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Every Thursday from 10am–2pm, you’ll find Don hanging out with his new friends at AnglicareSA’s Men’s Group.

Whether it’s a day at the beach, a game of bowling, an afternoon spent with each other, or an outing of their choice, Don doesn’t mind – he’s just happy to be a part of the group.  

“They’re a good bunch of people and I love going on outings with them,” Don said.

Don is new to the northern suburbs of Adelaide, having moved there from the Yorke Peninsula where he lived with his wife until her passing a few years ago.

Now living with his son, Don decided to join one of AnglicareSA’s northern social groups to make new friends in the community.  

Tash Burczyk, AnglicareSA Social Activities Coordinator, said the group had changed Don’s life for the better.

“His grief has lessened and he’s getting out of the house,” she said.  

“Being a part of the social group means that Don gets to interact with other men his age and build a life for himself outside of his family which also boosts his independence.”

Don CAC Men's Social Group

In addition to the Men’s Group, Don also attends a Salt Therapy group run by AnglicareSA.  

Tash said the groups provided an opportunity for attendees to build stronger social connections with others.

“The groups give people who have been isolated and lonely the opportunity to thrive and make friends,” she said.

“Social wellbeing affects every area of our lives. When people are attending social groups, they’re walking, eating, staying hydrated, chatting with others, and stimulating their brains.

“It’s more than just a fun day out.”

All AnglicareSA social groups are available for people aged over 65 with a Home Care Package (HCP).

They are offered across metro Adelaide and cater to various interests including arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, sewing, and music.

For more information about the HCP, please visit our website.