230 families supported

16,000 bus transport rides provided annually

2019-20 ALLOCATION  $285,000

Both the Social Support and Respite for Carers programs focus on social connection, active participation, lifelong learning and enjoyable leisure activity. The programs run five days per week and offer opportunities for new experiences, reigniting past passions, interests, skills and forming meaningful friendships. The Respite for Carers Program aims to further support families who are living with or caring for a loved one with dementia and other significant conditions that require extensive care.

The Burger Centre offers an equal access Social Support Program presenting varied activities for those wishing to remain connected with others with similar interests. The range of activities on offer is expansive and includes programs specific to men including both a snooker and chess club, art, guest speakers and discussions as well as a vast range of opportunities to visit places of interest including, museums, galleries, landmarks, movies and musical performances.

The Respite Program is run for carers, and offers those living with dementia and other cognitive conditions a supportive and engaging environment to participate in meaningful and purposeful leisure activities, suited to their individual needs and interests, creating opportunities for carers to work, rest or pursue their own leisure on their own. This program runs five days a week. The Burger Centre continues to offer Russian-specific programs to meet the growing need of this community to reduce social and community isolation based on their age related health needs and language barriers. Burger Centre has multilingual staff to support a range of languages including Russian, Hungarian, Hebrew, French and Polish.

A fleet of buses to support independence is available to those accessing the programs.

Without funding from JCA, these services would be severely cut back.

A total of 230 individuals are supported through this service.

The Burger Centre

A joint venture between JewishCare and Montefiore Home, The Burger Centre is situated in Randwick in a purpose built fully accessible building. The aim is to enhance the capability of older people to stay independent in their own homes and to facilitate social connection within the community in a sophisticated and meaningful way. The Burger Centre continues to play an important role in maintaining older peoples’ ability to remain socially, intellectually and culturally connected to the Jewish and wider community.

Other programs offered by this provider

The Burger Center also offers wellness programs.

Founding Year


Joined JCA


Joint Venture CEOs

Claire Vernon and Robert Orie

Senior Manager

Bronwyn Elbourne

Program Partnership

Jewish Care
Commonwealth Home Support Program
Randwick Waverly Community Transport Group