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Busy Bisdee showcases services at public open day

Glenview Community Services and the Bisdee Community Centre were able to showcase the services, activities, and opportunities that they offer the local community at a recent Open Day, held this month as part of Seniors Week.

A trusted not-for-profit aged care organisation that opened in 1948, Glenview is a landmark in Glenorchy and offers a range of services designed to help people live life to the full.

Glenview has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community, adding a series of new wings and buildings including the only cottage respite service in southern Tasmania, with hotel-like rooms for low-needs clients, and carers in need of a break.

Visitors to the Open Day were able to tour the respite care rooms, view art and photo displays, stroll through the gardens and enjoy live music, while having their questions answered by staff from Glenview’s respite accommodation, home care and independent living units.

The Bisdee Community Centre is Glenview’s hub of activity, providing a fun and supportive environment where community members can socialise and meet new friends.

The Centre offers a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, card games, morning teas and fitness classes, plus exciting outings to a range of destinations.

“The aim of the program is to reduce social isolation,” Glenview executive manager, community services Kirsty Bartlett Clark said.

“It provides opportunities for people aged over 65 to come and meet new people, because it’s not always easy to make new friends as we get older.

“Every Saturday we take a couple of busloads of people out and do all sorts of fun things on our Saturday Socials. We go to festivals, markets, zoos, go fishing and on bushwalks – we try to accommodate whatever our clients want to do.”

To find out more about the services Glenview provides, visit them at 2 – 10 Windsor Street, Glenorchy, phone 6277 8820, email admin@glenview.org.au or go to www.glenview.org.au