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).
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.
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.
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.
The services of Hastings District Respite Care, Meals 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