Welfare Community Support
The Waverley RSL Sub-Branch Inc. is a community-focused organisation with a commitment to the welfare of veterans and widows and work within the local community. The RSL has a 90 year tradition of caring for our veterans and their dependents. In recent years, the Waverley RSL Sub-Branch has expanded its welfare work by providing resources for the less well-off in our community
We are very mindful of our ageing veteran community and we are committed to ensuring that the best possible assistance is provided to our members whether they be in their own homes or residential aged care facilities.
The Waverley RSL Sub-Branch’s ongoing commitment to supporting the youth of the Monash community continues. Each year through student welfare Co-ordinators at local primary and secondary schools the Sub-Branch allocates funds to provide financial assistance with educational costs for disadvantaged families.
Waverley RSL Sub-Branch Inc. has a team of dedicated volunteers who can:
- Visit sick members in Hospital and at Home;
- Support members in Nursing Homes;
- Support and assist during times of Bereavement.
Assistance is also provided with referral to appropriate support agencies, for example:
- Respite Entitlements
- Veteran’s Home Care
- Community Nursing
- Community Care Packages
Any Veteran or Widow needing DVA pension advice will be referred to the Noble Park Pension Office or South Eastern Regional Veteran’s Centre for assistance.
Please phone our receptionist for further details.
This program is an important link to our veteran and war widow community and enables us to support and assist those members who are feeling alone or isolated.
The focus of these outings is to assist our members who are socially isolated or living alone. Monthly bus outings are conducted in our mini bus on a rotational basis to places of interest. Members wishing to be included in these outings should contact the Community Support Office or our receptionist for more information.
Balance and Mobility Groups: This is a weekly program which is aimed at members wishing to improve their balance and fitness. We conduct two 45 min. sessions every Friday morning at 10.00 am and 11.00 am
Glen Mount Day Club: This group meets every Thursday morning from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm in the Sunset Room. The group enjoys entertainers, bus outings, guest speakers, movie outings, trivia and board games. New members are always welcome, so why not come along and join in the activities.
Hydrotherapy Sessions: These are held on Tuesday afternoons at Mayne Health Victorian Rehabilitation Centre, 499 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. Classes have also commenced at the Harold Holt Pool, High Street Road, Malvern on Mondays.
Strength & Fitness Training: Sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons at the Leading Edge Health and Fitness Centre, 452 Sprinvale Road, Glen Waverley.
Anyone interested in attending the above activities, please contact Janet at the Waverley RSL Monday to Thursday between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm on 8558-4700