The Resthaven Community Respite Services ‘Just Fellas’ group has enjoyed weekly meetings for almost ten years, and has plans to go full steam ahead in 2019.
Resthaven Community Respite Services Manager, Carole Matthews, says, ‘The “Just Fellas” group brings together gentlemen who have wide-ranging experience and backgrounds, who miss catching up with their male friends, and who, as a group, visit a variety of local attractions across Adelaide, with support from fully trained Resthaven staff.’
‘The group members work together with staff to choose the destination.’
‘Locations visited in 2018 include Haigh’s Chocolate Factory, the World Life Saving Championships at Glenelg, the Migration Museum, the Adelaide Wine Centre, Carrick Hill, Mt Bold Reservoir, Port Noarlunga, Warriparinga Cultural Centre, St Johns Ambulance Museum, the Botanic Gardens, and the SA Water Desalination Plant.’
‘And that’s just a small selection from the list!’
‘The outings are not just culturally interesting, but provide an opportunity for men to get out and about and socialise with their peers.’
‘Group participants are supported by fully trained Resthaven staff during the outings, giving their carers peace of mind – and the men a great outing.’
‘Demand for this group is such that we recently introduced another men’s group on Tuesdays, called “Men about Town”.’
‘If you are interested in joining one of our men’s groups, ladies groups, or any other of our many respite services, we encourage you to phone 8198 2060.’
Resthaven’s residential and in-home care and support options are offered throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast.