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Planned Activity Groups

Planned Activity Groups (PAG) provide support for eligible socially isolated frail older people and people with disabilities to access a wide range of community and social activities. The program aims to prevent social isolation and to maintain client independence through small friendly groups. PAG programs are developed to reflect the interests of the group and offer a valuable break for carers. Transport can be arranged if required.

To find out if you are eligible to join PAG contact the Intake Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2427, so we can meet with you to determine which PAG would best meet your needs.

Our PAG programs

Day Programs

Our day programs are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These groups provide a mixture of indoor activities as well as outings, for people living on Phillip Island and surrounding areas.
Activities are held both ‘in-house’ at Cowes Senior Citizens Centre and in the community, and may include

  • theme days and special events
  • games, quizzes and bingo
  • music and singing
  • gentle exercise
  • guest speakers
  • outings – drives, BBQ, picnic, museum, movies
  • craft and cooking
  • concerts

If you do not live on Phillip Island or surrounding areas you may contact one of the following agencies, who also provide PAG day programs, for more information:

  • Bass Coast Health on (03) 5671 3333
  • Bass Valley Community Centre on (03) 5678 2277

Social Outings in the Community

Small group outings are held on Mondays offering people who are socially isolated an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy activities in the community. This is available to people living throughout the Shire and pick-up can be arranged at various locations.

Trips away

We offer short three-day holidays away throughout the year for people attending our PAG and in some cases their carers. These are a great break for you to go away with a small group, supported by trained and experienced staff.

If you would like to know more about these programs you can contact the Coordinator Planned Activity Group on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5951 3353. You can also download this page's information in the brochure below: