What is the Senior Social Connection Program (SSCP)?
Our free Senior Social Connection Program (SSCP) strives to help older Queenslanders to improve their community connections and reduce their social isolation. The program includes individual and group supports and interventions that focus on well-being, connectedness, active ageing and safety while addressing relationship, social, legal, financial, accommodation and other issues that may be impacting the older person. To support this, the program raises community awareness of social issues affecting older persons and provides opportunities for social and community engagement through outreach, workshops, seminars, groups, information and referrals.
The SSCP can help older people and their families connect with:
- Relevant local agencies and community support groups and services.
- Information, advocacy, advice and referral
- Educational and events and workshops
- Peer support and social groups and events
- Healthy lifestyle events and activities
Who does the Senior Social Connection Program work with?
The SSCP works with people over 60 years (or 50 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons) who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, social isolation. We can also work with family members, friends and support networks who are concerned about an older person by providing information and referrals to other services that can help.
How can I access this service?
This service can be contacted on 1300 063 232 from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm.
The SSCP is currently accessible by older people who live in Gympie and Sunshine Coast.
We provide information and resources in our Senior Relationship Services blog.