Busy Bisdee to showcase services at public open day

A special Open Day this October will showcase the services, activities and opportunities Glenview Community Services offers the local community.

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.

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 social 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 some new people, because it’s not always easy to make new friends as we get older.

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

Members of the public can see for themselves all that the Bisdee Community Centre has to offer at a special Open Day, coming up as part of Seniors Week in October.

Visitors are invited to tour the respite care rooms, view art and photo displays, stroll through the gardens, and enjoy live music from the Hobart Ukulele Group and country singer Johnny Wright.

Staff from Glenview’s respite accommodation, home care and independent living units will be there to answer all your questions.

The Open Day will be held at 20 Windsor St, Glenorchy from 10am-2pm on Tuesday 12 October.

Entry is free, but visitors are asked to book a session via www.trybooking.com/BTCLA

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