Resources for seniors

Resources to equip you for making important decisions regarding your future.

My Aged Care, Australian Government, Department of Social Services
This Government website provides a detailed outline of the Home and Community Care (HACC) services and Home Care Packages available for people requiring help at home.
Ph: 1800 200 422

Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), My Aged Care
ACAT offers free assessments to determine eligibility for government funded aged care services. ACAT approval is required before people can access residential aged care or Home Care Packages.
Ph: 1800 200 422

Department of Health
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres will be running until June 30, 2017.
Ph: 1800 052 222 and 1800 059 059

NSW Government - Family & Community Services, Office for Ageing
The Participation and Inclusion Directorate (P&I) has useful information for Seniors and their carers.
Ph: 13 12 44

NSW Government - Family & Community Services, Seniors Card
The Seniors Card website provides extensive resources for Seniors including information about events, volunteering opportunities and discounts available to holders of the card. 

NSW Government - Department of Fair Trading
The NSW Office of Fair Trading website provides helpful information about retirement villages.

NSW Seniors Festival
NSW Seniors Festival is an annual festival run by the Department of Family & Community Services, which hosts events for over 60s with opportunities to connect with their local communities.

COTA NSW
The Council on the Ageing NSW is a non-governmental organisation which provides advice and information for over 50s living in New South Wales.
Ph: (02) 9286 3860
Freecall: 1800 449 102 (for outside of Sydney area)

Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc
This Queensland non-governmental organisation promotes learning for older people and has some useful resources for those wishing to stay stimulated.

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