Afternoon Tea with the OT

Updated: Sep 3

This is a comprehensive occupational therapy program designed by UNITING Allied Health specifically for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers.

Program Facilitator:

Kate Sterrenberg

M. Occupational Therapy

This group-based virtual program delivers 10 education sessions, conducted in one hour sessions each week over three months, and encourages participation in at least four of the five additional supplementary virtual wellness groups during the three months.

An integral part of the person-centred education program are self-evaluation forms that highlight individual areas of concern to the occupational therapist. These are addressed in a home visit.

The virtual sessions are conducted via Microsoft Teams video conferencing. To participate, a person needs access to a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, which must be able to access the internet. The device needs to have a camera and microphone and should be mounted on a stable stand. If the participant requires assistance in the set up of this equipment they should make this known before the program starts. In most cases, family members are able to assist.

All virtual education sessions will be conducted and led by a qualified occupational therapist.

All virtual wellness sessions will be facilitated by facilitators who have a working knowledge of Parkinson’s.

Groups are intended to be small to encourage participation and sharing of ideas and knowledge

How to join the program

You may access the Afternoon Tea with the OT for people with Parkinson’s program through your Uniting home care package (please talk to your support advisor) or through a referral from My Aged Care to request a referral to Occupational Therapy under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). You may require an assessment from My Aged Care to determine your eligibility to receive access to this CHSP funded program.

Call 1800 200 422 to contact My Aged Care via phone; or

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Please be aware that there may be a co-contribution payable for this program. Contact our helpful team at Uniting on 1800 486 484 to discuss details of the program, including fees and timing of the program.

Information packs: brief overview and detailed overview.