Burger Centre is a dynamic social centre that offers a diverse range of activities for older people to assist them to maintain meaningful connections and engage in stimulating activities in a safe, comfortable environment.
The Burger Centre was purpose built in 2009 with access to beautiful courtyards and manicured gardens. There are no steps and It offers ample space for any mobility aids. The Centre has experienced multilingual staff who develop the programs and work with groups or individuals depending on their interests. In addition, the Centre has a fleet of modified buses that bring people to and from the Centre as well as a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers who provide their cars for greater support and comfort.
A range of programs are offered both within the Centre and on Campus.
Our Positive Aging program offers choice for those wishing to remain as physically active as possible.
Our social Support program offers a varied program for those who wish to remain connected with others with similar interests and those who may need additional support due to memory loss.
Respite is offered 5 days a week. In addition Burger Centre offers a monthly Sunday program.
Burger Centre is a joint partnership between Montefiore Home and Jewish Care and is supported by JCA and Commonwealth Home Support Funding.
Burger Centre is an equal access social support program and welcomes all.
Burger Centre is seeking support from the community to assist us in providing individualised transport assistance.
If you are able to offer 2 hours a week or a fortnight and...
have a reliable vehicle to passenger up to 2 people at time
have available space in boot for mobile aid
willing to undertake a National Criminal Record Check
empathy to and understanding of older people
We look forward to hearing from you.Please call Martin Balzan Transport Coordinator on:
Ph: 8345 9220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre is named after David Burger and Family.
From 1989 to 2007 the Burger Centre provided day care to hundreds of older frail members of the Jewish community at 7-21 Saber St Bondi Junction.
The Centre established an enviable reputation for a homely and efficient service that included a pick –up and drop off service via its fleet of buses and drivers, nutritious kosher meals, quality entertainers and speakers and appropriately stimulating activities and discussions.
In 2007 a partnership between JewishCare and Montefiore Home with the active support of Jewish Communal Appeal resulted in The Burger Centre moving to larger purpose built premises at King Street Randwick, within the Montefiore site.
In 2008 a new program known as Positive Ageing program commenced operating alongside The Centre Based Day Care program
The mission of The Burger Centre is to support older members of the community to live at home. This is done by providing opportunities for socialization, preventing falls and encouraging people to stay mentally and physically active.
Great day, we come to Burger Centre to stimulate our brains and that is exactly what happens - Stan | I have the time of my life – Marcel | Thank you, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation to all Burger Centre staff for giving us a lot of pleasure – Russian Speaking Group | Very imaginative and engaging program; so stimulating! – Carolyn | Everyone is so kind, friendly and attentive - John | This is the most marvellous organisation I have ever come across… I am just so grateful - Pam