Community Visitors Scheme morning and afternoon tea

22 Jun, 2022

You’re invited to attend a free morning or afternoon tea and information session on either 28 June or 5 July 2022.

Join us for a cuppa and something to eat, meet our friendly team and discover how Community Gateway delivers the Community Visitors Scheme, which helps to create new social connections for older people in our communities.

If you work in residential aged care, are an older person looking for more company in your life, or would like to become a volunteer visitor, these events are for you.

Both events are absolutely free to attend and held at Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre, 50 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah NSW 2480.

  • Afternoon tea
    Tuesday 28 June 2022, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Morning tea
    Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10am to 12 noon

RSVP by emailing to let us know which date you’d like to attend and if you have any dietary requirements. 

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

What is the Community Visitors Scheme?

The Community Visitors Scheme improves quality of life for older people by growing social connections, and we have been delivering the scheme throughout Northern NSW for many years.

But how does it work?

  • We interview, match, orientate and approve, friendly volunteer visitors to older people who live in residential aged care.
  • Volunteer visitors are matched to recipients based on their shared interests and location.
  • We support our volunteer visitors and their recipients to co-created visit activities. For example, they might read a book together, go for a walk, listen to music, chat, reminisce or watch a favourite movie.

We feel proud to have nearly 50 years of grass-roots experience working with communities and volunteers throughout Northern NSW. One of our main goals is inclusion and we are committed to building social inclusion for older people throughout the region. Read more about our Community Visitors Scheme here.

Many tracks, one road, sustaining community.


Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their Elders past, present and future.

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