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Over 55s

Over 55s

Be connected

Whether it's an exercise group or choir, computer class or discussion group, our Over 55s services and programs are tailored to help you keep enjoying a healthy, active and involved lifestyle, right into retirement and beyond.

For our less-active seniors, we also offer a range of support services such as meals, transport and a home library service to help you continue living comfortably and independently at home.

Contacts

The pages in this section provide details about our services and programs, but if you need further information or would like to make an enquiry on behalf of a family member or friend, please contact:

Marisol Franken
Administration Coordinator
02 9246 7868

Our changing population

By 2018 the number of older people in the local area is expected to grow by around one-third, increasing from just under 22,000 people in 2008 to just over 29,000 people. Following a review of our services to take into account this expected growth, it was found the best approach is to move from providing centre-based to program-based services.

Our report, 'The Next Generation – Blueprint for Aged Services and Facilities 2008-2018', has 4 key goals.

  • Encourage healthy ageing by addressing the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of older people.
  • Provide ongoing, adequate and appropriate support services for the frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers.
  • Provide adequate and accesible transport options.
  • Build partnerships with other agencies to develop new community programs for older people.

For more detailed information about our review and its recommendations, you can download a copy of the report below.

Contacts

For further information about the report, please contact:

Christine McBride
Manager, Social Policy and Programs
02 9265 9560

Last updated: Thursday, 16 January 2014