Day centres

Inspiring happy, social and active lifestyles

Country Health Connect understands that staying active and engaged in the community is an important part of remaining well and independent. Maintaining existing friendships and connecting with new people is particularly important in rural areas — we can help you meet and make friends, learn new skills and be more physically active.

We hold activity groups in centres across South Australia, offering everything from arts and crafts and cooking classes to music, dancing, outings and exercise programs. Information sessions are held on topics like technology and nutrition while all of our centres offer nutritious snacks and meals.

Community activities

Many of the Country Health Connect centres are linked with other community services, like men’s sheds, craft groups, women’s groups and special interest groups. You can use these well-established connections to expand your social network and spend time with like-minded people of all ages.

We can help provide transport to the centre and events, linking you to other groups within your area.

Wheelchair accessible buses are available.

Activities on offer include

  • Cooking classes
  • Outings and movie trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Picnics in the park
  • Gardening and outdoor activities
  • Assisting clients to navigate web based technology through computers and phones
  • Exercise activities and health and fitness tips

 We offer flexible days and times:

  • Full day
  • Half day
  • Short sessions
  • Lunch only

You can choose to attend whatever session suits you best.


There may be small costs to attend and participate in certain sessions.



Download the Staying Connected brochure, featuring information relating to community and social activities available across South Australia.

Caring for those with dementia

Country Health Connect is continually exploring new ways to approach dementia care.

Our team in Whyalla recently won a 2018 Premier’s Health Award for their therapeutic approach to dementia care in the community.

The program invites people with dementia, and their carers, to join in guided therapy based activities in the local community centre, to build connections and encourage rehabilitation. 

This approach has reduced hospital admissions, improved wellness, supported independence and prevented early admission into residential care.

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