• What We Do

    The Cottage offers day activities for people who are frail aged, younger people with disabilities and people with dementia. Activities provide mental stimulation and encourage companionship. The Cottage provides five programs operating over six days per week (Monday to Saturday).

     

    History

     

    From the time Myrtle Cottage commenced in November 1977 to July 2006, the Cottage operated in the Ingleburn Community Health building. Following the development of our new site at Bosci Road Ingleburn, we moved to the purpose built facility in July, 2006

     

    FInances

     

    Myrtle Cottage receives funding for the operation of our programs from a variety of sources under a number of programs, including:

    Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services NSW

    – Disability Service Program (DSP)

    Department of Health

    – Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

    A significant part of our operating costs come from sources like local businesses, individual donations and members contributions.

     

    Management

     

    While a full time manager is responsible for day to day operations, Myrtle Cottage is governed by a Board of Management. Nominations for membership of the Board are accepted prior to the holding of the Annual General Meeting each year.

    A Myrtle Cottage Advisory Committee is elected from the membership and volunteers with elected members of that committee meeting bi-monthly. Transport is provided for those elected to attend meetings where required.

    Financial members and volunteers are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting and thus have direct influence in the running of the organisation. The Annual Membership Fee is $5.00 (not payable by volunteers or life members) and gives each financial member the right to have a say in the affairs of the Cottage.

     

    Transport

     

    Myrtle Cottage provides a door to door service for all members attending our programs. All vehicles are equipped with hoists to allow access for people in wheelchairs or those unable to enter via the steps.

    Volunteer drivers are an integral part of the Cottage’s operation. Without the giving of their time, expertise and skills, we would not be able to pick up all members for our various programs.

     

    • Diversional Therapy Program for people who are frail aged (Campbelltown LGA)
    • Community Linkline Program (Macarthur Region)
    • Bell (Dementia) Program (Macarthur Region)
    • Diversional Therapy Program for younger people with disabilities aged 18-60 (Campbelltown LGA)
    • Recreation Program for younger people with disabilities aged 18-60 (Campbelltown LGA)