to maintain their independence and participate socially in their community. The program aims to reduce social isolation by providing people that are frail, living with disability, memory loss (dementia), limited mobility, the opportunity to try new activities, meet others, establish links in the community and improve their overall sense of health and wellbeing.
Eligible residents will be aged 65 years and over, or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents.
The facility will include a three-room activity centre, with each room accommodating 25 adults.
A major construction milestone was reached in July, with the installation of the building's impressive steel frame and roof.
$2.69 million, including a $1.24 million from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.
The facility is expected to open in early 2023.