Legacy Widows’ Clubs
Legacy Widows’ Clubs support widows by facilitating comradeship, combating loneliness and fostering a spirit of self help under the umbrella of Legacy. Approximately 25% of our widows are members of the 55 Legacy Widows’ Clubs/Social Groups located throughout SA and Broken Hill. These Clubs/Social Groups provide a most important service to our widows and a very valuable level of support to Legacy activities.
The Clubs are run by the widows themselves but come under the umbrella of Adelaide Legacy and operate under a Constitution issued by Legacy. Each is supported as necessary and assisted by their Legatee Liaison Officer.
Contact us for Widows Clubs, their locations and meeting times in your area.
Legacy Social Groups
For those Legacy widows who still want to have social interaction with other Legacy widows, but without the structure and formality of a Legacy Widows Club, an alternative is a Legacy Social Group. These Groups still provide the benefits outlined above, but without the requirement for Office Bearers, Minutes of meetings or financial reporting.
There are currently only 14 such groups, but we expect the number to grow considerably over the coming years.
For details of meeting place & times contact Legacy House on 08 8231 9812.
Six issues of a bi-monthly newsletter are provided to all widow(er)s registered with Legacy each year. They keep widows up to date with welfare matters and social issues as well as regularly reminding them of the availability of Legacy support.
Adelaide Legacy is committed to protecting the privacy of its Legacy beneficiaries and its members (Legatees).
Support For Bereavement
Aged Care or in home care support
Legacy’s support for families and individuals ensures that all those we care for have a happy home life. This extends from help with house maintenance through to regular visits and phone calls.
Assistance with claims
Legacy works to ensure our families receive the correct entitlements, rights and benefits at all times.
In times of hardship, grief and loss, Legacy may step in to help families get back on their feet by assisting with emergency funds.
Medical and health access support
Legacy may provide assistance to obtain mobility devices like wheelchairs and walkers and the provision of medical devices such as Personal Response Units to assist with independent living.
School-age education support
Legacy assists with education costs, school uniforms, laptops and much more. Legacy can help support after-school activities such as music, art, karate, or sports.
From monthly morning teas to group social outings and annual celebrations, Legacy provides a regular means of social inclusion for those we support.
Support service referrals
If we are unable to provide the services needed, we are able to recommend specialist services that will provide the appropriate support.
Tertiary education support
Legacy offers a range of scholarships to assist students with pursing further studies.