We are a centre-based day care centre for older people who are frail aged, people with a disability and their carers who live in the Bathurst Regional Area.
Our service enables people in the Bathurst Region to live independently and participate in community life.
We do this by providing a range of centre-based services, designed to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of people who are frail aged, people with dementia and people with disabilities, and to provide support and for their carers.
BSC’s services use a broad range of stimulating activities to promote opportunities for social interaction and participation. We also provide centre based respite for carers so that they can have a break from their caring role for a few hours.
When new people join our service, we undertake an assessment to ensure their eligibility.
Senior members of the community and people from all cultures are welcome.
Who knows, you might bump into an old mate, make new friends or begin a life-long friendship.
There are many options and choices so that the independence of older people is increased.
It’s a safe, friendly and welcoming environment so that older people can learn new skills and are encouraged to keep healthy and active.
To meet the individual needs of our clients we provide:
- guest speakers
- knitting club
- cooking club
- arts & crafts
- bus drives
- theme days
- local walks
- cards & euchre
- and tailored activities.
We provide morning tea, a two course home-style lunch and afternoon tea.
Bathurst Seymour Centre now offers an expanded range of support programs to older people eligible to receive assistance under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Package Program (pending) and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants including:
- a day activity centre for older people
- a men’s shed
- support for carers
- outreach programs
- local outings
- access to social and recreational activities for NDIS participants
- management of Home Care Packages (pending)
Our service provides transport to and from our centre (if required), subject to where you live. Just give us a call and we will work out the details.
A small daily fee applies.
From small beginnings come great things
Bathurst Seymour Centre’s origins began in 1980 when a small group of Bathurst locals recognised the need for a day activity centre for frail older people. The first centre operated from a church hall and was totally run by volunteers.
Bathurst Seymour Centre soon attracted government funding and was able to employ a small staff. In the late 1980s, it moved to a purpose built centre in Seymour Street, Bathurst owned by Bathurst Regional Council. Later, it leased a small cottage and meeting room adjacent to the Centre.
Bathurst Seymour Centre has gradually grown in the intervening years and has always remained a locally focussed, community-based, not-for-profit organisation. It now employs 10 paid staff and is also privileged to have a dedicated group of local people who volunteer their time and expertise to the organisation.