Older People

According to the latest Census there were 30,200 Georges River residents who were 60 years old or older in 2016. This means that there was a higher proportion of people 60 years old or older living in Georges River Council area (20.6%) than in Greater Sydney (19%).


Our approach

Georges River Council values and supports older people by:

  • Planning for the future needs of people as they age
  • Providing a wide variety of social, cultural and recreational programs
  • Working with and funding local community organisations and local seniors groups
  • Providing information and advice on services and activities for seniors to local residents


Georges River Seniors Program

The Georges River Seniors Program runs 5 days a week from different community halls in the area including Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre, Kogarah School of  Arts, St George Community Centre, PJ Ferry Reserve Community Hall and Oatley Community Hall. Council's supports enables the groups to run a variety of regular free or low cost programs and activities. Activities include exercise and dance classes, computer clubs, multicultural community groups, art and heritage groups and a My Aged Care Hub. For information on activities available please contact Council’s Community Development Officer – Seniors on 9330 6400 or by email.  

Services for Seniors

Various support services provide assistance with lawn mowing and gardening care for older people in the community. For more information, visit the Services for Seniors web page.



Georges River Council Seniors Festival 2020

Georges River Council is celebrating the NSW Seniors Festival. Activities and programs are running from 10 February to 27 March 2020. Council is supporting many local seniors service providers and groups to showcase a diverse, informative and fun-filled festival for the Georges River area.

Seniors Festival 2020 Program

 

Useful Links

My Aged Care is a national online and phone service to help you find out about aged care services, and what services may be available to help you. For more information please call 1800 200 422.

Carers NSW works with all carers regardless of their age, location, life-stage or circumstances. This includes those caring for individuals with support needs relating to ageing, disability, health and mental illness. Carers NSW can help you get the practical, financial and emotional support you need. Please contact 1800 242 636 to find out more.

Benevolent Society Carer Gateway Service is a major transformation in the delivery of services to carers of older people, people with a disability and people with mental health isues. Carers will be able to access a range of services and support as part of this prorgram.
 


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