Social & Recreational Activities

Barossa Community Options (BCO) offers a range of programs and activities that promote independence, physical and psychological wellbeing. BCO encourages people to learn new skills, be active in the community and to make friends. BCO has a range of programs to suit everyone and include group-based activities and one-on-one support, all aimed at helping you connect with your community.

 

Social & Recreational – groups

You can choose from

  • Centre-based group programs:
    • Barossa Friendship Group – Life skills
    • Gawler Friendship Group

Click on the links below for program information:

COOKING PROGRAM     FITNESS PROGRAM                        SAFETY PROGRAM     HEALTH PROGRAM

 

  • Community-based programs:
    • Barossa Weekenders
    • Gawler Weekenders

 

Community Engagement – individuals

If you’re after one-on-one support to access community, social and recreational activities, we can support you to go out into the community to develop social skills and engage in leisure activities.

We currently support people to:

  • Go to the gym, go bush walking or picnic in the park
  • Join in our Community Garden activities
  • Attend ‘Swap Meets’ or other local get-togethers
  • Go to the footy, musicals or concerts
  • Go to coffee or lunch, read the paper and chat to people

Centre Based Programs

 

Barossa Friendship Group

The Barossa Friendship Group has a structured program that incorporates friendship with daily living skills.

  • The main learning categories are:
  • Friendships: developing friendships, understanding boundaries, emotions, resolving conflict and using different communication methods.
  • Cooking – planning, budgeting, shopping, identifying goods and following recipes
  • Literacy and numeracy – learnt through games, cash handling, keeping a journal
  • Healthy living – healthy meal choices, personal care and fitness
  • Safety – home, cyber, road, personal and food safety

All participants experience hand-on learning and supply take home tools to help family and carers encourage the practice of new skills.

For  more information, call and speak with Community Engagement Manager Karina Piro on 8562 4855.

Gawler Friendship Group

The Gawler Friendship Group is a social group based in Gawler.

  • The group has evolved into a food and friendship group where the participants enjoy going out regularly for meals and catching up with friends.
  • The group is focused around relationships but there is a strong emphasis on independence with:
  • Making food choices
  • Handling money
  • Trying new cuisines
  • Numeracy and Literacy through games.

For  more information, call and speak with Community Engagement Manager Karina Piro on 8562 4855.

Community Based Programs

Barossa Weekenders

The Barossa Weekenders offers a social opportunity for people to participate in recreational activities in the community.

Participants have the opportunity to have new experiences in a safe and supported environment. The activities can range from:

  • Sport and recreational activities
  • Meals out
  • Sporting events
  • Movies
  • Travelling to new and interesting destinations

Each program is decided by the group and in line with their goals.

For  more information, call and speak with Community Engagement Manager Karina Piro on 8562 4855.

Gawler Weekenders

The Gawler Weekenders offers a social opportunity for people to participate in recreational activities in the community.

Participants have the opportunity to have new experiences in a safe and supported environment. The activities can range from:

  • Sport and recreational activities
  • Meals out
  • Sporting events
  • Movies
  • Travelling to new and interesting destinations.

Each program is decided by the group and in line with their goals.

For  more information, call and speak with Community Engagement Manager Karina Piro on 8562 4855.

Gawler Teens

Gawler Teens is a supported social group for teenagers. The group caters to people up to 18 years of age.

The teen group is an opportunity for people to get together and have fun. The recreational activities are age appropriate, safe and supported.

The group has a focus on:

  • Communication – maintaining relationships and understanding others.
  • Working together as a team
  • Keeping fit and healthy
  • Having fun

For  more information, call and speak with Community Engagement Manager Karina Piro on 8562 4855.