Walking the Journey Together Retreats

A different kind of respite

Walking the Journey Together Retreats are held several times a year and are specifically for carers over 65 years old (or 50 if Aboriginal or Torrs Strait Islanders).  The retreats are designed for you to have a break with the ageing person you care for.

It is an opportunity for you to have a few nights away from the daily tasks of cooking and cleaning, and to nurture yourself while the person you usually care for is supported by our qualified, experienced and caring staff.

What’s included? 

  • Three nights accommodation at a Canberra hotel + meals
  • A professionally staffed day program for two days
  • A flexible itinerary so you can have downtime
  • A carer program of activities including self-care and workshops
  • Shared main meals sittings for building social connection


  • You must reside in the ACT.
  • You and the person you care for must be aged 65 years + (or 50 years plus if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander).
  • You or the person you care for will need a My Aged Care referral for respite.  We can discuss this with you on application.
  • You will need to be registered with Carers ACT.

Client Contribution

Walking the Journey Together Respite Retreats are funded through the Australia Government Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

A client contribution of $200 per couple is required to attend the all-inclusive retreats. Contact us if you would like to discuss the contribution.

Level of Care

Our professional care team provide low to moderate support for the person you care for at the day program which runs from 9am-5pm daily.  We do not provide personal care during the retreat, but you can arrange for your usual service provider to attend.

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