These programs offer significant benefits to the ageing Italian who lack access to culturally and linguistically appropriate supports and care in their own region. The Italian Benevolent Foundation works in collaboration with a range of smaller Italian groups and mainstream aged care service providers.
Respite is flexible and offered individually or in a group setting. Carers are given a full day to spend as they wish whilst the person they care for is in a secure, supportive and enjoyable environment.
The Passa Tempo Program is active in building & developing relationships with mainstream service providers and the smaller Italian Community groups to work in collaboration to achieve culturally appropriate service frameworks / models by sharing resources, cultural knowledge, expertise and access for clients and their carers to a range of services.
The program aims to:
- Provide a therapeutic day care program
- Provide respite to the carer
- Provide preventative health programs – falls prevention, foot health and nutrition advice.
- Ascot Park
- Renown Park
Cost varies with activities & group.
The Italian Benevolent Foundation SA Inc supports carers in providing them with respite, Carers Support Groups and Carers Educational Programs.
For further information and current program details please ring Manager of Development and Support Community Services on ph: 8244 9000
Locations for carers support groups:
- Ascot Park
- St Agnes
Our commitment is to provide a culturally and linguistically appropriate Support Service to frail elderly Italians living in the western metropolitan including the inner south/west metropolitan regions of Adelaide.
Our aim is to link you back into your community by:
- One on one support
- Meeting new people & making new friends
- Social visits/outings
e.g. Italian clubs, church, visit a friend
- Increase confidence & health