Services for Older People
Local support and services for seniors and people over 50.
Seniors Centres and Seniors Groups
Our friendly and welcoming seniors centres and seniors groups run activities including:
- cultural activities
- social activities
- adult learning
- health and wellbeing activities.
Specific activities at each centre may include line dancing, ballroom dancing, card games, exercise, coach trips, or educational activities.
New members are always welcome. For more information, contact your nearest Seniors Citizen Centre or Seniors Group:
Senior Citizen Centres
Health and Fitness
Finding an exercise based activity to keep you fit and active is important at all ages, whether its for active fitness, relaxation and stress management or gentle exercise.
The following organisations provide local health and fitness services for seniors:
- SHARE: provides a range of exercise classes at locations across Bayside - 8580 0628
- Aim for Fitness: a healthy ageing program from NSW Health - 9382 8131
- Fridays Senior Exercise Group: held at the Alfred Kaye Centre in Eastlakes - 9366 3679
- Active and Healthy NSW: provides information, advice and a service that helps you find local health activities - MOH-ActiveAgeing@health.nsw.gov.au
Home Support Services
Home support services are provided through My Aged Care, under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
My Aged Care can arrange services to help you live independently. When you are ready, they can also help you look into an aged care home.
Contact My Aged Care:
Meals on Wheels, Shopping List Program and Centre Based programs
You can access these services through My Aged Care:
Home Library Service
If you are unable to visit the Library due to illness, disability or mobility issues, please contact us to arrange home delivery. We can deliver magazines, books, CDs and hearing books.
Seniors in Bayside
People aged 60 years and over make up 19% of the Bayside population, with citizens aged 70 years and over making up 10.5% of the overall population.
This group includes people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 52% of our senior residents speak a language other than English at home. 8.2% of residents do not speak English fluently and so are more likely to require language and culturally specific services as they age.
Cyber Safety for Seniors Workshops
As part of the Bayside Seniors Festival, Council is running cyber safety workshops for seniors.
You will learn how to identify a scam, reduce opportunities for theft, learn skills to stay safe online while using your own device by a professional trainer.