Aged Care

Aged Care Health & Wellness Centres

We manage 16 ethno-specific and multicultural Health and Wellness centres that operate on different days of the week between the hours of 9.00am to 2.00pm. A variety of health, wellbeing and social and activity programs benefit the aged and disabled clients, and we also provide a hot three course meal at our centres.

The Health and Wellness centres operate across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Port Stephens and the Hunter Region and include:


  • Greek
  • Greek Holy Apostles
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Multicultural


Contact the ECC for addresses of the Health and Wellness centres and their days of operation on (02) 49608248.


Bus transport is available to and from the day care centres.


Multicultural friendship groups meet during the week at various venues. A variety of activities, meals and outings are provided. Activities include special day celebrations, picnics, bus trips, crafts, games, information sessions and multicultural cooking. These groups meet at Maitland, Salamander Bay, Greta, Cessnock/Kurri Kurri and Raymond Terrace.

The Multicultural Friendship Group aims to bring Aged and Younger People with disability and their carers of all nationalities together to:


  • Make new friends
  • Decrease isolation and loneliness
  • Inform the group of other community services available to them.
  • Give respite to carers.



Referrals can be made by:  family members, friends, neighbours, self, Community Service Providers and other professionals to the project co-ordinator on (02) 4960-8248.



We support individuals of all nationalities and diverse backgrounds and the broader community, who are frail aged, people with a disability and their carers.

This service is available in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, Greta, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Cessnock  and other rural areas.


Social support includes:


  • Home visits
  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Assistance with shopping , banking, paying bills, etc
  • Group outings