Seniors, who live independently at home or have a carer, are well supported in the Rockdale area, through the St George District Home And Community Care (HACC) program.
The HACC program is an excellent directory of services for people that require the assistance of others or carers of senior people. These services are provided by not for profit organisations that are financially supported by the Federal and State Governments. The listing of services available from these not for profit organisations include:
- Home help and personal care
- Home nursing services
- Social support
- Home and garden
- Community transport
- Food and shopping services
- Respite care
- Carer support groups
- Language specific care services
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Care
- Becoming a volunteer
To find further details on the service providers download this PDF brochure on HACC services.
Senior Citizens' Community Centres
Senior citizen community centres are located throughout the Rockdale City local government area. The facilities run various community programs and are an excellent resource for seniors who would like to socialise with people of similar interest. Programs include gardening, table tennis, exercise, bus outings and literacy.
Cultural groups are catered for as well with their own ethnic specific cultural groups.
- Ramsgate Senior Citizen - 9529 6622
- Share Seniors Gentle Exercise - 9533 4422
- Rockdale Adult Leisure Learning - Rockdale Uniting Church Hall
- Italian Seniors - 9562 0744
- Greek Seniors - 0418 499 075
Rockdale Council has 6 branch libraries located throughout the area. These libraries are well resourced with audio and visual material. Various papers and magazines arrive daily for patrons to read in house, but if you are after up to the minute information why not access the internet through the many available computers.
Internet classes are held for seniors and are run three times per week for approximately one hour.
If you would like to know more about Council's library programs, locations and opening times contact 9562 1821 or click here.
Recreation and Leisure
Having the opportunity to stay active through passive recreation or leisure is a great way to a healthy wellbeing. There are many opportunities to stay active especially through the various walking and bike trails throughout the Rockdale area. There are other health related organisations that run various activities within the council area for seniors, to encourage mobility and health.
Walking/Bike Trails Maps
For example, the Heart Foundation Walking group is a program that encourages communities to get up and walk. There are various paces and a nice way to enjoy the local area. The program is not only held in Rockdale, so you have the opportunity to go outside your area and meet others. To find a walking group that suits you phone 9219 2444.
Have you considered volunteering your time? There are many interested organisations that value the commitment and enthusiasm that volunteers bring. You could try a local environmental group or sporting club. St George Community Service has an excellent Volunteer referral service. If you would like to know more about Volunteer Link contact St George Community Service on 8558 4000.
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