Seniors

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If you’re a senior citizen, there are many services available to you, depending on your circumstances. Many of these are provided by the government and can be accessed via the MyAgedCare website.

There are also local community groups offering a variety of services and activities.

We have made the difficult decision not to proceed with the 2022 Seniors Expo but are looking at new opportunities to connect with our Seniors to enhance social connections and wellbeing.

 

Government services available

You may be eligible for services such as:

  • Help at home
    This could include help with personal care, transport, home modifications, nursing, physiotherapy, meals, household jobs, equipment

  • Short-term help
    You may be eligible for temporary assistance after an illness or injury, or occasional care to give your carer a break

  • Care in an aged care home
    Live in a supported environment where help is available 24 hours a day

To find out more about services available:

Local services and activities

There are many local community groups offering services to seniors. You can also learn about many of these services at our annual Seniors Expo (see below).

Dementia Australia

Information, education and support for carers and people living with memory loss, and a Memory Centre, which includes a new dementia friendly garden

  • Visit: 121 Bridge Street Port Macquarie
  • Phone: 6584 7444 or 1300 791 751
  • Website: fightdementia.org.au

Linked Community Services

Transport services to eligible seniors, younger people with disabilities and their carers living in the Hastings and Macleay council areas.

Hastings Valley Community Options Projects

Assisting frail aged people, people with a disability and/or their carers who require case management of two or more services.

  • Phone: 6588 2840

Hastings Valley Neighbourhood Aid

 Social support for shopping, errands, appointments and outings, home and hospital visits, Tai Chi for arthritis, easy care gardening and small group social outings, information and referral.

Home Nursing Group

Helping seniors stay in their homes and remain independent for as long as possible, providing domestic Assistance, personal care, social support and respite for those in Port Macquarie, Laurieton, Lake Cathie, Wauchope, Kempsey and surrounding areas.

  • Phone: 1300 698 693

Mayo Home Nursing Service

Providing community nursing and home care services to the Hastings Valley, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an office in Port Macquarie. Services include meals, household and personal care, social support, nursing and respite care.

Omnicare Alliance

The services of Hastings District Respite CareMeals on Wheels Mid North Coast and Hastings Home Modifications are all available through one central contact point.

Social Seniors and Friends

Activity program that including games, craft, sing-a-longs and indoor bowls at two locations in the region:

  • Camden Haven Community Health Centre
    66 Norman Street, Laurieton
    9am to 2pm Tuesday and Thursday
    Phone 6559 9003 or 0400 088 761

  • Port Macquarie Program
    Seventh Day Adventist Church
    500 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie
    9am to 2pm Monday and Wednesday
    Phone 0400 088 761

Wesley Mission Social Support

Supporting seniors to maintain an active social life through home visits, residential services or community outings. Helping seniors make new friends, meet people from their local area, join a group, or go on a short trip.

Port Macquarie Hastings U3A

U3A supports people of retirement age by offering activities and social events as well as classes in various topics such as Australian history, languages, photography, art, craft, textiles, computers. Other activities include current affairs discussion groups, movies, exercise classes, bridge, scrabble, mahjong, yoga and meditation.

  • Phone: 6584 4192. Office hours 9:30am to 3:30pm during terms
  • Address: The U3A Centre, Lochinvar Road, Port Macquarie
  • Website: pmhu3a.org.au

Seniors Expo

Our annual Seniors Expo offer retirees, or those about to retire, access to useful information about local:

  • health and aged care services
  • travel opportunities
  • leisure and lifestyle activities

The 2021 Seniors Expo is being held online, due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can browse the categories and learn about each provider below by clicking on the appropriate tab.

For further information about the expo, contact us on phone 6581 8111.