Connecting communities - seniors

Help and resources for Seniors during COVID-19

Advice for older people

The Commonwealth Government's Department of Health has information for people who are at greater risk from COVID-19, including people over 70.

You can find this information online, or by calling 1800 020 080.

My Age Care and Help in the Home Services

You may be eligible for urgent 'Help in the Home' services for up to six weeks through My Aged Care. This could include Meals on Wheels or other services.

If it is for longer than 6 weeks, an assessment will be made by the Regional Assessment Service or Aged Care Assessment Team - a service provider will arrange this.

You can register for My Aged Care online or call 1800 200 422 (8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm Saturday).

Access to meals

Randwick meals on wheels - frozen food and hot meals available for people over 65 or with a disability

(02) 9661 3781

St George Meals on Wheels - frozen and hot meals delivered to you

(02) 9584 1286 or (02) 9584 2738

office@stgmownsw.com.au

Australian Government advice - food and meals for older Australians

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/assistance-with-food-and-meals-for-older-australians-impacted-by-covid-19

Woolworths priority assistance service - dedicated delivery window for vulnerable customers

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/discover/priorityassistance

Services for older people

Aged and disability commission - information, support or to report abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people and adults with disability in their family, home or community

Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline 1800 628 221

South East Community Connect - support for seniors to live safely and independently at home

https://www.secc.sydney/our-services/aged-reablement-services/

3 Bridges - help to navigate the aged care system and get the help you need

https://3bridges.org.au/living-well/age-well

1300 327 434

Better Connected Community Services

http://rockdalecommunity.com.au/ 

Ageing and disability abuse helpline - providing telephone support Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

https://www.dementia.org.au/helpline 

1800 100 500

Webchat: dementia.org.au/helpline/webchat

Email: helpline@dementia.org.au

Seniors rights service - information, resources and advocacy for older people Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm

1800 424 079

https://seniorsrightsservice.org.au/

Council of the Ageing NSW - peak organisation representing the interests of people over 50

https://www.cotansw.com.au/

acsn@cotansw.com.au

1800 449 102

Carers

Carers gateway - helpline for support and services for carers

https://www.carergateway.gov.au/

1800 422 737 ask for the Benevolent Society

Council contact

Carol Arrowsmith