Seniors' news and notices
Changes to programs due to Election pre poll and maintenance - current .
Ashfield - Activity Rooms
Table Tennis - cancelled - 3- 19 May
Seniors Theatre - cancelled - 3 - 19 May
Yoga - Urgent maintenance cancelled - 1 & 8 May
Marrickville Town Hall
From 23 April 2019, until further notice, the following programs will be relocated due to maintenance and the federal election :
- Line dancing - from 3 May ( please note there is no group on 26 April)
- Gentle exercise - from 29 April
- Active and healthy Group - from 26 April.
The new location is:
Marrickville Road, Marrickville – directly opposite the Town Hall.
main hall, access ramp from the Petersham Road entrance, accessible toilet
Only the Active and Healthy Group will use the main hall. Line dancing and gentle exercise will use the main hall.
For enquires please call 9392 5863 or contact email@example.com.
Tech Savvy Seniors
Did you know that you can access free training if you are over 6o. years of age.
The Tech Savvy Seniors Program is continuing into 2019 by community colleges and libraries throughout various locations in NSW.
Tech Savvy Seniors delivers low cost digital literacy training to seniors so they can develop the skills and confidence to access information and services online. The program provides training in computers, tablets and smart phones to help seniors to stay connected with their families, friends and communities.
This successful program is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.
Please access the full range of programs for May 2019 at Sydney Community College.
Older Persons Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) – Free training – Marrickville, Campsie & Balmain locations. Facilitated by Wesley Training OPMHFA trainer & Jane Massa - Coordinator, Suicide & Depression Prevention, Older Persons Mental Health, SLHD BA Hon (Psych) & OPMHFA trainer. Supported by Inner West Council and STARS, Canterbury City Community Centre. Please register through Event brite link in table below.
Active and Healthy Group - now full but register interest for future programs
A group for older people recovering from depression and / or anxiety.
Friday's at the Marrickville Town Hall Meeting
10am - 12.30pm
Register before this Friday the 15th as several spaces still available - a 12 week program that has already commenced and runs until 17 May 2019.
Enquires for future programs call Jane Massa on 9515 3800 or Isobel Graham 9515 3158.
2019 Seniors Card Directories & Legal Aid Diaries
Legal Aid has many publications and their 2019 Diary is just one. These diaries have topics for older people and are available at all service centres - numbers are limited.
Seniors Card Directories provides information on discounts for seniors. Ashfield Library and Ashfield Service Centre have received deliveries. More have been ordered for both Leichhardt and Petersham Service Centres. You can also download or view on line.
If you are at one of the community centres in the LGA, you could also ask about obtaining a 2019 Seniors Card Directory.
Honouring our local heroes
The Inner West Council Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards aim to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals within the inner west community.
One award is offered in each category and awarded at the Council's Australia Day event. The Inner West Council Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards aim to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals within the inner west community.
Details and to apply can be found: www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/contribute/community-participation/citizen-of-the-year
Seniors' Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017/18
Inner West Council provides a range of activities for seniors' health and wellbeing across the local government area.
Council conducted the Seniors' Health and Wellbeing Survey between December 2017 and March 2018 in order to help plan its activities to suit the community's needs. The survey was responded to by 460 people and included face-to-face, online and print communication.
A summary of the survey results is available here:
Home fire safety check program
Fire and Rescue NSW have a Home Fire Safety Check program.
To request a smoke alarm check or home fire safety advice, contact the Inner West Home Maintenance and Modification Service.
For additional information about this program visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au
Inner West and Canterbury Elder Abuse Resource Card for Service Providers
On Tuesday 12 June the Inner West and Canterbury Collaborative launched a resource card for service providers. You can request some cards for staff at firstname.lastname@example.org