Rec-Line is a supported recreation, leisure and holiday service for adults who have an intellectual disability. Rec-Line publish a newsletter bi-monthly listing all future activities and holidays with times and costs. To receive a copy of the magazine, contact the Rec-Line manager. All participants must complete a registration form.
Tootgarook Holiday House
This house was “gifted” to the Oakleigh Centre in 2009 and the Rec-Line department now manages the fully accessible house. Rec-Line has a part-time caretaker available for orientation on arrival at the house.
The features of the Tootgarook Holiday House are:
- 6 Bedrooms
- 14 single beds (2 hospital beds) or 10 singles and 2 king
- a doona,blanket and pillow for each bed
- 2 shower chairs and shower bed
- Portable hoist
- 2 off-road beach wheelchairs
- 2 fully accessible bathrooms
- 3rd accessible bathroom
- 2 lounge rooms
- Air hockey/billiard table
- Linen can be provided at an extra cost per person
Note: personal linen is not provided. Sheets, doona covers, pillow slips and towels can be hired for an extra cost or bring your own.
Bookings for Tootgarook Holiday House are a two night minimum and rates are available on request. Bookings are available to families who support a family member who has a disability and to organisations who offer holidays and respite to adults and children with a disability.
Oakleigh Centre Disco Every Thursday evening between 4pm–9pm
Oakleigh Centre Disco provides the opportunity for people to relax at the end of the day, meet with friends, share a two course meal and then listen or dance to a DJ or live band playing hits from the 60’s to the current day.
Recreational and Leisure Activities
Rec-Line offers a range of supported activities every week, after work hours and on the weekends. Participants are involved in supported activities such as computers, a dance group, water aerobics and many other activities.
Activities are varied and community-based. They are planned on the monthly basis. Examples are:
- AFL matches
- Melbourne Zoo
- Music Festivals
- Live bands
- Aromatherapy & Relaxation Sessions
- …and more!
Participants can access Rec-Line as a user pay service or from ISP funding or respite funding
Rec-Line plans holidays throughout the year, varying the destination and accommodation to suit most people.
Rec-Line holidays offer varied support, destinations and cost. Holidays could be based at Tootgarook Holiday House and also at other destinations in Victoria, and interstate, or overseas.
Rec-Line is able to discuss the option of personalised holidays and quote individual requests for holidays.
Oakleigh Centre Hydro Pool
The Oakleigh Centre Hydro Pool is available to individuals and groups for hire each day of the week. Contact Rec-Line for times available on 9564 0924.
The Oakleigh Centre Hydro Pool has a hoist and change facilities. The pool is a constant 32 degrees and is 80cm to 1.2m deep.
As our programs are not funded, activities are largely costed on a ‘user pays’ basis.
Rec-Line staff are part-time and casual. All outings are groups of clients of five to ten persons; stipulated according to required support needs. If 1:1 support is required it can be provided for an additional charge.
Volunteers are registered via the Oakleigh Centre Coordinator of Volunteers.
Volunteers attend most activities and holidays to provided social support.Click here to find out how to volunteer.
How do I become involved
Phone the Rec-Line Manager for further information on (03) 9564 0924 or email us