Seniors

Liverpool City Council's commitment to providing for the needs of our older community is reflected in Council's Aged and Disability program.

This includes:

  • Consulting with older people and identifying needs in Liverpool with a view to resolution
  • Supporting local service providers and networks
  • Coordinating seniors community events such as Seniors Festival and Seniors Concert
  • Providing information and advice on senior services or groups to local residents
  • Co-convening the South West Sydney Aged & Disabilty Forum

For more information about services and programs available in Liverpool for seniors please click on the following highlighted links:


Liverpool Ageing Strategy

The Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2017 provides Council with a proactive and coordinated plan for the provision of accessible and equitable services and facilities for our ageing community.

The Liverpool City Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2015- 2017 provides Council with a Plan for creating environments and communities that support active ageing. Active ageing refers to creating the conditions that enable opportunities for individuals to achieve physical wellness and health in our later year, but also to achieve ongoing participation in social, economic, cultural and civic life.

Although Liverpool City is mostly a 'younger' population (with 81.31% of the population aged 54 years or younger) a number of other demographic factors are relevant to the Strategy, including:

* Nearly 1 in every 5 persons living in Liverpool (or 18.69%) is aged 55 years or older
* There has been a 20% increase in the population of those aged 55 to 74 years, compared to a 6% increase in the 20 to 34 year age group (between 2006 and 2011); and
* There has been a 31% increase in persons aged 85+ years (between 2006 and 2011) with this trend expected to continue in coming years. ]

Council is committed to providing sound planning to support and embrace the opportunities presented by the changing demographics of the community. The Liverpool City Ageing Strategy (2014-2017) is an integral part of Liverpool City Council's Growing Liverpool 2023 and Delivery Program. It provides a whole of Council plan which aims to maximise the opportunities for seniors to contribute to all aspects of community life, and ensures that the specific needs of seniors are considered in all aspects of Council's activities.

Liverpool City Council recognises the significant contribution that seniors make to all aspects of civic, economic and cultural life. Through the Ageing Strategy, Council commits to working with seniors and others in order to ensure that seniors have expanded opportunities to experience, and contribute to, the vibrancy of Liverpool City.

The Liverpool Ageing Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2017 can be downloaded here

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is a national online and phone service to help you find out about aged care services, and what services may be available to help you.  There are different types of aged care services to support you, whatever your needs. When you call the My Aged Care contact centre, the staff will ask questions to help understand your needs. They can help you find out if you are eligible for aged care services.

Call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422.

People don’t usually think about their aged care needs until an unexpected event or health problem occurs. If this happens, it can be a confusing and emotional time. My Aged Care can help you access services which can improve your wellbeing and help you stay independent. Receiving help at the right time can help you better manage on your own.

Finding out about the range of aged care services available before you need them may help you to make well-informed decisions.
Find out about aged care services that may help you in the future such as- 
* help in your own home such as domestic help, meals or nursing care
* short-term help
* residential aged care homes.

It’s never too early or too late to start talking about aged care:
* talk about aged care with your family, friends, carers or health professionals
* tips for having a conversation about aged care.
* What can I do now to prepare for getting older?

There are things you can do now to prepare for getting older, such as:
* staying physically active and healthy
* planning your finances
* preparing legal documents.

From the my aged care website http://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

We are excited to announce Council's success in becoming a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC)

As a member of the Network, Liverpool is part of a growing global movement of cities and communities that are striving to create urban environments that foster healthy and active ageing and the well-being of older people. To date 250 cities and communities in 27 countries have joined the Network and it continues to grow. Liverpool City Council is 1 of 12 Councils in Australia to be accepted as part of the Network, and 1 of only 3 in NSW.

Being part of the Global Network gives Council the opportunity to:

  • Link with participating cities and share information, expertise and technical assistance
  • Facilitate exchange of information and best practice with participating cities
  • Provide programs that are sustainable and cost-effective for improving the lives of older people;
  • Promote of Liverpool City as an Age-friendly city
  • Promoting and branding Liverpool City as a centre for business and services that cater to the needs of older consumers (the fastest growing component of the consumer market and the current generation of older Australians are retiring with unprecedented accumulated wealth - Productivity Commission 2005); and
  • Places Liverpool Local Government Area as one of an innovative group of cities leading the world in supporting active ageing

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Liverpool Seniors Network

seniorladyThe Liverpool Seniors Network is a group of representatives from local senior citizen groups / services which meets monthly to address matters of concern to older people and plan community events for older people. The Network also provide support to aged care centres and aged care ward at Liverpool Hospital through fundraising for supplies and resources.

The Liverpool Seniors Network is open to all senior groups in the Liverpool area and two representatives may attend from each group. The Network meetings are held regularly at the Hilda M Davis Senior Citizens Centre, 185 Bigge Street, Liverpool.

For more information please contact Community Development Worker Aged and Disability on 9821 7759


Liverpool Seniors Festival (previously known as Seniors Week)

Each year, Liverpool Council celebrates Seniors Festival in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. In 2017 the theme was iRecall: stories of the past / portraits from the future

iRecall presented an engaging program of food, film, music and performances combining generations, innovation and
art in conjunction with The Paramor Prize exhibition. iRecall included a unique crossover of cultural activities as both local seniors and members of CPAC Youth collaborate both prior to and during this weekend events.

Talking Portraits was an aural history project presented as a short film screened prior to theatre and film events. Presented by inter-generational pairings, the presenters inventively told each other’s reflective stories, it looked amazing on the big screen

Living Portraits was a series of live digital drawings by artists of the iRecall audience created and projected in the Turbine hall over the weekend.

In conjunction with The Sydney Film Festival, two great movies (Iris and Toni Erdmann) were shown to an enthusiastic audience. Jack Horner and Lisa Cook provided the entertainment over the festival with an amazing lunch and high tea provided by the Bellbird Cafe.

Keep your eye on the website for what is happening next year to celebrate Seniors Week 2018

Liverpool Seniors Concert

Each year Liverpool Council hosts a Concert for local seniors. This event is sponsored by the Liverpool Catholic Club and supported by the Liverpool Seniors Network.

The concert is usually held in November each year and features a variety of entertainers and includes a light lunch.

In 2017 the concert will be held on Wednesday 15 November and Thursday 16 November. Tickets will go on sale early October. In 2018, a concert will also be held on March 21 and 22 to celebrate seniors week.

Please contact Council's event team on 9821 9189 for more information.

South West Sydney Ageing and Disability Forum

Liverpool City Council supports and resources the Ageing and Disability Forum. The Forum is a meeting for all ageing and disability services in Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool, that meets monthly for the purpose of sharing information, identifying home and community care service needs and lobbying for improvements to service delivery.

It aims to provide an environment of mutual support, co-operation, networking and information sharing for ageing and disability and ageing and disability related services providers and to be a voice for the needs of the Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool target group.

Forum objectives:

  • To provide the opportunity for ageing and disability related service providers to advocate/lobby on issues of concern for the target group
  • To identify gaps in services for the target group in South West Sydney and make recommendations to relevant government bodies
  • To provide an opportunity to identify and co-ordinate training opportunities
  • To facilitate and coordinate regional planning with the aim of making recommendations to the Department of Family & Community Services NSW, Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) and other relevant bodies regarding funding needs for consideration in future planning
  • To provide opportunities for discussion of issues affecting the target group, services and the industry in order to consider courses of action
  • To work on coordinated projects that will address issues affecting the target group in the region.

Council's Aged and Disability Worker works in partnership with local services to ensure that the needs of older people and people with a disability are better met. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 8.45am to 11.30am. Meetings are held at Fairfield City Council, Avoca Road Wakeley.

For more information, please contact the Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759.

Service Directory for Older People

The South West Sydney Aged and Disability Forum compiles a directory of services for seniors. This directory is full of useful information for seniors and their carers. Please contact the Community Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759 for a copy or it can be downloaded here.

Social Groups and Activities for Seniors in Liverpool

An information sheet detailing local groups and activities for seniors has been developed. Contact the Community Development Worker (Aged & Disability) for a copy or it can be downloaded here


USEFUL CONTACTS

My Aged Care

1800 200 422

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner  1800 550 552

Carer Gateway

1800 422 737

Commonwealth Carer Support and Respite

1800 052 222

Alzheimer's Australia (NSW)

9805 0100

Dementia Helpline

1800 100 500

Grief Support 24 hr service

9489 6644

South West Sydney Community Transport

1300 138 794

NSW elder abuse helpline 1800 628 221

Liverpool Meals on Wheels

9601 3728

Liverpool Police 9821 8444
Liverpool Hospital

9828 3000


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