Dementia Awareness Week events
Exercise and relaxation classes
Active and healthy NSW - home exercises for seniors
Qi gong seniors exercise class
Services available while we social distance
Feeling stuck at home? There are a number of services that can make these unusual days a bit easier for the over-65s.
- Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre can take your shopping list, shop for you and deliver your groceries to your front door.
Call 9988 4966 or email us.
- Meals on Wheels can deliver delicious freshly prepared meals (and toilet paper). Contact 9144 2044 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Transport can pick and deliver your pharmacy prescription or spectacles.
Call 9983 1611 or email Community Transport.
- Lifeline Community Aid can deliver emergency food packages and essentials.
Contact 9498 5882 or email Community Aid.
You will be able to receive these services before registering with My Aged Care, but in order to receive these services longer term, you will need to register online with My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422.
- The Home Libraribus will deliver a wonderful variety of reading matter to your front door even while the libraries are closed.
Social contact by phone
Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre on 9988 4966 and Lifeline Community Aid on 9498 5882 provide a phone contact service, with volunteers calling people regularly for a chat and to make sure they have everything they need. Call the service that you prefer to arrange a regular social phone call.
This could also be a great volunteering opportunity for people who are stuck at home – helpful to the volunteer as well as to the person receiving the phone call.
Support for carers
The Carer Support Service will continue to assist carers during this challenging time. Call 9462 9488 or 0410 411 539 or email Carer Support for:
- Online and telephone support to carers who need emotional support.
Telephone support groups such as coffee telechats with carers.
Working with individual carers, helping with navigation of community and social supports and services.
- Assisting carers with their ongoing concerns, as well as related COVID-19 concerns.
Connecting safely online with family and friends
If you're having difficulty keeping in touch, you can find hints to help you connect online at Helping older Australians connect online.
It's important to be able to recognise scams when you come across them on-line. Learn how to avoid them at Avoiding scams and tricks.
Commonwealth home support program - My Aged Care
My Aged Care provides service and support for seniors, it is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. My Aged Care aims to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to find and access services.
If you are looking to receive a subsidised home care service, contact My Aged Care to determine your eligibility and costs for the service.
Phone 1800 200 422 or visit My Aged Care.
Seniors out and about brochure
The Seniors out and about brochure provides a fantastic overview of social and healthy activities, courses and clubs, volunteering opportunities, community service and transport organisations, libraries, and computer and art classes in our area.
The updated brochure also contains vital information on registering with My Aged Care if you need subsidised help such as meal delivery, transport to appointments or help in your garden.
View the Seniors out and about and help at home brochure(PDF, 993KB)
Seniors and Aged Care Guide - no longer in print
The Seniors and Aged Care Guide is a comprehensive source of information for seniors living in Sydney's North Shore region. It covers services and facilities available such as accommodation, health, leisure and recreation providers.
The guide will also highlight the many community groups in your area, which is a great way of staying active and putting you in touch with like minded community members, neighbours and friends.
The 2015 Seniors and Aged Care Guide below is no longer in print. The guide is not being updated - it is there for reference purposes only.
Seniors and Aged Care Guide
Seniors Service Directory
Our Seniors Service Directory provides services offered by private and community organisations in our area.