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Older People

Services for Seniors during COVID

For information on COVID-19, closures and support for older people please visit the COVID-19 web page. Alternatively visit the Services for Seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic webpage for local information for older members of our community.

The NSW Government has also produced important information about Services available to seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clever Care Now  is another excellent resource for support Services available to seniors during COVID-19. 

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 more information please contact Council's Community Development Officer - Seniors on 9330 6400 or by email

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.

Georges River Seniors Program

​For information on contacts for all programs please view the attached Georges River Seniors Program Flyer.

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 issues. Carers will be able to access a range of services and support as part of this program.

View the Live in the St George Area - Need Help at Home brochure for more Senior's information.

The above help at home document, is also available to view in the following languages 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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