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Social Seniors, activities and other services

Cumberland Council provides services that help keep senior residents active, healthy and connected.

The following programs are available to senior residents living in self-contained units or in their own homes:

  • Wellness activities, which include gentle group exercise, creative arts, music, special theme days, reminiscence groups and outings. These activities are provided in a safe, stimulating environment in which interaction between participants is encouraged and friendship is promoted.
  • Groups specifically catering for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Maltese, Spanish and Filipino speaking people.
  • Male-only outings
  • Social outings, which are mainly bus trips
  • Healthy cooking programs
  • Silver surfers, which helps seniors to learn how to surf the internet
  • Shopping services and home visits
  • Over 55’s leisure and learning programs, such as choir, gentle exercise, art classes, dance class, social groups

How to access our services

Complete a program membership form  (PDF, 975.7 KB)or contact Council’s Intake and Referral Team on 9688 4751 or email aged.disability@cumberl

EdConnect

Volunteers helping students thrive. Australia’s intergenerational charity connecting older citizens to young people in schools at risk of disengaging. 2 hours a week. Activities include reading, conversation, library, numeracy, kitchen gardens, book clubs, breakfast clubs etc.

To find out how to help in a local Holroyd primary or high school contact www.edconnect.org.au or phone Lylian on 0405 220 148.

Other Services provided by the NSW and Australia Government

Below are some helpful links for schemes and programs offered by other levels of government:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability)
  • Seniors Card (available for NSW residents who are aged 60 or over and work no more than 20 hours a week)
  • Myagedcare (a one-stop-shop for information on aged care services in Australia)
  • NSW Companion Card (a not-for-profit program, funded by the NSW Government and managed by National Disability Services)