Social Activity & Respite Centres

Social activities and respite

Our social activities and respite care services for the elderly give you or your loved one the opportunity get out and enjoy time with others. Talk, laugh and share interests in a comfortable and caring setting.


Social activities and outings

We provide a caring and supportive environment where older people who live at home come to enjoy time with others.

Explore interests and hobbies, forge new friendships and catch up with old friends. You can attend regularly each week or select a monthly activity of your choice.

Social activities and outings include:

  • music and entertainment
  • exercise groups
  • theme days
  • art, craft, games and bingo
  • culturally specific groups.

Meals and refreshments are provided.

Day centre respite care

Respite care gives family and carers a short break from looking after an elderly family member. It’s a chance for carers to take time out to recharge and look after their own health and wellbeing.

Our day centres are friendly and comfortable, with care delivered by qualified and experienced carers. Day respite at our day centres is available Monday to Friday.

Talk to us about support that suits your family and situation. We offer ongoing regular bookings, occasional care, plus respite care at short notice for when the unexpected arises.

Meals and refreshments are provided.

Overnight respite stays (1-10 nights)

We offer short-term respite stays at Baptcare Southaven in Bentleigh. Qualified and experienced staff provide friendly and attentive care, seven days a week (including public holidays).

Additional support for carers

Caring for others is rewarding, but can also be difficult and exhausting. We provide additional opportunities for carers to meet with others to share ideas, experiences and support. Talk to us about upcoming coffee mornings, dinners, outings and carer meetings.

Contact us


Baptcare Orana Respite and Social Centre
31 Murray Street
East Devonport TAS 7310
Phone: 03 6421 8000
Fax: 03 6421 8030


For social activities and outings, day centre respite care, overnight respite stays, and carer support:


Baptcare Southaven Day Centre
117 Jasper Road
Bentleigh, VIC 3204
Phone: 03 9576 6600
Fax: 03 9576 6690

Baptcare Brindabilla Day Centre
43 Vannam Drive
Ashwood, VIC 3147
Phone: 03 8564 5500
Fax: 03 8564 5590


For social activities and outings, overnight respite stays, and carer support:

Baptcare Westhaven Day Centre
3/131 Harvester Road
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Phone: 03 9311 7688
Fax: 03 8564 5590


The goal of our respite centres are to promote social inclusion. Our program focuses on a restorative approach to care and underpins the Montessori and customer-centred practice, with activities based on individual ability and interest, to best meet every customer’s needs.

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