Information about support and services for seniors in the local area.
We provide a number of programs and services for older people at various locations throughout our community to assist you to continue to live independently in your own home.
Seniors in Bayside
Seniors in Bayside make up 19% of the population which is over 30,000 people (Source: ID profile 2016). This is a diverse group that ranges from the newly retired to people receiving care at home or in an age care facility or those who care for older people themselves.
Seniors' interests are wide ranging, from line dancing, to competing in masters games to attending their local Men's Shed or Community Garden. They are also from a wide range of cultural backgrounds such as Chinese, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Anglo Celtic, Indonesian, Lebanese, Indian , Macedonian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
What Services are Available?
Senior Citizens Centres
To cater for such a diverse group of needs and interests Council provides a number of Senior Citizens Centres for people aged 50 plus . If you are interested in meeting new people, Seniors Centres are a great place to start.
Ramsgate - 382 Rocky Point Road, Sans Souci - Phone: 9529 6622
Pagewood - Dalley Avenue, Pagewood - Phone: 9669 1182
Mascot - Cnr Coward and Aloha Street, Mascot - Phone: 9693 2200
My Aged Care
My Aged Care is provided by the Australian Government. It has a range of contractors which provide support services to older people and their carers who live independently at home. The Services provided are under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
To be referred to any of Bayside Council’s support services for the aged, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
The following programs are available to residents aged 65 and over, people with disabilities or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents aged 55 years and over.
To be referred to Bayside Council’s support services for the aged, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
My Aged Care provides a clear entry point to the aged care system and is a key point of interaction with consumers including clients; carers; service providers; and health professionals.
Meals on Wheels
Our Meals on Wheels Service provides a wide variety of affordable and nutritious meal choices for residents who reside in the following suburbs - Banksmeadow, Botany, Daceyville, Eastlakes, Eastgardens, Hillsdale, Mascot Pagewood and Rosebery.
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals to residents who, because of frailty, disability or ill health, are unable to prepare a meal on their own behalf. A variety of meals are provided including special dietary meals such as diabetic, vegetarian, swallowing difficulties, allergies as well as cultural and taste preferences.
Meals are delivered daily. They are delivered chilled for reheating at a later time or as a hot meal for immediate consumption.
Meals are delivered each weekday (excluding public holidays) to the resident’s homes by our volunteers and staff.
We provide weekly, fortnightly or monthly list shopping service for residents that have difficulty doing their own shopping.
The service assists older residents, people with a disability or those suffering ill health. There is a small fee for participation in this program.
Once we have established a care plan, our staff will telephone you to take your shopping order, purchase the goods for you and deliver the items to your home. Payment of the shopping order is required at the time of delivery. Whilst the service is designed to provide local residents with goods available from local supermarkets, other shopping can be arranged if time and resources allow.
To meet our work, health and safety requirements shopping orders are limited to approximately 6 bags.
Centre Based Program
The Centre Based Meals Program is designed to provide an opportunity for residents to meet, socialise and enjoy lunch in a safe and welcoming environment. As part of the program, transport is provided to and from the centre on Council’s community bus.
A fee applies to participation on this Program. Once you are referred to us by My Aged Care one of our staff will arrange a home visit to assess your needs and suitability for the program. If you meet our guidelines, we will develop a care plan and explain about the costs and how the Service works.
For more information please contact Bayside Council Coordinator Aged and Disability on 02 9669 4640
Annual Seniors Month Program
Our Annual Seniors Month Program features sought after balloted coach trips and a matinee musical as well as come and try sessions on technology skills, keeping active with exercises and learning the ukulele or fishing.