Belconnen Community Service offers some great ways for older people to see something new and form friendships. Every month, the BCS Community Bus service offers two excursions to visit local attractions or enjoy lunch together. In addition, BCS also offers four trips per year where seniors can travel to interesting destinations around NSW.
The BCS Community Bus recently visited the National Museum of Australia and the Royal Canberra Show. In 2016, BCS out of town bus trips included a journey to the Sydney Opera House to see My Fair Lady and a three day trip to Dubbo. BCS volunteer, Caroline White wrote about the Dubbo trip which included the Western Plains Zoo and the Old Dubbo Goal: “I particularly, loved the otters – whom we watched being fed … Dubbo Jail, which is no longer in use, was fascinating and oftentimes quite spooky, but we all had a good laugh!”
One of the biggest challenges faced by people over 65 is social isolation. Loneliness is a well-documented health risk and sometimes getting out of the house and having a good time can be the best medicine.
Walking has been part of the positive culture of BCS employees for the last two years.
Over the Holiday period BCS will be temporarily closed.
The Annual Yogie Awards highlight the exceptional commitment, talent and innovation that exists in the youth sector.
It’s Friday afternoon and a group of students from Kaleen High school are focused intently on former NRL Captain, Alan Tongue.
You can make Christmas a little brighter for someone by giving generously to the BCS Giving Tree.
It’s National Children’s Week, and to celebrate the ACT Children’s First Alliance has released a report which lets children tell us in their own words what's important to them, and what they like about their Early Learning Centres.
Registration procedures will vary, please see individual trip details for information on how to register or contact BCS Reception on the number below.