Camden District Activity Centre Inc. first opened its doors in 1982, at a time where there was little or no service for the frail aged living in their own homes. Local community nurses recognised there were many older people, living at home with little or no social contact, unable to get out and about as they once had. The Camden District Activity Centre was born, first operating from the old Scout Hall next to the RSL, and then for a short time at Mawarra School, before finally moving into a purpose built building (The Florence Pike & Camden District Activity Centre) located at the rear of the Camden Hospital.
This community organisation is operated by a small but dedicated paid staff and over 30 dedicated volunteers, which reports to an elected Management Committee of community members. There have been many changes over the years. The centre temporary relocated in 2002 to Harrington Park Community Centre whilst a refurbishment took place at the Florence Pike & Camden District Activity Centre Building. This refurbishment took place thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Activity Centre, and to groups in the community. We now boast a modern kitchen, and updated furniture and fittings. This has all been made possible from grants from Lady Mary Fairfax, the support of the Camden Hospital and other local Community Groups.
Today, Camden District Activity Centre is a programme of Camden District Care Inc. The Constitution of CDAC was changed in 2003 to reflect this name change. We continue to strive to provide excellence in care and support to our members through programs that will enhance their quality of life, which is recognised within the community.