Growing groups in Blackwater

BLACKWATER social group activities are thriving each month with increasing numbers and a variety of fun group outings on offer.

Tommo tucks into a delicious Valentines Day lunch.

From Emerald shopping trips, pub lunches, sausage sizzles, mystery tours to centre based activities and many more, our Blackwater group clients enjoy each social outing and keep coming back for more.

CentacareCQ Blackwater social group program caters for eligible members of our community of any age.

The groups are tailored to empower clients who may have become socially isolated to re-engage and build new social contacts and networks.

By offering a diverse range of leisure experiences, CentacareCQ enables participants to make choices and decisions to suit their individual needs and interests.

Activities on offer include:
Centre Day Groups
Our Centre Day based groups includes various activities as see below: (held at various times at the Blackwater CentacareCQ office).

Arts and Craft Group
Various art and craft activities – morning tea is served. Arts and crafts and other creative projects can help alleviate boredom and keep your mind busy, and may even help prevent feelings of depression. Arts and Crafts help with hand-eye coordination, cognitive abilities, and concentration.

Games Morning
Various games available for clients for example: scrabble, puzzles etc. Morning tea is served.

Various dates and times. Both variations involve the calling of numbers, images or playing cards and marking off on cards to win prizes. Morning tea is served. Bingo enhances hand-eye coordination. Reflexes and coordination decline naturally as we age, however certain games such as bingo can help us maintain a high level of hand-eye coordination, boost cognitive abilities, improve physical health, increase socialisation, accelerate healing and recuperation.

Various locations/venues (weather permitting). Barbecue at Bedford Weir or any other stunning parks around Blackwater or Emerald. Some picnic locations include – Emerald Parklands/ Fairbairn Dam/ Emerald Botanic Gardens/Duaringa – information centre.

Mystery Morning Tea Tours
Participants are collected and transported to a mystery location for morning tea/ lunch and sightseeing.

Jean enjoys the social group outings.

Special Event Luncheons & Outings
Various times and various locations – check monthly calendar luncheons for special occasions like St Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Christmas Lunch or Melbourne Cup Day or bus trips for luncheons further afield to country areas.

Shopping Bus Trips
Periodically on Fridays with transport available to shopping destinations, including a stop for morning tea. Pub lunch to follow. Group includes: Emerald shopping centre Emerald op shopping and Blackwater Shopping Fair.

Blackwater Library Day
Enjoy a day at the Blackwater Library, exploring the histories of Blackwater and Australia and a tour of the Library with tons of information provided by the Library staff

There are several other fun social activities offered at our Blackwater site and we cannot wait to have you onboard with us!

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