Seniors are a diverse group of people with a diverse range of interests and issues. Older people aged 65 years and over make up 19% of the Bayside population; the number of residents aged 70 years and over increase by 1% to 10.5%.
41% of our residents come from countries where English is not the first language. 8.2% of residents do not speak English fluently and so are more likely to require language and culturally specific services as they age.
Seniors Centres and Seniors Groups
Senior Centres and seniors groups operate throughout Bayside area and are available to people aged 50 years and over. Seniors groups and Centres offer a broad range of activities including cultural, social, recreation, adult learning and health and wellbeing activities. Seniors are encouraged to join any of the groups based on interest for example: computers, dancing, choir, card games, carpentry, exercise, coach trips, educational activities and current affairs, to name a few.
If you'd like to meet new people contacting a Seniors Centre or Seniors group is a great place to start.
Seniors and Community Centres in Bayside
- Ramsgate - 9529 6622
- Pagewood - 9669 1182
- Mascot - 9693 2200
- Kogarah West - 9588 5050
- Arncliffe - 9562 1666
- Rockdale - 9562 1666
- Alf Kay Centre - 9366 3522
- Rockdale Leisure Learning - 9583 1095
- Mature Men's Group - 0413 045 757
- 55 Plus - 9316 8012
- Men's Shed - 1300 550 009
Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Services
- Care Connect - 9830 8900
- 3 Bridges - 1300 327 434
- Advance Diversity Services - 9597 5455
Health and Fitness
Finding an exercise based activity to keep you fit and active is important at all ages. Whether its a active fitness, relaxation and stress management or gentle exercise the following organisations can help you find an activity to suit your interests and needs.
- SHARE - 8580 - 0628
- Aim for Fitness - 9382 8131
- Dance that Walk - 0413 045 757
- Active and Healthy NSW
Home Support Services
If you or someone you know would like help to remain independently at home, My Aged Care is the starting point for entry to the aged care system. My Aged Care aims to help older people remain in their own home by providing access to support services.
Services are provided are under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
To find out about services available and to for a referral to any services for the aged, contact My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422
Council Support Services
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides a wide variety of affordable and nutritious meal choices for residents who, because of frailty, disability or ill health, are unable to prepare a meal on their own.
Council operates a Meals on Wheels service for residents in the following suburbs - Banksmeadow, Botany, Daceyville, Eastlakes, Eastgardens, Hillsdale, Mascot, Pagewood and Rosebery.
For residents living in the remaining suburbs of Bayside Council area, Meals on Wheels are available from St George Meals on Wheels service.
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 each weekday to the resident’s home by our volunteers and staff.
Shopping List Program
Council provides a weekly, fortnightly or monthly shopping list service for older people, people with disability or those experiencing ill health.
There is a small fee for participation in this program.
Staff will 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.
While the service is designed to provide local residents with goods available from local supermarkets, other shopping can be arranged if time and resources allow.
Centre Based Program
The Centre Based Meals Program provides an opportunity for residents to meet, socialise and enjoy lunch in a welcoming environment. Transport is provided to and from the centre. A small fee applies to participate in the program.
For information about Council's Support Services contact the Coordinator Aged and Disability on 9669 4640.
Home Library Service
If you are unable to visit the Library due to illness, disability or mobility issues, Council's Home Library Service staff can discuss options to deliver and exchange magazines, books, CD's and hearing books to your home each month.
We are joining with the NSW Government Seniors Festival celebration (February/March) by organising a program of activities to suit older people of all ages and interests. For more information contact Council's Aged Specialist on 9366 3679.
Council's Seniors Garden Party is held annually in May to recognise the valuable contribution of seniors and seniors groups in the community. For more information contact Council's Events team on 1300 581 299.