Wollongong Positive Ageing Plan 2013-2017
Our Positive Ageing Plan sets a direction towards creating a city where older people are supported in actively participating and contributing to the community. The first plan was developed in 2012 and is currently in the processes of being renewed.
Seniors' Programs and Services
Wollongong City Council provides access to a range of social support services
, activities, and social outings, respite services for older people, those living with a disability and their carers.
- Large print books
- Scanner - Reader Machine
For more information, contact your nearest library branch
Seniors Active Classes
Further Information for Seniors
My Aged Care
For information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them, visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
NSW Seniors Card
NSW permanent residents aged 60 or over, who do no more than 20 hours of paid work a week on average across a 12-month period, can apply for a NSW Seniors Card. This free card gives you discounts and special offers at thousands of businesses across NSW.
With a valid green Medicare Card you can apply for a NSW Seniors Card online at www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au
NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
The Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit is a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to th abuse of older people. If you suspect elder abuse is occurring call 1800 628 221.
If you require an interpreter, first call 131 450 and tell the operator the language you require. For details, visit www.elderabusehelpline.com.au
Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship Planning Tool
This government webpage provides information and advice for future legal, health and financial decisions. http://planningaheadtools.com.au/
Peak organisation for people over 50 in New South Wales. For details, visit www.cotansw.com.au