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 the Liverpool local government area;
  • Supporting local service providers and networks;
  • Supporting and coordinating seniors community events;
  • Providing information and advice;
  • Co-convening the South West Sydney Aged & Disabilty Forum.

The NSW Government will establish an Ageing and Disability Commissioner from 1 July 2019, to better protect adults with disability and older people from abuse, neglect and exploitation in home and community settings.

Download the fact sheet

My aged care is national service which provides support to people needing assistance.
For more information please call 1800 200 422

Visit My Aged Care to find out about aged care.

Each year, Liverpool Council celebrates Seniors Festival in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. In 2019 the event was held with a Rock and Roll theme.

Seniors enjoyed  a live performance by the Jukebox Jive band, as well as rock & roll dance instructions and demos. The American Muscle Car Club of Australia had a small display and rock photographer Tony Mott held a conversation with Jay Katz on his work. There was film screenings and radio station Vintage FM broadcasted live on the day.

Seniors Week 2020 will be promoted through Councils website and local media.

Contact

For further information please contact Community Development Worker - Aged & Disability on 8711 7401 or email hammondk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Council supports and resources the Ageing and Disability Forum. The forum brings together all ageing and disability services in Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool. It aims to ensure that the needs of older people and people with a disability are better met through combined resources and the provision of information and networking opportunities.

Contact

For further information please contact Community Development Worker - Aged & Disability on 8711 7401 or email hammondk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

There are a number of social groups and activities for seniors in the Liverpool Local Government Area. Council compiles a fact sheet of these and this can be downloaded here:

Download the Seniors Active Living fact sheet.

Please notify the Community Worker – Aged & Disability for updates, inclusions or omissions.

Contact

For further information please contact Community Development Worker - Aged & Disability on 8711 7401 or email hammondk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

RSPCA NSW understands that to an elderly owner, a pet can mean everything. Our Aged Care program aims to keep pets and their elderly owners happy, healthy and together in their own homes for as long as possible. To do this, we assist elderly pet owners over the age of 65, Indigenous pet owners over the age of 50 and palliative care patients of any age.

Services

Our Aged Care program offers include:

  • temporary foster accommodation and/or emergency pet boarding if the owner requires medical treatment,
  • respite or other assistance assistance with veterinary treatment
  • home visits to assist the elderly with basic pet care
  • assistance with pet grooming
  • assistance with transport to and from the local veterinarian
  • a volunteer network to assist with dog walking and short periods of in-home care if the owner requires medical treatment, respite or other assistance

Please note that due to high demand for this program, we ask that pet owners first ask family and friends whether they are able to assist with their pet’s care.

This community program was previously known as Pets of Older Persons (POOPs).

Contact

For more information please contact the RSPCA Community Programs helpline (02) 9782 4408.

The helpline operates Monday to Friday, 9 am–5pm. During weekends and public holidays contact the RSPCA Contact Centre on (02) 9770 7555.

Telstra has a  range of products to help customers who have difficulty accessing standard telephone services.

The Disability Equipment Program is for customers who are deaf or blind or have a hearing, speech, vision, mobility or dexterity impairment.

To receive equipment under this Disability Equipment Program, you need to:

  • have a disability or impairment that means you're unable to use a standard telephone handset
  • be a Telstra retail customer or an associate of a Telstra retail customer (eg. a household member or small business employee) that has a basic phone line service and rents a phone from Telstra.

Find out more by contacting our Disability Enquiry Hotline:

In April and November each year, Liverpool City Council proudly hosts two-days of free Seniors Concerts for local residents over 55. Attendees can enjoy a delicious lunch and live performances among friends.

View our What’s On calendar for details of the next Seniors Concert.

The Liverpool Mobility Map shows the Liverpool City Centre and medical precinct, highlighting the location of accessible parking, accessible toilets and other important facilities. The map uses symbols and keys to indicate locations and individual access features.

Download the Liverpool Mobility Map.

Contact

For further information please contact Community Development Worker - Aged & Disability on 8711 7401 or email hammondk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Below is a list of useful websites for seniors:

Contact

For further information please contact Community Development Worker - Aged & Disability on 8711 7401 or email hammondk@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.