Stay Connected With Your Community!

Stay connected with your community! What’s life without fun, learning and food? Social, physical, and creative pursuits are good for body and soul and NovaCare has many to keep life interesting. You can choose one on one social support where we can take you out in private vehicles for perhaps a coffee, accompany you to Saturday morning sport with the grandkids, go to church or bowls, or attend a function or special event. And don’t forget, you are always welcome at Milpara!

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Milpara Social Centre

This is our social hub in Merewether where you can join special interest groups, well being and exercise classes, meet a friend for a cuppa, or head out somewhere nice for lunch. There is an excellent variety of outings with door-to-door pickup.

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Changing monthly programs ensure there is ample opportunity for you to get involved as little or as much as you like. Give your general health, wellbeing and independence a boost through friendship and fun.


Enjoy a huge variety of outings and day trips with home pick ups in our own NovaCare mini-bus, chauffeured by a friendly driver and surrounded by friendly faces.

General Exercise Programs

We have a range of gentle exercise programs led by accredited instructors that build strength, mobility and balance. They include Tai Chi; Healthy Moves; Strength, Balance and Relax; and Aqua Aerobics.

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There is always something on with a packed social calendar that includes lunches, outings, special events, entertainment, social groups and more.

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Sing Out Loud Together

Delivered in partnership with the Arts Health Institute, this wonderful intergenerational program is linked to the Stage 3 National School Curriculum for literacy; creative arts; personal development, health and physical education; and history. Year 6 students come together with their older buddies for 8 weeks to sing and share stories under the guidance of a talented Maestro. Our Buddies love connecting with children and music while the children learn meaningful lessons through the wisdom and stories of the past. Singing, talking and reading isn’t just a way of learning, it stimulates memory, forges connection and brings happiness.

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Cycling Without Age

The right to wind in your hair. NovaCare initiated the Hunter region chapter for this international movement that helps older people get back on their bicycles and experience the joy of cycling again. It was created in Denmark with a dream of “of creating a world together, in which the access to active citizenship creates happiness among our fellow elderly citizens by providing them with an opportunity to remain an active part of society and the local community.”Now in countries throughout the world, volunteer pilots take older people for bike rides in cleverly designed trishaws. We get people outside to enjoy the fresh air and their community around them.

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Personal Goals & Projects

NovaCare is here to support individuals to live their way. Perhaps you don’t want to be in a group, sometimes projects are more personal. It could be painting, writing your memoirs or even having your poetry published. We discovered Brenda Bryant’s beautiful poetry skills when she read a poem about her little Buddy at Sing Out Loud Together. With over 4,000 poems on her blog, we thought it was time for a book.

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