Parklands Cottage services the Kempsey Shire, assisting the frail, older members of our community with social support as well as centre based day respite to people living with dementia.
Our building is a federation style cottage, which has a warm, home-like atmosphere with attractive gardens and is located in a quiet residential area surrounded by open parkland.
The aim of the service is to maintain and support independent living and social interaction.
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What happens at Parklands Cottage:
A diverse program is provided which is designed to meet individual needs and includes group and individual activities.
Group activities may include a variety of crafts, bowls, bingo, cards, quizzes, quoits, darts, gentle exercises, reminiscing, sing-a-longs, scrabble etc.
One to one activities may include pampering such as manicures and hand massages, reading and discussing newspaper articles, walks in the courtyard, gardening, beading, scrap booking etc.
Morning tea and lunch consisting of a main meal, sweets and tea, coffee or juice is provided. We cater for special dietary requirements.
Day outings are planned from time to time and entertainers visit Parklands regularly to entertain with singing, dancing and music. Read more >>
Transport is available
Parklands Cottage are able to provide transport in most cases for clients living within the Kempsey town area. Additionally on Monday and Thursday a transport service is available for clients living at Frederickton, South West Rocks, Smithtown, Gladstone, Austral Eden etc.
Parklands Cottage employs five staff - the coordinator and assistant coordinator are responsible for the day-to-day running of the service and 3 day care assistants plan and implement the daily program.
A number of dedicated volunteers assist with the day-to-day provision of services to our clients. This involvement may include assisting with client activities, maintaining the gardens, assisting in the kitchen etc. Without volunteers our service would not be able to operate. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with Parklands Cottage, please click here or you may phone the co-ordinator on 02 6562 7104.
Parklands Cottage receives recurrent funding from the Department of Social Services (DoSS) through the Home and Community Care Program (HACC). Kempsey Shire Council provides our premises and we receive support from a number of community organisations.
Service user contribution
Currently, the suggested contribution is: $10.00 per day which includes morning tea, lunch and activities, plus $5.00 per day if using our transport