Social & Recreational Activities

Southern Community Options (SCO) offers a range of programs and activities that promote independence, physical and psychological wellbeing. Southern Community Options encourages people to learn new skills, be active in the community and to make friends. Weoffer a range of programs to suit everyone and include group-based activities and one-on-one support, all aimed at helping you connect with your community.

Southern Community Options programs teach every day skills in a safe and fun environment and provides people with exciting new social skills. SCO operates on 5 domains:

Friendship, Community and Safety, Culture and the Arts, Life skills, Health and Wellbeing.  To learn more about the domains, please click on the links below:

 

Friendship

Community and Safety

Culture and the Arts

Life skills

Health and Wellbeing

 

Community Engagement – individuals

If you’re after one-on-one support to access community, social and recreational activities, we can support you to go out into the community to develop social skills and engage in leisure activities.

We currently support people to:

  • Go to the gym, go bush walking or picnic in the park
  • Attend ‘Swap Meets’ or other local get-togethers
  • Go to the footy, musicals or concerts
  • Go to coffee or lunch, read the paper and chat to people

Social & Recreational – groups

 

Centre Based Group Programs

  • Daily Living Skills  (Mon-Fri)
  • Friendship Group
  • Cooking Group 
  • Art & Craft Group

Community Based Programs

  • Weekenders
  • Men’s Group
  • Women’s Group

    Health and Fitness Groups

    • Gym
    • Swimming
    • Bowling

    Community Based Programs

    Southern Community Options – Weekenders

    The Southern Community Options Weekenders offers a social opportunity for people to participate in recreational activities in the community.

    Participants have the opportunity to have new experiences in a safe and supported environment. The activities can range from:

    • Sport and recreational activities
    • Meals out
    • Sporting events
    • Movies
    • Travelling to new and interesting destinations

    Each program is decided by the group and in line with their goals.

    Community Based Programs

    Southern Community Options – Friendship Group

    The Southern Community Options Friendship Group has a structured program that incorporates friendship with daily living skills.

    • The main learning categories are:
    • Friendships: developing friendships, understanding boundaries, emotions, resolving conflict and using different communication methods.
    • Cooking – planning, budgeting, shopping, identifying goods and following recipes
    • Literacy and numeracy – learnt through games, cash handling, keeping a journal
    • Healthy living – healthy meal choices, personal care and fitness
    • Safety – home, cyber, road, personal and food safety

    All participants experience hand-on learning and supply take home tools to help family and carers encourage the practice of new skills.

    For  more information, call and speak with Stuart George, Home & Community Service Coordinator on 0407 867 797.