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Older People


For support during COVID-19, please see our COVID-19 Updates page.
 

Reconnect – Seniors Festival 2022

Hear Dr Stephanie Ward, Geriatrician from Prince of Wales Hospital share the benefits of being healthy as an older person, and how it helps us to feel better and enjoy our lives.


 

Older People in Georges River

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
  • Supporting 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 five 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. Our support 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.

See the full list of current Seniors Programs

For more information, please contact our Community Capacity Building Team on 02 9330 6400 or email communitydevelopment@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
 

Services for Seniors

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

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 allows carers to access a range of services and support.

View the Live in the St George Area - Need Help at Home for more information for older people. This help at home document is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Macedonian.

For more community support services for older people, please visit the Community Support Services Directory.



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