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SYDNEY METRO NORTH Guringai & Darug Peoples' Homelands

Ku-ring-gai

The Hills Lane Cove

Parramatta City

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Hunters Hill North Sydney Willoughby City

Northern Beaches & Forest

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Retirement Living & Aged Care HOME CARE & SUPPORT Looking after ageing parents Volunteering, local groups & activities SENIORS TRAVEL & LEISURE

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YOUR GUIDE TO LOCAL SERVICES FOR SENIORS


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Our villages offer a wide range of services: • 24 hour on-site care - request as little or as much assistance as you need • Friendly, experienced staff • Services including 3 meals, cleaning, laundry and personal care services from as little as $45* a day

BRAND NEW VILLAS!**

Visit us today for a VIP tour of our luxurious facilities and display homes!

Sydney - Serviced apartments from $230,000* Independent living units from $300,000* Central Coast - Serviced apartments from $175,000* Independent living units from $299,000*

Sydney Villages

Central Coast Villages (only 1 hour north of Sydney!)

Belrose Country Club

Forresters Beach #

Tarragal Glen

1001 The Entrance Road, Forresters Beach, NSW 2261 Phone 4384 3300

6 Tarragal Glen Avenue, Erina, NSW 2250 Phone 4365 9777

Glengara #

Wood Glen #

20 Hansens Road, Tumbi Umbi, NSW 2261 Phone 4388 4144

105 Karalta Road, Erina, NSW 2250 Phone 4365 6800

2 Dawes Road, Belrose NSW 2085 Phone 9975 1237

Queens Park 140 Carrington Road, Waverley NSW 2024 Phone 9386 1955

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*Prices correct at time of printing. **Central Coast villages only. #Independent living units only.

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Message from the Premier of NSW & MP for Ku-ring-gai, Barry O'Farrell “ SINCE THE FIRST EDITION WAS PUBLISHED IN 2005, THE SENIORS AND CARE GUIDE HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS THE MOST CREDIBLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN NORTHERN SYDNEY. ”

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t’s a pleasure to introduce the 2012 Seniors and Care Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive source of information for all seniors and their families living in the broad area of Sydney stretching from the Northern Beaches, up to the Hills District and Hornsby Shires. Since the first edition was published in 2005, the Seniors and Care Guide has established itself as the most credible source of information for seniors and their families in northern Sydney. The 2012 edition now incorporates the entire Sydney Metro North region which means it’s now an even more useful tool packed with valuable information. We now live in an information age but that doesn’t mean the right information is always easy to find. Thankfully this Guide is a reliable tool and you know that the services, information and programs contained in these pages can be trusted. This Guide will help encourage you to explore a range of service and activities available to you in your community which in turn will help you to stay active and keep in touch with likeminded community members, neighbours and friends. In commending this Guide to you, it’s also important to acknowledge the work of volunteers, without whom many of the activities and services contained in this Guide could not exist. As the local member for Ku-ring-gai, I have been privileged to get to know many of the excellent community organisations operating across northern Sydney and I thank them once again for the valuable role they play. I hope you find the Guide useful and I encourage you to make the most of it in 2012! Yours sincerely,

BARRY O'FARRELL MP Premier

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ACE relays messages for people from their TTY to a connecting line and relays typed messages, then listens to the reply and types it back to you. ACE will administer a Telecommunication Equipment Access (TEA) program. ACE also provides telecommunication equipment (telephones typewriters (TTY), modem with communication software or telebrailler). To be eligible you must be deaf, deaf blind, have a hearing, speech or communication impairment, be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, not be the current owner of a telebrailler, and not have received a TTY, modem or telebrailler from a government program. 4 Seniors & Care Guide 2012


Willandra Village Serviced Apartment Living

Set amongst extensive acres of natural gardens in Cromer on Sydney’s picturesque Northern Beaches, Willandra Village offers beautifully renovated serviced apartments within a supportive village environment. Designed for easy living each serviced apartment offers open living spaces, kitchenettes, ensuite bathrooms and either a balcony or a courtyard. Residents are provided with three home-style meals each day, weekly apartment cleaning and a full linen service.

billiards room, dining room and exercise room. Local specialists including a GP and Podiatrist frequent the on-site doctors consulting rooms.

Apartments are suitable for either singles or couples and are conveniently located within our central Community Centre with friends, lifestyle activities and a regular village bus only moments away.

Contact Denise for more information or to arrange an inspection (02) 9971 8035.

As a resident you will have full access to a range of quality village amenities including the heated indoor pool and spa, library, hairdressing salon,

Willandra Village

Prices start from $200,000.* Ask about our ‘trial stay’ option to see whether serviced apartment living is right for you.

81 Willandra Road, Cromer NSW 2099 www.australianunity.com.au/willandravillage

*Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Australian Unity Retirement Living Services Limited ACN 085 317 595 Level 14, 114 Albert Road, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205. WISE 1502 S&CGuide


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PREMIER'S MESSAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 TELEPHONE INTERPRETER SERVICE . . . . 4

EMERGENCY NUMBERS . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telstra Directory Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . Help Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11 11 11 11 16

CREDITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Acronyms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 About the Seniors & Care Guide . . . . . . . . . 12

COMMUNITY SERVICES INFORMATION Lincs Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres . Aged Care Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seniors Information Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14 14 14 14

YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL The Hills Shire Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Hornsby Shire Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Hunter's Hill Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Ku-ring-gai Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Lane Cove Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Mosman Municipal Council . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 North Sydney Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Northern Beaches & Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Parramatta City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 City of Ryde Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Willoughby City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

SERVICES Local Council Contact Details . . . . . . . . . . . Neighbourhood Centres & Social Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting You with Your Community . . . . Financial and Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peak Organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veterans And War Widows . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14 14 18 19 20 21 22 22

GOVERNMENT SERVICES Commonwealth Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centrelink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Government Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payments Assistance Schemes . . . . . . . . . . Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme . . . . . . . . . .

22 22 24 24 24

HEALTH & WELLBEING General Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone Information & Support Groups . . Cancer Council Helpline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Health Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipment and Aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grief Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearing & Audiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mental Health Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mental Health Support Groups . . . . . . . . . . Pets of Older People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Podiatry, Footwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Therapy and Rehabilitation Services . . . . . .

25 26 26 28 28 29 29 30 32 34 36 36 36 36 37

THE BAY CLUB RESORT

Serviced Apartments from

$299,000 and Selfcare Units from $315,000

7 Waters Road, Neutral Bay Phone: 9953 5741 www.bougainvillearetirement.com


EDUCATION, LEISURE AND SOCIAL HOME & COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT Services for Aboriginal People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Home & Community Care (HACC) Program . . . . . . 39 Aged Care Assessment Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Community Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Community Aged Care Packages (CAPS) . . . . . . . . . 39 Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) . . . . . . . . . . 39 Transition Care Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Community Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Community Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Medical Appointment Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Transport - Wheelchair Accessible Taxis . . . . . . . . . 42 Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cultural And Linguistically Diverse Services including Chinese Seniors' Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Day Respite & Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Dementia Specific Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Food Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Home Support & Personal Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Home and Garden Modification, and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Palliative Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Pets of Older People - Care & Support . . . . . . . . . . 56 Personal Alarm Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Telephone & Friendly Monitoring Services . . . . . . . 56 Linen Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Respite & Flexible Respite Services . . . . . . . . . . . ..56 Neighbour Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

CARER SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

FITNESS & EXERCISE, ART & CRAFT, HOBBIES & INTERESTS, SOCIAL CLUBS, & GROUPS North Shore & Northern Districts . . . . . . . . . . 70 - 77 Northern Beaches & Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 - 81 The Hills & East Parramatta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 - 87

VOLUNTEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 - 89 USEFUL WEBSITES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 - 113

Special Features RETIREMENT VILLAGES & AGED CARE FACILITIES ..........................................................59 - 69 HEAR LIFE HEARING FEATURE....................114 - 115 LOOKING AFTER AGEING PARENTS...........116 - 118 SORTING OUT THE COST OF AGED CARE.......... 119 AGE PROOF YOUR HOME..................................... 120 SENIORS TRAVEL FEATURE.........................112 - 124 COMPETITIONS & GIVEAWAYS....................125 - 128 PUZZLES & CROSSWORD............................129 - 130 Every effort has been made to ensure information is reliable and accurate at the time of printing, however readers are advised to make their own enquiries. Inclusion of information or advertisement about a particular service or organisation does not constitute a recommendation of that service or organisation by the participating local councils or the publisher, Seniors & Care Guide Pty Ltd.

ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . 58

THE BAY CLUB RESORT

You won’t be disappointed... “I knew that a comfortable and friendly environment with support on hand, when I need it was of the utmost importance to me. Bougainvillea is everything that I hoped for, terrific staff, great service, beautiful selfcontained and serviced apartments and a private but neighbourly community. Explore the exceptional choices on offer at Bougainvillea for yourself... you won’t be disappointed”.

Monica Griffin - Selfcare Resident of Bougainvillea

Serviced Apartments from

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CREDITS SENIORS & CARE GUIDE COMMITTEE: The Hills Shire Council: Robyn Winn Hornsby Council: Ruth Jacka Ku-ring-gai Council: Phil Gilmour, Lisa Dowdall Hunter's Hill Council: Margaret Kelly, Tania Gamble Lane Cove Council: Carol Sinclair Mosman Municipal Council: Shirley Diegelman North Sydney Council: Wendy Joyce City of Ryde: Baharak Sahebekhtiari, William Davies, Janice Lee Paramatta City Council: Beth Collins Willoughby City Council: Louise Geaghan Data Source: LINCS Database & Community Information Officers MANAGING EDITOR: Jana Pearce COVER: Guringai & Darug Homelands logo artwork: Northern Beaches artist, Jessica Birk Photo left: Volunteers enjoying 2011 International Year of The Volunteer event Photo centre: Mosman Volunteers function on Sydney Harbour Photo right: World's first waterproof hearing aid - read more page 115 EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING: Jana Pearce, Seniors & Care Guide (02) 9416 2299 Postal: PO Box 79 Lindfield 2070 Email: jana@sydneyseniors.com.au Published by Seniors & Care Guide Pty Ltd. ABN 8108 1566 314 ISSN 1836-6341 Printed by: Webstar All care has been taken to ensure the information in the Seniors & Care Guide was up to date and accurate at the time of going to press in November 2012. The publisher can take no responsibility for any omissions or inaccuracies in the information which has been supplied as a result of enquiries and research. No material may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher.

ACRONYMS In reading this guide, you’ll come across some commonly used acronyms. Here are their meanings:

LGA: ACAT: HACC: CACPs: COTA: CALD: EACH: EACH-D ADHC:

Local Government Area Aged Care Assessment Team Home and Community Care (Program) Community Aged Care Packages Council on the Ageing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Extended Aged Care at Home An EACH package for people with dementia Ageing, Disability and Home Care (part of the Department of Human Services NSW)

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WORKING as a dentist for 46 years, Gordon was exposed daily to the high pitched drill that, thankfully, most people only hear sparingly throughout their lives. He also has a family history of hearing loss and experience with rifles when training as a cadet. These factors undoubtedly contributed to his hearing loss, which steadily progressed through into his 50s. Despite this, it took him many years to do something about it. “It wasn’t that I was resistant to wearing hearing aids, it was just that I did not believe that they were very helpful. But about 20 years ago, I’d heard that there had been a breakthrough in technology and walked into Attune (formerly Queensland Hearing), was fitted with hearing aids, and have been wearing them ever since,” Gordon recalls. He selected to go to Attune as he felt that they had more of a medical background and were less “salesy” than other hearing care providers in his area. Before that day, hearing loss had been affecting Gordon’s life at work, socially and at home. The proud father of two daughters and four grandchildren, his high frequency hearing loss was posing difficulty in many situations. “I would be saying 'huh?' almost as much as any word back in those days.

It was higher pitched female voices that caused the most difficulty; not great given that I was surrounded by women every day at work and at home.” While those first hearing aids provided Gordon with great benefits, he has also noticed incredible developments in technology over the years. “Even though my hearing loss has continued to progress, my ability to hear has actually improved over the last 20 years. The hearing aids I have today, which I have connected via a streamer to my mobile phone, are just incredible. They have natural sound and are far better in noise than ones I have had before.” Gordon’s true passion is performing. As a talented actor, singer and public speaker, he could be called a “triple threat”. It is a passion also shared by his wife of 54 years, Daphne. “Being able to hear my own voice clearly, as is possible with my hearing aids, is very important to my singing and speaking. It allows for greater control of the tools of my trade”, explained Gordon. Many people with hearing loss find that straining to follow conversations, having to ask people to repeat themselves, and general frustration, can be very tiring. But with the help of his hearing aids, Gordon is one of the most active and vital 78-year olds that you are ever likely to meet.

According to Gordon, “Anything that enhances my quality of life is an investment worth making.” Gordon was fitted at Attune with the hearing aids, complete with a Bluetooth streamer that ensures direct input and more clarity when talking on his mobile phone.

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance, Fire or Police:.......... 000

State Emergency Service... Phone: 13 2500

Poisons and Bites NSW Poisons Information Centre: . .................. 13 1126

Emergency help during storm or flood.

Police Police Assistance Line (non-emergencies)...... 13 1444 Crime Stoppers....................................... 1800 333 000 Castle Hill Police.......................................... 9680 5399 Chatswood Police....................................... 9414 8499 Dee Why Police........................................... 9971 3399 Eastwood Police ........................................................9858 9299 Frenchs Forest Police..............................................9452 9599 Gladesville Police........................................ 9879 9699 Gordon Police............................................. 9418 5399 Hornsby Police (Berowra & Wiseman's Ferry).9476 9799 Manly Police................................................ 9977 9499 Mona Vale Police........................................ 9998 0699 Mosman Police............................................ 9969 1933 North Sydney Police................................... 9956 3199 Parramatta Police....................................... 9633 0799 Ryde Police Station..................................... 9808 7401

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Hospitals with an Emergency Department Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai District Hospital...... 9477 9123 Manly Hospital............................................9976 9611 Mona Vale Hospital....................................9998 0333 Royal North Shore Hospital..................... 9926 7111 Ryde Hospital............................................ 9858 7888 Westmead Hospital Emergency.................9845-6520 Private hospitals with emergency units: fees apply: Norwest Private Hospital (Bella Vista).... 8882 8555 Sydney Adventist Hospital (Wahroonga).. 9487 9111 WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service)

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LINCS Database Local Information Network for Community Services (LINCS) is an online community information directory, provided by a network of local councils. LINCS is an effective way to find information about community services, events and activities in your local area. Public access points are available in libraries.

Aged Care Australia Phone: 1800 200 422 Web: www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au An Australian government initiative; a single, national information line introduced to make it easier for older Australians, their families, and carers to access information about aged care, community care services, support for carers and health issues.

Local Councils: Northern Sydney

Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres Phone: 1800 052 222 Web: www.commcarelink.health.gov.au Information service to help put older Australians, people with disabilities, and their carers in touch with a wide range of community, aged care, respite and disability services. Assist to co-ordinate respite or when carers need to take a break from caring. Anyone can visit a Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre, or receive advice. For emergency respite support outside business hours call 1800 052 222.

Hornsby Shire Council Phone: 9847 6611 Web: www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au Hunter's Hill Council Phone: 9879 9400 Web: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au Ku-ring-gai Council Phone: 9424 0873 Web: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au The Hills Shire Council Phone: 9843 0555 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au Lane Cove Council Phone: 9911 3593 Web: www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au Manly Council Phone: 9976 1500 Web: www.manly.nsw.gov.au Mosman Municipal Council Phone: 9978 4000 Web: www.mosman.nsw.gov.au North Sydney Council Phone: 9936 8100 Web: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au Parramatta Council Phone: 9806 5050 Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au Pittwater Council Phone: 9970 1111 Web: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au City of Ryde Phone: 9952 8222 Web: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au Warringah Council Phone: 9942 2111 Web: www.warringah.nsw.gov.au Willoughby City Council Phone: 9777 1000 Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au 14 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Seniors Information Service Phone: 131 244 Information and referral on services, issues and activities such as nursing homes, hostels, retirement villages, health, home care, senior citizens clubs, pensions, aged care assessment teams and complaints procedures. English and translated information brochures available.

NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRES & SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES Neighbourhood Centres Also see: Community Health Centres, Council Services, Cultural & Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Leisure & Learning Centres, Social Clubs & Groups. Christian Community Aid Phone: 9858 3222 12 Lakeside Rd, Eastwood 2122 Web: www.ccas.org.au

Services include Meals on Wheels, luncheon groups (English, Chinese, Armenian), volunteer visiting, shopping help, bus outings (English, Chinese or Indian speakers), carer support, transport, information and referral, and grief counselling. Also Leisure Learning (English & Cantonese), immigration information & settlement assistance, English conversation classes, women's groups - Chinese and Korean, financial counselling, financial counselling for problem gamblers, Tax Help, emergency relief, telephone information (during certain hours) in Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean. Fax and photocopying facilities, JP services.

Community Connect Northern Beaches Web: www.norbeachconnect.com.au Manly Warringah Community Hub Phone: 9931 7777 30 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Pittwater Community Hub Phone: 9999 6062 Shop 17, 20 Bungan St (Peninsula Plaza), Mona Vale 2103 Help for people who have trouble filling out forms, advocacy services, and information services. At Dee Why Community Hub only - English conversation classes, and free legal services - see page 78. Crows Nest Centre Phone: 9439 5122 Level 2, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest 2065 Services for older people, people with a disability, new migrants and general referral service. Social and recreational services include community restaurant, cafe, and drop-in. Meals on Wheels, shopping, transport, home visiting and general social support (North Sydney LGA). Linen service (North Sydney and Mosman LGA’s). Migrant information, casework, English classes and social support groups (North Sydney, Willoughby, Lane Cove and Mosman LGAs). Gentle exercise classes, information service, interest groups and venue hire open to the general public.


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food and financial assistance, CALD social support program and social support for Dept of Housing residents; community buses available for hire. Volunteer opportunities. Area served: Hunters Hill and part of Ryde LGA.

Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre Phone: 9922 4428 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli 2061 Web: www.kirribilli.org.au Free services include lending library, legal advice, counselling and tax help. Social activities include lunches, bridge club and friendship group. Thurs & Fri: Tea Rooms Training Cafe. Courses include natural therapies, exercise, arts and creative writing. Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Phone: 9988 4966 Village Green Pde, St Ives 2075 Web: www.knc.org.au Neighbour Aid Support and information for older people, people with disabilities and their carers living in Ku-ring-gai LGA. Neighbour Aid Services include medical appointment transport, companionship, seniors’ shopping bus, friendly phone call, shopping assistance – personal or by list, social group outings, theatre groups and activities. General community information for

Ku-ring-gai residents: information and community services on local and support organisations & events, internet, email and printing, photocopy, laminating, fax, Computer Broadband kiosk for seniors lessons. Pre-loved books for sale. Group activities include mah-jong, yarning (knitting) group, Ku-ringgai Family Support Program, coffee mornings and English Language Conversation Classes. Free tax help: July to October. Justice of the Peace services: 12pm-1pm daily. Lane Cove Community Aid Phone: 9427 6425 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 Services, support and information to older people, and their carers, living in Lane Cove LGA. Services include home nursing, linen, community information and support (advocacy/ counselling), shopping, transport services, social activities, Meals on Wheels, home maintenance and modification, in-home podiatry, Easy Care Gardening, Community Visitors Scheme and volunteering. Social support involves home visits, writing letters and regular phone calls which are companionship based. The Hills Community Aid & Information Service Phone: 9639 8620 Baulkham Hills Community Centre, 390 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Web: www.hca.org.au A range of programs and services including information and referral. Community bus available for hire, home visiting and companionship for people who isolated, tax assistance for low income earners. Low cost adult education courses. Chinese, Tamil spoken. Mon-Fri 9.30am-3pm. Karabi Community and Development Services Phone: 9631 6575 Cnr Fyall Ave and Darcy Rd, Wentworthville 2145 Web: www.karabi.org.au Information, activities and advocacy. Services include Neighbour Aid, Home Visiting Scheme (Westmead, Seven Hills, Baulkham Hills, Winston Hills and Northmead). Volunteers welcome.


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Manly Warringah Pittwater Neighbour Aid Service Phone: 9913 3244 3 Gondola Rd, North Narrabeen 2101 Web: www.mwpcommunityaid.com.au Volunteers assist with personal transport for shopping and social interaction including to multicultural communities. MATE -Social Support Service for Older Men Phone: 9468 5955 2 Chapman Ave, Chatswood 2067 Web: www.unitingcareageing.org.au Men’s Activities To Energise (MATE) supports the health and wellbeing of older men living independently at home. Services include home visits and companionship, accompanying men to medical and other appointments, supporting men to connect with social groups, activities or hobbies. Cost: an affordable contribution. Area served: North Shore, Ryde and Northern Beaches.

information group, and writing groups. Programs to counter the isolation felt by many older people. Transport provided for Meeting House outings and shopping trips for older people.

Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre Phone: 9978 4178 Cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Rd, Mosman 2088 Leisure and learning activities such as dance, pilates and groups including University of the 3rd Age, Mosman Art Society, Mosman Symphony Orchestra, North Shore Art Society, , Mosman Embroiderers and Night Owl Quilters and Balmoral Ladies Probus.

Neutral Bay Seniors Centre Phone: 9953 6447 Neutral Bay Community Centre, 190-192 Military Rd Neutral Bay 2089 Activities including computer lessons, bridge, scrabble, bingo and day trips. Venue is available for hire, phone: 9936 8200.

McMahons Point Community Centre Phone: 9936 8200 North Ryde Community Aid 165 Blues Point Rd, McMahons Point & Information Centre Near North Sydney station. This centre is not staffed. Activities include University Phone: 9888 3380 of the 3rd Age classes. Ideal venue for 4 Cutler Pde, North Ryde 2113 Web: www.nrca.org.au functions, meetings and seminars. Information & referral service. Support Meeting House Inc programs include Volunteer Visiting Phone: 9427 1841 (English & Armenian) and home visits/ 47 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove 2066 assessment to give home support Community bus, women's action and services information. Centre programs

include medical transport, lunch and social groups and bus trips. Fortnightly linen service. Computer classes (bookings essential), crochet/knitting & sewing group, men's group. MonFri 9am-4pm. Area served: Ryde (North Ryde, East Ryde, Macquarie Park, and Marsfield).

North Sydney Community Centre Phone: 9922 2299 Behind Stanton Library, 220 Miller St, North Sydney 2060 Activities include adult education courses in subjects such as music, dance drama, crafts, cooking, languages, healthy lifestyle, Staying Young and Active courses for seniors. Willoughby Community Aid Phone: 9777 7824 Services to help frail aged and people with a disability and their carers, who live in the Willoughby Council local community. Services include: • Information & Referral Service • Shopping Services • Linen Service • Social Activities & Group Outings • Individual Assistance • Odd Job Service (in conjunction with Chatswood Rotary) • JP Service (by appointment) Community Aid provides information and referrals to organisations and services in the local area.

Connecting YOU with your COMMUNITY � Are you unable to drive or use public transport? � Are you experiencing declining health and now feel you need help? � Would you like to 'get out and about' more often but can no longer manage it? � Would you enjoy being picked up and taken on bus trips and outings? � Have you had a recent loss or lost a loved one? � Do you feel unsafe in your own home or when you go out? � Are you in a situation where you have no one to call in an emergency? � Would you like more contact with people? � Would you like to know about local services that can help? � Is language a barrier for you in accessing information?

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If you have answered "YES" to any of these questions, the following services can provide information that might help you:

There are many services available including community transport, luncheon groups, leisure and recreation groups, shopping services and a whole lot more.

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Hornsby Shire Council Community Development Team 9847 6050 Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services 9817 0101 Ku-ring-gai Council Community Development Officer (Aged Services) 9424 0836 Lane Cove Council Community Development Officer Aged Services 9911 3593 Manly Council Community Development Coordinator (Aged Services) 9976 1562 Mosman Council Community Support Worker (Aged & Disability Services) 9978 4119 North Sydney Council Community Development Officer(Aged Services) 9936 8195 Parramatta City Council Home Support and Community Services 9806 5120 Pittwater Council Community Development Officer (Aged Services) 9970 1199 Warringah Council Community Development Officer Aged Services 9942 2560 Willoughby City Council Community Development Officer (Aged Services) 9777 7975


FINANCIAL & TAX SERVICES Centrelink Financial Information Service Phone: 13 2300 Web: www.centrelink.gov.au The Financial Information Service (FIS) holds free and independent financial education seminars in various locations. Seminars for people nearing retirement who want to know how to prepare for it and retirees who want to understand their pension and their options. Sessions are run by an FIS Officer in your local area. For information about FIS seminars, phone 13 6357. Christian Community Aid Financial Counselling Service

G-Line (NSW) Phone: 1800 633 635 Free service. 24 hours/7 days a week including public holidays. Confidential counselling, referral and support to people experiencing gambling related problems. Can assist with accessing financial, legal and face-toface counselling for gamblers, their families and friends. Multilingual crisis counselling available.

Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre Phone: 9922 4428 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli 2061 Financial counselling and tax help services by appointment.

Macquarie Private Wealth Phone: 8232 6598 Phone: 9858 1377 1 Shelley Street, Sydney 2000 2 Dickson Ave West Ryde 2114 Web: www.macquarieprivatewealth. Free, confidential financial counselling com.au/agedcare services. Assistance on credit and Phone for an informative, free debt, bankruptcy and paralegal issues. booklet designed to simplify the Financial counsellors may advocate complexities surrounding aged-care rules and payments. Also access a or act as mediator or negotiate on service to create a bespoke report behalf of clients including problem about the financial impact of moving gamblers. Outreach service at Crows into aged care. Nest on request. Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) Northern Beaches - Credit Line Phone 1300 780 808 Phone: 9949 5522 A telephone referral centre to assist with 310 Sydney Rd, Balgowlah 2093 disputes about financial services including Email: admin@lifelinenb.org.au banking, insurance, investment, credit, Tues, Wed, Thurs. Financial counsellors loans, superannuation and broking. to help people in financial difficulties Advice is free of charge. including providing a liaison between

a debtor and creditors to work out repayment schemes, budgeting and money management. St Vincent de Paul Financial Counselling Service Phone: 9905 0424 638 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 2100 Web: www.vinnies.org.au Information includes money management skills, debts, being a guarantor and bankruptcy. Appointment necessary. Superannuation Help Phone: 13 1020 Commonwealth Offices, 2-12 Macquarie St, Parramatta 2123 Web: www.ato.gov.au/super/ Help with superannuation questions. Mon-Fri 8am-6pm (phone service).

Tax Help Phone: 13 2861 Web: www.ato.com.au Free assistance to seniors to complete tax returns. July to October Tax Help: Chatswood (Dougherty Centre): Phone: 9777 7800 Manly Community Centre: Phone 9977 1066 Community Connect Northern Beaches (Dee Why): Phone 9931 7777 From July to October, volunteers who are fully trained and accredited by the Australian Tax Office assist people, who qualify under the income criteria, with taxation enquiries and returns.

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Mediation: Community Justice Centre Phone: 1800 990 777 Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS): 131 450 Web: www.cjc.nsw.gov.au Provides free mediation and conflict management services to help people resolve disputes. Services are confidential, timely, easy to use and voluntary.

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There is no fee for this service, but an appointment is essential. For information about where to get tax help in different languages, phone 13 2861.

Indigenous Women's Free Legal Contact Line: Phone: 1800 639 784 Between 10am-12.30pm/1.30pm-4pm. Domestic Violence Line Phone: 1800 656 463 (24 hours) Confidential telephone crisis counselling and referral service providing information about assistance available from police, courts and the law. Can arrange emergency accommodation. LawAccess

Horizons Community Legal Centre Phone: 9890 1203 10 Lawson St, Ermington 2115 Web: www.waybridge.org.au Helps disadvantaged people and people with public interest cases who can't otherwise access a lawyer. Primarily criminal and traffic offences, domestic violence. Thurs 9am-3pm by appointment. Northern Beaches Community Connect Phone: 9931 7777 Manly Warringah Community Hub 30 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Web: www.norbeachconnect.com.au Free legal information and referral on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Thurs 6pm-8pm; Mon 1-2pm (but not during school holidays). Also provides help to people who have trouble filling out forms. Advocacy services.

Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Phone: 13 3254 or 9213 7777 Centennial Plaza, Tower B, 280 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills 2010 Web: www.dva.gov.au Income support, compensation and health care to entitled veterans and their dependents. A range of supplementary Phone: 1300 888 529 benefits and acts as a referral agency Web: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au to other community services. Information and referral service on all legal Older Person's Legal Service issues. Between 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. Phone: 9281 3600 TTY: 13 3677 Legal Aid Commission of NSW Level 4, 418a Elizabeth St, Aged Care Complaints Resolution Scheme Manly: Phone: 9977 1479 Surry Hills 2010 Office 5, Ground Floor, 39 East Phone: 1800 550 552 Email: tars@tars.com.au Esplanade, Manly 2095 Handles complaints regarding Legal advice and representation for Parramatta: Phone: 9891 1600 Commonwealth funded hostels, seniors and frail aged people including Level 5, Suite 1 & 2, 91 Phillip St, nursing homes, CACPs and flexible domestic and financial abuse, debt Parramatta, 2150 care. 9am-5pm/7 days a week. management, contract issues, legal Web: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au help if interaction with the welfare Anti Discrimination Board of NSW Free advice for family, civil and system fails. Also issues involving criminal law matters only. Legal Phone: 9268 5555 financial care decisions such as power Aid is given in means tested cases. TTY: 9268 5522 of attorney, guardianship and wills. Investigates and conciliates complaints Appointment necessary. of discrimination in relation to race, Manly Legal Advice Service Salvo Careline gender, age, marital and domestic Phone: 9977 1066 Phone: 1300 363 622 status, disability and in employment Manly Community Centre, 12 Confidential 24-hour/7 days a related matters only, carer's rights and Wentworth St, Manly 2095 week support offers counselling, responsibilities. Free legal advice provided by local drug and alcohol, crisis intervention solicitors supported by the Law and suicide prevention. Also issues Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Society of NSW. No appointment relating to domestic violence, child Phone: 8745 6999 necessary but important to arrive abuse, addictions, mental health, TTY: 1800 626 267 at starting time of sessions: Thurs bereavement and family breakdown. Free legal advice line. 6pm - 8pm. 3rd Sat of the month 9.30am-12.30pm/1.30pm-4.30pm. 10am–12 noon.

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The Aged-care Rights Service (TARS) Phone: 9281 3600 or 1800 424 079 Level 4, 418a Elizabeth St, Surry Hills 2010 Email: tars@tars.com.au Free advocacy service for people living in nursing homes, retirement villages and serviced apartments. Advice about residents' rights, help with dispute resolution and information about government regulations. Welfare Rights Centre Phone: 9211 5300 or 1800 226 028 TTY: 9211 0238 Web: www.welfarerights.org.au Independent community legal centre specialising in social security and Centrelink law, policy & administration. Free information, advice and advocacy. Volunteers welcome to be trained to provide phone advice. Willoughby Legal Service Phone: 9777 7800 Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Basic advice, guidance and referrals for people who cannot afford a solicitor. Volunteer solicitors are able to give advice on most issues or can refer. Thurs from 6.30pm by appointment only.

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Women’s Legal Services NSW Phone: 8745 6900 Web: www.womenslegalnsw.asn.au Advice lines: Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. Free legal assistance for women. Phone advice and referral, face-to-face services, community legal education, publications and advocacy. For other enquiries, translated information, and interpreting assistance, see website.

PEAK ORGANISATIONS Association of Independent Retirees Phone: 1800 063 304 Web: www.independentretirees.com.au Represents the interests of independent retirees to all levels of government. Phone for details of local branches and meetings. Carers NSW Phone: 9280 4744 Level 18, 24 Campbell St, Sydney 2000 Web: www.carersnsw.asn.au Information, support and referral for carers of frail aged people and people with disabilities. For more details see Carers section page 58.

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Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA) Phone: 9286 3860 TTY: 1800 631 187 Level 6, 280 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 Web: www.cotansw.com.au The voice of seniors. Works with government, business, the media and the wider community. Grandparenting COTA (NSW) Phone: 9286 3860 Web: www.raisinggrandchildren.com.au Support groups and resource point for grandparents rasing their grandchildren. Legal and financial information. NSW Ombudsman - Community Services Phone: 9286 1000 TTY: 9264 8050 Level 24, 580 George St, Sydney 2000 Web: www.ombo.nsw.gov.au Handles complaints about most community service providers in NSW. Older Women’s Network (OWN) NSW Phone: 9247 7046 (Head Office) 87 Lower Fort St, Millers Point 2000 Web: www.own.org.au A network for older women. OMNi Epping and Hornsby: 9484 7041 A place for retired men to make friends. Outings & guest speakers.

Suite 1 Level 1, 26-30 Florence St Hornsby 2077 Manly Warringah Pittwater Legacy: Phone: 8976 3500 Mosman Lane Cove Division Phone: 8423 5900 The Aged Care Rights Service (TARS) Parramatta Phone: 9281 3600 Phone: 8838 7300 Web: www.tars.com.au Ryde/Eastwood Advocacy service for residents of aged Phone: 9814 5600 care facilities including nursing homes, Returned & Services League of hostels, retirement villages, boarding Australia (RSL) houses and Community Aged Care Phone: 9264 8188 Packages. Advice to people planning to enter agreements for such facilities. Ensures programs are in place for the wellbeing, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependants. Department of Veterans Affairs Chatswood: Phone: 13 3254 60 Archer St, Chatswood 2067 Parramatta: 9893 9892 or 133 254 Shop 3, Octagon Centre, 99 Phillip St, Parramatta 2150 Centrelink Encourages, supports and participates Phone: 13 2300 (Seniors) in the delivery of programs and Phone: 13 2717 (Disability support, services for veterans and their families. carers' payment) Hornsby & District TPI Social & TTY: 1800 810 586 Welfare Club Web: www.centrelink.gov.au Centrelink delivers services, programs Meets at Hornsby Legacy, and payments including aged pensions, Suite 1 Level 1, 26 Florence St disability and carers' allowances, and Hornsby 2077 bereavement assistance. Norwest Lincs Meetings and social activities for Service Centres: ex-service personnel and war widows. Phone: 9884 9605 (advice line) Lunches, bus trips. Monthly meetings. Hornsby Suite 104, 781 Pacific H'way, 117 Pacific H'way Hornsby 2077 Chatswood 2067 Legacy Chatswood Free tenancy advice and advocacy services Phone: 1800 534 229 56-64 Archer St Chatswood 2067 for private and public tenants, boarders Web: www.legacy.com.au Parramatta and lodgers, retirement village tenants, Legacy is a voluntary organisation Ground Floor, 2-12 Macquarie St caravan and share-housing tenants. caring for the dependants of Australian Parramatta 2150 Financial counsellors available. War veterans and service personnel Ryde NSW Office of Fair Trading killed on hazardous service or in 19-27 Devlin St, Ryde 2112 training accidents. Advice and practical Concession and Health Care Cards: Phone: 13 3220 assistance such as obtaining War 4 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta 2124 Health Care Card: to help with the Widows pensions, residential care Advice and referral for tenants. cost of medicines and a limited number and welfare services. Social club with of concessions. Older Persons Tenant’s Service activities and bus outings, luncheons Pensioner Concession Card: to help Phone: 9566 1120 and bingo. Membership is open to with the cost of medicines and a range Mon-Thurs. Information, advice, widows who are enrolled in Legacy. of concessions. advocacy and referral on tenancy rights Chatswood Legacy Commonwealth Seniors Health Card: and housing issues for older people on Phone: 8423 2400 Benefits may include: Pharmaceutical low incomes. Legacy House, 28 Archer St, Benefits Scheme (PBS), health, Chatswood 2067 Rental Bond Board transport, telephone, spectacles and Hornsby Legacy Phone: 13 3220 educational concessions. Phone: 9480 2100 Independent government custodian

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Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Phone: 1800 555 254 1st Floor, Centennial Plaza, Tower B, 280 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills 2010 Web: www.dva.gov.au Income support, compensation and health care to entitled veterans and their dependents. Provides a range of supplementary benefits and acts as a referral agency to community service providers.

Retirement Information Service Available through Centrelink. One-stop shop for two Commonwealth government departments. For those who are a pre-retiree, dependent/carer of a retiree, a self-funded retiree, a service pensioner, a veteran, a war widow/er, or an age pensioner.

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Medicare/Family Assistance Office Phone: 13 6150 Northern Sydney area offices: Brookvale Shop 188, Level 1 Warringah Mall Cnr Old Pittwater Rd & Condamine St, Brookvale 2100 Castle Hill Shop 518 Castle Towers Shopping Centre, 6-14 Castle St, Castle Hill 2154 Chatswood Shop 527 Westfield Shoppingtown, 1 Anderson St, Chatswood 2067 Eastwood Shop 25, Eastwood Centre, 160 Rowe St, Eastwood 2122 Hornsby Shop 3111, Westfield Shoppingtown Hornsby 2077 North Sydney Shop P40, Ground Floor, North Point Shopping Centre, North Sydney 2060 North Ryde Shop 46, Level 2 Macquarie Centre, Herring Rd, North Ryde 2113 Parramatta Shop 1115, Level 1 Westfield Parramatta 159 Church St, Parramatta 2150 Spit Junction Shop 23, Bridgepoint Centre, Cnr Military Rd & Brady St, Spit Junction 2088 Warriewood Shop 20 Centro Warriewood Jacksons Rd, Warriewood 2102 24 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) - Metro North Phone: 9841 9500 Level 5, 93 George St, Parramatta 2150 Assessment, consultation and resource services in the areas of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, social work, community nursing and case work. NSW Companion Card Phone: 1800 893 044 For people with a significant and permanent disability. It enables people with a disability to take their carers on public transport and to participating events without charge. Eligibility for the card is based on the physical needs of the person with a disability and is not means-tested.

Payments Assistance Schemes Electricity and Gas Concession Rebates available for Centrelink card holders. Phone supplier: AGL: 13 1245 Energy Australia: 13 1535 Integral Energy: 13 1003 Sydney Water: 13 2092 Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) Phone: 13 2213 Web: www.rta.nsw.gov.au Motor Registry Offices: Castle Hill 18 Anella Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Chatswood 313 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 2067 Hornsby 324 Pacific H'way, Hornsby 2077 North Ryde Shop 2, Macquarie Shopping Centre, North Ryde 2113 North Sydney 154 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney 2060 Thornleigh 1 Central Ave, Thornleigh 2120 Ryde Cnr Blaxland & North Rds, Ryde 2112 Parramatta 27-31 Argyle Street, Parramatta 2150

Mobility Parking Scheme Parking concessions to people with mobility disabilities. Application forms from Motor Registry office or NSW Department of Housing download from www.rta.nsw.gov.au (DOH) Ryde Licence concessions Phone: 9809 8444 A licence renewal may be issued free 80-84 Blaxland Rd, Ryde 2112 Permanent, low-cost rental accommodation of charge if the customer is an eligible pensioner. for those who meet the department's Older person driving test criteria - low-income earners, pensioners and people with a disability. For drivers, annual medical reviews are required from 75 years of age and NSW Department of Sport & Recreation driving tests are required every two years Phone: 13 1302 from 85 years of age. This is to ensure 6 Figtree Drive, Homebush Bay 2127 that older drivers are medically fit and are Web: www.dsr.nsw.gov.au able to drive competently and safely. Recreation and sport services for older Seniors Card NSW people and people with a disability. Phone 1300 364 758 NSW Office of Fair Trading Web: www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au Phone: 13 3220 Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) Web: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au Deals with a wide range of consumer and Phone: 1800 623 724 trader issues including general consumer Web: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/ttss Half-fare subsidised taxi travel for people enquires, residential leases, rental with severe and permanent disabilities bonds, strata schemes, home building complaints. Free publications available. who are unable to use public transport.


HEALTH & WELLBEING General Health Services Adverse Medicines Events Line Phone: 1300 134 237 To report side effects and problems with medicines After Hours GP Helpline Phone: 1800 022 222 If you can't contact your GP after hours. After Hours Medical Care Services Phone: 13 7425 (13 SICK) Web: www.familycare.com.au After hours medical practitioner, medical deputising services. Mon-Fri home visits from 6pm-8am, from 12 noon Saturday, all Sunday. Breastscreen Northern Sydney Phone: 13 2050 Level 6, 2C Royal North Shore Community Health Centre, Herbert Street St Leonards 2065 Free mammograms every two years for women 50-69 years.

Health Care Complaints Commission Phone: 9219 7444 Level 13, 323 Castlereagh St, Sydney 2000 Investigates and resolves complaints about healthcare. Northern Sydney Central Coast Health - Women’s Health

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St John Ambulance NSW - Head Office Phone: 1300 360 455 Web: www.stjohnnsw.com.au First aid courses, volunteer enquiries, first aid kits and information.

Healthdirect Australia services for anyone recently assaulted follow up care, court support, support Phone: 1800 022 222 groups, advocacy and information. Healthcare triage, health advice and health information. 24-hours a day, Prostate Cancer Foundation seven days a week. An initiative of the of Australia Australian government. Phone: 1800 220 099 Lifeline Postal: PO Box 1332, Lane Cove 1595 Web: www.prostate.org.au Phone: 13 1114 Information and referral to local 24-hour confidential telephone counselling and referral service. Face- support groups. to-face counselling service is available Anaphylaxis Australia Parkinson’s NSW during business hours. Phone: 1300 728 000 Phone: 8875 8900 or 1800 644 189 Postal: PO Box 3182, Asquith 2077 Lower North Shore Stroke Recovery Group Building 21, Macquarie Hospital, Phone: 9969 4818 Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm. Supports 120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde 2113 Mosman Baptist Church, people with anaphylaxis. Aims to Web: www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au increase public awareness of food allergy Melrose St, Mosman 2088 Support and information for people and anaphylaxis, and advance research. Social group for people recovering with Parkinson's disease, their relatives from a stroke. A speech pathologist and health professionals. Guest Arthritis Foundation of NSW and physiotherapist are available to speakers. Phone for details of a Phone: 1800 011 041 work with members on a group basis. support groups in your area. Office: 1.15/32 Delhi Rd, North Ryde Meets Tues 9.30am. Pets of Older People - POOPS Support and education for people Lupus Association of NSW with arthritis and their carers. Phone: 9782 4408 (RSPCA) Phone: 9878 6055 For the pets of people aged over 65 Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Educate and support people living Australia with systemic lupus erthematosus and years, or palliative care patients of any age, who do not have friends or related connective tissue diseases. Phone: 9637 8759 relatives to help look after their pets in Suite 3, 133-137 Parramatta Rd, Mensline Australia times of crisis. Services include in-home Granville 2142 Phone: 1300 789 978 pet care, dog walking, foster care, Web: www.adfa.org.au Counselling, information and referral ongoing support, re-homing of pets Assistance to those suffering from service for men dealing with family and emergency boarding facilities. Cost asbestos related diseases and their and relationship issues. Referral, depends on individual circumstances. families and friends. Referral to information and support programs. appropriate medical and legal services. Salvo Careline National Continence Helpline Meetings are held monthly. This Phone: 1300 363 622 service welcomes volunteer assistance. Phone: 1800 330 066 Confidential 24-hour/7 days a Information and referral service for Cancer Council Helpline week support offers counselling, people with incontinence and their drug and alcohol, crisis intervention Phone: 13 1120 carers. and suicide prevention. Also issues Support services to individuals and National Heart Foundation relating to domestic violence, child families affected by cancer. Information Service: 1300 362 787 abuse, addictions, mental health, Cansupport Northern Sydney Carer Support Service bereavement and family breakdown. Phone: 9926 7246 Phone: 8877 5349 San Cancer Support Services Building 36, Level 2, Royal North Range of courses (including cooking Sydney Adventist Hospital Shore Hospital, Pacific Hwy, classes for men), North Ryde and other Phone: 9487 9061 St Leonards 2065 locations, to provide practical skills. 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga Care, support and education for Held in local areas and free to carers. The San Cancer Support Centre and people with cancer, and their families. Information and support to carers. Jacaranda Lodge were founded in Carers Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service 1993 to provide support for all those For more details see Carers section Phone: 9926 7580 (8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri) in the community affected by cancer, page 58. and provide support groups, education Phone: 9926 7111 (24 hrs) seminars, counselling, resources and Royal North Shore Hospital Dementia Helpline - National information, massage and reflexology Community Centre Lvl 5, 2C Phone: 1800 100 500 services, in a warm, comforting and Herbert Street St Leonards 2065 24-hour telephone and support service. 24-hour crisis counselling and medical supportive environment.

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Stroke Recovery Association NSW Phone: 9807 6422 PO Box 3401, Putney 2112 Web: www.strokensw.org.au Phone for details of your local Stroke Recovery Club. Telephone counselling, Stroke Information Kits, seminars and workshops.

Community Health Centres A focal and referral point for the supply of community health services and a base from which community health service professionals can operate. Includes audiology, counselling, mental health, occupational therapy, podiatry, physiotherapy, speech pathology and home nursing service. Berowra Community Health Centre Phone: 9456 3344 123 Berowra Waters Rd, Berowra 2081 Brooklyn Community Health Centre Phone: 9985 7717 Cnr Brooklyn and Dangar Rds, Brooklyn 2083 Galston Community Health Centre Phone: 9653 2235 17 Arcadia Rd, Galston 2159

Dundas Community Health Centre Adult Mental Health Phone: 9638 6511, 21 Sturt St, Telopea 2117 The Hills Community Health Centre Phone: 8853 4500 183-187 Excelsior Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Hillview Community Health Phone: 9024 9000 1334 Pacific H'way, Turramurra 2074 Pennant Hills Community Health Centre Phone: 9483 7999 5 Fisher Ave, Pennant Hills 2120 Parramatta Community Health Centre Phone: 9840 3222 158 Marsden St (Cnr Marsden & George Streets) Parramatta 2150 Wisemans Ferry & District Community Health Centre Phone: 4566 4423 Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry 2775

Dental For 24-hour dental services in your area, please refer to your local phone book.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Dental Department Phone: 1300 789 404 Hornsby Hospital, Palmerston Rd, Hornsby 2077 Basic dental service for eligible cardholders and their dependants in the HornsbyKu-ring-gai regions. Services include x-rays, extractions, fillings and dentures.

Mona Vale Hospital Dental Clinic Phone: 1300 789 404 Coronation St, Mona Vale 2103 Routine dental treatment for recipients of Centrelink benefits including fillings, extractions, dentures. Oral surgery and domiciliary service. NSCCAH Oral Health Services- Ryde Macquarie Hospital Phone: 1300 789 404 53 Blaxland Rd, Ryde 2112 Dental treatment in Ryde and Hunters Hill for adults who are health care or pension concession card holders. Also at 1/120 Coxs Rd, North Ryde.

Pensioner Denture Scheme Phone: 9926 7152 Royal North Shore Hospital - Dentistry Department Phone: 1300 789 404 Level 6, Community Health Building 2C Herbert Street St Leonards. Routine dental care and limited specialist dental services are provided for eligible patients. There is a long waiting list for routine care. Area served: North Sydney, Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove LGAs. Westmead Centre for Oral Health Phone: 1300 739 949 Grounds of Westmead Hospital, cnr Hawkesbury Rd and Darcy Rd, Westmead 2145 General dental services for pensioncard holders in Western Sydney. Some services have strict criteria for access.

Carer Support Service A carer provides significant support for a family member, partner or friend who has a longer term disability or illness or is frail aged. Caring can be rewarding, but stressful, and tiring. The Carer Support Service conducts a range of courses (including cooking classes for men) that provide practical skills. Courses are held in local areas within the Northern Sydney Region, and are free to carers. Contact Northern Sydney Carer Support Service on 8877 5349 Carers seeking information are also welcome to contact us. Website: www.nscchealth.nsw.gov.au/carersupport/aboutus Be sure to check out the new Event Diary on the website. 28 Seniors & Care Guide 2012


As a teaching hospital these services may be offered in undergraduate/ graduate student clinics.

Equipment & Aids Hire of some items of equipment is also available from many pharmacies. Independent Living Centre NSW Phone: 1300 885 886 (info line) Web: www.ilcnsw.asn.au Free information, advice and display (no sale or hire) of equipment and products, building design and access requirements for people with disabilities. Phone for an appointment for advice or try products at the centre before purchase. Keeps a list of second-hand wheelchairs and equipment, and a guide to kitchen and bathroom planning as well as Medico Legal Consultancy and ILC Access for people with disabilities.

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Northcott Equipment Solutions Phone: 9890 0950 1 Fennell St, North Parramatta 2151 Web: www.northcott.com.au Seating service can help with personalised seating and postural support. Orthotists provide custom made supports and hand splints. Repairs to manual and powerdrive wheelchairs, refurbishment of older equipment, customised accessories such as trays, belts, foot supports etc.

EnableNSW (formerly Program of Aids for Disabled Persons - PADP) Phone: 1800 362 253 Web: www.enable.health.nsw.gov.au Provides equipment, and in some cases attendant care, to assist eligible residents with a permanent or longterm disability by providing assistive technology in the areas of mobility, self care, communication, and respiratory support.

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Attune Hearing Web: www.attune.com.au Auburn Clinic: Phone: 9646 9927 Mona Vale Clinic: Phone: 9191 9301 St Leonards Clinic: Phone: 9191 9355 Relationships Australia NSW Wahroonga Clinic: Phone: 9191 9330 Phone:1300 364 277 Comprehensive range of specialist Counselling for separating/divorcing audiology services. Free hearing tests. couples and how to bear and manage See advertisement page 10 and grief. Family dispute mediation. editorial feature article page 114. AudioClinic Web: www.audioclinic.com.au ACCAN Balgowlah Clinic: Phone: 9948 0844 Phone: 9288 4000 Castle Hill Clinic: Phone: 9634 8127 TTY: 9281 5322 Web: www.accan.org.au Chatswood Clinic: Phone: 9413 1488 Represents consumers, especially Dee Why Clinic: Phone: 9971 3103 those who are hearing impaired, or 9971 3138 on communications issues including Hornsby Clinic: Phone: 9476 0002 telecommunications, broadband and emerging new services such as captioned Lindfield Clinic: Phone: 9416 5694 Mona Vale Clinic: telephony, Skype and internet relay. (Waratah Street): Phone: 9979 8092 Parramatta Clinic: Phone: 9687 2700 Connecting YOU Ryde Clinic: Phone: 9877 6300 with your COMMUNITY Services include free hearing tests, fitting of hearing aids and See page 18 rehabilitation. Offers holistic and for checklist & contact on-going support for its clients and phone numbers free services to pensioners. See advertisement opposite page and editorial feature article page 115. Web: www.solace.org.au Solace is a grief support group for people who have lost their partner, all groups have trained leaders willing to assist bereaved people in their loss.

Hearing & Audiology

HEAR LIFE

hearing feature

Go to pages 114 - 115 • Find out about the world's first waterproof hearing aid. • Actor Garry McDonald speaks out about his hearing loss and getting a hearing aid • Read about the latest tinnitus treatments 30 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Australian Hearing Chatswood Clinic: Phone: 9411 4533 Shop 6, 398 Victoria Ave Chatswood 2067 Dee Why clinic: Phone: 9971 0922 1/12 Fisher Rd Dee Why 2099 Hornsby: 9482 0800 Suite 6, 25 - 29 Hunter St, Hornsby, 2077 Parramatta: Phone: 9633 6500 TTY: 9687 9641 128 Marsden St, Parramatta, 2150 Web: www.hearing.com.au Provides hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting and repairs, and sale of accessories. DVA, pension card holders. Please phone to check your eligibility. Australian Hearing's visiting clinics for assessment, device fitting and rehabilitation are also at many locations such as Castle Hill, Crows Nest, Lane Cove, Mona Vale, Pennant Hills and West Ryde. For details, phone one of the Australian Hearing clinics listed above or visit the website: www.hearing.com.au See advertisement page 33 and editorial feature article page 115.


I’d say to anyone struggling with their hearing, get your hearing checked. It’s as simple as that! Garry McDonald, Award-winning actor, comedian and AudioClinic client

AudioClinic is here to help people achieve better hearing. Our FREE 30 minute hearing check-up* (normally valued at $70) is all it takes to get started. We’re also government accredited to provide free hearing aids and services to pensioners and veterans.^ With 17 locations across Sydney Metro, an AudioClinic shouldn’t be far away. BALGOWLAH

9948 0844

DEE WHY

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Australian Tinnitus Association (NSW) Phone: 8382 3331 2 Leichhardt St, Darlinghurst 2010 Web: www.tinnitus.asn.au Support and phone counselling to tinnitus sufferers.

NEW SERVICES

Rehabilitation . Take a moment

….so you won’t miss a single one.

Lady Davidson Private Hospital is the largest private rehabilitation hospital in Australia with 120 dedicated rehabilitation beds. Patients are referred from most of Sydney’s major acute hospitals. Lady Davidson specialises in Neurological, Orthopaedic and Oncology Rehabilitation services for both Inpatient and Day Programs. For further Inpatient information call 9488 0189. Whilst the atmosphere is relaxed, our equipment and facilities are at the forefront of rehabilitation technology and practice. Lady Davidson Private Hospital has recently opened our new specialised Bioness L300 Fitting Centre to assist stroke patients. Clinical excellence is part of our culture, with an experienced rehabilitation team headed by highly qualified professionals which include Rehabilitation Specialists, Medical Registrars, Physiotherapists, OT’s, Nurses, Social Workers & Clinical Pharmacists. Our extensive range of Day Programs can be tailored to meet your needs, including our new Pre-Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program which will assist in your post operative joint replacement recovery. Day Therapy Rehabilitation Programs include: Arthritis Back Pain Cardio-Respiratory Diabetes Falls Prevention Lymphoedema Neurological

Oncology Orthopaedic Osteoporosis Pain Management Parkinson’s Pelvic Floor Clinic Reconditioning Wound Care

Private Health Insurance, Department of Veteran Affairs or Worker’s Compensation may cover the cost of these programs.

Lady Davidson Private Hospital 434 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra 2074 Phone 9488 0111 www.healthscope.com.au 32 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Better Hearing Australia (Sydney) Phone 9744 0167 TTY 9744 0124 Web: www.betterhearingsydney.org.au Email: bhasyd@ozemail.com.au Advisory service that offers free, independent information and advice on managing hearing loss and other ear and hearing related problems. Supports and helps adults with hearing impairment. Deaf Education Network Phone: 8833 3630 TTY 8833 3691 Level 4, 69 Phillip St, Parramatta 2150 Email: den@deaf.nsw.edu.au Web: www.deaf.nsw.edu.au Offers a wide range of training and awareness courses including sign language courses, community courses and professional development, visual communication training, literacy & numeracy and information technology training for deaf people. Hearing Services Information Line Phone: 1800 500 726 Web: www.health.gov.au/hear Information about the Commonwealth Hearing Services Program for people who are pension card holders or DVA card holders Free hearing tests and access to other hearing services. SHHH Australia (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) Head Office: 9144 7586 (Voice & TTY) Hillview Community Health Centre, 1334 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra 2074 Web: www.shhhaust.org Assists hard of hearing people whose normal mode of communication is the spoken word. Guest speakers, activities, demonstrations of devices, information and referral.

Hospitals Concord Repatriation General Hospital Phone: 9767 5000 Hospital Rd, Concord 2137 Public hospital. Dalcross Adventist Hospital Phone: 9932 6600 28 Stanhope Rd, Killara 2071 Web: www.dah.org.au One of Australia’s foremost niche private hospitals, specialising in neurosurgery, spinal surgery, vascular surgery and ophthalmology. DVA agreements.


Delmar Private Hospital Phone: 9982 7655 58 Quirk Street, Dee Why 2099 Private hospital. Rehabilitation and wellness programs. Hydrotherapy pool. See advertisement to the right. Greenwich Hospital Phone: 9903 8333 97-115 River Rd, Greenwich 2065 Inpatient rehabilitation care with an integrated day hospital and home-based rehabilitation service, inpatient palliative care and supportive care with a palliative care day hospital, a community palliative care service, and specialist mental health services for older people including psychogeriatric assessment and care. Hirondelle Private Hospital Phone: 9411 1466 10 Wyvern Ave, Chatswood 2067 Rehabilitation, post operative and medical care. DVA agreements. Hydrotherapy, gym, occupational therapy. Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Community Health Services Phone: 9477 9123 Palmerston Rd, Hornsby 2077 Web: www.nscchealth.nsw.gov.au/services/hornsby/ Public hospital. Services include social work, audiology, occupational therapy, mental health, speech pathology,

MANLY WATERS & DELMAR PRIVATE HOSPITALS Your leading health care providers for rehabilitation wellness, surgical and medical services DO YOU KNOW? When you leave hospital you can go to Manly Waters/Delmar Private Hospitals for Rehabilitation, OutPatient & Wellness Programs including Hydrotherapy

At Manly Waters a New Look Hospital opens in 2012 with hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium plus 12 private rooms with ensuites. Manly Waters also provides palliative care and has a private oncology unit overlooking Manly Cove. Manly Waters Private Hospital 17 Cove Avenue, Manly 2095

Manly Waters: 9977 9977

Delmar Private Hospital offers minor and major surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehab, a sparkling-clear indoor hydrotherapy pool, two gymnasiums and doctors' consulting rooms. A Centre of Surgical & Rehabilitation Excellence Delmar Private Hospital 58 Quirk Street Dee Why 2099 Delmar Private: 9982 7655 PEOPLE, COMMUNITY & CARE www.machealth.com.au

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rehabilitation and aged care, drug and alcohol, dietetics, podiatry, physiotherapy, emergency department, intensive care and dental care. Hunters Hill Private Hospital Phone: 8876 9300 9 Mount St, Hunters Hill 2110 Web: www.ramsayhealth.com.au Surgical and medical rehabilitation private hospital.

Lady Davidson Private Hospital Phone: 9488 0111 434 Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra 2074 Web: www.healthscope.com.au 120-bed rehabilitation hospital with hydrotherapy pool and five gymnasiums. Day therapy, inpatient and outpatient programs tailored to each patient's specific needs. Specialising in orthopaedic, stroke, cardiac and Parkinson’s. See advertisement page 32. Longueville Private Hospital Phone: 9427 0844 47 Kenneth St, Longueville 2066 Web: www.lph.com.au Acute medical and palliative care. Mater Hospital Phone: 9900 7300 Rocklands Rd, North Sydney 2060 Web: www.matersydney.com.au Private hospital. Manly Hospital Phone: 9976 9611 Darley Rd, Manly 2095 Public hospital and community health services including oncology clinic, aged care and rehabilitation. Manly Waters Private Hospital Phone: 9977 9977 17 Cove Avenue, Manly 2095 Fully accredited rehabilitation, surgical, oncology, palliative hospital. Surgery includes ophthalmology and plastic/ cosmetic surgery. See advertisement page 33. Mona Vale Hospital Phone: 9998 0333 18 Coronation St, Mona Vale 2103 Public hospital and community health services include orthopaedic, aged care and rehabilitation, hydrotherapy pool. 34 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Mosman Private Hospital Phone: 8968 6000 1 Ellamatta Ave, Mosman 2088 Web: www.healthscope.com.au Private hospital with return to wellbeing unit, medical postacute, surgical, palliative care, sleep investigation and mental health unit. Mt Wilga Private Hospital Phone: 9847 5000 2 Manor Rd, Hornsby 2077 Web: www.mtwilgaprivate.com.au 80-bed rehabilitation hospital. North Shore Private Hospital Phone: 8425 3000 3 Westbourne St, St Leonards 2065

cost accommodation for family and friends of patients. See advertisement opposite on page 35.

Westmead Hospital Phone: 9845 5555 (switch) Westmead Hospital, cnr Darcy Rd & Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead 2145 Web: www.wsahs.nsw.gov.au/ westmead/index.htm Public hospital with 24-hour emergency services. Dental school.

Mental Health

Centre for Traumatic Stress Phone: 9845 7979 Acacia House, Grounds of Westmead Web: www.northshoreprivate.com.au Hospital, cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Private hospital. Darcy Rd, Westmead 2145 Royal North Shore Hospital Psychological assessment and treatment Phone: 9926 7111 to adults who have experienced a Phone: 9926 7000 (Patient enquiries) traumatic event and/or the death of a Pacific H'way, St Leonards 2065 loved one. Traumatic events include A public teaching hospital of motor vehicle accidents, assault, the University of Sydney and the industrial accidents and life threatening University of Technology, Sydney. medical complications. Services are 24-hour emergency services. provided on an outpatient basis. Ryde Hospital & Community Health Lower North Shore Community Mental Services Health Phone: 9926 7577 Phone: 9858 7888 24-hour Hotline: 1800 011 511 1 Denistone Rd, Eastwood 2122 Level 1 Community Health Building, Services include emergency, intensive 2C Herbert St, St Leonards 2065 care & coronary heart care, A community-based assessment, comprehensive medical, day surgery, general & specialist surgery, aged care treatment, counselling and referral service for adults experiencing and rehabilitation, community-based psychiatric disorders, depression and mental health, dental for health-care other emotional and mental health cardholders, drug and alcohol, and problems. health education. Frangipani House Day to Day Living Sydney Adventist Hospital Centre Phone: 9487 9111 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga 2076 Phone: 9689 2600 98 Harris St, Harris Park 2150 Web: www.sah.org.au Skill and social-based activities for One of the largest and most people with long term and severe comprehensive private hospitals in mental illness as well as information Australia. This not-for-profit, acute care hospital has over 500 beds and a and emotional support. Undertakes 24-hour Emergency Care Department. assessments of each member's needs and individual support in formulating Onsite services include pathology, and working through a personalised radiology, ultrasound for women, recovery plan. nuclear medicine, physiotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, renal dialysis and more. San Clinic houses AGE PROOF YOUR approximately 100 specialists onsite, HOME - SEE PAGE 120 while Jacaranda Lodge provides low-


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital & Community Mental Health Services Phone: 9477 9123 Palmerston Rd, Hornsby 2077 Mental health services. Assessment and acute care; early intervention, rehabilitation, case management, information, referral and advice. Macquarie Hospital Phone: 9888 1222 Wicks Rd, North Ryde 2113 Medium to long term and acute psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation for people with mental illness. Mental Health Respite Program Phone: 9761 5724 Flexible respite options to all carers of a person with a mental illness or intellectual disability. Respite services include in-home respite, social and recreational support, centre-based day programs and transport to medical appointments. Area served: The Hills, Parramatta, Auburn, Holroyd and Blacktown LGAs. Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Services Phone: 8868 4401 40 Jamieson St, Granville 2142 Offers a range of treatment options and support to people seriously affected by mental illness. Includes supported accommodation for people with a serious mental illness as a step towards independent living. Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Mental Health Services 24-hour Hotline: 1300 302 980 Mental health support services, community education and early intervention programs including assessment and treatment, case management and rehabilitation, crisis intervention, and acute treatment. Information, referral and advice. Northern Beaches Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People Phone: 9938 5350 Time-limited case management to people age 65+. A referral is required from a medical practitioner/officer. Parramatta City Mental Health Team Phone: 9843 3237 Parramatta Community Health Services, Jeffery House, 162 Marsden St, Parramatta 2150 A range of community mental health services. Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 10.30pm. Sat & Sun: 8.30am-5pm. Ryde Community Mental Health Service Phone: 9858 7777 39-41 Fourth Ave, Eastwood 2122 Assessment and consultation, care co-ordination and counselling services; The Studio activity and therapeutic day program to help promote healthy lifestyles, vitality and education; Digby House residential program. Bi-lingual counsellors - Dari, Farsi, Italian.

S y d n e y A d v e n t i S t H o S p i tA l ‘Christianity in Action’

OFFERINg A COMPREHENSIvE RANgE OF SERvICES, INCLUDINg CARDIAC CARE, MATERNITy, WOMEN’S HEALTH, UROLOgy, ORTHOPAEDICS, CANCER SERvICES, gENERAL SURgICAL & MEDICAL. At Sydney Adventist Hospital – fondly known as the San – we have been caring for the health needs of the community since 1903. The San is a not-for-profit, Christian hospital, with staff dedicated to meeting your health care needs before, during and after hospital – furthering our long-standing reputation for unique, quality care.

M O R E T H A N J U S T A H O S P I TA L . . . • Emergency Care 24/7 • Cardiac Specialists on-call 24/7 • Cardiac Rehabilitation, Zipper and Stent support group • Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit • Hospital in the Home (HITH) Acute ‘hospitalised’ medical service at home with 24 hour support

• Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and Aqua Classes (no referral required) • Wound Care Clinic • Cancer Support Centre & Support Groups • Fox Valley Medical and Dental Centre • Breast Screening (BreastScreen NSW) • On-site Pharmacy

• State of the art diagnostic services including: Pathology with home collection service, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound for Women

• Day Infusion Centre (for chemotherapy & other day treatments)

• Healthy Eating and Lifestyle consultations

• More than 100 Specialists on-site in San Clinic

• Renal Dialysis

O U R O T H E R H O S P I TA L S Dalcross Adventist Hospital

9932 6600

San Day Surgery Hornsby

9476 2900

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Transcultural Mental Health Centre Phone: 9840 3767 (Main Switch) Cumberland Hospital, Building 55, 5 Fleet St, North Parramatta 2151 Web: www.dhi.gov.au/tmhc/ A free statewide service that promotes access to mental health services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Among the services the centre provides are: access to 135 bilingual mental health workers over 65 languages; free mental health clinical consultation, assessment and referral service; short-term support for people with a mental illness and their carers.

Victims Support Line Phone:1800 633 063 Web: www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/vcb 24 hours, seven days a week specialised telephone support service for victims of crime in NSW offering emotional support, referral and information to help deal with the difficulties resulting from crime.

Mental Health Counselling

Phone: 9332 0700 or 1800 655 198 Web: www.arafmi.org Free service to carers and friends of people with a mental illness or a mental disorder. Support, advocacy services, information, education and training, and support groups for mental health carers. Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. Groups meet across Sydney. Phone for details of your nearest group

The Cottage Counselling Centre Phone: 9972 0141 Web: www.cottagecounselling.org.au Accredited and experienced Christian counsellors provide Individual and relationship counselling in a safe environment for anyone in the community, regardless of race or religion. Fees are income-dependant. Lifeline Counselling Phone: 13 1114 24-hour telephone counselling. Manly Community Centre Inc Phone: 9977 1066 12 Wentworth St, Manly 2095 Parramatta Community Health Services - Adult Counselling Phone: 9843 3222 Parramatta Community Health Services, Jeffery House, 162 Marsden St, Parramatta 2150 Counselling services for adults who live or work in the Parramatta LGA. Service includes part-time Chinese and Arabic counsellors. Salvo Careline Phone: 1300 363 622 Confidential 24-hour/7 days a week support offers counselling, drug and alcohol, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Also issues relating to domestic violence, child abuse, addictions, mental health, bereavement and family breakdown. 36 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Mental Health Support Groups ARAFMI NSW Family and Carer Mental Health Program

Australian Mental Health Suicide Consumer Alliance- Club Speranza Phone: 9908 1233 41C Yeo St, Neutral Bay 2089 Meets: Chatswood and Parramatta. Support and recovery group for people touched by suicide and self-harm. Telephone support is available.

GROW Groups Phone: 9633 1800 or 1800 558 268 Web: www.grow.net.au Free community health 12-step program for adults (aged 18+) recovering from mental illness or serious personal problems. Groups meet across Sydney. Phone for details of your nearest group. LifeForce Suicide Prevention Program Phone: 1800 100 024 Web: www.wesleylifeforce.org Community training programs in suicide prevention. Northern Beaches Mental Health Support Group Phone: 9453 1676 (Patricia) A support group of the schizophrenia fellowship of NSW. Meets: 2nd Tues of the month at the Dee Why Senior Citizens Centre.

Community Connect Northern Beaches Carers Programs Phone: 9931 7750 Support group for carers caring for a person with mental illness. Respect for Seniors Phone: 9144 5795 (St Ives Uniting Church) Web: www.respectforseniors.org Schizophrenia Fellowship North Shore Support Group Phone: 9879 2600 Meets: 1st Thurs of the month at 7.30pm at the Uniting Church, Shirley St, Crows Nest. Wahroonga Rehabilitation Services Phone: 9487 1699 'House in the Park' cnr Illoura & Stuart St, Wahroonga 2076 Rehabilitation service for those seriously affected by mental illness who live in the Hornsby & Ku-ringgai area. Individual and group activity programs, counselling, support, vocational assistance and mental health education.

Pets Pets of Older People - POOPS Phone: 9782 4408 (RSPCA) For the pets of people aged over 65 years, or palliative care patients of any age, who do not have friends or relatives to help look after their pets in times of crisis. Services include in-home pet care, dog walking, foster care, ongoing support, re-homing of pets and emergency boarding facilities. Cost depends on individual circumstances.

Podiatry, Footwear Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital - Podiatry Phone: 9477 9123 For high risk patients and requires a doctor's referral. Pension or Health Card holders. For residents of Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai LGA only. Manly Hospital Podiatrist Phone: 9976 9622 Limited podiatry services for high risk patients. Requires a doctor's referral. 6 PAGES OF COMPETITIONS & PUZZLES START PAGE 125


Mona Vale Hospital Podiatrist Phone: 9998 0409 Limited podiatry services for high risk patients. Requires a doctor's referral. Manly Warringah Pittwater In-Home Podiatry Phone: 9979 7677 Northern Sydney In-home Podiatry Service Lane Cove Community Aid Service Phone: 9427 6425 Web: www.lanecovecommunityaid.org A HACC service for housebound residents by providing professional foot care within their own home. Cost: $15. Nth Degree Care Phone: 9983 9100 1323 Pacific H'way, Turramurra 2074 Web: www.nthcare.com.au A range of individually fitted footwear. See advertisement page 29. The Hills Community Health Centre Podiatry Service Phone: 8853 4500 183-187 Excelsior Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Foot care for aged or pensioners

with disabilities with either peripheral vascular disease and other medical conditions. The Hills LGA.

Therapy & Rehabilitation Services Greenwich Hospital Phone: 9903 8333 97-116 River Rd, Greenwich 2065 Web: www.hammond.com.au Hydrotherapy pool program for people with arthritis, balance issues, back pain, orthopaedic conditions and for general strengthening. Outpatient service. Requires clearance form completed by GP or specialist. 12 sessions covered by Medicare rebate. Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Hospital Department of Rehabilitation & Aged Care Phone: 9477 9525 Lady Davidson Private Hospital Phone: 94880111 434 Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra 2074 Web: www.healthscope.com.au

“The private professional provider of choice for 35 years”

Australia's largest dedicated rehabilitation hospital with five fully equipped gyms and hydrotherapy pool. Day Therapy Programs, Inpatient Programs and Outpatient Programs tailored to specific needs. Specialising in orthopaedic, stroke,cardiac and Parkinson’s.

McQuoin Park Day Therapy Centre Phone: 9487 3022 or 9487 0560 Mercy Community Care 28 McAuley Place, Waitara 2077 Therapy, rehabilitation, respite and socialisation for frail aged members of the community and residents of McQuoin Park, so they can maintain the independence required to remain in their desired style of residence. Northaven Day Therapy Centre Phone: 9449 5644 1322 Pacific H'way, Turramurra 2074 Thurs 10am - 2pm. For people who are frail, aged or with a disability - physiotherapy, podiatry, remedial massage and reflexology. Morning tea /lunch is $10.

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San Physiotherapy Sydney Adventist Hospital Phone: 9487 9350 Phone: 9477 9514 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga Bernard Curran Rehabilitation 2076 Unit, Palmerston Centre, Gate 6, San Physiotherapy is a comprehensive Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Hospital, facility, with expert staff able to Derby Rd, Hornsby 2077 assess and treat a wide range of For sufferers of Parkinson's disease conditions in-hospital as well as a and their carers provided by the large outpatient clinic for members of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Team the community. Other services include of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital hydrotherapy (with pool onsite), aqua and Community Health Services. Parkinson's Exercise Group meets Fridays. and pilates classes, and various other Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Parkinson's Exercise fitness classes throughout the year. & Hydrotherapy Classes meet Fridays except on the 1st Friday of the month when Support Group meetings are held. Parkinson’s Assessment and Therapy Program

Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney Phone: 9807 1144 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde Rehabilitation services for adults with disabilities arising from spinal cord, occupational or orthopaedic injury, age related or neurological illness and traumatic brain injury.

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Vision Services Pensioner concession card holders and their families are eligible for a free eye examination with optometrists who bulk bill Medicare.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Phone: 9412 9300 or 9412 9334 Range of mobility and orientation services to people with vision impairment or low vision. NSW Government Spectacle Program - Vision Care NSW Phone: 9344 4122 Web: www.visioncarensw.com.au Low-cost vision care services and spectacles provided to financially disadvantaged people and low income earners. Vision Australia Phone: 1300 847 466 PO Box 176, Burwood 2134 Web: www.visionaustralia.org Advocacy, education, adaptive technology training, independent living service and much more.

SERVICES FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE Directory of Services The directory of Aboriginal Services in Northern Sydney can be found on: http://www.hornsby.nsw. gov.au/our-community/access-andinclusion/aboriginal-services or phone 9847 6741. Aboriginal Home Care Service Home and community support services specifically for people with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. Can provide support workers who are culturally aware of an individual's needs. Phone the Aboriginal Access and Assessment Centre on 1300 797 606 Aboriginal Disability Network NSW Phone: 9519 5005 202/3 Gladstone St, Newtown 2043 Brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability to tell stories, give 38 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

CCNB Northern Beaches Aboriginal Advisory Service Phone: 9979 7677 Information, support and advocacy services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are Phone: 1800 242 636 (free call unless age 45+ or have a disability, their from mobiles) carers, and other service providers Carers NSW is an association for within the Manly, Warringah relatives and friends who are caring and Pittwater local government for people with a disability, mental areas. Aboriginal Community health problem, chronic condition or Options Packages for Aboriginal who are frail aged. clients living within the Northern If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Beaches, Lane Cove, Willoughby, Strait Islander aged 45 or over and Mosman, North Sydney, Kurcaring for a son or daughter with a ring-gai, Hornsby, Ryde and disability or long-term illness, there Hunters Hill local government is a FREE local service that can help areas. you. Carers NSW can help you solve immediate and urgent problems with practical help, advice and referrals. each other support, create a voice for positive change and speak for themselves. Carers NSW local support coordination for older Aboriginal and Islander carers

Indigenous Women's Free Legal Contact Line: Phone: 1800 639 784 Between 10am-12.30pm/1.30pm-4pm.

Guringai & Darug Homelands logo artwork: Created by Northern Beaches artist, Jessica Birk.


HOME & COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT Home & Community Care (HACC) Program

Ryde/Hunters Hill ACAT Phone 9858 7782 Ryde Hospital, Denistone Rd, Eastwood 2122 Area served: Ryde, Hunters Hill LGAs. Westmead ACAT Phone: 9845 6903 Chesalon Villa, Westmead Hospital Westmead 2145 Area served: Cumberland/Prospect, Parramatta & The Hills Shire LGAs.

Funded by the Australian government, CACPs provide for the complex care needs of older people who have been assessed by the ACAT team as requiring low-level (hostel) care at home. The types of services that may be provided as part of a package include: personal care, social support, transport to appointments, home help, meal Community care services to frail aged preparation and gardening. and younger people with disabilities, To be considered for a package, and their carers to support them to recipients require an assessment by the be more independent at home and Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). in the community, and to reduce the Community Options is a case Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai ACAT potential or inappropriate need for management service that assists people Phone: 9477 9525 admission to residential care. with complex and multiple support Lower North Shore ACAT Services funded through the HACC needs to remain in their own home. Phone: 9462 9333 Program include: nursing care, Northern Beaches ACAT Australian Chinese Community allied health care, meals and other Phone: 9998 0356 Association food services, domestic assistance, Ryde/Hunters Hill ACAT personal care, home modification and Phone: 9687 8981 Phone: 9858 7782 maintenance, transport, respite care, 15 Hunter St, Parramatta, 2150 Westmead ACAT counselling, support, information and Web: www.acca.org.au Phone: 9845 6903 advocacy, and assessment. Area served: Northern Sydney, Western Sydney. It is a joint Australian and NSW government initiative. BCS - Care Centre Phone: 1300 275 227 Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) Web: www.bcs.org.au packages are individually planned Area served: Northern Sydney, and co-ordinated packages of care, Parramatta, Wiseman's Ferry. Comprehensive assessment, tailored to help frail older Australians information and support for the home HammondCare to remain living at home. They are care needs of frail aged people living Phone: 9903 8374 funded by the Australian government at home, including assessment for Pallister House, 97-115 River Rd, to provide for the complex care needs aged residential care. Greenwich 2065 of older people. Assists people to make informed Area served: North Sydney, Willoughby, Generally a person who is assessed as choices about aged care services and Lane Cove and Mosman LGAs. requiring high-level care (nursing home) to choose from the available services Catholic Healthcare Community Services could be eligible for an EACH package. that most suit their needs. (This may The types of services that may be Phone: 1800 225 474 also include assessment for entry to Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. provided as part of EACH include: residential aged care facilities.) registered nursing care, care by an com.au Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai ACAT allied health professional such as a Area served: Northern Sydney, Phone: 9477 9525 physiotherapist, podiatrist or other Parramatta. Hornsby Hospital, Palmerston Rd, type of allied health care; personal Diverse Community Care Hornsby 2077 care, transport to appointments, social Area served: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai LGAs Phone: 9898 0000 support, home help, and assistance Area served: Parramatta, The Hills, Lower North Shore ACAT with oxygen and/or enteral feeding. Ryde and Hunters Hill LGAs. Phone: 9462 9333 To be considered for a package, Community Health Building, recipients require an assessment by the 2C Herbert St, St Leonards 2065 Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) - see listings column one this page for Area served: Lane Cove, Willoughby, contact phone numbers for your area. Mosman and North Sydney LGAs. Community Aged Care Packages An EACH package for people with Northern Beaches ACAT (CACPs) are individually planned and dementia (called EACH-D) is also Phone: 9998 0356 co-ordinated packages of care to help available. PO Box 81 Mona Vale 1660 older Australians remain living in their Area served: Manly, Pittwater and own homes. Warringah LGAs.

Community Options

Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH)

Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs)

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Transition Care Program

Ryde Centre Phone: 9816 0550 Building 16, Gladesville Hospital Victoria Rd, Gladesville 2111 The Transition Care Program aims Area served: Ryde and Hunters Hill LGAs. to help people to improve their independence and confidence after a Westmead Hospital - Geriatric hospital stay. Elegibility: While you are Medicine Domiciliary Care Phone: 9845 6903 still in hospital, you must be assessed Chesalon Villa, cnr Hawkesbury Rd by an Aged Care Assessment Team and Darcy Rd, Westmead 2145 (ACAT). This program provides a package of services including therapy, Interdisciplinary evaluation to determine and personal and nursing care as part the need for services, rehabilitation, community or residential care. Eligibility: of an ongoing but slower recovery process. This means that you and your From 65 years. Referral from General Practitioner preferred, but not essential. family or carer have time to consider Languages spoken: Cantonese, your long-term care arrangements. Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog. Transition care is provided in your own home or in a ‘live-in’ setting, and Lane Cove Community Aid Nursing Service is provided for a period of up to 12 Phone: 9427 6425 weeks, with a possibility to extend to Lane Cove Community Aid 18 weeks. 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066

Community Nursing General nursing care, wound care, medications such as insulin and oncology, support to clients and their families at home, advice on diet, safety and mobility to assist recovery, and enables people to maintain their independence. Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service Hornsby Centre Phone: 9477 9277 Leighton Lodge, Hornsby Hospital Palmerston Rd, Hornsby 2077 Area Served: Hornsby LGA. Ku-ring-gai Centre Phone: 9449 6677 Hillview Community Health and Information Centre 1334 Pacific H'way, Turramurra 2074 Area served: Ku-ring-gai LGA. Manly Centre Phone: 9976 9888 Wound clinic at Manly Seniors Centre Mon-Fri. Mona Vale Centre Phone: 9998 0555 Mona Vale Hospital, Coronation St, Mona Vale 2103 North Sydney Centre Phone: 9462 9388 2C Herbert St, St Leonards 2065 Area served: Willoughby, Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney LGAs.

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The Hills Community Health Centre Generalist Community Nursing Team

Sydney area. Phone for list of routes and stops. Runs Wed 9am-2pm, Thurs 9.30am-3pm and Fri 9.30am-3pm. Area served: North Sydney LGA.

Disabled Alternative Road Travel Service (DARTS) Phone: 9777 7840 or 9777 7841 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Community transport in the form of monthly group outings for people with moderate to severe physical disabilities who are in a wheelchair. Leisure and recreation activity program. Hills Community Transport Services Phone: 9761 7604 Transport for frail aged people, people with a disability of any age, and also carers. Shopping, medical and related appointments, library visits, nursing home visits, cemetery visits. Outings every 2nd Wed.

Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Community Aged/Disabled Transport Service Phone: 8853 4500 (Reception) Phone: 9983 1611 The Hills Community Health Centre, 7 Gilroy Rd, Turramurra 2074 183-187 Excelsior Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Group and individual transport services such as shopping, monthly outings. RSL LifeCare Community Nursing Area served: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai LGAs. Phone: 8978 4381 Eligibility: Veterans or non-subsidised. Range of nursing services includes nursing assessment, general care such as personal hygiene and wound care, medications such as insulin and oncology, and palliative care.

Community Transport Accessible and affordable transport. Individual transport to medical appointments or shopping. Group activities including leisure activities are also provided. Crows Nest Centre Shopping Services Phone: 9439 5122 Shopping service for frail aged people and their carers using volunteers on a one to one basis. Can provide an online shopping service and arrange for shopping to be home delivered. Area served: North Sydney LGA

Hornsby Community Access Bus Phone: 9477 9419 (bookings) A 12-seat mini-bus available to community groups. Priority is given to the frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers, within the Hornsby Shire. Area served: Hornsby LGA. Lane Cove Macquarie Shuttle Bus Phone: 9490 9554 A shuttle bus from Lane Cove to Macquarie Centre for seniors, carers or residents with disabilities. First Wed of the month, $5 return, 9am - 1pm from your home. Area served: Lane Cove LGA.

Lower North Shore Community Transport

Phone: 9490 9500 Transport services for people with disabilities, frail older people and their carers. Assisted shopping trips, social outings, individual transport for Easy Rider Bus Service medical and social appointments and Phone: 9490 9553 transport to and from respite care. Accessible community bus service assists Area served: Mosman, North Sydney, people with transport difficulties to Willoughby, Lane Cove LGAs. access services and facilities in the North


Kaddy Transport - Northern Beaches Phone: 9972 0242 3 St Davids Ave, Dee Why 2099 For people who are permanently disabled. Wheelchair accessible transport for appointments and social outings. Mon-Thurs 8.30am-12.30pm.

TransdevTsl - Shorelink Buses Phone: 9457 8888 Web: www.shorelink.com.au Pensioncard holders can purchase the Pensioner Excursion Tickets ($2.50) for all day bus, train and ferry travel. Buses available for community hire.

The Hills Community Transport: Phone: 9761 7604 Ku-ring-gai Neighbour Aid: Phone: 9988 4966 Lane Cove Community Aid Service: Phone: 9427 6425 Lifeline Community Aid: Phone: 9498 5882 Kenthurst Annangrove Community Willoughby Council Cab Manly Warringah Pittwater Bus Association Phone: 9777 1000 Community Transport Phone: 02 9654 9281 A prebooked transport service within Phone: 9971 5110 113 Pitt Town Rd, Kenthurst 2156 the Willoughby City Council area. A A 22-Seater bus for use by community single trip using a CouncilCab voucher Mosman Community Transport: Phone: 9978 4120 groups, and organisations Fees: Fuel costs $5 per passenger. Books of North Sydney: plus donation. vouchers are available from the driver, Phone: 9439 5122 the Dougherty Community Centre or Ryde/Hunters Hill: Manly Warringah Pittwater Willoughby City Council. Bookings Community Transport Phone 9816 5000 must be made by 4pm the day before Galston and District Neighbour Aid: Phone: 9971 5110 you wish to travel. Hours of operation Phone: 9653 2313 Suite 201, 30 Fisher Rd, are Tues - Fri 10am-3.30pm. Dee Why 2099 Lower North Shore Community Web: www.mwpct.org.au Medical Appointment Transport Transport : Phone: 9490 9500 People who are frail aged or unable Parramatta & Holroyd Community Individual transport for medical and to use public transport can be taken related appointments, and social outings. Wheels: to specific events and appointments. Berowra and District Neighbour Aid: Phone: 988 68 1400 Shopping and outings. Royal North Phone: 9621 5518 (Blacktown area) Phone: 9456 3344 Shore Hospital shuttle bus service. Pennant Hills Neighbour Aid: Hornsby /Ku-ring-gai: Costs apply. Phone: 9484 7777 Phone: 9983 1611

$2.50 for all day bus, train and ferry travel! *

Buy the Pensioner Excursion Ticket!

Pensioners can purchase a Pensioner Excursion Ticket (PET) for just $2.50 from any of our friendly drivers and use it all day on Sydney and Newcastle buses, trains and ferries!

Our convenient bus services operate in Hornsby and the Upper North Shore. Please phone 9457 8888 or go to www.shorelink.com.au for enquiries. * Conditions apply.

Buses available for community hire

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Meeting House Inc Phone: 9427 1841 47 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove 2066 A community bus used for shopping and other excursions for frail aged people. Area served: Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby LGAs. Mosman Council - Community Transport Phone: 9978 4120 Civic Centre, Mosman Square, Mosman 2088 Individual and group transport for frail older people and people with disabilities who are unable to use public transport. Assists with transport to medical appointments and visits to a spouse who is in hospital. Services include shopping trips, social and day outings, library visits and a shuttle service which runs between Mosman and St Leonards on Thursdays. Area served: Mosman LGA (North Sydney included for the Shuttle Service). Parramatta Council Community Wheels Phone: 988 68 1400 A door-to-door transport service for frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers. Services include shopping trips, transport to medical and social appointments, and day centres. Area served: Parramatta, Holroyd LGAs.

Ryde Hunters Hill Community Transport Phone: 9816 5000 Henley Cottage, Cnr Victoria Rd & Crown St, Henley A door-to-door transport service for frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers. Services include shopping trips to Macquarie, West Ryde and Gladesville shopping centres, social outings on a regular basis and transport to medical and social appointments. Area served: Ryde, Hunters Hill LGAs.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Phone: 1800 043 187 (toll free) 9-13 O'Riordan St, Alexandria 2015 Web: www.zero200.com.au A central booking office for wheelchair accessible taxis.

Complaints If you are a client of a service coordinated by a Home and Community Care (HACC) service, and you would like to make a complaint, it is suggested you directly contact the Complaints Officer of the particular service. Your complaint should be dealt with according to the service’s Complaints Policy. Following this process, if you believe your complaint is unresolved, and you wish to take this further, you should contact:

NSW Ombudsman Phone: 9286 1000 Level 24, 580 George St, Sydney 2000 Web: www.ombo.nsw.gov.au Health Care Complaints Commission Phone: 9219 7444 or 1800 043 159 Level 13, 323 Castlereagh St, Sydney 2000 Mail: Locked Mail Bay 18, Strawberry Hills 2012 Web: www.hccc.nsw.gov.au Independent organisation that resolves, investigates and prosecutes complaints about health care to protect the health and safety of the public.

Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Services (CALD)

Armenian Aged Care & Community Welfare Centre Phone: 9419 6394 10 Macquarie St, Chatswood 2067 Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) Email: welfare@armenian.com.au Case management, Information and Phone: 1800 623 724 referral services for people in the Level 5, 16-18 Wentworth St, Armenian community. Office: Mon-Fri Parramatta 2150 Web: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/ttss 9am– 3pm. Day Centre: 8am–3pm Subsidised taxi travel at half the metred Mon & Fri. Dementia Specific Day fare up to $30 for people with severe and Care: Tues 8am–3pm. permanent disabilities who are unable to use public transport. Application EDUCATION, LEISURE forms available from Dept of Transport. 42 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Australian Chinese Community Assoc. Phone: 9412 3488 Suite 103 level 1, 10 Help St, Chatswood 2067 Day care, dementia care, elderly counselling, educational seminars, social activities, social support and referral services for frail aged Chinese people and their carers. Australian Chinese Community Assoc. - Western Centre Phone: 9687 8981 15 Hunter St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.acca.org.au Broad range of services including settlement service, aged day care service, dementia day care and Community Aged Care Packages (CACP) for age 65+ and frail aged Chinese people. Cantonese, Mandarin spoken. Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm. Balcombe Heights Aged Day Care Italian Group Phone: 8852 6300 Building 17, Balcombe Heights Estate, 92 Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Social group for Italian seniors. Activities include health assessments, falls prevention, social activities and outings. Meets: Wed 10am - 2pm. Transport can be provided. Chinese Australian Services Society Phone: 9789 4587 Aged and disability services including Community Aged Care Packages (CAPS) for people from Chinese and Korean communities, and Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) and Extended Aged Care at Home – Dementia (EACH-D) for people from Chinese communities. Chinese Christian Church Senior Citizens' Group Phone: 9955 2800 Chinese Christian Church, 100 Alfred St South, Milsons Point 2061 Email: admin@cccmilsonspoint.org Social program for Chinese-speaking community, aged 55 and over. Meets on two Thursdays of each month from 10am-12pm.

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Christian Community Aid Service CALD Welfare Worker Phone: 9858 3222 Case work, counselling and social activities to the Chinese community. Areas served: Ryde/ Hunters Hill LGAs.

and community education. Counselling for problem gamblers and their families. Languages: Greek and English.

transport, lunch, morning and afternoon tea arranged. Meets fortnightly. Areas served: Hills Shire and Blacktown LGAs.

Greek Frail Aged Day Care Program Phone: 9516 2188 49 Holtermann St, Crows Nest 2065 Respite day care for frail aged or Co As It (Italian) people with a disability of GreekPhone: 9564 0744 speaking background. Meals, activities, Web: www.coasit.org.au Caters to the needs of people of Italian exercises and outings provided. Small fee. Transport can be provided. background who are socially and/or Areas served: North Sydney, Mosman, linguistically isolated. Also provides Willoughby, Lane Cove, Ku-ring-gai, opportunity for frail-aged Italian Hornsby LGAs. speaking people to participate in friendship and cultural activities. Respite Greek Frail Aged Centre Based Day Care day care. Transport can be provided. Phone: 9687 8955 Community Options Culturally and 7 Station St West, Harris Park 2150 Linguistically Diverse Communities Email: greekwelfarecentre@bigpond.com Phone: 9979 7677 Frail aged Greek day care group with Unit 7/8 Level 1, Pittwater Place. excursions, guest speakers, games and 10 Park St Mona Vale 2103 refreshments. Tues 8:30am-3:30pm Web: www.communitycare.org.au The Hills Community Health Centre Assessment and case management for Chinese Aged Day Care complex care clients and their carers Phone: 8853 4500 from culturally diverse backgrounds. 183-187 Excelsior Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Area served: Northern Sydney. Aged day care program for Chinese Diversity Health Institute (DHI) speaking older people. Provides Phone: 9840 3800 or 1800 648 911 exercise, outings, social activities and health information. Cantonese, Cumberland Hospital, 5 Fleet St, Mandarin spoken. North Parramatta 2151 Web: www.dhi.gov.au The Hills Community Health Centre A consortium of public health Aged Day Care Indian/Sri Lankan Group organisations working together to Phone: 8853 4500 5 improve the health and wellbeing of Held at Village Green Community Australia's culturally and linguistically Centre, 109 Bella Vista Dr, Bella diverse (CALD) community. The DHI Vista 2153 is based in the Sydney West Area Day respite care program for Indian Health Service however, it comprises and Sri Lankan frail aged people. of units with a statewide, national and The Hills Community Health Centre international focus. Italian Aged Day Care German Senior Club Phone: 8853 4500 Phone: 9816 5095 Aged day care program for Italian 2nd Floor, Old Council Chambers, speaking adults. Exercise, outings, Civic Place, Parramatta 2150 social activities and health information. Social activities and day care for Group meets Fri at the Hills German seniors and frail aged. Meets: Community Health Centre. every 2nd Monday from 9.30am to Hills Community Care Social Day 2pm. Small outings organised on a Programs regular basis - by car or public transport. Phone: 9761 7686 (General enquiries) Greek Welfare Centre Phone: 0434 660 887 (Korean) Phone: 9516 2188 Phone: 0434 660 880 (Maltese) Assists people of Greek origin by Phone: 0434 329 694 (Chinese) providing information, advocacy, Social Day Programs are a great way to counselling, community development meet and make friends. Outings with

JewishCare Phone: 9488 7100 or 1300 133 660 Welfare and support services for Jewish people. Aged, disabled and community programs. Psychologists, social workers and welfare workers are available. Korean Seniors Group - Heng Bok Hweh (Happy Group) Phone: 1800 225 474 Korean Co-ordinator: 0406 384 513 Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. com.au Social program for over age 65 Korean speaking residents of Hornsby, Ku-ringgai, Ryde and Hunters Hill LGAs. Meets: 10am-2pm Wed at Shepherds Bay Hall, Meadowbank, and Fri at McQuoin Park Waitara Meals, outings, activities, craft and dance program. Meals provided, transport can be arranged. Maltese Welfare (NSW) Inc Phone: 9631 9295 Web: www.maltesewelfare.com Provides information to the Maltese community by organising seminars about welfare issues and producing a Maltese Community Directory. Manly Warringah Pittwater Neighbour Aid Service including CALD Social Support Phone: 9913 3244 3 Gondola Rd, North Narrabeen 2101 Web: www.mwpcommunityaid.com.au

Outings, shopping, accompanying to appointments, visiting and phone contact to multicultural communities. Maronite Lebanese Seniors Group Phone: 1800 225 474 enquiries and referrals or Lebanese Coordinator: 0417 427 661 Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. com.au Social program for over age 65 Lebanese Maronite residents of Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde & Hunters Hill LGAs. Meets: Tues at St George Maronite Church, Thornleigh. Fri at West Ryde Uniting Church. Meals, outings, activities, craft and dance program. Meals provided, transport can be arranged. PRIZES & PUZZLES START PAGE 125 Seniors & Care Guide 2012 43


Migrant Resources Centre Phone: 9687 9901 Level 4, 1 Horwood Place Parramatta 2150 For migrants who have been in Australia for five years or less. Education, dissemination of information and referrals. Multilingual staff. Migrant Services Phone: 9847 6611 A helping hand for new migrants. Areas served: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai and the Hills LGAs. MingShi Chinese Dementia-Specific Day Respite Phone: 9412 3488 Tues: Held at Dougherty Community Centre, 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Thurs: Sydney Dementia & Memory Community Centre, Cnr Cox's & Norton Rds, North Ryde 2113. Both days 10am-3pm. Culturally specific day respite for Chinese people with dementia. Assessment, especially designed individual and group activities and carer support. Cantonese and Mandarin spoken. Small fee charged for lunch, special program and transport (if required). MOSAIC - Multicultural Centre Phone: 9777 7952 12 Brown St, Chatswood 2067 A variety of social, leisure and learning opportunities suitable for seniors. Classes include tai chi, art/craft, flower making, Chinese painting, card making, Chinese knotting, origami and dancing. Make new friends at our ethnic social groups: Chinese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Taiwanese and Thai. Other learning opportunities include languages classes such as English, French, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. The Centre is safe, welcoming and perfect for socialisation, learning and volunteering. Area served: Willoughby LGA and vicinity.

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Northern Sydney Central Coast Multicultural Health Service Phone: 8877 5317 The Lodge, Macquarie Hospital, Cnr Twin & Badajoz Rds, North Ryde 2113 Information and referral on health and Home and Community Care (HACC) services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Co-ordinates health information programs in languages other than English. Health care interpreters can be provided free of charge for all activities. Northern Sydney Chinese Aged Day Care Centre (Lane Cove) Phone: 9412 3488 St Columba's Retirement Centre, 15 Figtree St, Lane Cove 2066 Social and recreational activities for frail aged Chinese people and support for their carers (Cantonese and Mandarin speaking). Fri: 10am-2pm. Transport is available. Northern Sydney Chinese Aged Care Centre (Lower North Shore) Phone: 9412 3488 16-18 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli 2061 Web: www.acca.org.au Day centre for age 65 and over, and frail-aged Chinese (Cantonese speaking) people living in Lower North Shore areas. Programs include gentle physical activities, group activities, outings, visits, social recreational activities, handicraft and informative talks. Mon & Thurs 10am-2pm. Small fee charged for meal, transport (if required) and special programs.

over 65 Lebanese Maronite residents in the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai, Ryde & Hunters Hill LGA'S. Meets every Tuesday at St George Maronite Church, Thornleigh/Fridays at West Ryde Uniting Church. Meals, outings, activities, craft and dance program. Meals provided, transport can be arranged.

The Hills Shire Council - Community Services Phone: 9843 0188 129 Showground Rd, Castle Hill 2154 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au Information on community services including CALD social support. UnitingCare - Community Care Northern Sydney Region Phone: 9975 7388 Email: information@nsr.unitingcare.org.au Assists people from multicultural backgrounds with home visits, shopping, medical and other appointments, and connecting with social groups or activities. Areas served: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde and Hunters Hill LGAs.

Day Respite & Care Centres Care provided at community centres as respite or to reduce social isolation. Also see: Cultural and Linguistic Services, Dementia Specific Services, Respite.

ACACIA Living Life Phone: 9456 7103 The Hills Chinese Women's Association Email: acacia@nsr.unitingcare.org.au - Community Visiting Team An active ageing and wellness centre-based service for residents of Phone: 8853 4500 (Hills Community Berowra, Brooklyn and Galston areas. Health Centre) Day programs to improve functional 183-187 Excelsior Ave, Castle Hill 2154 independence, quality of life and Volunteers visit isolated Chinese people socialisation. Transport available. Mon: living in the Hills Shire, especially 10am-2pm Brooklyn Community women and those who are frail aged, Centre. Tues & Wed: 10am-2pm to provide support. By appointment Galston Uniting Church. Thurs & Fri: only. Cantonese, Mandarin spoken. 10am-2pm Berowra Uniting Church. Men’s Group: Tues 10am-12pm, The Hills Community Health Centre Galston to Berowra. - Hills Korean Women's Group Phone: 8853 4525 Anglicare Chesalon - Northern Beaches Health and community education Pittwater Day Centre: programs for Korean speaking women Phone: 9979 6832 living in the Hills Social program for St Johns Anglican Church


1624 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale 2103 Frenchs Forest Day Centre: Phone: 9452 6343 467 Warringah Rd, Frenchs Forest 2086 Manly Day Therapy Centre: Phone: 9905 5227 59 Thomas St, North Manly 2100 Respite and activities for people who are frail aged and/or with mild or moderate dementia. Recreational activities include gentle exercise, dancing, games, craft, singing, companionship, outings and BBQs. Some centres include lunch and Frenchs Forest has an Italian specific group.

Bowden Brae Day Centre Phone: 9483 9066 40 - 50 Pennant Hills Rd (Access via Jasmine St) Normanhurst 2076 Web: www.nsr.unitingcare.org.au Provides care for people with high care needs, to enable carers to take time out. Thurs and Fri: 10am-3pm. Transport available.

Carinya Aged and Ethnic Day Care Centre Phone: 9684 2179 8 River Rd, Ermington 2115 Day respite services for people who are frail aged, have dementia or physical disability. Languages spoken: Anglican Retirement Villages - Nell English, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian Slade Respite Centre and Maltese. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, SatSun 8am-3:30pm. Phone: 9659 2348 Nell Slade House, Slade Ave, Chantal Overnight Cottage Respite Castle Hill 2154 Phone: 1800 225 474 Web: www.arv.org.au 28 McAuley Place, Waitara 2077 Respite service for working carers. Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. Flexibility in attendance to meet varied com.au needs of employed people. Tues-Thurs A Federally-funded initiative to 7am-8pm; Fri 7am-6.30pm and Sat provide respite for carers. Respite 8am-6pm. Fees: From $18 a day.

centre operates from Thurs 3pm to Sun 3pm. Socialisation, activities and outings for people who are frail aged people including those with dementia. Club Monte Phone: 9879 2726 120 High St, Hunters Hill 2110 Day centre for older people. Must be able to walk and not be too confused. Transport may be available. Morning tea and lunch provided. Regular outings. Dee Why RSL Day Club for Seniors Phone: 9982 7446 (Co-ordinator) Meets at Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 2099

Dixson Day Activity Centre Phone: 9809 9033 Referrals phone: 9858 7782 59 Charles St, Ryde 2112 For frail aged people who are isolated and require socialisation and/or respite care. Transport provided. Wed, Thurs, Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Requires assessment by occupational therapist before entry. Area served: Ryde, Hunters Hill LGAs.

Assessment & Advisory Services ADVERTORIAL In August 2011, the Caring for Older Australians report commissioned by the Australian Government was released. Specific recommendations were made regarding Aged Care. Catholic Community Services (CCS) has taken the initiative and created a team that aligns with this positive direction in Community Care. The CCS Assessment & Advisory (A&A) team specialises in assessment, assisting people to access those services best suited to meeting their care and support needs. The team functions as a gateway, providing information on, and referral to, the wide range of services available through CCS, and in the wider community. Their expertise enables access to a flexible and tailored suite of services that supports people living

The CCS Assessment & Advisory (A&A) team specialises in assessment, assisting people to access those services best suited to meeting their care and support needs. in the community to maintain their independence and individuality. Coordinators adopt a person-centred, Reablement approach to meeting the health and wellbeing goals of clients, and also provide Community Information and Education forums with a focus on: • Carer Support • Dementia • Advanced Care Planning • Transitional Care and Support • Community Resources

For further information on Catholic Community Services Assessment & Advisory Team Contact

Maxine Subramany

Telephone

1800 225 474

Or visit our website at www.catholiccommunityservices.com.au CCS NSW/ACT is a division of Catholic Healthcare Limited ABN 69 064 946 318

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Georgian House Seniors' Day Centre Phone: 8907 1008 52 McLaren St, North Sydney 2060 Web: www.nsw.unitingcare.org.au Australian government initiative. Day respite care and recreational activities for frail aged and people with dementia. Mon-Fri 7am-6pm. Care is available for part of full day. The centre may be able to assist with transport. Also accommodates those in need of high care and palliative care. No medical referrals are necessary. Fees apply. Granny Smith Day Club( Epping) Phone: 9614 3520 or 0408 258 839 (mobile) Meets: Friday 10am to 2pm at the Epping Uniting Church Hall, corner Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping. Program includes gentle exercises, music, quizzes, and other activities. Morning tea and lunch provided. Cost $3. Greenwich Club Phone: 9903 8326 or 0419 614 651 For people who are frail aged and socially isolated and living in the Lower North Shore. Mon-Fri. Transport available. Outings, gentle exercise, quizzes and planned activities. Greek Welfare Centre Day Care Phone: 9516 2188 St Matthews Church Hall, The Corso, Manly Support group with recreational activities for Greek seniors. Meets: Wed 1.30pm-3.30pm. Guildford Community Centre Respite Day Care Phone: 9632 2765 90 O'Neill St, Guildford 2161 Centre-based meals, social activities and day care for people who are frail aged including those with mild to moderate dementia or mild intellectual impairment. Can provide wheelchair accessible transport. MonFri 8am-4:30pm Harbord Diggers RSL Aged Day Care Club Phone: 9451 2216 or 9907 4878 Meets Harbours Diggers RSL Wed 9.30-1.30pm (except Dec and Jan). Lunch provided $7.

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Hills Community Care - Aged Day Care Programs Phone: 9761 7607 or 9761 7606 Cnr Castle Hill Rd & New Line Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/HillsCommunity-Care.html Flexible respite care in a supportive and safe environment. Centres at Baulkham Hills, North Rocks, Dural and Castle Hill. Maroota and Castleglen. Hours: 9am - 4pm Community transport bus to and from venues.

Hunters Hill Ryde Day Centre Phone: 9817 0101 42 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill 2110 Day care for frail aged. Transport provided. Mon: Chinese day care - Cantonese speaking. Wed: dementia specific Area served: Ryde, Hunters Hill LGAs. Jacaranda Enriching Life Day Centre Phone: 9979 4299 10 Jubilee Ave, Warriewood 2102 Web: www.nsr.unitingcare.org.au Respite care centre for frail aged and clients with early memory loss. Hills Community Care Keenagers Seniors Day Activity & Orange Blossom Cottage Respite Centre Phone: 9659 3964 Phone: 9415 2070 Conie Ave, Baulkham Hills 2153 Wyllie Lodge, 2 Chapman Ave, Mail: PO Box 75, Castle Hill 1765 Chatswood 2067 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/HillsWeb: www.nsr.unitingcare.org.au Community-Care.html Friendship, care, support and activities Dememtia-specific day care program for seniors, frail aged and dementia for people diagnosed with dementia groups, day respite and support for living in The Hills Shire. Mon-Sat carers. Transport may be provided. 10am - 2pm (extended care available). Tues: Active and Frail Aged Respite. Transport can be arranged. Languages Wed & Thurs: Dementia Respite. spoken: Italian, Spanish, Dutch. Lower North Shore Day Centre Hills Community Care (Longueville) Respite Care Service Phone: 9427 2666 Phone: 9761 7694 Day centre for people who are frail Conie Ave, Baulkham Hills 2153 aged. Respite, centre-based activities, a Email: hcc@thehills.nsw.gov.au hot lunch, outings, social support and companionship. Transport provided. Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/HillsWed, Thurs, Fri. Community-Care.html Flexible in home respite options in Lower North Shore Multicultural emergencies and occasional respite Aged Day Care Program for carers. Phone: 9777 7526 Host Home Day Care Meets: 10am-3pm Wednesday The Dougherty Community Centre Phone: 9346 1446 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Iliffe Centre, 157 Balaclava Rd, Funded by Home and Community Marsfield 2122 Care, this program offers a weekly Web: www.bcs.org.au centre-based activity for older people A Host Home Worker, who is paid, from culturally and linguistically trained and supported, offers their diverse backgrounds who are own home as a respite venue for residents of the Lower North Shore a small group of care recipients. area. Activities include gentle Emphasis on culturally specific host exercise, stimulating games, crafts, home environments. Provides carers music and entertainment, information of people with early stage dementia and monthly outings. Small fee with time out for two days a week, applies. Transport and lunch provided. six hours a day. Area served: Ryde, Mosman Day Centre Hunters Hill, Willoughby LGAs. Phone: 9968 1409 FOR CHINESE-SPEAKING 7 Ellamatta Ave, Mosman 2088 SENIORS' SUPPORT GROUPS Social group for elderly people who SEE PAGE 42 cannot easily participate in normal


Richard Geeves Centre Phone: 9488 8694 8 Murrua Rd, Turramurra 2074 Unit of the Aged Care and Rehabilitation Service of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. A centre for people with Alzheimer's Orange Blossom Cottage (The Hills) disease and other forms of dementia Phone: 9761 5706 who still live at home and are being Dementia specific centre-based care. cared for by family or a friend. Social activity programs for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and • Referral and information about community services. other dementia related illnesses. Orange Blossom Cottage provides social support • Day respite as needed. Support to the carer, monthly carers' meetings. and friendship through mentally • Individual and family counselling. stimulating recreation and social • Younger Onset Dementia program interaction. available. Activities can include transport to and • In-home respite also available for from the programs, hot meals, music people in Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde therapy, pet therapy, theme days, bus and Hunters Hill. outings, exercises, reminiscence and games with lots of fun and laughter to Area served: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai LGAs. be shared. Robertson Community Centre Day Respite Parkhill Cottage Day Centre Phone: 8832 2020 Manly Hospital 268 Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford 2118 Phone: 9976 9559 Web: www.bcs.org.au Darley Rd, Manly 2095 Day care and social activities for frail For people who are frail aged and aged. Also has a social program for those with dementia. people with mild to moderate dementia. Pittwater RSL Seniors Day Club St Ives Seniors Group Phone: 9913 7633(co-ordinator) or Phone: 1800 225 474 Phone: 9997 3833 (RSL) Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. Pittwater RSL Club, 82 Mona Vale com.au Rd, Mona Vale 2103 Focuses on wellbeing and social Meets: every Thursday 10am. networks. For frail aged members of the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai community. Tuesdays at the St Ives Uniting Church. Bus transport and meals provided. community activities. Respite for carers also offered. Activities include outings, gentle exercises, entertainers and speakers. Morning and afternoon tea, a hot lunch and transport is available.

The Studio @ Digby House Phone: 9817 8295 Gladesville Hospital, Victoria Rd, Gladesville 2111 Social activity and therapeutic day program for older people living with a mental health disorder. Must be mobile. Transport arranged. Area served: Ryde, Hunters Hill LGAs. Turramurra Uniting Church Day Care Centre Phone: 9144 1853 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra 2074 Respite care for carers of dependent elderly relatives or friends. Activities include singing, guest speakers and discussions. Morning tea. Bring cut lunch if possible or lunch can be provided. Wed 10am-2pm. Waitara Wellness Centre Phone: 1800 225 474 McQuoin Park, 28 McAuley Place, Waitara 2077 Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. com.au Social activity, therapy and day respite program for frail aged members of the community. Mon-Sat. Bus transport provided. War Vets Day Therapy Centre Phone: 8978 4331 Lantana Ave (Entrance C), Collaroy Plateau 2097 Web: www.rsllifecare.com.au Limited day therapy for people with dementia, specific treatments, activities

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Chantal Dementia Day Respite Phone: 9489 3592 28 McAuley Place Waitara 2077 Willmette Cottage Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Phone: 9873 4383 or Danielle com.au Holder (Co-ordinator) 8832 2060 Dementia help line: 1800 100 500 Centre-based day care service for 3 Homelands Ave, Carlingford 2118 Cnr Cox's and Norton Rds, frail older people with dementia. The North Ryde 2113 Web: www.bcs.org.au program caters for about 7-9 clients Short term overnight respite for people Web: www.alzheimers.org.au Information and support to individuals a day offering activities in the centre who are frail aged or with dementia and in the local community. Aims to and families affected by dementia. in a home like environment for up to Phone for details of local support groups. maintain skill levels, independence six people at a time. Open 24/7, 51 and mobility and give respite break to weeks of the year. Languages spoken: Alzheimer's Australia NSW Dementia carers. Transport is available. Burmese, Karen, Korean, Filipino. Discussion Group Dementia Chinese Helpline Willoughby Club Phone: 9489 2532 (Margaret Macmillan) Phone: 1800 300 386 Discussion group for people with Phone: 1800 225 474 Web: www.alzheimers.org.au Web: www.catholiccommunityservices. dementia and carers. Meets third Information in both Cantonese and Monday of the month at 7.45pm at com.au Mandarin. the Richard Geeves Day Care Centre Willoughby Club provided by Catholic Community Services is a HACC funded at 8 Murrua Rd, North Turramurra. Dementia Support Group (Mona Vale) adult day care program for people with Alzheimer's Association Northern Region Phone: 9931 7750 memory loss in North Sydney, Willoughby, Phone: 9489 2532 or 9449 3576 St Johns Anglican Church, 1624 Lane Cove and Mosman. Hours are Richard Geeves Centre, Murrua Rd, Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale 2103 10.30am-2.30pm Mon– Fri. Service is run North Turramurra 2074 Support, education and information from Willoughby House in Willoughby. Self-help organisation for carers and for families, carers and friends of Bus transport provided people with Alzheimer's disease or people who have memory loss related disorders. including Alzheimer’s disease and Wisemans Ferry Sunshine Group other forms of dementia. Anglicare Chesalon Service Phone: 4566 4481 (0434 149 335) Opposite Hotel, Old Northern Rd, Diverse Community - Dementia Support Phone: 9905 5227 Wisemans Ferry 2775 59 Thomas St, North Manly 2100 Phone 9898 0000 Volunteer based centre, respite care After hours social support for people 3/13 South St, Rydalmere 2116 service, for isolated, aged, disabled under age 65 who have dementia. Web: www.mwcare.org.au and carers, to provide access to Areas served: Manly, Warringah & Support for people living in the ancillary services, interaction with Pittwater. community who suffer with dementia. others, craft, music. Hot home cooked Respite for carers (including support Care Connect - Dementia Options meals and respite for the clients for carers from Arabic, Chinese and Program & Dementia Monitoring and their carers. Hours: Wed 9am Multicultural backgrounds). The 2.30pm. Transport: Volunteer pick up Phone: 9830 8900 service also runs a social support Level 2, 85 Fushcombe Rd, by arrangement. program for people living in Hills Blacktown 2148 Working Carers Long Day Care Centre Case management, domestic assistance, Shire, Community Options for people Phone: 9346 1440 in Hills Shire, Hunters Hill, Ryde and personal care and social support. Iliffe Centre, 157 Balaclava Rd, Parramatta LGAs. Catholic Community Services Marsfield 2122 Elaroo Dementia Day Care Centre Dementia Monitoring Program Web: www.bcs.org.au Phone: 8875 0919 Phone: 1800 225 474 Respite to enable working carers to Web: www.catholichealthcare.com.au 162-166 Balaclava Rd, Eastwood 2122 continue working. This service runs Web: www.daughtersofcharity.org.au from Willoughby House in Willoughby. Assists people who have memory Day respite care for people with dementia loss or confusion associated with dementia, mental illness or a disability, and their carers. Mon-Fri 7am-7pm. SPECIAL FEATURE who live alone or live with someone Area served: Ryde, Hunters Hill LGAs who, through their own ill health or Hammond Care Retirement Villages & disability, is unable to provide care. Flexible Carer Respite Solutions Phone: 9903 8128 Residential Aged Care Facilities LOCAL COUNCIL INFORMATION In and out-of-home planned respite Pages 59 - 69 STARTS PAGE 90 (4 hours a week) to carers of people with dementia and associated and healthy lifestyle programs for aged people in the community.

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Kincare Dementia Respite Phone: 1300 733 510 Web: www.kincare.com.au HammondCare – In-home Respite Subsidised home-based respite (min. Phone: 9903 8128 48 hours) for carers of people with For carers of people with dementia who are frail aged in the Lower North dementia. Area served: Sydney Metro North. Shore – 3 hours a week. HammondCare Counselling and Advocacy National Dementia Helpline Phone: 1800 100 500 Phone: 9903 8367 and 9903 8241 Web: www.alzheimers.org.au Free counselling service for people A confidential telephone support and caring for someone with dementia. information service staffed by trained The Hills Community Care and experienced advisers. Dementia Services Northern Beaches Dementia Advisory Phone: 9894 7751 Service Sensitive support to people with Phone: 9979 7677 dementia and their carers. Programs Unit 7/8 Level 1, 10 Park St, include in–home monitoring, social Mona Vale 2103 day groups at Orange Blossom Web: www.communitycare.org.au Cottage, occasional and extended Educates carers and service providers respite and emergency respite. about providing practical and Monthly carer support groups are effective assistance to people with also conducted and include access to dementia. Other services include an extensive library of literature and monitoring of people living alone visual materials. For Orange Blossom with memory loss, and in-home and Cottage, phone 9659 3964. out-of-home respite. challenging behaviour in the Lower North Shore, Ryde and Hunters Hill LGAs.

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Time Off Program (TOPs) Phone: 9488 8694 Richard Geeves Centre, 8 Murrua St, North Turramurra 2074 Emergency or occasional planned in-home respite for carers of people with dementia. Flexible day or evening respite care, any day of the week. Average length of time is three hours but longer times are available. Staff experienced in dementia care. Area served: Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai and Ryde. Tom O'Neill Dementia Day Club Greenwich Phone: 9903 8353 or 0438 200 281 Day respite for people living in the community. Assessment, outings and activities. Carer’s Cafe at Roseville run bi-monthly for education and support. Willyama Cottage Centre Based Aged Day Care Service Phone: 9840 3980 Building 77, Cumberland Hospital, 1-11 Hainsworth St, North Parramatta 2151 Aged day care for older people who

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Food Services Meals on Wheels Chilled, hot or frozen meals are delivered to people who are unable to shop and cook either long-term or short term. Friendly 'community restaurant' lunches are also available at most centres. Crows Nest Centre: Phone: 9437 7507 Gladesville, Hunters Hill and part of Ryde: Phone: 9817 0101 The Hills Shire: Phone: 9761 7602 Hornsby: Phone: 9477 9419 Ku-ring-gai: Phone: 9144 2044

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Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) See page 39 or Phone: 1800 200 422 to find your closest ACAT Assessment, information and support for the home care needs of frail aged people living at home, including assessment for aged residential care. Anglicare Chesalon Service Domestic Assistance Northern Sydney Region Phone: 9905 5227 59 Thomas Street North Manly 2100 BCS Care Centre Phone: 9346 1440 (Chatswood) Phone: 8831 9200 (Hills Shire) Phone: 4566 4700 (Wisemans Ferry) Web: www.bcs.org.au Personal care and domestic assistance like cleaning, laundry, paying bills

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Home Support & Community Services Parramatta Phone: 9806 5121 Level 1, Council Chambers Building, Civic Place, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au Funded under the Home and Community Care Program and Parramatta Council to co-ordinate activities, services, information, education, referral and support to HAC-eligible older people and their carers. Services include Carers Support, Meals on Wheels (Food Services), Neighbour Aid Services, Peer Support, Garden Maintenance and the Seniors' Leisure and Learning Centre. Parramatta LGA. Home Care Service Division Cumberland Branch (Parramatta) Phone: 9685 1333 Level 5, 128 Marsden St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au Assists older people and their carers to live independently in their own homes. Services include domestic assistance, personal care and respite care. Kincare Community Services Phone: 1300 733 510 Web: www.kincare.org Personal and domestic services such as shopping, paying bills, personal care, transport to appointments and

outings, social activities. Respite and nursing services.

Northern Sydney Home Assistance Phone: 9975 3174 Web: www.bensoc.org.au Domestic services to assist people to maintain their independence and continue living in their own home. Area served: areas covered: Lower North Shore and Ryde LGAs. Uniting Care Ageing - Northern Sydney Region - Community Care Phone: 9975 7388 Web: www.nsr.unitingcare.org.au Assists people to remain independent in their own homes. Provides domestic assistance, personal care, transport to doctors and help with shopping. See advertisement page 131 (Inside Back Cover).

Veterans Home Care Program - NSW Phone: 1300 550 450 (Assessment) Web: www.dva.gov.au Co-ordinates home care services to war veterans and war widows/ers to enable them to live independently in the community. Must be a veteran or a war widow/er of the Australian Defence Forces or an Australian mariner. Wesley Domestic Assistance Phone: 9938 5900 (Northern Beaches) Phone: 9762 6277 (Parramatta, Hills Shire)

Non-subsidised Home Support & Personal Care The following services are commercially operated and rates vary.

Home Instead Senior Care Hornsby-Hills District: Phone: 9980 2226 Lower North Shore: Phone: 9908 7206 North Shore: Phone: 9144 2322 Email: syd.northern@homeinstead.com.au Northern Beaches: Phone: 9144 2311 North West Sydney: Phone: 9816 1599 Ryde–Hunters Hill: Phone: 9816 1599 Email: syd.northwest@homeinstead.com.au Web: www.homeinstead.com.au Non-medical provider of companionship, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, errands, transport and early stages dementia care. Services provided 7-days a week, 24-hours a day. See advertisement opposite page.

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Just Better Care Phone: 1300 587 823 Web: www.justbettercare.com.au Home assistance for people who are frail, aged, living with a disability or dementia. Palliative care and respite. Transport and companionship. Services provided from 1 to 24 hours a day/7 days a week. See advertisement page 51. Oxley Home Care Phone: 9986 2266 Services include companionship, personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, ironing, shopping and transport. Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. See advertisement this page. RSL Lifecare Lifecare at Home Phone: 8978 4333 Cleaning and other tasks. Assists with returning home from hospital or support to get out and about. See advertisement page 13.

Home & Garden Modification & Maintenance Aider Program Phone: 8741 4955 Email: aider@rfs.nsw.gov.au Assistance for residents who are frail aged or have a disability. NSW Rural Fire Service hazard reduction program for eligible seniors living in bush fire prone areas. Includes clearing gutters and thinning vegetation. Community Connect Northern Beaches Community Connect Gardening Phone: 9931 7777 30 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Web: www.norbeachconnect.com.au Gardening service, for people who are frail aged or have a disability, which aims to make the garden low maintenance. Community Assist Lawn Mowing Telephone: 9488 8390 Suite 1, 1273 Pacific Highway, Turramurra 2074 Web: www.easycaregardening.org.au This service is means tested, and provides subsidised lawn mowing for pensioners, aged, frail and people with a disability. Project of Easy Care Gardening. Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Ryde and Hunters Hill LGAs. Waiting lists in some areas. Community Assist Lawn Mowing Service - Parramatta Phone: 9806 5148 or 9806 5121 Council Chambers Building, 2 Civic Place, Parramatta 2151 Email: communityassistlawnmowing@parracity.nsw.gov.au Parramatta LGA only. Primarily for people who are frailaged or have a disability. Priority given to people who have financial disadvantage, have no other support to

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Hills Community Care Home Maintenance & Modification Phone: 9761 7611 Conie Ave, Baulkham Hills 2153 Email: hcc@thehills.nsw.gov.au Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Hills-Community-Care.html Assistance in maintaining your home, keeping it secure and in good repair. All work is carried out by qualified and highly skilled trades people. Clients will be provided with a written quote before any work commences. Home and Garden Maintenance- Ryde Phone: 9888 3380 Web: www.nrca.org.au Volunteers provide occasional light gardening assistance such as weeding, pruning or planting of new shrubs. Lawn mowing service at a subsidised cost. Light home maintenance by volunteers provides help with minor domestic odd jobs such as light bulb changing, sticky doors or leaky taps. Area served: Ryde LGA only. Home Modification & Maintenance Service The Hills Shire: Phone: 9761 7611 Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai: Phone: 9847 6503 Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman and Willoughby: Phone: 9427 6425 Manly, Warringah Pittwater: Phone: 9913 3244 Parramatta, Holroyd, Auburn: Phone: 9832-4599 Ryde and Hunters Hill: Phone: 9952 8222 Installation, modifications and essential minor repairs, such as changing light globes, tap washers and hand held showers, to the homes of frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers. Home modification includes handrails, hand showers, installing safety ramps and rails. Major modification work on bathrooms and access areas also referred through an occupational therapist. Smoke Alarm & Battery Replacement for the Elderly (SABRE) Phone your local fire station. NSW Fire Brigade installs smoke alarms or batteries for seniors age 65+ with limited domestic support. Annual visits to check the operation of the alarm and change the battery. Cost of alarm and batteries is the responsibility of the client. Veterans Home Maintenance Line Phone: 1800 801 945 Web: www.dva.gov.au A telephone advice and referral service to assist with property maintenance, home inspection services and property emergencies Must be a veteran/a war widow/er of Australian Defence Forces or an Australian mariner.

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LGA: ACAT: HACC: CACPs: COTA: CALD: EACH: EACH-D ADHC:

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Linen Service A HACC funded linen service. Volunteers strip and remake beds with clean sheets and pillowcases and change bath towels. Linen is removed and professionally laundered to hospital standards. Lane Cove: Phone: 9427 6425 North Sydney: Phone: 9439 5122 Mosman: Phone: 9978 4119 Parramatta, Holroyd, The Hills: Phone: 9832 4599 Ryde & Hunters Hill: Phone: 9888 3380 Willoughby: Phone: 9777 7824

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Nursing support and home visits to oncology/palliative care clients.

Westmead Hospital - Palliative Care/ Community Liaison Clinical Nurse Consultant Phone: 9845 6824 Westmead Hospital, cnr Hawkesbury Rd and Darcy Rd, Westmead 2145 For patients of Westmead Hospital with a terminal illness, and their relatives and carers. Also provides liaison with community palliative care services and other palliative care units.

Personal Alarm Systems Personal emergency alarm monitoring via a waterproof alarm worn as a neck pendant or bracelet. This links the user to the monitoring centre's staff using an existing telephone line. Free home demonstrations.

Greenwich Hospital 97-115 River Rd, Greenwich 2065 Phone: 9903 8333 Inpatient palliative care and supportive CareCALL Emergency Response Service care with a palliative care day hospital, Phone: 1300 130 100 a community palliative care service. Web: www.carecall.bcs.org.au Neringah Hospital Constant Companion - HACC Funded Phone: 9488 2200 Phone: 9777 7836 4-12 Neringah Ave, South 2 Elizabeth St, Artarmon 2064 Wahroonga 2076 Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/ A 15-bed public hospital providing Constant-Companion.html an integrated inpatient service and a Subsidised 24-hour personal alarm comprehensive community palliative system gives users the security and care service to residents in the independence of knowing they can Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai areas. access assistance 24 hours a day, 7 Northern Beaches Palliative Care Service Phone: 9998 0222 Palliative Care Unit, Coronation St, Mona Vale 2103 Web: www.hammondcare.com.au Hammondcare's outreach service for patients with advanced diseases, such as cancer, who live in the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater area. Palliative Care is available in designated hospice beds in Mona Vale Hospital. Support is given to patients, carers and the newly bereaved.

days a week, at the press of a button. When the pendant is pressed, professional monitoring staff contact the necessary help required and stay in contact with the user to provide reassurance until assistance is received. Constant Companion has been has been serving the community for over 23 years.

Parramatta Community Health Services - Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology/ Palliative Care Phone: 9843 3218 Parramatta Community Health Services, Jeffery House, 162 Marsden St, Parramatta 2150

Phone: 9782 4408 For the pets of people aged over 65 years, or palliative care patients of any age, who do not have friends or relatives to help look after their pets in times of crisis. Services include in-home pet care, dog walking, foster care,

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ongoing support, re-homing of pets and emergency boarding facilities. Cost depends on individual circumstances.

Respite Respite refers to short term, temporary care provided to older people with a disability so their families can take a break from the daily routine of care giving. Services can be provided at home, a day-care centre or residential care facilities. Respite can be as short as an hour or as long as a week. You may be eligible for HACC services if you are a person who is frail, with a disability or dementia or HIV/AIDS, a war veteran/widow or a carer for any of these people. HACC services are subsided by the Commonwealth and the NSW government. Also see: Day Respite and Care Centres, Dementia Specific Services

Flexible respite services Individual in-home flexible respite packages for frail elderly people and people with a disability and moderate to high support needs. Respite plans are tailored to meet individual needs. BCS Care Centre, Chatswood Phone: 9419 4122 BCS Care Centre, Parramatta, The Hills Phone: 8896 4700 Centacare Broken Bay Phone: 8425 8700 Chantal Cottage - Catholic Community Services Phone: 1800 226 474 or 9489 3592 Overnight respite for carers of frail-aged and people who have dementia. Frail (65 and over), dementia (no specific age). Operates: Thurs to Sun. HammondCare - Flexible Carer Respite Solutions Phone: 9903 8128 Dementia specific. Area served: Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby, Ryde and Hunters Hill. Sunshine Home Respite Care Phone: 9983 9400 Area served: Northern Sydney Woonona Cottage Phone: 9488 2288 Overnight respite for carers of frail aged and people who have dementia.


Hornsby/ Ku-ring-gai Hospital Social Work Department Phone: 9477 9558 Information and assessment about possible respite care options such as accommodation, day care and assistance in the home. Lottie Stewart Hospital (Dundas) Phone: 9858 3255 40 Stewart St, Dundas 2117 Web: www.wsahs.nsw.gov.au/ lottiestewart/ index.htm

to meet the needs of frail aged people and to support their carers. See advertisement inside back cover, page 131.

Telephone & Other Monitoring Services

Community Care Northern Beaches Dementia Monitoring Service Phone: 9979 7677 7/ 8 Level 1 Pittwater Place, 10 Park St Mona Vale 2103 Hospital with specialised nursing home Email: ccnb@ccnb.com.au beds. Provides aged care (age 65+), respite beds, spinal unit and Huntington Regular contact for people with disease unit. Doctor's referral required. memory loss who live alone. Could include companionship, social Assessment required by Aged Care activities, assistance with shopping and Assessment Team (ACAT). household tasks or drop-in service. Lower North Shore & Manly Warringah Manly Warringah Pittwater Pittwater Respite Brokerage Service Neighbour Aid Service Phone: 9979 7677 Phone: 9913 3244 Web: www.ccnb.com.au Regular phone calls and visits A flexible respite service to carers by volunteers. Social support to of people who are frail aged, have multicultural communities. a moderate to severe disability or Next of Kin Registry dementia. Regular planned respite and in an emergency. Area served: Phone: Crime Prevention Officer at Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby, your local police station Manly, Warringah, Pittwater LGAs. (see page 11 for police station Northern Sydney Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

Phone: 1800 052 222 Information, support and advice to arrange short-term and emergency respite for carers of people who are frail aged, have a disability, chronic condition, mental health disorder or terminal illness.

phone numbers.) Free service for people living alone to record their details at their local police station. A keyring and a sticker placed on a home phone alerts emergency services of Next-of-Kin registration.

Telecross – Australian Red Cross Phone: 9229 4222 (A free service) Northcott Flexible Respite Northern Sydney Web: www.redcross.org.au Free service is delivered mainly by Phone: 9472 5204 Respite for people with disabilities 0--65 volunteers, who every morning, make a short, friendly phone call to people years and their carers. Also Flexible who live alone to ensure they are safe Respite for Ageing Carers aged 70+. and well. If the call is not answered, RE Tebbutt Lodge emergency procedures are initiated Phone: 9858 4999 and assistance is given if necessary. 40a Stewart St, Dundas 2117 Safely Home Aged care residential hostel with 67 Phone: 1800 100500 beds including respite care beds. Does For people with dementia or other not have a secured dementia unit. intellectual disabilities. A bracelet Referral: Assessment required by ACAT. features an ID number linked to UnitingCare Ageing details in the NSW Police's Safely Northern Sydney Region Home database. Cost is from $35. A Phone: 9468 5900 joint project of Alzheimer's Australia Not-for-profit, flexible in-home respite and NSW Police.

Social Support & Neighbour Aid Volunteers assist with shopping, transport to medical appointments, social contact and home visits. Berowra Community Health Centre Phone: 9456 3344 Crows Nest Centre Phone: 9439 5122 Diverse Community Care - The Hills Phone: 9898 0000 Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services Phone: 9817 0101 JewishCare Phone: 9488 7100 Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Phone: 9988 4966 Lane Cove Community Aid Service Phone: 9427 6425 Hornsby Linc Church Services Network Phone: 9476 3134 Linc Warringah Phone: 9451 0872 Mosman Neighbour Aid Phone: 9978 4219 North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre Phone: 9888 3380 Northern Beaches Community Visitors Scheme (Centacare) Phone: 8968 5100 MATE Social Support Service for Older Men (North Shore, Ryde, Northern Beaches) Phone: 9975 7388 One to One Support Group (The Hills Shire) Phone: 9639 8620 Parramatta Home Support & Community Services: Phone: 9806 5121 Pennant Hills Neighbour Aid Phone: 9484 7777 Pittwater Linc Church Services Network Phone: 9973 1777 Senior Volunteer Service (SVS) Lifeline Northern Beaches Phone: 9949 5522 Willoughby Community Aid Phone: 9777 7824 Wisemans Ferry & District Community Health Centre Phone: 4566 4423 Seniors & Care Guide 2012 57


CARER SUPPORT Aged Care Australia Phone: 1800 200 422 Web: www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au A single, national information line to make it easier to access information about aged care, respite for carers, and support for carers. Carers NSW Phone: 9280 4744 Level 18, 24 Campbell St, Sydney 2000 Web: www.carersnsw.asn.au For people who carie for a person with a disability, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency, chronic conditions, terminal illness or who is frail aged. Monthly newsletter and links to carer support groups. A free Carer Support Kit is available in 13 languages. Also Aboriginal/TSI kit. Carer information support and counselling: Phone 1800 242 636 After hours: Phone Lifeline 13 1114 For carers needing emergency respite: Phone 1800 052 222 Child Support Agency Phone: 13 1272 Web: www.csa.gov.au Advice and help to grandparents.Support services and multilingual materials to provide assistance to grandparents from non-English speaking backgrounds. Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Phone: 1800 052 022 See page 14 for details. Community Services Carers Support Program Phone: 9817 0101 (Rosemary) For people who care for a person with an age related condition. Meets: twice monthy. Hunters Hill Ryde LGAs. Hills Shire Working Carer Liaison Project Phone: 9761 7686 Assists carers who juggle paid employment with care responsibilities. Home Hospice Phone: 1800 132 229 Web: www.homehospice.com.au For carers of people with a terminal illness who wants to remain at home. A free program of mentoring support to caregivers. Mentors offer practical 58 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

guidance to help you to access the support you need at this challenging time.

Sunnyfield Respite Care for Carers over 65 years

HammondCare Phone: 9903 8241 Support for carers of people who have dementia, a disability or are frail aged. Counselling and advocacy, caring for self, information on services for carers and care options such as respite. Mosman Carers Phone: 9978 4089 Information and time-out for people caring for someone suffering from dementia, an illness or disability. Carer respite may be able to be arranged to enable you to attend meetings. Meets Wed 10am-12pm, Harnet Room, Mosman Council, Mosman Square. Northern Sydney Carer Support Service Phone: 8877 5349 Web: www.nscchealth.nsw.gov.au/ carersupport/aboutus Information and support to those who care for a family member or friend who have a long-term illness or disability. Range of courses (including cooking classes for men), at North Ryde and other locations, to provide practical skills. Held in local areas and free to carers. Northern Beaches Community Connect & Multicultural Carers Program Phone 9931 7750 30 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Web: www.norbeachconnect.com.au Support, education and referral services for carers. A range of support groups for carers including dementia, mental health, disability, and social interest. Multicultural support groups for carers including Chinese, Serbian, Spanish and Tongan.

Phone: 8977 2753 Building B4, Capital Business Park, 1-3 Rodborough Rd, Frenchs Forest 2088 Respite for carers aged over 65 years caring for a person with an intellectual disability living at home. Recreational and respite groups for younger people with an intellectual ability.

Looking after Your Ageing Parents

Westmead Hospital - Nursing Home & Hostel Information and Liaison Officers

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ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged Phone: 9858 4083 40a Stewart St, Dundas 2117 Advocates on behalf of clients to find secure, affordable accommodation. Also links clients with appropriate care services. Eligibility: Low income earners, homeless, frail aged people in insecure rental premises. KOPWA Limited Phone: 9412 0284 Web: www.kopwa.org.au Owns and operates a 58-bed low-care aged care facility and 80 self-care, low cost retirement units - criteria applies.

Link Housing Ltd Phone: 9412 5111 Web: www.linkhousing.org.au Housing for low-income applicants with a very high need on the Department of Housing NSW register. Area Served: The nine local government areas of Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Parramatta, Ryde, Warringah and Willoughby.

Phone: 9845 7659 Westmead Hospital, Social Work Department, Level 1, E Block, cnr Hawkesbury Rd and Darcy Rd, Westmead 2145 Assistance to locate accommodation in residential aged care facilities for ACAT approved community clients. Area served: Parramatta and Hills Shire LGAs.


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Special annual feature The RICH fabric of LIFE and the JOY of BEING with PEOPLE who CARE

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Northern Sydney boasts many magnif icent retirement resorts, villages and well serviced aged care facilities. Where you decide to hang your hat, depends on what you’re looking for in life. You may prefer to be in the centre of the action in the lower North Shore with the Sydney CBD a quick bus or train trip away. Or do you lean towards the tranquillity of a leafy bushland setting where you can commune with nature? Possibly you are a sporting type who wants be close to the water, golf courses or bowling greens, or are you very social and enjoy going to the movies and theatre and need to have easy access to reliable trains and buses? Northern Sydney has retirement lifestyle accommodation to suit all types and to reflect the personalities of the residents. From Hornsby, across the semi-rural Hills District, cosmopolitan Ryde and Parramatta; to Lane Cove with its village community atmosphere, and harbourside North Sydney and chic Mosman. If you are attracted to tree-lined streets and fine old churches, you could choose Ku-ring-gai where you can enjoy a secure life among quality family homes close to parks, bowling greens, golf courses, and more social and special interest groups than you have time to attend. But for the types that need to have sea air in their nostrils and easy access to waterworld pleasures, there’s well established retirement villages and aged care facilities close to public and private hospitals with rehabilitation facilities. Most of Northern Sydney has easy access to a city lifestyle, is close to highquality health-care facilities, and has a host of active seniors groups with a caring community spirit. To help you to find the perfect retirement for your needs, budget and personality, here is a list of retirement villages and resorts, and aged care facilities. These properties and facilities are solid and valued supporters of the Seniors & Care Guide. Without their continued support, we would not be able to provide, free of charge, Sydney's most comprehensive guide for seniors, their carers and their families You’ll find their advertisements in the guide, phone them direct for more details or to arrange an inspection. 60 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Baptist Community Services (BCS) villages have active residents' and social committees. There's a host of different activites to keep everyone involved and interested.

Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV) Web: www.arv.org.au Warriewood Brook Retirement Villages (Self Care) Phone: 1300 111 278 14 Self-care or independent living units Macpherson St, Warriewood 2102 are generally for people aged 55 years Independent living, assisted living, and over who are able to support dementia care, high care. themselves or need minimum care. Offers luxurious living, Warriewood Brook brand new homes and spacious Low Care (Assisted Living) grounds. Also called hostel accommodation. ARV's Castle Hill Villages: For people who require some support. Mowll, Nuffield, Hopetoun, Most assisted living units provide Warrina, Kilvinton & Flinders: meals, cleaning, laundry and personal Phone: 1300 111 278 care as required. 284 Castle Hill Rd, Castle Hill 2154 High Care (Nursing Home) Independent living, assisted living, dementia care, high care. For people requiring 24-hour nursing Set in 120 acres of landscaped gardens, care. Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) provide a thorough assessment the ARV villages at Castle Hill feature chapel, library, hairdresser, bowling of your care needs and help arrange green, kiosks, community halls, heated access or referral to residential or pool, cafes, leisure centres, gym, 24-hr community care services. Before approaching an aged care facility, it is clinic, therapy centre. Accommodation options include studio units, 1 & 2 bed advisable to consult the ACAT team villas/units, 3-bed units and duplex units. for assessment and advice. Rohini Village Phone: 1300 111 278 53 Rohini St, Turramurra 2074 FOR ACAT Web: www.arv.org.au CONTACT DETAILS Independent living. Extra care services. Near train station. Community room, GO TO PAGE 39 activities, library, artists' studio, outdoor areas. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units. Basically, there are three levels of accommodation:


Nestled between the Forest and the seaside, is Australian Unity's Willandra Bungalows at Cromer

ARV also has: St David's Village at Forestville Independent living, assisted living. Glenhaven Green at Glenhaven Independent living. Woodberry Village at Winston Hills Independent living, assisted living, high care and dementia care.

club, gentle exercise classes, table tennis, craft, swimming, computer classes, movie afternoons, monthly cafe, tennis, mahjong, happy hours, barbecues, rummy, snooker, line dancing, art groups and many other social gatherings. Pet friendly. Willandra Village Phone 9971 8035 Australian Unity 81 Willandra Rd, Cromer, 2099 See advertisement page 5. Web: www.australianunity.com.au/ Web: www.australianunity.com.au Australian Unity has aged care facilities willandravillage Independent living and serviced available throughout NSW including: apartments. Staff on-site 24/7. Willandra Bungalows Recreational facilities and activities include Phone 9971 8035 51 Little Willandra Rd, Cromer, 2099 gentle exercise classes, line dancing, tai chi, aquarobics, craft, hairdresser, Web: www.australianunity.com.au/ billiards, libraries, music group, bridge willandrabungalows club, mahjong, bingo, computer Independent living with staff on-site 24/7. Recreation facilities and activities classes, restaurant, movie theatre room, barbecues, happy hour, monthly include billiards, tai chi, bridge

Independent living and serviced apartments at Australian Unity's Willandra Village at Cromer

carvery, outdoor pool, indoor pool and spa, exercise room, visiting doctor, visiting podiatrist, coffee club. Pet friendly.

Aveo Live Well See advertisement page 9. Phone: 13 Aveo (13 28 36) Web: www.aveolivewell.com.au See Aveo Lindfield Gardens page 67. Baldwin Care Group Independent living, high care. Web: www.baldwincare.com.au Ashley House Apartments Phone: 9427 6564 97A Ashley St, Roseville 2069 Ashley House Lodge (High care) Phone: 9412 2451 Chatswood Gardens (Independent living) 5 Hart St, Lane Cove 2066
 Phone: 9427 6564
 Also at Mona Vale.

Hotel style living for your mum and dad. Discover the new face of aged care at Regis Ku-ring-gai Gardens Regis Ku-ring-gai Gardens, offers a level rarely seen in aged care living. Catering to those in need of low, high and respite care, Ku-ring-gai Gardens offers your loved ones quality of life and independence in a caring environment. With hotel style services at your finger-tips, Ku-ring-gai Gardens offers a range of spacious premium rooms and first class amenities for those looking for the ultimate in aged care accommodation. As a Regis Club Services fi ve star facility, Ku-ring-gai Gardens is a vibrant hub brimming with options including personal concierge, on-site day spa, individualised fi tness and or lifestyle programs, pre-dinner aperitifs, a la carte dining, access to wireless technology, specialised activities and group excursions – ensuring Ku-ring-gai Gardens is the pinnacle in aged care living.

• 70-bed high, low and respite care extra service facility • Spacious premium single rooms with en suites • Contemporary interior furnishings including flat screen televisions • On-site chef, a la carte dining and happy hours • Day spa, hair salon and individualised fitness and or lifestyle programs If you or a loved one is considering aged care now or in the future then Regis could be the support you are looking for.

Dedicated welcoming staff

Stylish finishes

Contemporary furnishings

Private dining options

On-site cafe

Hairdresser and day spa

Experienced in-house chef

Private cinema

For more information phone 1300 998 100 Email advice@regis.com.au or visit www.regis.com.au 245-247 Pacific Highway, Hornsby Seniors & Care Guide 2012 61


Bougainvillea The Bay Club Resort See advertisement pages 6 & 7. Phone: 9953 5741 7-17 Waters Rd, Neutral Bay, 2089 Web: www.bougainvillearetirement.com Independent living, serviced & assisted living apartments. Flexible Care options. Bougainvillea is a Strata Titled village in the heart of Neutral Bay with shops, doctors, cafes, chemists, transport on its doorstep. Selfcare independent living units comprise studio, one and two bedrooms. Serviced/assisted living apartments are 1 bedroom with ensuite, separate lounge, kitchenette, balcony. Village facilities include, gym, restaurant, lounge areas, heated pool, recreation areas, activities, outings, village bus. hair salon, billiard room, craft room and landscaped gardens. Baptist Community Services (BCS) See advertisement page 23. Phone: 1300 275 227 Independent living, low care, high care. BCS Aminya Village BCS Aminya Village is a hidden jewel located in the popular Hills District at Baulkham Hills, surrounded by well established trees and gardens. The village is close to four major shopping centres: Baulkham Hills, Castle Towers, North Rocks and Winston Hills. There are also local shops within easy walking distance of the village.

Knitting and yarns at BCS Willandra Village at Marsfield keeps friendships alive and creates items for charity

The village is adjacent to modern Aminya Village has 92 units, in one low care and high care residential and two bedroom configurations, and offers an independent lifestyle to aged care accommodation, as part of the BCS Marsfield site. couples or singles. An active Resident’s Committee and Columbia Aged Care Services Social Committee ensures residents See advertisement page 47. have a full program of social activities Meeting the care needs of the local including craft club, bowls on the community for over 40 years. bowling green, billiards and a carpentry Willowood Centre workshop. The Village is adjacent to Phone: 9764 7836 low care and high care residential aged 297 Mowbray Rd, Chatswood 2067 care accommodation, within the BCS Web: www.columbiaagedcare.com.au Baulkham Hills site. Assisted living, high care and respite BCS Willandra Village care (including emergency respite). At Marsfield, the BCS Willandra Registered nurse on duty 24/7. Therapy Village offers an independent and recreational services. Activities and lifestyle to healthy and active seniors. day trips. Single and double rooms for Containing one and two bedroom individuals as well as couples. units, the village is close to essential Opened in 2006, Willowood is a services including Macquarie Shopping fully accredited nursing home in a Centre, medical centres, bus and rail beautiful garden setting with modern transport and major hospitals. facilities with exceptional resident

The Cotswolds Village

You'll spend your time doing what you enjoy

Stress-free independent lifestyle not far from where you are living now! Indoor pool & spa Recreational facilities Wide range of recreational facilities at The Cotswolds Village or nearby. Opposite a public golf course • Registered nurse on site 24/7 • Close to major hospitals • •

• Live in a real community again! Beautifully designed double-brick units set in award-winning gardens. • Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom units • Studio & 1 bedroom serviced apartments

From $80,000 to $470,000 • No deferred management fees

To view anytime, phone Julie Rodgers of Turramurra North Real Estate: 9449 3075 or 0418 606 006 The Cotswolds Village 28 Curagul Road, North Turramurra 62 Seniors & Care Guide 2012


Never be bored!

Be at the centre of everything

Ready for a laugh and a chat at Columbia Aged Care's Willowood Centre at Chatswood.

comfort and security. The rooms are light and airy, with individual controlled air-conditioning and heat lamps in the ensuites. Residents have a choice of meals that are freshly prepared. Columbia Aged Care Services also has Acacia Centre (Marrickville) and Strathdale (Strathfield).

Cotswolds Village See advertisement opposite page. Phone: 9449 3075 or 0418 606 006 28 Curagul Rd, North Turramurra 2074 Web: www.thecotswoldsvillage.com Independent living. Serviced apartments. 24/7 on-site registered nursing care. Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom units many with garages/carports. Prices currently range from $80,000 - $470,000. No deferred management fees. Indoor pool and spa, dining room, indoor and outdoor recreation areas. Community, social and activities program. Opposite public golf course.

Perfectly located in the heart of the Chatswood CBD, Dougherty Apartments Retirement Village and Aged Care Facility has easy access to Westfield Chatswood shopping complex, social clubs, cinemas, bus and rail interchange. Dougherty Apartments is in the same building as the popular Dougherty Community Centre, which provides a multitude of activities for the community. Dougherty Apartments is a high rise quality focused facility accommodating both low-care hostel residents and self-funded, self-care residents. For an information package or further information, please phone:

Dougherty Apartments

9419 3000

Monday - Friday

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Lansdowne Gardens, overlooking Sydney Harbour in Neutral Bay sets new standards in Residential Aged Care featuring:

Lansdowne Gardens provides excellence in care and service in a luxurious, warm and caring, boutique hotel-like environment.

• 24 hour nursing care with highly experienced and caring staff • Independent Medical Advisory Board providing guidance and expertise • Low care, high care and dementia care • Luxurious private suites, each unique. • Hotel-like lifestyle services such as a personal assistant

• Fine dining with meals prepared by our Executive Chef • Beautiful courtyards and manicured gardens • A beauty salon, hydrotherapy pool/spa and gymnasium • Life enriching activities and active community involvement

We invite you and your family to contact Lansdowne Gardens to obtain further information on how we can provide wellbeing, security & excellence. We can guide you through the process by providing support and understanding during what can be an emotionally difficult time.

Call Client Services today on 02 9953 0000 to discuss your personal situation or visit www.lansdownegardens.com.au

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Dougherty Apartments Aged Care Facility See advertisement 63. Phone 9419 3000 Web: www.doughertyapartments.org Independent living, low care hostel, low care dementia care, respite beds. Dougherty Apartments is perfectly located in Chatswood, close to all transport, shops, restaurants, and cinema. The apartments are fully secure with CCTV and security entry. The facility is staffed 24 hours, seven days per week.

Group Homes Australia See advertisement page 50. Phone: 9416 0878 Web: www.grouphomes.com.au High care, dementia specific, low care. Elegant single level home with private suites, indoor and outdoor areas, fully equipped kitchen accessible to residents. All meals, laundry and cleaning services included. 24/7 specialised staff for people living with dementia. High care nursing, activities, transportation. Affordable rental options. 64 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

See advertisement page 63. Phone: 9953 0000 11 Manns Ave, Neutral Bay, 2089 Web: www.lansdownegardens.com.au Low care, high care, dementia care. Elegant private single suites and double suites available. Lansdowne Gardens won the Aged Care Association Aust. Award for Best Renovated Extra Service Facility. Offering nine lounge areas and four dining rooms, courtyards, beauty and hair salon, hydrotherapy pool & spa, gym and exercise facilities, physiotherapy, therapeutic massages, diversional therapy and in-house executive chef.

Lend Lease See advertisement opposite page. Web: www.primelife.com.au Lend Lease has aged care facilities available throughout NSW. For more information, visit www. primelife.com.au. Glenaeon Retirement Village Phone: 9450 2755 (Heather or Carol) 207 Forest Way Belrose 2085 Independent living, serviced apartments. Clubhouse, lounge, library, resident bar and kitchen, restaurant, indoor heated pool and spa, library, gym, hair salon, beautician, snooker table, workshop, craft room, medical consulting rooms, Village bus. Lutanda Manor Phone: 9875 4477 14 Victoria Rd, 
Pennant Hills 2120 Independent living. Serviced apartments. Clubhouse, library, lounge, indoor heated pool and spa, medical consulting rooms, indoor and outdoor bowling green, art & craft room, activities, village bus, hair salon, outdoor recreation area, billiards. Pittwater Village Phone: 9979 6045 16-32 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale 2103 Independent living. Clubhouse, lounge, resident bar and kitchen and indoor pool. Village bus. Nelsons Grove Phone: 9875 4477 2 Newport St, Pemulwuy 2145 Independent apartment living in the heart of Nelsons Ridge near Greystanes. Features facilities such as a Club house, heated pool, gymnasium, library and much more.

Living Choice Glenhaven - resort style living for the un-retiring Photo: courtesy of Living Choice


Lindfield Gardens Aveo See advertisement page 67 Phone: 9416 8466 (Margaret Sulivan) 2 Ulmarra Place, East Lindfield 2070 Web: www.lindfieldgardens.com.au Independent living units, respite and serviced apartments. Lindfield Gardens at East Lindfield is set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens overlooking Middle Harbour and the natural bush of Garigal National Park. Village Centre, coffee shop, indoor heated pool and spa, hairdressing salon, beautician, library and internet, medical consulting rooms, therapeutic massages, physiotherapy, podiatry, and billiards room. Men’s shed, art & craft room, outdoor chess, BBQ area and restaurant, meeting rooms, daily activities program and special interest groups. Lindfield Gardens is in a tranquil and sought-after neighbourhood at the edge of Roseville Chase at East Lindfield. Buses stop right outside.

Living Choice Leisure Lea Gardens See advertisement page 15. Phone: 9869 8432 201-207 Epping Rd, Marsfield 2122 Web: www.livingchoice.com.au Independent living, supported living apartments. Meals, cleaning and personal care as required. Carers onsite 24 hours a day. Living Choice Glenhaven Visiting doctor, hairdresser, script Photo: courtesy of Living Choice collection, greengrocer. Community rooms, large grounds with BBQ area, dining room serving 3 meals daily, lounge, snooker, meeting room, indoor bowls, library, art & craft rooms. Wellness, social and activities programs. Close to Macquarie Shopping Centre, rail route, bus stop outside village. Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. Living Choice Glenhaven See advertisement page 15. Phone: 1800 797 333 15 Old Glenhaven Rd, Glenhaven 2156 Web: www.livingchoice.com.au Independent living villas, 24-hour Above: Living Choice Leisure Lea Gardens emergency response. at Marsfield is close to everything. Photo: Magnificent leisure centre with indoor courtesy of Living Choice

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The RICH fabric of LIFE a n d t h e J OY o f B E I N G with PEOPLE who CARE

Regis Ku-ring-gai Gardens at Hornsby has Regis Club Services offering hotel-style services and much more

Living Choice Alloura Waters See advertisement page 15. heated pool and spa, gym, craft room, Phone: 1800 036 217 workshop, movie theatre, library, 1 Murna Rd, Davistown 2251 dance floor, billiards room, lounge Web: www.livingchoice.com.au and bar area. Outdoor areas include a Independent living villas and waterfront bush garden with 220 metres of allapartments, carers on-site, 24-hour weather paths and shelters, bowling emergency response. green, tennis court, putting green and Community centre with lounge community vegetable garden. and bar, indoor heated pool and spa, Busy calendar of social and wellness undercover BBQ area, auditorium, activities. community kitchen, craft room, library Five-minute walk to shops, 15 and woodworking centre. minutes to Castle Hill Shopping Beautiful gardens and mature trees. Centre, bus stop outside village. Open Next to Davistown RSL and Bowling 7 days 9am to 5pm. Club, close to bus and ferry services. Living Choice Broadwater Court Busy social calendar, travel club and See advertisement page 15. fitness programs. Village bus. Open 7 Phone: 1800 064 344 days 9am to 5pm. 8 Carrak Rd, Kincumber, 2251 Living Choice Deepwater Court Web: www.livingchoice.com.au See advertisement page 15. Independent living villas and apartments, Phone: 1800 064 344 medical centre on-site with visiting 25 Park Rd, Woy Woy 2256 doctors, physiotherapist etc, carers on-site, Web: www.livingchoice.com.au 24-hour emergency response. Independent living villas, 24-hour Built over 5 stages, including emergency response. Waterfront Estate on the Brisbane Small, friendly village with excellent Waters. Leisure centres with indoor community facilities. Indoor heated heated pools, craft and woodworking pool, gym, library, lounge, bar, art and shops, libraries, putting green, bowling craft room and billiards. green, auditoriums, hairdressing and Walking distance of Brisbane Waters, beauty salon and barbecue areas. Woy Woy shopping centre and clubs. Full calendar of social events. Village Close to train and bus routes. Village bus. Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. bus. Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. Living Choice continued ...

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Regis Ku-ring-gai Gardens See advertisement page 61. Phone: 1300 998 100 245-247 Pacific H'way, Hornsby 2077 Web: www.regis.com.au Low, High and Respite Care. Regis Club Services facility offering hotel-style services including single rooms with en suites, dedicated Club Services Manager, on-site chef, cafe, day spa, hair salon and cinema. Contemporary interior furnishings, pay TV and e-zones. Pain management clinics, physiotherapy and 24-hour nursing care along with an extensive daily activity program, happy hours, special interest groups and group excursions. Columbia Aged Care's Willowood Centre at Chatswood is a modern aged care facility - see page 62


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RSL LifeCare See advertisement page 13. Phone: 9982 6666 90 Veterans Pde, Narrabeen 2101 Web: www.rsllifecare.org.au Independent living, serviced apartments, high care, dementia-specific care. Facilities include bowling greens, licensed bar, activities, outings, hydrotherapy pool, croquet lawn, Remembrance Walk and auditorium. Dedicated to the ANZAC spirit. RSL Lifecare villages include: The Dardanelles on Narrabeen Lake Phone: 8978 4238 Independent living, add on care services. RSL ANZAC Village Narrabeen Phone: 8978 4211 or 8978 4236 Independent living, low and high care. Rowland Village at Galston Phone: 9653 2638 RetireAustralia Windsor Gardens Independent living, low and high care, Phone: 9415 3470 See advertisement 244 Mowbray Rd, Chatswood 2067 dementia care. Inside Front Cover -Page 2. Independent living, serviced apartments, The Lakes of Cherrybrook Web: www.retireaustralia.com.au Phone: 9875 3146 high care. Library, art & craft room, Lindfield Manor Independent living. medical consulting room, lounge, Phone: 9416 2868 activities room, dining room, outdoor Cherrybrook Gardens 1-7 Bent St, Lindfield 2070 Phone: 9481 0578 recreation area, community centre, Serviced apartments. Pool, outdoor hairdressing salon, indoor heated pool Independent living. BBQ and recreation area, library, and spa, beautiful gardens, village UnitingCare Ageing hairdressing salon, indoor bowls, bus, close to major shopping centre. See advertisement on the billiards, residents' lounge and bar. Belrose Country Club Inside Back Cover - page 131. Close to shops and public transport. Phone: 9975 1237 Northbridge Gardens Web: www.unitingcareageing.org.au/ 2 Dawes Road, Belrose 2085 Phone: 9958 5386 Independent living, serviced apartments. about_us/regions/northern_sydney 21 Eastern Valley Way, Club lounge, coffee club, indoor pool Arrunga Northbridge 2063 Ermington Phone: 9811 0300 and spa, restaurant, library, arts & Independent living. Library, outdoor crafts room, medical consulting room, Low care, respite, dementia-specific recreation area, community centre, care, high care. billiards room, indoor bowling room, movie nights, beautiful gardens. Close croquet, half court tennis, outdoor Bowden Brae Retirement Village to shops and public transport. recreation area, village bus. Normanhurst Phone: 9487 1799 Low care, respite, dementia-specific care, Meet friends in style at RetireAustralia's Belrose Country Club's residents' lounge area high care, independent living units. The Garrison & Killarney Retirement Centre Mosman Phone: 9960 2100 Low care, respite, independent living. Georgian House North Sydney Phone: 8907 1000 Low care, respite. Kamilaroi Retirement Centre Lane Cove Phone: 9418 6088 Low care, respite. Kari Court St Ives Phone: 9488 5100 Dementia-specific low care, respite. RetireAustralia's Windsor Gardens, a grand building with a rich history and landscaped grounds

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Lynvale: Lane Cove Phone: 9411 0200 High care and dementia-specific care. Northaven Retirement Village Turramurra Phone: 9449 5644 Low care, respite, high care, independent living. St Columba’s Retirement Centre Lane Cove Phone: 9418 3611 Low care, respite. Thomas Bowden Retirement Village Ryde Phone: 9809 7843 Low care, respite. UnitingCare Ageing also has Wesley Gardens at Belrose (low care, respite, dementia-specific care, high care) and Wesley Heights Manly Regis Ku-ring-gai Gardens has dedicated Regis Club Services Manager, on-site chef, cafe, day spa, hair salon, cinema and e-zones. See listing page 66 and advertisement page 61. (low care, respite, high care, studio, independent living units). UPA Sydney North Aged Care Services UPA Sydney North Aged Care Services continued ... UnitingCare Ageing's Independent See advertisement page 17. Living Units: St Ermes Court Phone: (02) 9487 1337 Independent living. 1 & 2 bedroom A wide range of low maintenance 1614 Pacific H'way, Wahroonga, apartments. Weekly shopping bus. studio, 1 & 2 bedroom units 2076 Wahroonga Self Care Units in a community setting with Web: www.upa.org.au Independent living. Garden units. emergency call support. All levels of aged care services Willandra Bungalows & Willandra Chapman Close available on the one site. A Chatswood Phone: 8878 6402 Retirement Village Cromer comprehensive range of aged care See advertisement page 5, and facilities including independent living Coombah and Carinya listing details under Australian units through to nursing home care. Epping Phone: 9487 1799 Unity page 61. Close to transport and medical Copeland Gardens facilities, UPA is a short stroll from Willandra Bungalows Beecroft Phone: 8878 6402 Wahroonga village. Activities, Phone: 9971 8035 Karinya outings, entertainment, library, craft Willandra Retirement Village Hornsby Phone: 9487 1799 and activity rooms, village bus. Phone: 9971 8035 MacDonald Homes Thomas & Rosetta Agst Aged 81 Willandra Rd, Cromer 2099 Dee Why Phone: 9977 7366 Care Web: www.australianunity.com.au MacDonald Homes High care, hostel care, dementiaEastwood Phone: 8878 6402 specific care unit. 24/7 nursing care. Communal dining room and activity Mawarra Village West Pennant Hills Phone: 9487 1799 areas. Redleaf Serviced Apartments Northaven Lindfield Village Serviced apartments. Residents' Phone: 9449 5644 dining room and lounge. 24-hour Northaven St Margaret’s Village emergency call buttons, meals and Turramurra Phone: 9449 5644 cleaning services. Northaven West Pymble Village Rosetta Park Phone: 9449 5644 Independent living units. Add on Pindari Village care services arranged. Modern 1, Ryde Phone: 8878 6402 2 & 3-bedroom stylishly finished Tredinnick Village apartments. 24-hour emergency call Forestville Phone: 9975 7078 buttons.

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North Shore & Northern Districts

EDUCATION, LEISURE & SOCIAL Also see: Community Information Services and Neighbourhood Centres.

Adult Education Adult Migrant English Service Phone: 1800 114 707 Teaches English language in classes and study centres. Free to those eligible for the Adult Migrant English Program. Dougherty Community Centre Phone: 9777 7800 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Wide range of special interest groups and adult education classes including chess, philately, yoga, theatre appreciation, knitting, Healthy Lifestyle, Older Women's Wellness, University of the 3rd Age, scrabble, tango, indoor bowls, bus outings, pilates and more.

Leisure Learning Phone: 9858 1377 Web: www.ccas.org.au Classes include art, craft, tai chi, choir, languages, computers. Classes held: Mon: Uniting Church Hall, Maxim St West Ryde; Tues: Community Centre, Coxs Rd, Thurs: Uniting Church Hall 16 Lakeside Rd, Eastwood. Leisure & Learning Centre Phone: 9877 0675 Beecroft Uniting Church 82 Beecroft Rd, Beecroft 2119 Tues and Wed classes include music appreciation, German language class, Australian history, bridge and mahjong, creative tapestry, water colour painting, patchwork and yoga.

Leisure & Learning Phone: 9481 8597 Pennant Hills Uniting Church Cnr Boundary Rd and Bellamy St, Pennant Hills 2120 Meets from 1st Fri in Feb from Friday College 9.30am. Variety of learning, creative Phone: 9416 5185 and recreational activities, and Roseville Uniting Church warm social interaction. Groups 7 Lord St, Roseville 2069 include Australian history (guest Courses include music enjoyment, issues speakers), computers (beginners and for living, painting, Friday Forum - series intermediate), current affairs, issues in of eight presenters follows morning tea. Christianity, music appreciation, creative art, gentle exercises, indoor bowls, Gordon Leisure & Learning Centre Bridge and other card games, and great Phone: 9498 6712 or 9449 2107 books. Morning tea. 18 Cecil St, Gordon 2072 A wide range of pursuits in a Leisure Learning for Chinese supportive social environment. Speaking People Programs include creative painting, Phone: 9858 3222 mahjong, needlecraft, classic videos, Tues: Marsden Rd Uniting Church Hall, computers and internet. Cnr Mobbs Lane & Marsden Rd, Eastwood Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College Wed: Epping Community Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping Phone: 9482 1189 Recreational and educational interest 45 Hunter St Hornsby 2077 groups for Cantonese and Mandarin General interest and leisure courses. speakers. Area served: Ryde, Hornsby. Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre English Conversation Class Learning for Leisure Classes - Gladesville Phone 9988 4966 Phone: 9817 0101 Web: www.knc.org.au Pittwater Rd, Boronia Park 2111 English Conversation Classes are held Classes in crafts and activities such every Tuesday during school term as gentle exercise and board games. 10am to 12pm. One hour tuition with Volunteers often run classes. qualified teacher followed by one-toMacquarie Community College one conversation volunteer tutor to Phone: 8845 8888 student at your level of English. 70 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

263 Marsden Rd, Carlingford 2118 General interest and leisure courses.

Mosman Day and Evening College Phone: 9968 4000 Mosman High School, Gladstone Ave, Mosman 2088 Day and evening courses, and workshops on a wide range of subjects. St Ives Uniting Church Phone: 9144 5795 Cnr Mona Vale Rd & Douglas St, St Ives 2075. Courses, seminars and workshops to explore a wide range of topics. Sydney U3A (University of the Third Age) Phone: 9252 2033 102/15-17 Young St, Sydney 2000 Web: www.sydneyu3a.org Worldwide education movement for older people. Offers over 200 general interest and leisure courses.

Art & Craft Australian Society of Calligraphers Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre, Matora Lane (off Young St), Cremorne 2090 Email: secretary@asoc.org.au Calligraphy classes and workshops. Centrehouse Inc Phone: 9428 4898 178 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 Day and evening classes in arts, crafts, leisure and languages. For a program, go to: www.centrehouse.org.au Crowies Craft Phone: 9901 4299 Baptist Centre, 65 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest 2065 Social group incorporating craft, cooking demonstrations, creative photo presentation, English conversation (Bible study) meets Fri 10am-12pm. During school terms. Eastwood Patchwork Quilters Phone: 9874 6749 Eastwood Baptist Church Hall First Ave, Eastwood 2122 No formal lessons given but assistance is available from members. Social activities. Library for members. Tues & Thurs 9.30am-12pm, Wed 7.30-10pm.


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North Shore & Northern Districts: Education, Leisure & Social Gladesville Pottery Studios Phone: 9817 0076 (AH) In the grounds of Old Gladesville Hospital, Victoria Rd, Gladesville. Pottery classes, 9-week terms, Wed 10am-1.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm.

Helping Hands Across the Ages & Nations Phone: 9456 5592 Asquith Senior Citizens Centre, Pacific Hwy Asquith (Enter from Lord's Ave at rear) Share skills or learn new ones over a friendly 'cuppa'. All ages & cultural backgrounds welcome. Meets: Wed.

Knitters Guild NSW Phone: 9868 6799 Web: www.knittersgildnsw.org.au Fosters skills in knitting and crochet, and leaning new techniques. Ku-ring-gai Art Centre Phone: 9424 0310 Recreation Ave, Roseville 2069 Web: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/artcentre Courses, exhibitions and weekend classes and workshops, visual arts and creative writing, and guitar.

Primrose Paperworks, Calligraphers and the bookbinding group run workshops and classes. Primrose Park Photography section has monthly meetings.

Willoughby Park Centre (Art and Recreation Centre) Phone: 9967 2917 Cnr McClelland St & Warrane Rd, Willoughby 2068 Courses include creative arts, fitness, workshops and beaded jewellery.

Workshop Arts Centre

Fitness & Exercise

Phone: 9958 6540 33 Laurel St, Willoughby 2068 Activate! Pilates for Seniors Web: www.workshoparts.org.au Phone: 9144 6324 (Jill) Day and evening art classes. Weekend Held at Turramurra and Pymble. and vacation workshops, and exhibitions. Combines weight-bearing exercise with Pilates. 1-hour classes held Mon and Wed mornings. Also see: Adult Education Greenwich Tennis Club

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Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association Phone: 9286 3871 Web: www.ascca.org.au This non-profit organisation co-ordinates computer clubs for seniors, and aims to Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre encourage and assist seniors in using Yarning Group computer technology. Phone for a list Phone 9988 4966 of computer clubs or visit the website. Web: www.knc.org.au Greenwich/Lane Cove Yarning Group meets Fridays 10.30am Computer Pals – 12.30pm. Bring your own ‘yarn’ Phone: 9428 5463 (knitting, crocheting, embroidery or Email: compals8@tpg.com.au quilting) and have a yarn and cuppa Hornsby Computer Pals for Seniors while you work. Skills shared, learners Phone: 9476 8555 encouraged, use yours or our yarn to 25 Edgeworth David Ave Hornsby knit for Wrap with Love. Email: cpshorns@ihug.com.au Ku-ring-gai Computer Pals North Shore Craft Group Phone: 9416 9049 Phone: 0439 442 228 East Lindfield Community Hall Web: www.northshorecrafts.org.au 9 Wellington Rd East Lindfield Fosters and promotes quality craft. Email: enquiries@computerpals.org Guest speakers; major Annual Web: www.computerpals.org Exhibition and sale June 21-24 at the Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, Pymble. Official Broadband for Seniors opening launch 6.30pm June 20 Phone 9988 4966 Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre Inc Web: www.knc.org.au Broadband for Seniors lessons and Primrose Park, Matora Lane (off kiosk. Free one-on-one tuition on Young St), Cremorne 2090 basic computer skills including internet Web: www.primrose-park.com.au browsing, email and word processing. Paper-based arts and crafts including photography/darkroom, papermaking, Open Mon and Fri 10am-4pm; Tuescalligraphy, bookbinding and restoration. Thurs 1pm-4pm. 72 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Moocooboola Computer Club Phone 9879 4588 10am-3pm, Mon-Thur 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill Email: moocoo@netspace.net.au Mosman Computer Pals Phone: 9978 4128 Mosman Square Seniors Centre Email: mosmanpal@bigpond.com Turramurra Computer Pals Phone 9983 0774 1 Gilroy Rd, Turramurra Email: tcpssec@hotkey.net.au

Phone: 9436 4820 Cnr Mitchell & Wallace St Greenwich 2065 Email: tennis@gtc.net.au Healthy Lifestyle Courses Phone: 8877 5300 Fitness courses for the over 50s. Aquafitness, gentle exercise, strength training, falls prevention, yoga, tai chi, and more. Classes at various locations.

Mosman Swim Centre Phone: 9969 3888 90 Vista St, Mosman 2088 25-metre indoor heated pool with learn to swim squads, private lessons, aquacise and adult fit squad. Access ramp and waterproof wheelchair available. Older Women's Network, Northside Wellness Centre Phone: 9247 7046 Dougherty Community Centre 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Web: www.ownnsw.org.au Maintain health and wellbeing with exercise classes and discussion groups. Wed 10am-2pm during school term.

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Education, Leisure & Social: North Shore & Northern Districts Macquarie Centre Mall Walking Phone: 9887 0800 Free fitness activity held in Macquarie Centre, North Ryde. For all ages and fitness levels. Wed: 7am-8.30am. Walking for Pleasure Groups Phone: 13 1302 Web: www.dsr.nsw.gov.au For people of all ages but mainly 50+. Willoughby Leisure Phone: 9958 5799 Small St, Willoughby 2068 Web: www.willoughbyleisure.com.au Operated by Willoughby City Council. Heated pool. Classes for over 50s to improve fitness, strength and flexibility. Yoga classes - Spirit of India Inc Phone: 0424 075 364 (Dhan Raj) or 0412 202 182 (Suresh) Pennant Hill Community Centre Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills 2120 Not for profit organisation conducts free yoga classes. Fri 10am-11am.

Hobbies & Interests Australian Sewing Guild Phone: 9415 1357 Email: bholmes@bigpond.com Meets at Chatswood twice monthly to sew as a group, help each other with projects or problems and hire teachers as needed. All types of sewing: garment, craft, quilting, embroidery, knitting, pattern alteration etc. Bridge Academy Australia Phone: 9888 3903 Meets: Northbridge Bowling Club Bridge classes, coaching, training and workshops. Dougherty Chess Club Phone: 0415 172 951 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Meets Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10am. All levels of ability.

Dougherty Community Centre Phone: 9777 7800 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Special interest groups and adult education classes including chess, philately, meditation, yoga, theatre appreciation, knitting, Older Woman's Wellness, U3A and pilates.

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Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society Inc Phone: 8061 7195 Eastwood Uniting Church Hall 16 Lakeside Rd, Eastwood 2122 Two productions a year. Profits to charity. Galston District Garden Club Phone: 9653 1036 Web: www.galstongardenclub.com.au Gardening/social club meets 2nd Wed of each month. Guest speakers, special interest topics, diverse range of bus and car outings, social events, bargain plants, garden library. Open Garden Weekend in October. Historical Societies and Family History information Contact your library in your local area. Hornsby Musical Society Phone: 0419 238 211 Web: www.hornsbyms.org Email: admin@hornsbyms.org Two productions per year. Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW Phone: 9448 6392 Telopea Centre, 59 Parkes St, Ryde 2112 Email: info@cultivatensw.org.au Promotes gardening in recreation, and rehabilitation for people with disabilities

and their carers. Information and demonstrations on tools, accessible or low maintenance gardening. Hunters Hill Music Phone: 9817 4843 Five concerts a year. Hunters Hill Theatre Phone: 9879 7765 Web: www.huntershilltheatre.com.au Four productions per year. Independent Theatre Phone: 9955 6580 269 Miller St, North Sydney Web: www.theindependent.org.au Sydney's oldest live theatre, with a wide range of theatre, music and cultural events held throughout the year. Ku-ring-gai Horticultural Society Phone: 9449 6245 (Sec) or Phone: 9449 2371 (Pres) Discuss gardening with other keen gardeners. Talks, exhibitions, and trips to gardens and special places of interest. St Ives Community Hall. 7.30pm 1st Tues of the month.

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North Shore & Northern Districts: Education, Leisure & Social Ku-ring-gai Model Flying Club Phone: 9997 3434 St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Rd, St Ives Web: www.kmfc.com.au For people interested in constructing and flying model planes. Meets: Sat at St Ives Showground. Some mid week and Sunday meetings. Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Mah-jong Phone 9988 4966 Web: www.knc.org.au Play 1st & 3rd Thursday of month – bookings essential Lane Cove Camera Club Phone: 9428 4834 Lane Cove West Bowling Club 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove 2066 Share an interest in photography. All levels of ability. Visitors welcome. Lane Cove Historical Society Phone: 9427 2132 Monthly meeting with speaker.

language tuition. Music studios for rehearsals and a community hall for hire. This centre is actively involved in community cultural events such as the Cameraygal Festival, Seniors Week, The Shell and Aventis Concert Series.

Live Poets’ Society Phone: 9896 6956 Don Bank Museum, 6 Napier St, North Sydney 2060 Poetry group for lovers and writers of poetry. Open session to read, sing, tell a story or play an instrument. ME Bank Starlight Cinema Phone: 9969 6442 North Sydney Oval, Miller St, North Sydney 2060 Web: www.starlightcinema.com.au Outdoor cinema screening new-release films. Various seating options, food and drink available.

Men's Shed Phone: 1300 550 009 Web: www.mensshed.org Lane Cove Music and Cultural Assoc. The Men's Shed is a community shed for men and women to share tools Phone: 9427 8027 266 Longueville Rd Lane Cove 2066 and learn new skills. Each Men's Shed has a workshop well equipped Non-profit community organisation. Instrumental music tuition, visual and with electrical tools, hand tools and performing arts opportunities. Mandarin materials. Woodwork and handicraft projects are the major activities. Skilled and unskilled people can share time with each other, swap yarns and work If together on community projects. you Ku-ring-gai Community Workshop can The Shed Phone: Kevin Callinan 0412 488 742 read or 9983 1525 (H) thIs you St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Rd, St Ives. Hornsby Woodworking Men's Shed Phone: 9634 6037 Headen Park Hall, Sinclair Ave Thornleigh 2120 Lane Cove Community Men's Shed Do you know someone who is vision impaired, has a Phone: 9418 8459 disability, or can speak, but not necessarily read English their second language; With 17 RPH stations around the St Columba's Retirement Centre, country, there is a Radio Reading Service near you - or them 15 Figtree St, Lane Cove 2066 - that will keep them in touch with the printed news and allow them to still enjoy a good book. North Sydney Shed Go to www.rph.org.au to find out Phone: 9953 3126 which station is nearest and start a new chapter in their life. Smoothey Park, 6 Russell St, Wollstonecraft 2065

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Willoughby Community Men's Shed Phone: 9403 7321 296E Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge (enter through the Northbridge Golf Club carpark)

Mosman Camera Club Phone: 0408 269 888 Email: mosmancameraclub@bigpond.com Photography lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions. North Sydney Chess Club Phone: 0431 234 741 Chess club for all age groups. Northside Opera Study Group Phone: 9948 6832 Web: www.northsideopera.org.au Meets: Mon 10am-12.30pm at Hall Undercroft, St David's Uniting Church, 454 Pacific H'way Lindfield 2070 For traditional and contemporary opera enthusiasts and novices. Weekly lectures presented by distinguished artists, musicians and academics. Twilight Food Fair Phone: 9936 8100 Civic Centre Park, 200 Miller St, North Sydney 2060 Friday evenings in summer. NSW Camellia Society Phone 9653 1036 or 9498 2227 Meets monthly at Gordon. Bloom competition, guest speakers, a library and a trading table. Garden visits, and annual public Camellia Show in July. Royal Art Society of NSW (North Sydney) Phone: 9955 5752 Gallery and art school offering classes, exhibitions and monthly meetings. Ryde Musical Society Phone: 9879 7880 Musicals, plays and other theatrical events. Sydney Jazz Club Picnics Phone: 9719 3876 Berry Island Reserve, Shirley Rd, Wollstonecraft Monthly jazz picnic. Bring a rug, food and drink, and enjoy acoustic jazz. Willoughby Theatre Company Phone: 1300 727 440 Web: www.willoughbytheatreco.com.au Produces three productions a year.


Education, Leisure & Social: North Shore & Northern Districts

SOCIAL CLUBS & GROUPS Armenian Senior Citizens’ Support Group Argyle Hall, 33 Blaxland Rd, Ryde 2112 Armenian seniors gather for morning tea, activities and education on health and welfare. Meets: Monday 10am-1pm except last Monday of the month. Asquith Senior Citizens Club Phone: 9987 4559 421 Pacific H'way (entrance off Lords Ave) Asquith 2077 Special occasion luncheons. Meets: Tues: indoor bowls. Berowra Over 55 Club Phone: 9457 0627 Berowra Community Centre The Gully Rd, Berowra 2081 Wed 9am-12pm. Cards, bingo, indoor bowls, scrabble. Monthly coach trip. Care and Share Phone: 9888 9978 North Ryde Community Church

Hall, 2 Cutler Pde, North Ryde 2113 Meets every Fri at 9.30am during school term, for discussion, guest speakers and morning tea. Nominal fee.

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Crows Nest Centre Phone: 9439 5122 Information, referral and social activities including bus trip outings. Dougherty Community Centre Phone: 9777 7800 7 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Diverse program of activities ranging from community group meetings to special interest classes. Social Circle: Thurs 1-30pm-3.30pm for games, trivia and guest speaker. Willoughby Senior Citizens: Tues 9.30am (ph: 9777 7800). Dougherty Cafe: Come and enjoy a fair trade tea or coffee

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North Shore & Northern Districts: Education, Leisure & Social or a homemade muffin, quiche or sandwich from 9am, Mon - Fri. Tues: Edible Garden specials with Chicken and Chips. Fri: Fish, chips and salad specials. No need to hurry in and out.

Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens’ Club Phone: 0416 108 998 Social interaction and mutual support for Chinese seniors. Various activities and lunch. Eastwood Senior Citizens’ Centre Phone: 9858 3793 159-161 Shaftsbury Rd, Eastwood 2122 Social and leisure activities for seniors. Bus trips 2nd Wed of each month. Epping Senior Citizens’ Club Phone: 9876 1387 1 Chambers Court (off Pembroke St, beneath library), Epping 2121 Entertainment, carpet bowls, cards, singing, table tennis, yoga, snooker, gentle exercise, special functions and bus trips.

Greenwich Senior Citizens Association Phone: 9439 5774 46-50 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich 2065 Social centre and activities. Indoor bowls, physiotherapist exercises, gentle exercises, craft and coffee mornings, lunch and bingo. Coach trip every 2nd month. Hornsby Chinese Seniors Group Phone: Yangfang Zhou 9476 9715 or 0412 477 535 Meets: Hornsby Police Community Youth Club. Mon: English classes and birthday parties. Fri: Chess, mahjong, tai chi, softball and other activities. Italian Leisure Group Phone: 9809 5578 Ryde Senior Citizens' Centre, 33 Blaxland Rd, Ryde 2112 Italian leisure group meets for morning tea, activities such as craft, culture exchange, cards, bingo, and bus trips. Italo-Australian Senior Citizens Group

Lane Cove 2066 Social activities such as indoor bowls, bingo and rummykub.

Lane Cove Women’s Action and Information Group Phone: 0411 016 784 (mobile number) Meets at the Lane Cove Library meeting room. Mon 10am-noon. Discussions of topics of interest to women - cultural, political and economic issues. Book group and annual seminar. Leisure and Learning Phone: 9481 8597 Pennant Hills Uniting Church Cnr Boundary Rd and Bellamy St, Pennant Hills 2120 Meets Fridays from 9.30 am. A variety of learning, creative and recreational activities, and social interaction. Groups include Australian history (guest speakers), computers (beginners and intermediate), current affairs, issues in Christianity, music appreciation, creative art, gentle exercises, indoor bowls, bridge and other card games, and great books. Morning tea.

Phone: 9816 4460 Ryde Senior Citizens Centre, 33 Blaxland Rd, Ryde 2112 Friday Friendship Group A social club for Italian seniors and lonely Phone: 9988 4688 or incapacitated people of any age. North Turramurra Church of Christ, Meets: 10am, 1st Tues of the month for Leisure & Learning Centres 50+ 217 Bobbin Head Rd, In Asquith, Brooklyn, Epping, Hornsby lunch and entertainment. Nth Turramurra 2074 and Pennant Hills. See Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Social activity group meets 2nd Fri Shire Council page 92. Mah-jong each month. Leisure-Time Phone: 9988 4966 Phone: 9901 4299 Web: www.knc.org.au Baptist Centre, 65 Willoughby Rd, Play 1st & 3rd Thursday of month. CARPET BOWLS Crows Nest 2065 Bookings essential. MONDAY Social group meets Tues 10am-12pm. Lane Cove Community Aid Service Area served: Mosman, North Sydney, EPPING SENIORS Phone: 9427 6425 Willoughby, Lane Cove LGAs. Social activities for seniors who live CITIZENS CLUB Macquarie Centre Golden A Club in Lane Cove LGA such as a walking GREAT EXERCISE group, community cafe, book club, Phone: 9878 1809 table tennis, tea and tunes, bus trips, Community Hall, Loft level, & LOTS OF FUN mahjong, bridge, scrabble and chess. Macquarie Centre, Herring Rd, North Ryde 2113 Lane Cove Music and Cultural Assoc. Social club with guest speakers, Phone: 9427 8027 theatre parties and outings. Meets 266 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 Mon 9am - 11.30am. Seniors activities, concerts, exhibitions VOLUNTEERS etc. Runs activities in Seniors Week and Mosman Combined Club THE HEART OF THE other times during the year. Phone: 0413 483 321 (mobile) Meets: Mosman Returned COMMUNITY Lane Cove Senior Citizens Centre Servicemen's Club, 719 Military Phone: 9427 6534 SEE PAGE 88 - 89 Rd, Mosman 2088 180 Longueville Rd, Social and educational activities and

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Education, Leisure & Social: North Shore & Northern Districts talks. Meets 10.15am-12.15pm, 4th Wed of the month (except Dec)

Mosman Square Senior’s Centre Phone: 9978 4128 Civic Centre, Mosman Square, Mosman 2088 Tea and coffee is always available. Activities include gentle exercises, art classes, computer lessons, University of 3rd Age, Old Time Dancing, microwave cooking, Tai Chi, periodic play reading, cards, bingo, leisure walking and mahjong, and Scottish dance. Naremburn Over 50’s Club Phone: 9436 2607 Naremburn Community Centre, 7-9 Central St, Naremburn 2065 Social, recreational and educational programs, and aims to improve local older people's access to services. Meets: Mon 10.30am-2pm.

Neutral Bay Seniors Centre Phone: 9953 6447 (Seniors Club) Neutral Bay Community Centre, 192 Military Rd, Neutral Bay 2089 Activities include computer lessons, bridge, scrabble, bingo and day trips. Building is available for hire - North Sydney Council Venue Hire Ph: 9936 8200.

North Ryde RSL Senior Citz Club Phone: 9888 7588 Cnr Magdala & Pittwater Rds, North Ryde 2113 Day trips, gatherings, tours, lunches, theatre parties, shopping trips and activities such as swimming, tai chi and bushwalking. Probus Phone: 9806 0100 or 1800 630 488 Retired and semi-retired people who join together in clubs to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. Pymble Tuesday Group Phone: 9983 9879 or 9868 3862 Pymble Uniting Church, 1/1 Livingstone Ave, Pymble 2073 Interesting activities for the elderly, supported by the Extended Care Team, and sponsored by the Uniting Church. Meets Tues 10.30am-2pm at the Pymble Uniting Church. Bring own lunch. St Ives Seniors Social Group Phone: 9144 5795 St Ives Uniting Church, Cnr Mona Vale Rd and Douglas St, St Ives 2075 Social activities such as cards, musical afternoons, bingo, games, community singing and talks.

The Plantagenet Society of Australia Phone: 9489 5768 (Sec) Promotes interest and discussion of all aspects of the Plantagenet era. Time Out For Seniors Phone: 9653 2434 or 9987 1978 Postal: PO Box 184 Galston 2159 Meets: Baptist Church Hall, 110a Galston Rd, Hornsby Heights. Social club for frail aged residents of the area. Works with the Hornsby Hospital Extended Care Team. Transport available for local residents. Activities include guest speakers, musical presentations and BBQ outings as well as friendship and stimulating conversations. Morning tea and 2-course lunch provided for $5. Warrawee Bowling and Croquet Club Phone: 9489 1092 1479 Pacific H'way, Warrawee 2074 Therapy bowls for people with a disability. Meets Wednesdays. Provided by volunteers to patients from Hornsby Hospital and others with referrals.

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Northern Beaches & Forest

EDUCATION, LEISURE & SOCIAL

Art & Craft Music & Theatre

Also see: Community Information Services and Neighbourhood Centres.

Artists and Craftsmen of Pittwater Phone: 9918 8185 Artists and craftsmen, who aim to encourage a high standard of workmanship, arranges public exhibitions and supports charities.

Adult Education Balgowlah School for Seniors Phone: 9905 0803 or 9949 4403 Uniting Church, Condamine St, Balgowlah 2093 Gain new skills and knowledge or to develop existing skills. Activities include French, painting, quilling, handicrafts, bridge, mahjong, gentle exercise, Italian, Laughter Club, entertainment and outings. Meets: Tues 9.30am - 3pm (school terms). Community Connect Northern Beaches Phone: 9931 7777 30 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 English Conversation Classes: Mon:12.30pm - 2pm; Tues: 3pm - 4pm, Fri: Beginners only 10.30pm - 12pm and 12.30pm - 2pm. Dee Why School for Seniors Phone: 9984 0947 Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Avon Rd & Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Courses and activities. Volunteer tutors. Courses and activities include French, Italian, German, Spanish, choral group, art, card games, scrabble, play reading, history, gentle exercise, literature, tai chi and jewellery making. Meets: Mon, Wed and Thurs. 9.30am - 3pm. Literacy Network (Manly Warringah) Phone: 9452 5840 Frenchs Forest Public School, Ann St, Frenchs Forest 2086 Community group for the sharing of literacy, language and numeracy skills. Volunteer tutors help adults who have problems with reading and writing on a one to one basis.

Avalon Active Seniors Group - Art Avalon Recreation Centre, 59a Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon 2107 Monday: 9.30am - 12.30pm Phone: 9918 0424. Monday: 1pm - 3pm Phone: 9999 6217 Thursday: 9.30am - 12pm: Phone: 9973 4447 Camera & Photography Clubs Dee Why RSL Camera Club Phone: 0401 486 976 Web: www.dyrslcameraclub.org.au Meets: 2nd Wed 7.30pm - 9.30pm Manly Warringah Leagues Club Camera Club: Phone: 9882 1101 Photography techniques, printing of black and white, colour photos and slides. Meets: 2nd and 4th Thurs 7.45pm. Pittwater Camera Club Phone: 9973 1885 B.Y.R.A. Hall, 1842 Pittwater Rd, Bayview 2104 Web: www.pittwatercameraclub.org Competitions, lectures, social activities. Meets: Alternate Mon 8pm Dee Why Seniors Wednesday Knitting & Crochet Group Phone: 0401 094 502 34 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Beginners to experienced welcome. Meets: Every Wed 10am - 1pm.

Glen Street Theatre Phone: 9975 1455 Cnr Glen St & Blackbutts Rd, Belrose 2085 Web: www.glenstreet.com.au University of the Third Age (U3A) Presents some of the finest shows from Manly and Peninsula Region across Australia and community events. Phone: 9252 2033 Knitters Guild, Northern Group Web: www.sydneyu3a.org Worldwide educational movement aimed Phone: 9913 3254 at over 55s. Courses held in community Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons halls and private homes, and are arranged Rd, Warriewood 2102 for different subjects to meet demand. 78 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Workshops, exhibitions, charity knitting, guest speakers. Meets 3rd Sat of the month at the Nelson Heather Centre, and Wed at Mona Vale Library 1-3pm - come along for a chat and to learn to knit and crochet. Manly Warringah Choir Phone: 9918 9170 Rehearsals held: Collaroy Plateau School, Collaroy Web: www.manlywarringahchoir.org.au Perform for audiences throughout the year. Classical music, sacred and opera. Meets: Thurs 7.30pm - 10pm.

Manly Warringah Lacemakers Phone: 9984 9883 123/81 Willandra Rd, Cromer 2099 Self-help group to make lace, mainly bobbin lace, tatting, crocheting, knitting etc. Willing to demonstrate. Meets: Thurs 1pm - 4pm. Mudlarks Potters Phone: 9411 1394 Forest Community Arts Centre, Darley St, Forestville, 2087 Pottery group for experienced potters. No tuition. Meets: 9.30am - 3.30pm on the 1st & 3rd Fri of the month. My Word! Avalon Recreation Centre, 59a Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon 2107 Phone: 9918 0424 Creative writing just for fun. Thurs 1pm. Northern Beaches Spinners & Weavers Phone: 9982 1482 Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood 2102 Spinners gather to views pertaining to their craft. Meets: 2nd Sat 11am-3pm. Spinners and Weavers Phone: 9451 4423 Manly Vale Community Centre, Cnr Condamine and Lovett Sts, Manly Vale 2093 Active groups interested in extending their knowledge of the techniques of spinning and weaving. Meets: 1st and 3rd Wed 10am - 1.30pm. St Vincent De Paul Craft Ladies Phone: 9905 0424 (Terry) 638 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 2100 Crafts at the request of people who


Education, Leisure & Social: Northern Beaches & Forest Computer Pals for Seniors Manly Phone: 9976 0930 Manly Seniors Centre and Meals The Tramshed Singers on Wheels 275 Pittwater Rd, Cnr Balgowlah Rd Manly 2095 Phone: 9948 5802 The Tramshed, 1395a Pittwater Rd, Web: www.manlycomputerpals.org.au Narrabeen 2101 Meets: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. Singing for enjoyment and performing Computer Pals for Seniors at nursing homes. Meets Fridays to Northern Beaches sing at nursing homes. Phone: 9913 1433 Warringah Printmakers Studio The Tramshed Community Arts Phone: 9949 2325 Centre, 1395a Pittwater Rd, Manly Vale Community Centre, Narrabeen 2101 Cnr Condamine St and Lovett St, Web: www.compalsnb.org.au Manly Vale 2093 Meets: Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm. Web: www.printstudio.org.au Forest Computer Pals for Seniors Classes in printmaking media such as Phone: 9975 7762 etching, woodblock and linocut. Wingala Lapidary Arts & Crafts Groups Forestville Memorial Hall, 3 Starkey St, Forestville 2087 Phone: 9416 3106, 9977 3937 Web: www.forestcompals.org.au Clubhouse Harbord Park, Wyadra Meets: Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm. Ave, Freshwater 2096 Teaches lapidary and some other arts and crafts including silver jewellery Avalon Beach Historical Society making and glass beadmaking. Meets: Phone: 9918 2803 Mon 10-2pm Wed 10.30am-4pm Avalon Bowling Club, Bowling Thurs 10am-2pm. Green Lane, Avalon Beach 2107 Maintains a pictorial, oral and literary The clubs are operated on a voluntary collection of local history of the Avalon Beach area. Meets 3-monthly basis but fees may apply for participate. Community outings and occasional lunches. Meets Tues 9.30am-1.30pm.

Hobbies & Interests

Computing

Bridge & Mahjong Clubs Forest Bridge Club Seniors Broadband Computer Kiosk Phone: 9972 0076 Phone: 9451 6686 William Charlton Village, Rotunda Seniors Citizen Club, 3 Starkey St, Forestville 2087 Room, 181 Allambie Rd, Allambie Contract bridge. Meets Fri 11.45am-3pm. Heights 2100 Learn about computers and the internet Manly Warringah Leagues Bridge Club for free. Bookings essential: Mon-Fri: Phone: 9939 6722 10am-3pm. 563 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 2100 Avalon Computer Pals for Seniors Duplicate Bridge meets Thurs 7.30pm, Phone: 9973 4161 Sun 1pm, Wed 10.30am. Maria Regina Church Hall, 7 Peninsula Bridge Club Central Rd, Avalon 2107 Phone: 9970 6527 Web: www.avpals.com Nelson Heather Senior Citizens Meets: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm, some Club, Cnr Pittwater Rd & Jacksons afternoon classes 1pm - 4pm. Rd, Warriewood 2102 Duplicate bridge. Meets: Mon, Wed, Belrose & Terrey Hills Thurs, Sat 12.30pm - 4pm; Tues Computer Pals For Seniors 10.30am and 7pm, and Fri 12.30pm Phone: 9450 0341 and 7.30pm. Supervised group Fri Terrey Hills Community Centre, 10am - 12pm. Yulong Rd, Terrey Hills 2084 Meets: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm. membership to the different clubs.

Dee Why Seniors Mahjong Phone: 9452 2145 34 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 For those who know how to play the game. Equipment supplied. Private lessons available. Meets: Fri 10am-1pm. Mon 10am-1pm. Forestville Seniors Mahjong Phone: 9948 5939, 9451 1324 Forestville Seniors Hall Meets: Mon10am - 2pm. Narrabeen Seniors Mahjong Phone: 9913 3793 Nelson Heather Senior Citizens Club, Cnr Pittwater Rd & Jacksons Rd, Warriewood 2102 Meets: Mon 1pm - 4pm. Manly Club for Seniors Phone: 9939 6920 275 Pittwater Rd, Manly 2095 Bridge and mahjong meets Thurs 12pm-4pm, Fri 9am-12pm.

Forest Woodworking Club Phone: 9938 1971 or 9997 1051 Forestville Youth Centre. Enter from carpark in Mellwood Ave, (behind RSL), Forestville Ave, Forestville 2087 New and experienced woodworkers (men and women) meet for discussions, demonstrations by members, guest speakers and to gain hands-on experience with hand and power tools. Meets: 2nd Tues 7.30pm - 9.30pm. The Forest Community Men’s Shed Phone: 9975 9373 Wesley Gardens, (car park level) 2E Morgan Rd, Belrose 2085 Web:www.forestmensshed.org.au Men aged 55+ may use a well equipped workshop which has electrical tools, hand tools and materials, and computer room to work on personal and community projects. Meets: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am - 3pm Manly Warringah & Pittwater Historical Society Phone: 0402 096 080 Web: www.mwphs.org Meetings with speakers, historical outings, archives collection, publication and sale of historical material, historical talks to community groups. Meets: monthly 2nd Sat afternoon or 2nd Tues evening. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 79


Northern Beaches & Forest: Education, Leisure & Social Men’s Shed - Northern Beaches Phone: 9977 7366 extension 6 33 Birkley Rd, Manly 2095 Men aged 55+ can use a workshop well equipped with electrical tools, hand tools and materials, and computer room to work on personal and community projects. Meets: Wed Thurs 10am - 3pm. Peninsula Seniors Toy Repair Group Phone: 9997 6297 169a Mona Vale Rd, Ingleside 2101 Repairs damaged and used toys for distribution 3 or 4 times a year to child care and other organisations as selected by the group. Meets: Wed 9:30am - 11:30am.

Fitness & Exercise Balgowlah School for Seniors Phone: 9905 0803 or 9949 4403 Uniting Church Condamine St, Balgowlah 2093 Gentle exercise: Tues: 9.30-10.30am. Bowls - Manly Club for Seniors Phone: 9939 6920 Manly Seniors Centre, 275 Pittwater Road, Manly 2095 (corner of Balgowlah Rd)

Bowls (Indoor)

Balgowlah School for Seniors Phone: 9949 3461 Uniting Church Condamine St, Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners Balgowlah 2093 Dee Why Seniors Club Phone: 9974 5042 Phone: 0401 094 502 Narrabeen RSL, Nareen Pde, North 34 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Narrabeen 2101 Meets: Mon & Fri. Workshops Tues and Fri 9am - 12pm. Narrabeen Senior Citizens Club Meetings 3rd Sun 9am - 3pm. Phone: 9970 7785 Nelson Heather Senior Citizens Centre, 4 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood Manly Club for Seniors. Meets: Fri 10am-1.30pm Phone: 9939 6920 Dee Why School for Seniors Manly Seniors Centre and Meals on Phone: 9984 0947 Wheels, 275 Pittwater Rd, Manly Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Avon Rd 2095 (corner of Balgowlah Rd) & Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Manly Warringah - Dance Club Gentle exercise. Phone: 9907 9826 Healthy Lifestyle Unit Forestville Memorial Hall, Starkey Phone: 8877 5300 St, Forestville 2087 Web: www.nsccahs.health.nsw. Narrabeen Senior Citizens Club gov.au/healthylifestyle Exercise programs for the over 50s. Phone: 9918 2468 Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons Run at locations throughout the Northern Beaches. Rd, Warriewood 2102 Ballroom Dancing. Live music. 2pm-4pm. HeartMoves

Dance

Seniors Ballroom Dancing Phone: 9982 4711 Nelson Heather Senior Citizens Centre 4 Jackson Rd, Warriewood 2102 Warringah Scottish Society Phone: 9981 1673 Masonic Hall, 1183 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy 2097 Scottish and Old Time Dancing. 6 PAGES OF COMPETITIONS & PUZZLES STARTS PAGE 125 80 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Phone: 0405 457 063 Gentle exercise program suitable for people with stable chronic conditions. Taught in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Mon:1 1 - 2pm at the Newport Community Centre, 11 - 13 The Boulevarde, Newport 2106 Tuesday: 9.30 - 10.30am and Thurs: 10.30 - 11.30am at the Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood 2102.

Lifeball for Seniors Lifeball is a non-competitive team game developed specifically for seniors to have fun as well as strengthen and improve muscle tone. Curl Curl Lifeball Group Phone: 9944 0430, 9451 0229 Meets: Wed 2pm - 3.30pm. Forestville Lifeball Group Phone: 9976 3041 Meets: Thurs 10 - 11.30am. Warriewood Lifeball Group Phone: 9976 3041 Meets: Mon 11am - 12.30pm. Manly Croquet Club Phone: 9977 7216 Cnr Pittwater and Balgowlah Roads, Manly 2095 Croquet, Aussie Croquet and golf Northern Beaches Italian Women’s Wellness Group Phone: 9564 0744 St. David’s Church Hall, St. David Ave, Dee Why 2099 Exercise and social group. Meets: Fri 10am to 12 noon. Strength for Over 55s Phone: 0405 457 063 Nelson Health Centre, 4 Jacksons Rd, Warriewood 2102 Suitable for people with osteoporosis and osteopenia. Mon 9am-10am. Walking Groups Free booklets about local walks are available from Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils. Avalon Active Seniors Group Avalon Recreation Centre, 59a Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon 2107 Active Walking Group: Phone: 9997 3953 Thurs mornings, 2-hr walk, starts 9am summer, 10am winter. Easy Walking Group: Phone: 9997 3953 Thurs mornings, 1-hr walk, starts 9am summer, 10am winter. Mall Walking Phone: 9905 0633 Walk around Warringah Mall with a qualified fitness instructor Meets: Tues, Thurs 7.30am – 8.30am.


Education, Leisure & Social: Northern Beaches & Forest Warringah Bushwalking Club Phone: 9971 8079 Web: www.bushwalking.org.au Sunday walks to suit all ages and levels of fitness in local area, National Parks and Blue Mountains. Meets: Sun & occasional weekday. Warringah Walkers Phone: 9976 9531 Health Promotion Unit, Manly Hospital, Darley Rd, Manly 1655 Meets: Tuesday. Wanderers Walking Group Phone: 9999 1870 Meets: 1st Wed of the month.

Warringah Aquatic Centre Phone: 9451 8000 Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest 2086 Web: www.warringahaquatic.com.au Women’s Wellness Group (Dee Why) Phone: 9931 7777 New Life Baptist Church, 28 Fisher Rd, Dee Why 2099 Group for women with a range of activities promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle. Activities include gentle exercise, walking programs, visiting speakers and alternative therapy sessions. Meets: Mon 10am - 12.15pm.

SOCIAL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Community Restaurants & Luncheon Clubs Avalon Luncheon Club Phone: 9970 8399 Avalon RSL Club, 1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon 2107 Provides a hot meal for people on Friday (12-1pm) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Transport can be arranged. C.A.F.E. Jacaranda (Caring About Frail & Elderly) Phone: 9979 4299 10 Jubilee Ave, Warriewood 2102 Tuesday and Thursday. Refreshments, lunches and entertainment for groups. Bookings essential.

CHEERS (Cheerful Healthy Eating for Elderly Residents and Seniors) Phone: 9976 9531 Try different cuisines and meet new people at this monthly luncheon held in different restaurants in Warringah. Community Luncheons Phone: 9970 8399 William Charlton Village, 181 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights A hot meal for people with dementia on Mondays (11.45am–1.00pm) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Transport can be arranged. Also Seniors' luncheons (11.45am–1.00pm) on Thurs at Allambie Heights, and Fri at Avalon RSL. Manly Community Restaurant Phone: 8966 9925 Manly Senior Citizens Centre and Meals on Wheels, 275 Pittwater Rd Cnr. Balgowlah Rd, Manly 2095 A 3-course meal on Fridays 11am –1.30pm. Transport may be available. Seaforth Community Restaurant Phone: 8966 9925 Seaforth Sporting & Community Pavillion, Wakehurst Parkway, Seaforth (opposite Burnt St) A 3-course meal on the 1st Monday of each month (11am-1.30pm). Limited bus transport is available.

Social Groups

Dutch Australian Society Neerlandia Club Phone: 9939 0228 Cnr Bantry Bay Rd & Grattan Cres, Frenchs Forest 2086 Social club for people of Dutch and Australian origin. Meets: Thurs 11am – 3pm, Sun 11am – 3pm. Greek Senior Citizens’ Group Phone: 9516 2188 St Matthews Church Hall, The Corso, Manly 2095 Support group for Greek senior citizens providing information and recreational activities. Meets: Wed 12pm - 2pm (not in Dec-Jan). Italian Social Group Phone: 9949 8809 St Kevins Church Hall, 57 Oaks Ave, Dee Why 2099 Social group for Italian seniors, bingo, cards. Meets: Mon 9.30am – 12pm. Manly Warringah Pittwater Division of Legacy, Widows Club Phone: 8976 3500 18 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Web: www.legacy.com.au Social group for Legacy widows. Activities include crafts, indoor bowls, cards, entertainment, outings. Meets: Thurs 10am-2pm. Probus Phone: 1800 630 488 Web: www.probus.com.au

Warringah Mall Community Club Phone: 9905 0633 Austrian Club - Sydney Above the Library, Arena Court, Phone: 9452 3304 or 9975 3172 Warringah Mall, 20 Grattan Cres, Frenchs Forest 2086 Cnr Condamine St and Old Social activities, dancing, card games. Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 2100 Outings such as bus trips and cruises. Meetings with speakers, films, Sporting activities include bowls. outings, travel interstate and overseas, Kitchen open Fri and Sat 6pm - 11pm monthly day trips, theatre parties. and Sun 12pm - 8pm. Meets: Wed 9am - 12pm. Country Women’s Association Wentworth Thursday Group of NSW - Manly Branch Phone: 9977 5740 Phone: 9960 2127 Manly Community Centre, 12 St Matthews Conference Room, Wentworth St, Manly 2095 The Corso, Manly 2095 Social group with various activities such Activities include fundraising for scholarships, and other projects of the as discussion groups, guest speakers, book club and outings. Meets: 1st and Country Women’s Association. 3rd Thurs 10am - 12noon. Meets: 3rd Fri 10am – 12pm. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 81


The Hills & East Parramatta

EDUCATION, LEISURE & SOCIAL Also see: Community Information Services and Neighbourhood Centres.

Adult Education English Conversation Classes Phone: 9639 1981 39 Sarah Cres, Baulkham Hills 2153 Web: www.baulkobaps.com English conversation classes for migrants in small groups. Classes are interactive in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. $2 a class.

Grandfriends Phone: 9602 2775 Retired people who mentor at primary schools. Assist with reading groups, art, telling stories about "the good old days". Currently going to 40 schools in the Sydney Metro area and country. Home Tutor Scheme & Enhancement Program Phone: 9635 1543 2/7 Hassall St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.missionaustralia.com.au Recruits, trains and supports volunteer tutors to teach English to migrants and refugees in the student's home. A free service. Also recruits, trains and supports volunteer tutors to work with community groups where students are not eligible for Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Learning in the Hills Phone: 9639 7918 Buildings 4 & 5 Balcombe Heights Community Buildings, 92 Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Web: www.hca.org.au Low-cost adult education courses (during school terms) on Tues, Wed & Thurs. Relaxed, friendly classes are led by expert teachers. Courses include: art, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, card making, jewellery making, other crafts, yoga, line dancing, mahjong and a lively discussion group.

Leisure & Learning Phone: 9481 8597 Pennant Hills Uniting Church Cnr Boundary Rd and Bellamy St, Pennant Hills 2120 Meets Fridays from 9.30am. Variety of learning, creative and recreational activities, and warm social interaction. Groups include Australian history (guest speakers), computers (beginners and intermediate), current affairs, issues in Christianity, music appreciation, creative art, gentle exercises, indoor bowls, Bridge and other card games, and great books. Morning tea. Macquarie Community College Ermington Phone: 9684 5111 Suite 6B, Betty Cuthbert Ave (entry from 531-537 Victoria Rd), Ermington 2115 Web: www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au English, classes 9:30am-1:30pm; 6pm-9pm.

Macquarie Community College Carlingford Phone: 8845 8888 Cnr Rickard St & Marsden Rd, Carlingford 2118 Web: www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au Covers the area from Carlingford to Chatswood. Offers a wide variety of day and evening classes and weekend workshops, covering recreation, languages,sport, IT and business training. Business centre for computer studies. Literacy and English as a Second Language classes. Free English classes for newly arrived migrants in the Ermington area as part of the "Adult Migrant English Program" (AMEP). North West Community College Phone: 8814 5711 Level 1, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Main St, Rouse Hill 2155 Web: www.nwcollege.net Offers accredited and non-accredited courses in computers, business, health, fitness, craft, cooking, personal development and more.

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Over 55’s Leisure and Learning Service Parramatta Phone: 9806 5118 Provides healthy lifestyle activities and education for people over the age of 55. Activities include line dancing, gentle exercise, yoga, tai chi, art and walking groups. There is a membership fee and a nominal activity fee. Parramatta Seniors Leisure and Learning Centre Phone: 9806 5018 Ground floor, Council Chambers Building, Civic Place, Parramatta 2150 A range of educational, recreational and social activities for people age 50+. Also runs the Over 50s Leisure and Learning program at Granville Youth and Community Centre, and Tom Collins Meeting Room, Guildford. University of the Third Age Harbourside North & Parramatta Phone: 9252 2033 Web: www.sydneyu3a.org Leisure and learning courses for retired people. Diverse range of courses such as creative writing, computers, music, history held at various locations across the Hills and Parramatta areas.

Theatre, Art & Craft Artfiles Directory Web: www.artfiles.com.au The arts directory for Western Sydney lists individual artists, artist community, educators, performers and more. Artswest Foundation Ltd Phone: 9687 2788 Level 5, 88 Phillip St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.artswest.com.au Supports and promotes the arts in Sydney's Greater West through publications, information and networking forums. Regional arts advocacy. Castle Hill Creative Activities Phone: 9651 1850 86 Cecil Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Learning and craft classes including BYO Craft Group, china painting, crocheting, crystal bead jewellery, cross stitch, patchwork and quilting, ribbon embroidery, scrap book


Education, Leisure & Social: The Hills & East Parramatta held in cutting gemstones, stonecarving, jewellery making, enamelling, copper shim embossing. Fossicking trips arranged and annual exhibition held. Visitors always welcome.

Parramatta Musical Society Phone: 9671 2404 Meets: Leigh Memorial Hall, 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta 2150 Musical comedies, reviews and pantomime.

Art and craft courses and classes in The Hills and Parramatta. Be creative and meet new people.

memories, sewing, tatting and Tunisian crocheting. Vegetarian cooking during last term. Meets: 9.30am-12.30pm.

City of Parramatta Art Society Phone: 9872 3020 147 George St, Parramatta 2150 Workshops, classes, meetings and demonstrations. Life drawing and exhibitions. Major Open Awards for 'Foundation Week' in November. Embroiderers Guild NSW West Pennant Hills Group Phone: 9743 2501 Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills 2125 Web: www.embroiderersguildnsw.org.au Embroidery and friendship club. Fellowship of Australian Writers Eastwood & Hills Region Phone: 9484 9223 Meets: Senior Citizens Rooms, North Rocks Community Centre, Cnr Farnell Ave & North Rocks Rd, Carlingford 2118 Web: www.hillsfaw.net.au Nurtures the writing skills of people interested in writing and being published. Meetings include information, guest speakers and workshops on all aspects of writing. Regular competitions for poetry and short stories. Meets 1st Sat of the month (Feb-Nov) at 1:30pm. FOR CHINESE-SPEAKING SENIORS' SUPPORT GROUPS SEE PAGE 42

Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW (Parramatta Region) Phone: 9639 8394 Meets: Parramatta City Library meeting room, Civic Place, Parramatta 2150 A writers group for encouraging new writers. Meets: 2nd Sat of the month 12:30pm- 3:30pm. Friendship Quilters of Castle Hill Phone: 9624 4785 Inala School, Castle Hill Rd, Pennant Hills 2120 Patchwork and quilting group. Meets: Tues 8pm -10.30pm. Information and Cultural Exchange Phone: 9897 5744 Street Level, AMWU Building, 133 Parramatta Rd, Granville 2142 Web: www.ice.org.au Cultural and arts based projects with an emphasis on multi-media and digital arts. Manages the multimedia access centre. Languages spoken: Arabic, Italian, Vietnamese. Parramatta Artists Studio Phone:9687 6090 45 Hunter St, Parramatta 2150 Affordable studio and exhibition space to emerging and established contemporary artists., Parramatta- Holroyd Lapidary Club Phone: 9635 8218 73 Fullagar Rd, Wentworthville 2145 Encourages the art of lapidary. Classes

Riverside Theatres Phone: 8839 3399 Cnr Church St and Market St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.riversideparramatta.com.au Features three theatres, a licensed bar and courtyard. Offers a full performance program with worldclass performances as well as fostering new theatrical talent. The Embroiderers Guild of NSW Eastwood Branch Phone: 9743 2501 (Head office) Alan Walker Village, Dalmar Pl, Carlingford 2118 Web: www.embgdnsw.org.au Meets to develop and share embroidery skills. A summer school is held in January. Volunteer opportunities. Meets: 1st & 3rd Thurs of the month 10am-2pm

Computer Computer Pals for Seniors - The Hills Phone: 9899 9131 Old Caretakers Cottage, Castle Hill Showground, Doran Drive, Castle Hill 2154 Web: www.users.t pg.com.au/cphills Learn to use computers and the internet. Classes 10am-4pm Mon-Fri. Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors Phone: 9871 6820 Classes held: Level 2, Council Chambers Building, Civic Place, Parramatta 2124 Web: www.parramattacps.org.au Small groups and trainers who are seniors themselves. Monthly meetings with IT presentations and Q & A sessions.

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Fitness & Exercise Blind Sporting Association of NSW Phone: 9638 7075 For people with a vision impairment. Primary interest in competition for athletics, swimming, lawn bowls, cricket, golf, and sailing. Contact for meeting location.

own a boat for membership. Meets: 2nd & 4th Fri of each month at 7:30pm.

Low impact exercise. Teacher is a registered nurse. Friendly environment for ladies to have a laugh and reduce stress. Evening classes held Mon & Wed: Castle Grand; Tues: Wrights Road Community Centre Kellyville. Fees: 8 classes $120. Casual class $18.

SHAREWEST Community Exercise Classes Phone: 8811 7100 Level 5, 85 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown 2148 The Hills Community Health Centre Web: www.wentwest.com.au/public/ Walking Groups sharewest.asp Carlingford Bowling, Sports & Healthy lifestyle courses by trained fitness Phone: 8853 4500 Recreation Club leaders. Courses include gentle exercise, Co-ordinates walking groups. Contact tai-chi, dance and aqua aerobics, for details of group times. Phone: 9871 5056 relaxation and weight reduction. Cnr Pennant Hills Rd and Evans Tracks and Trails - Active Healthy Rd, Carlingford 2118 SHAREWEST Health and Fitness Lifestyles Web: www.carlingfordbowlingclub. Phone: 9843 3245 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Trackscom.au Parramatta Community Health and-Trails.html Lawn bowling facilities, entertainment Services, Jeffery House, Designed to inspire people to get and social activities. 162 Marsden St, Parramatta 2150 out, be active, and use local open Gentle Aquarobics Class Various healthy lifestyle courses space areas. The Hills Shire boasts a by trained fitness leaders. Courses range of beautiful recreation locations Phone: 9637 1593 include gentle exercise, tai-chi, including great cycle ways and Classes held: Granville Swimming dance aerobics, stress management, walking tracks. Pool, Enid Ave, Granville 2142 relaxation, weight reduction. Gentle aquarobics class suitable Walking Coastal Sydney for all ages, and for those with, or Summer Beach Bus to Manly Web: walkingcoastalsydney.com.au recovering from, an injury. Call pool This project aims to promote public Phone: 9890 0000 for class times. access to, and encourage enjoyment Level 12, 100 George St, Jenny's Fitness Classes of, Sydney's coastline. A series Parramatta 2150 of brochures providing mapped and Phone: 9639 1938 Web: www.cdcbus.com.au walkable routes from Pittwater to Don Moore Community Centre, Cnr Operated by CharterPlus yearly in Sutherland are available online and Farnell Avenue & North Rocks Rd, December and January with pickups Carlingford 2118 from various locations in the Hills. Return from the outlets listed on the website. Web: www.jennysfitness.com.au journey leaves Manly Police Station at Wanderers Bushwalking & Outdoors Club Low impact fitness classes, yoga, 3.30pm. $15 return for all tickets. Phone: 9624 8849 Crestwood body conditioning and special over Tai Chi Society Community Centre, Cnr Crestwood Dr 50s classes. No contracts - just pay & Chapel Lane, Baulkham Hills 2153 Phone: 9954 7266 as you go. Fees: Casual classes $10, 247 Old Northern Rd, Castle Hill 2154 Bushwalks, camping and social pensioners and students $8. activities. Meets 2nd Friday of the Web: www.taichisociety.com Parramatta Golf Club month 8pm-9.30pm. Tai chi and Qigong classes held in 12 Phone: 9635 6633 locations throughout Sydney. Fees: $95 Park Pde, Parramatta 2150 for 8 week course ($85 concession). Golf course - public clubhouse. Fees: Brislington Medical & Nursing Museum Tai Chi Fitness Australia $15 for 18 holes (Mon-Fri); $18 for 18 Phone: 9843 3106 Phone: 9686 2282 holes (Sat-Sun). 9 Wistaria Place, Baulkham Hills 2153 Cnr George St and Marsden St, Rydalmere Central Bowling Club Parramatta 2150 Web: www.tcfa.com.au The oldest residence in central Phone: 9638 1281 Tai Chi and Qigong. Classes held: Parramatta. It now houses a medical Park Rd, Rydalmere 2116 Winston Hills, Castle Hill, Baulkham and nursing museum. Open 2nd & Lawn bowling club. Hills, Pennant Hills. Fees: $98.00 per last Thurs of each month 11am-3pm. 8 week term. Sea Bees Boating Club

Hobbies & Interests

Phone: 8840 8194 Meets: Roselea Community Centre, Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford 2118 Web: www.seabeesboating.com Social fishing club. It is not essential to 84 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

The Hills Bellydance School Phone: 9686 9502 Castle Grand Community Centre, Cnr Castle and Pennant St, Castle Hill 2154 Web: www.hillsbellydance.com.au

Centenary Uniting Community Centre Phone: 9683 5023 46 Sorrell St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.centenary.unitingchurch. org.au


Education, Leisure & Social: The Hills & East Parramatta A range of activities including English Conversation Classes, multicultural social gatherings, adult learning; craft groups. Tongan worship service- Sun 1pm.

Doll Collector's Club of NSW Phone: 9449 1999 Granville Town Hall, Carlton St, Granville 2142 Web: www.dollclubnsw.com.au For people who collect, manufacture, restore and reproduce dolls of all types and doll related items. The Annual Doll Fair is held in the last weekend in July. Meets: 1.30pm 1st Sat of the month (except Jan). Dural and District Historical Society Phone: 9653 3053 History Cottage, 412 Galston Rd, Galston 2159 Research, guest speakers, tours. Meets: 2nd Sat of the month 2pm. Microfiche, CD for family research. History Cottage is open: Sun, Wed 10am-4pm.

Research and preservation of history of the Hills. Conducts tours. Photo collection and family history. Information about local history and families. Hours: 1st & 3rd Sat of the month 10am-4pm or by appointment. Men's Shed - Arrunga Phone: 8878 6479 Delaware Rd, Ermington 2115 Hornsby Woodworking Men's Shed Phone: 9674 4680 or 9634 6037 Council Depot, Sefton Rd, Thornleigh 2120 Web: www.hwms.au2.com Members have a common interest in working with wood. No previous woodworking experience is necessary. Workshops are from 9:30am-2:30pm, generally on Tues, Fri and 1st & 3rd Sun.

Multi-National Seniors Group Phone: 9639 7193 Meets: Room 2B 2nd Flr, Old Council Chambers, Civic Place, Eastwood & Campsie Scottish Parramatta 2150 Association Meets weekly to develop a sense Phone: 9871 3593 of belonging together, through Held at Community Hall, River Rd, conversation, sharing cultural Ermington 2115 experiences and the preservation of Organises a monthly dance. Hogmanay traditional crafts. Fri: 10am-12noon Dance Dec 31 and Clan night in May. : (except Dec and Jan) Dance 4th Sat of month 8pm. Nuroc Dance Company and C&M's Dance Studio Friends of Galaringi - the Carlingford Phone: 9654 8400 or 0412 002 755 Botanic Parkland Castle Grand Community Centre, Cnr Phone: 9872 3122 Castle & Pennant St, Castle Hill 2154 Evans Rd, Carlingford 2118 Aims to rehabilitate and preserve native Web: www.nuroc.com.au Nuroc dance classes are fun and a botanic parkland. great way to meet new friends. No Friends of Vinegar Hill need for a partner. Tues 7.30pm. Phone: 9839 6000 Organises the Annual Commemoration Older Womens Network Parramatta Phone: 9680 3517 or 9631 6601 of 'The Battle of Vinegar Hill 1804' Meets: Harris Park Community Centre (also known as the Castle Hill Rebellion) at the Vinegar Hill Memorial, 11 Albion St, Harris Park 2150 Castlebrook Lawn Cemetery Rouse Hill Email: ownparramatta@yahoo.com.au on the first Sunday of March each year. OWN promotes the rights, dignity and Hills District Historical Society Museum well-being of older women through a range of activities and resources, and and Research Centre advocacy services. Meets 4th Mon of Phone: 9634 2670 the month 10am-12pm. Building 10, Balcombe Heights Estate, 92 Seven Hills Rd, LOCAL COUNCIL Baulkham Hills 2153 INFORMATION STARTS PAGE 90 Web: https://sites.google.com/site/ hillsdistricthistoricalsociety

Above: Seniors' exercise and balance programs are conducted throughout the year, Phone Parramatta City Council on 9806 5050 for details

Parramatta & District Historical Society Phone: 9635 6924 Meets: Staff Room, Macarthur Girls High School, Macarthur St (enter from Stewart St), Parramatta 2150 Encourages the study of history and heritage of both Parramatta district and Australia, and promotes the compilation of authentic records about the Parramatta district. Meets: 7:30pm 3rd Wed monthy. Parramatta Bridge Club Phone: 9639 1364 Meets: Dundas Community Centre, Sturt St, Telopea 2117 Web: www.parramatta.bridge-club.org Open to anyone interested in playing bridge. Various day and evening sessions. Parramatta District Scottish Dance Group Phone: 9636 8248 (after hours) Meets: Reg Byrne Community Centre, cnr Fyall Ave and Darcy Rd, Wentworthville 2145 Scottish country dancing. Come alone or bring a friend. Wear flat shoes. Supper is provided. Mon night except public holidays. $5 members, $8 non members. Parramatta Family History Group Phone: 9635 6924 63 Hassall St, Parramatta 2150 A family history group which produces Seniors & Care Guide 2012 85


The Hills & East Parramatta: Education, Leisure & Social a newsletter three times per year. Provides assistance and suggestions for research. Open: 1st Sat in month 1:30-4pm; research Tues 10am-3pm.

Visitors welcome. Meets: 1st Friday of the month at 8pm. Sydney Phillumenists Club Phone: 9637 2753 Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Meets: Granville Neighbourhood Information Centre Centre, 2 Carlton St, Granville 2142 A non-profit club for people Phone: 8839 3311 interested in the hobby of collecting Parramatta Heritage Centre, 346a match box labels and booklets. Meets: Church St, Parramatta 2150 The centre includes Visitor Information 2nd Sun of each month 2-5pm. Centre, Gift shop;, Local Studies The Hills Men's Shed & Family History Library; Council Phone: 9634 3556 archives; education programs; Eric Mobbs Reserve, Ferguson Rd, permanent and changing exhibitions. Castle Hill 2154 Free entry - some education and Email: malcolmws@bigpond.com public programs attract a small fee. Senior retired people participate Parramatta Morning Garden Club in woodworking and metal work projects many of which support of Phone: 9631 6126 service and community organisations. Meets: Room C 2nd Floor, Civic Open: Wed & Thurs 10am - 2pm. Centre, Parramatta 2150 Gardening club open to anyone Toongabbie Music Club interested in gardening. Guest Phone: 9639 7494 speakers, cuttings and display table. Meets: Northmead Scout Hall, Meets: 4th Mon of the month Whitehaven Rd, Northmead 2152 9am-12noon Web: www.boydsirishmusic.com.au/ Parramatta Philatelic Society toongabbie A music club welcoming all levels and Phone: 9610 2659 styles of performers from music and Meets: O.E.S. Hall, Railway St, song, to poets and storytellers. Meets: Wentworthville 2145 2nd & 4th Fri of month at 8pm Web: www.stamparena.com/ parramatta Stamp club with comprehensive library, facilities to buy & sell stamps, Association of Independent Retirees and meet others with similar hobby (Sydney Hills District Branch) interests. Meets: 1st Fri of the month at 7:30pm (except January). Phone: 9634 1186 Meets: Pennant Hills Bowling Club, Parramatta RSL Camera Club 52 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills 2120 Phone: 0412 071 528 Web: www.hillsair.com Meetings held: Parramatta RSL For retirees who have funded in whole, Club, cnr Macquarie St and or in part, their own retirement. Meets O'Connell St, Parramatta 2150 10am first Fri of each month except Jan. Web: www.parracameraclub.com Balcombe Heights Aged Day Care Opportunity for photographers of Italian Group all skill levels to improve and share knowledge. Meets: 7:30pm 1st and Phone: 8852 6300 3rd Wed of month (Feb-Dec). Building 17, Balcombe Heights Estate, 92 Seven Hills Rd, Rose Society of NSW Sydney Regional Baulkham Hills 2153 Phone: 9872 1862 Meets: Roselea Community Centre, Social group for Italian seniors. Activities Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford 2118 include health assessments, falls prevention, social activities and outings. Web: www.rose.org.au Monthly meetings for members which Meets: Wed 10am - 2pm. Transport can be provided. includes lectures and slide shows.

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Baulkham Hills Senior Citizens Phone: 0423 638 933 (mobile) Baulkham Hills Community Centre, 390 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Social, indoor bowls, cards, bingo, various boardgames, craft, tai chi and monthly bus outings. Mon, Fri and Sat: 9am - 12 noon. Castle Day Club Phone: 0419 287 292 or 0413 455 526 Wesley Church Hall, 32 Showground Rd, Castle Hill 2154 Social activities for older people, many of whom still live at home, and may feel isolated. Morning tea and 2-course lunch. Activities include gentle exercise, quizzes, guest speakers and entertainers. Meets: Mon 10am-2pm. Transport is available free of charge by arrangement. Castle Hill Senior Citizens Club Phone: 9680 3958 2 McMullen Ave, Castle Hill 2154 Social activites and outings. Bowls, cards, Canasta. Tue, Thur, Fri: Bowls 9.30am-12 noon. Wed: cards 9.30am - 3 pm. Sat: Bowls 12 noon - 3.30 pm. Sun: 10am - 4pm cards, mahjong, dominoes, bowls, billards and snooker. Coach tours organised. Cherrybrook Probus Club (Mens) Phone: 9484 3803 Mawarra Village, 3a Verney Dr, West Pennant Hills 2125 Meets: 4th Thurs 10am - 12pm. Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre Phone: 9684 4250 Ground Floor, Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt St, Telopea 2117 Information and activities for people living locally. Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm. Dural District Senior Citizens Club Phone: 9484 4558 Dural Country Club, 662a Old Northern Rd, Dural 2158 An active, friendly and fun group. Meets Wed 9.30am-2pm for indoor bowls, bingo and mahjong. 6 PAGES OF COMPETITIONS & PUZZLES STARTS PAGE 125


Education, Leisure & Social: The Hills & East Parramatta Ermington Uniting Church Friendship Club Phone: 9638 3736 Friendship group to help alleviate loneliness. Contact for details of meeting times and location. Meets: Fri 10am-1pm German Senior Club Phone: 9816 5095 Old Council Chambers, Civic Place, Parramatta 2150 Social activities and day activities for German speaking seniors. Meets: Parramatta Civic Place Old Council Chambers Building, 2nd Floor Room 'B' every 2nd Mon 9.30am - 2pm. Regular small outings.

North Rocks - Carlingford Senior Citizens Club Phone: 9872 4973 Cnr North Rocks Rd & Farnell Ave, Carlingford 2118 Carpet bowls, snooker/billiards, card games. Regular outings on the last Friday of the month (not Dec). Other activities include sausage sizzles, luncheons, table tennis and bingo. Italian, Greek, Cantonese and Singhalese-speaking members. Meets: Mon, Wed 8.15am 2pm, 2nd Sat of month 1.15pm - 4pm. (Excl Dec 16 - Jan 13). Older Women's Network Phone: 9629 8210 Baulkham Hills Senior Citizens, 390 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Email: patsy@virginbroadband.com.au Meetings with guest speakers, discussion groups, outings, creative writing group. Meets: 12 noon - 3pm during school terms.

Hills Local Ladies Group Phone: 0419 300 263 D'Cafe, Shop 7, Hills Home Hub, Cnr Showground & Victoria Rd, Castle Hill Email: llgcontes@iprimus.com.au Friendship group for ladies aged 50+. Make new friends at coffee mornings. Parramatta Greek Senior Citizens Group Meets: 1st Wed of the month at 10.30am. Phone: 9516 2188 Meets: St John's Greek Orthodox Holy Family Senior Group (Granville) Church Hall, 11 Hassall St, Phone: 9637 1954 Parramatta 2150 Parish Hall, Holy Family School, Email: greekwelfarecentre@bigpond.com The Trongate, Granville 2142 Excursions, guest speakers, games Social group - Bingo & Euchre card and refreshments. Thur 10am-12pm. games and afternoon tea. A bus picks Probus Clubs up and takes people home within the Phone: 9806 0100 (main) area. Starts in February, then every Probus Club of Parramatta: second Tues 1:30 - 3:30pm. Meets: Parramatta RSL Club, Holroyd Seniors News Macquarie St, Parramatta 2150 Phone: 9635 4937 Probus Club of West Epping: Merrylands Community Centre, Meets: Brush Park Bowling Club, Miller Room, 17 Miller St, Marsden Rd, Dundas 2117 Merrylands 2160 Popular social club for retired people Merrylands seniors meet for age 55+. Club branches meet locally carpet bowls, bingo, carpet bowls, for fellowship, guest speakers and crocheting, knitting. Games played outings. 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10am Sydney Australian Filipino Seniors 12.30pm. Transport can be arranged Phone: 9622 0692 from various locations. Bus outing Meets: Railway Rd, Marayong 2148 once a month. Email: safsi.nsw@gmail.com Leigh Memorial Uniting Church Support to Filipino and Australian Parramatta senior citizens in cases of sickness Phone: 9891 2277 and disability. Social group meets 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta 2150 bi-monthly at Marayong Community Web: www.parramattamission.org.au Centre, 2nd & 3rd Sun of the month. School for Seniors and Community Visitors Scheme.

Getting together learning doll making

Parramatta Italian Social Group Phone: 9639 5827 Room B, 2nd Floor, Parramatta Council, Chambers Building, 1a Civic Pl, Parramatta 2150 Social and educational activities for Italian senior adults. Meets: Thurs 9am-1pm. The Hills Chinese Seniors Association Phone: 0411 861 296 Meets: Baulkham Hills Community Centre, 390 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills 2153 Outings, guest speakers, chess and other social activities. Meets Fri 9.30 am - 12.30pm. Luncheon meeting: 1st Fri of the month 9.30 am-2.30pm. Cantonese and Mandarin spoken. The Hills Community Health Centre Hills Korean Women's Group Phone: 8853 4525 (Multicultural Health Access Worker) Tribute Room Castle Hill Community Centre, Cnr Pennant & Castle St, Castle Hill 2154 Email: helen_li@wsahs.nsw.gov.au A social support group that also provides health and community education programs, social, craft, cultural activities and yoga classes for Korean speaking women. Meets: Mon during school terms from 10.30am-1pm; Mon-Wed 8:30am-4pm (Multicultural Health Access Worker). Phone for details. Wisemans Ferry and Districts Senior Citizens Phone: 4566 4767 Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club, Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775 Shopping bus, bingo and outings. Meets: Mon 10.30 am - 2pm. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 87


Calling all Volunteers! Easy Care Gardening volunteers, Karen Bones (left) and Maria Harrington

Have you recently retired or looking to volunteer one day a week, or once a month while meeting new people and work outdoors in the fresh air? Easy Care Gardening offers opportunities to volunteer in the Hornsby, Ryde, Hunters Hill and Ku-ring-gai areas. Easy Care Gardening is a gardening service for people who are frail aged and people with a disability on a pension. Teams of volunteer gardeners weed, prune, mulch and make gardens safe, tidy and 'easy care', so people are able to remain living in their own homes for longer. Joining one of the gardening teams is a great way to make new friends, get some exercise and do something worthwhile for your community. New volunteers are always needed to meet the increasing need for service from

an ageing population. No experience is necessary as training will be given, although gardening knowledge is always very welcome. Just bring along a good sunhat, a willing spirit and an appreciation of a nice morning tea. Volunteers gain pleasure from discovering the original features of a neglected garden emerge from beneath creeping vines and overgrown plants. They also get great satisfaction from he big smiles of their happy clients. Volunteering with Easy Care Gardening is a social experience as well. Teams usually stop for morning tea and a chat with the owner of the property and lasting friendships are made whilst battling weeds and pruning plants. For more information, phone Easy Care Gardening on 9983 1644.

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Help pets in need By Jana Pearce Pets of Older People (POOPS) needs animal-lover volunteers to help provide a safety net for pets when their elderly owners become ill or face a life-changing crisis. The concept of POOPS was born in 2002 at St Joseph’s Hospital Auburn when a 92-year-old woman refused to be admitted for urgent medical treatment as there was no one to care for her dogs at home. Soon the POOPS program was embraced by the RSPCA and now it is run as a joint venture between RSPCA NSW and St Joseph’s Hospital. The program assists socially isolated people age 65+ with caring for their pets in their own homes and also provides emergency boarding and foster care. Palliative care patients of any age who are socially isolated may also access all of POOPS services. Age and disability or dementia can often prevent people from accessing veterinary help when needed. The POOPS program caters for pet owners who cannot access veterinary assistance and have no relatives or friends willing to take responsibility for the pet. POOPS clients are asked to contribute, according to their means, towards the cost of veterinary treatment, grooming and boarding. Volunteers Needed POOPS needs volunteer dog walkers to walk dogs for elderly owners who are no longer able to walk their dogs, drivers to take pets to the vet as their owner can no longer drive care, and foster carers for pets. For more information about POOPS, phone 9782 4408.


VOLUNTEERING City of Ryde Community Services 35-41 Blaxland Rd, Ryde 2112 Phone: 9952 8222 Links prospective volunteers with community organisations in Ryde and Hunters Hill. The agency recruits and refers. Ongoing support and assistance. City of Ryde Community Volunteers Phone: 9952 8222 Web: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au Community Connect Northern Beaches – Volunteer Program Phone: 9931 7777 30 Howard Ave, Dee Why 2099 Web: www.northsideconnect.com.au Referral of interested volunteers to local non-profit organisations requiring assistance. Volunteers needed for Community Connect Gardening to help people who are frail aged. Area served: Northern Beaches & Forest. Community Visitors Scheme Lane Cove Community Aid Service Phone: 9427 6425 Matches a volunteer to an older person in a local residential aged care facility to provide fortnightly visits. Easy Care Gardening Phone: 9983 1644 7 Gilroy Rd, Turramurra 2074 Web: www.easycaregardening.org.au Gardening and lawn mowing services to frail aged people, younger people with disabilities, and their carers within the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde and Hunters Hill areas. This allows them to remain in their own homes as the service helps to convert gardens to low maintenance ones, ensuring that the garden areas are safe and enjoyable. Volunteeers needed see article opposite page and advertisement on page 55. Ku-ring-gai/Hornsby Volunteer Service Phone: 9424 0970 Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers 818 Pacific Highway Gordon 2072 Email: volunteers@kmc.nsw.gov.au Matches volunteers with jobs available in HACC agencies requiring volunteers. The aim of the service is to assist people who are frail aged or

people with a disability to continue to live in their own homes.

Lane Cove Community Aid Service Phone: 9427 6425 Volunteering opportunities exist with the Community Visitors Scheme, Meals on Wheels, Community Support Transport, Social Activities, Linen Service, Shopping service and Lower North Shore Easy Care Gardening. Lower North Shore HACC Volunteer Service Phone: 9777 7815 Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au Do you like to support frail elderly people and or people with a disability? We have many volunteer opportunities in the local community such as Meals on Wheels, linen service, day care support, community transport, gardening and home visiting. Area served: Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby LGAs. Mosman Council - Volunteers Phone: 9978 4089 Mosman Square Seniors' Centre, Civic Centre, Mosman 2088 Web: www.mosman.nsw.gov.au Co-ordinates volunteer opportunities at Mosman Council. Volunteers are required in Community Transport, Community Visitors Scheme, Meals on Wheels, Neighbour Aid, and Home Library Service. Parramatta City Council Phone: 9806 5121 Home Support and Community Services, Council Chambers Building, Level 1, 2 Civic Place, Parramatta 2151 Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au There are many interesting and varied voluteering opportunies in the Parrammatta area. Thes include Leisure and Learning Services, assisting with social activities for people with a disability, and Neighbour Aid home visiting volunteers. For more details see Parramatta City Council page 107. The Hills Shire Council Phone: 9761 7614 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au Many Council projects and programs

Amanda James, community volunteer, delivers Meals on Wheels at Parramatta

would not be possible without the involvement of our exceptional community volunteers who create and maintain very strong community networks. Volunteer opportunities include bushcare, tourism, event co-ordination, community transport, domestic assistance, Easy Care Gardening and Meals on Wheels.

The Centre for Volunteering (NSW) Phone: 9261 3600 Web: www.volunteering.com.au Volunteer education, training and resource material. A referral service which interviews, matches and refers people to volunteer work in the nonprofit sector. Willoughby City Council - Volunteers Phone: 9777 1000 31 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Volunteer opportunities include Meals on Wheels, Linen Service, Outings Bus, Home Library, Bushcare, Multicultural One Stop Assistance and Information Centre (MOSAIC). For more details, go to Willoughby City Council pages 110 -111. Bushcare volunteering is a great way to meet people. Photo right: North Sydney Bushcare volunteers Seniors & Care Guide 2012 89


The Hills Shire Council

Left: Fun and great times seeing new places in the Hills Community bus Social outing in the Hills Community Care bus

Left: Getting together on a community outing

Christmas Fu nction, a fun time with muc h fellowship

The Hills Shire Councillors Central Ward

North Ward

Cr Peter Dimbrowsky Ph: 0419 664 438 peter.dimbrowsky@bigpond.com

Cr Greg Burnett (Mayor) Ph: 0402 849 794 clr.burnett@thehills.nsw.gov.au

Cr Tony Hay Ph: 0422 508 975 clr.tonyhay@thehills.nsw.gov.au

Cr Barbara Burton Ph: 0417 254 171 burtonbarb@ozemail.com.au

Cr Justin Taunton Ph: 0448 083 108 clr.taunton@thehills.nsw.gov.au

Cr Robyn Preston Ph: 0419 200 300 clr.preston@bigpond.com

East Ward

West Ward

Cr Larry Bolitho Ph: 0412 174 413 clr.bolitho@thehills.nsw.gov.au

Cr Michelle Byrne (Deputy Mayor) Ph: 0448 268 140 michellerbyrne@yahoo.com.au

Cr David Bentham Ph: 0427 292 140 clr.bentham@thehills.nsw.gov.au

Cr Mike Thomas Ph: 0423 798 891 thomas_mike@optusnet.com.au

Cr Andrew Jefferies Ph: 0427 928 111 clrjefferies@live.com.au

Cr Raymond Harty Ph: 0412 265 876 raymondharty@comet-training.com.au

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Meals on Whe els volunteers

Preparing Mea ls on Wheels


All general enquires: Phone: 9843 0555 Fax: 9843 0409 Office Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday Email : council@thehills.nsw.gov.au Web - www.thehills.nsw.gov.au Address: 129 Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154 Postal: PO Box 75, Castle Hill NSW 1765 HILLS COMMUNITY CARE Phone: 9761 7600 Email: hcc@thehills.nsw.gov.au Hills Community Care, a Hills Shire Council Community Service, started in 1991. Hills Community Care conducts a variety of programs funded at local, State and Federal levels to support people who are frail aged, or with dementia, and people with disabilities/mental health needs and/or their carers. Located at the Baulkham Hills Community Centre complex (off Conie Avenue), Hills Community Care utilises a variety of facilities within the Shire. Hills Community Care does not operate on public holidays but appropriate arrangements are made to ensure service is available if required. Who is eligible to use our services? Services are available to the frail aged, people with a disability, clients with dementia and carers residing within The Hills Shire, with special assistance offered to clients in the Wisemans Ferry area. Some of our culturally specific programs are now available in the Blacktown Local Government area. How do you access these services? You can enquire by contacting us via email or phone. A staff member will then explain the process in accessing services to ensure we meet your needs and that you are eligible to receive services. For more information you can visit our website: www. thehills.nsw.gov.au/hills-communitycare.html

SOCIAL DAY CARE PROGRAM Phone: 9761 5703 or 9761 5702 When getting out independently to meet and make friends becomes difficult, Social Day Programs may be the answer. What social day care offers: • Transport to and from programs

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Planned activities Monthly outings Companionship Enjoyable Morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea Practical assistance as needed All programs are wheelchair accessible

DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE Phone: 9761 7698 Cleaning of essential living and bathroom areas and other cleaning, shopping and payment of bills as assessed - for details, see page 51.

THE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICE Phone: 9761 7604 Specialises in assistance with particular personal transport needs from your door to your destination and home again. For information, see page 40.

DEMENTIA SERVICES

FOOD SERVICES Food services provides meals to people who are frail aged or people with a disability and their carers. For more information go to page 50.

EASY CARE GARDENING AND LAWN MOWING With the assistance of volunteers our Easy Care Gardening service provides practical gardening help. Advice can also be provided on how to simplify gardens to make them more manageable. For details. go to page 54.

HOME MODIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE Phone: 9761 7611 The Home Modification and Maintenance Service provides assistance in maintaining your home, keeping it secure and in good repair. For more information, please go to page 55.

Phone: 9894 7751

WORKING CARER LIAISON OFFICER

Provides flexible support to people with dementia and their carers. This assistance is aimed to enable people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia related illnesses to live in their own homes and participate in community activities whilst providing support and information for their carers. All services are provided by staff members that have an education and understanding of dementia-related issues.

Phone: 9761 7607

Orange Blossom Cottage: Early onset dementia specific centre based care, see pages 46, 47 and 49.

The Working Carer Liaison Project (WCLP) offers assistance to carers who juggle paid employment with unpaid caring. The Working Carer Liaison Officer can provide you with up to 10 weeks of case co-ordination to help locate and establish appropriate support services for the person for whom you are caring.

VOLUNTEERING Phone: 9761 7614

Volunteering is a commitment of MENTAL HEALTH RESPITE PROGRAM time, effort and energy in helping others. The benefits of volunteering Phone: 9761 5724 are many. It is an opportunity to learn Provides respite to carers of people new skills, to become involved in with a mental illness, or people with the community and have a sense of an intellectual disability, living in the belonging, to meet new people and Council areas of Auburn, The Hills, form new friendships, to give back Blacktown, Holroyd and Parramatta. to the community and most of all to For more information, go to page 35. gain personal satisfaction. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 91


Hornsby Shire Council

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Support Group

Nature Nature performs during NAIDOC Week

Above:Chinese Art Exhibition

Left: Hornsby Grandparent Social Event

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Local Government Week 2011 celebrated in Hornsby Mall

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Hornsby Live in the Mall Cheers Choir


All general enquires: Phone: 9847 6050 • 28-44 George St, Hornsby 2077 Mail to: PO Box 37 Hornsby NSW 1630 • Web: www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

LIBRARY SERVICES

HORNSBY SHIRE COUNCILLORS

Planning, researching and supporting organisations that provide services to older people and people with a disability. Also provides information regarding a range of available services for the whole community. Community Development Team Phone: 9847 6547

Hornsby Central Library Phone: 9847 6813 28-44 George Street, Hornsby 2077

Mayor: Cr Nick Berman Ph: 9847 6603 nberman@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Hornsby Library Bus Service Phone: 9847 6813 Provides transport to Hornsby Library for local residents living in Asquith, Hornsby, Thornleigh, Waitara and Normanhurst, who are frail aged or have a disability.

Ward A Cr Wendy McMurdo Ph: 0438 777 518 wmcmurdo@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Information Services Phone: 9983 1611 Providing information about local groups, services and facilities.

Deputy Mayor: Cr Mick Smart Ph: 0428 645 709 msmart@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Home Modification and Maintenance Service: Phone: 9847 6503 Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care HACC-funded home modification and maintenance for people who are frail aged, people with disability and their carers.

LEISURE AND LEARNING CENTRES Leisure and learning activities for people over 50 years of age. For more information call 9847 6547 The centres are also available for hire to groups. For further information about hiring, call 9847 6504 Asquith Leisure and Learning Centre 421 Pacific Hwy (Entrance off Lords Avenue) Asquith 2077 Brooklyn Leisure and Learning Centre 6 Dangar Road Brooklyn 2083 Epping Leisure and Learning Centre 1 Chambers Court (off Pembroke Street) Epping 2121 Hornsby Leisure and Learning Centre Willow Park 25 Edgeworth David Avenue Hornsby 2077 Pennant Hills Leisure and Learning Centre 8 Warne Street Pennant Hills 2120

THE HORNSBY COMMUNITY ACCESS BUS

Home Library Services Phone: 9847 6806 or 9847 6813 (A/H) Provided for people living in Hornsby Shire, who are ill, incapacitated or unable to come into the library. All resources provided by the library are available through the Home Library Service including magazines, CDs, DVDs and talking books.

LIBRARY BRANCHES Berowra Library Phone: 9847 6104 Community Centre, the Gully Road, Berowra 2081 Epping Library Phone: 9847 6120 Chambers Court (Off Pembroke Street), Epping 2121

Cr Steve Russell Ph: 0409 735 313 srussell@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Ward B Cr Steve Evans Ph: 0438 777 520 steveevans@hornsby.nsw.gov.au Cr Dilip Chopra Ph: 0466 008 373 dchopra@hornsby.nsw.gov.au Cr Bruce Mills Ph: 0466 008 374 bmills@hornsby.nsw.gov.au Ward C Cr Michael Hutchence: Ph: 0466 008 375 mhutchence@hornsby.nsw.gov.au Cr Robert Browne Ph: 0434 568 828 rbrowne@hornsby.nsw.gov.au Cr Andrew Martin Ph: 0466 008 376 amartin@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Galston Library Phone: 9847 6160 Galston Road, Galston 2159 Pennant Hills Library Phone: 9847 6100 Cnr Ramsay & Yarrara Roads, Pennant Hills 2120

COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL FACILITIES

A 12 seater mini-bus is available for hire at a low cost to community groups and individuals. For further information, Phone: 9847 6502 phone: 9847 6809 For bookings and enquiries.

Hornsby volunteers enjoyed Pampering Day during Volunteers Week Seniors & Care Guide 2012 93


Hunter's Hill Council

Getting together for Seniors Week 2011 morning tea

Celebrating a grand occasion, the Sesquicentenary of Australia's Oldest Garden Municipality, Hunters Hill 1861 - 2011.

Bowls, croquet, water sports, galleries, restaurants and glorious walks, Hunters Hill is a lifestyle paradise

what's on in Hunters Hill EVENTS

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS

January: Australia Day March: • Clean Up Australia Days • Seniors Morning Tea and Concert April: Anzac Eve Memorial Ceremony May: Hunters Hill Art Exhibition August: The Moocooboola Festival October: Young In Art Exhibition November: Volunteers Morning Tea December: Carols By Candlelight

Hunters Hill Probus Mixed Club Phone 9816 3254 Hunters Hill Probus Ladies Club Phone 9817 5632 Gladesville Probus Club Phone 9712 8712 Hunters Hill Historical Society Phone 9816 1372 Hunters Hill Theatre Phone 9879 7765 Hunters Hill Music Club Phone 9817 4843 Moocooboola Computer Club 10am-3pm Mon-Thurs Phone 9879 4588 Curtains Up! Drama Classes Phone: 8012 7898 Gentle Exercise and Movement to Music: Phone: 0409 540 959

WALKS IN AND AROUND HUNTERS HILL Heritage walks, charming heritage buildings, scenic harbour side views, flora and fauna make for a wonderful day out. Maps are available at the Hunter's Hill Council Customer Service desk or on the Council web site. www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au 94 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Seniors Dram a Classes in Hu nters Hill

Gentle Exercise for Seniors Phone: 9816 3199 or 9816 4024 Hunters Hill Croquet Club Phone 9816 5117 Hunters Hill Club (Bowling) Phone 9817 3324 Learning for Leisure Phone 9817 0101 Tai Chi for Seniors Phone 9816 2103 Table Tennis for Seniors Club Meets Monday Phone 9879 3707 Older Women’s Wellness Phone 9817 0101 Ryde Hunters Hill Walking for Pleasure Group: Phone 9817 5799 University of the Third Age Phone 9879 5453


All general enquires: Phone: 9879 9400 • 22 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill 2110 • Mail to: PO Box 21 Hunters Hill 2110 Email council@huntershill.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT Phone: 9879 9454 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill Hunter’s Hill Council’s Community Services Department provides information to meet the needs of older residents and people with a disability. They plan events and support individuals and organisations.

COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEES Phone: 9879 9449 • Seniors Advisory Group This Committee includes representatives from organisations and interested local residents advising Council on the needs of older residents.

RATE REBATE

HUNTER'S HILL COUNCILLORS

Mayor: Cr Susan Hoopmann Ph: 9879 9430 susanhoopmann@huntershill.nsw.gov.au North Ward Cr Peter Astridge: Ph: 9816 2579 LIBRARY SERVICES peterastridge@huntershill.nsw.gov.au Gladesville Library Deputy Mayor: Cr Richard Quinn Phone: 9817 1960 6 Pittwater Road, Gladesville 2111 Ph: 9817 7599 richardquinn@huntershill.nsw.gov.au Home Library Service Cr Murray Butt: Ph: 0419 249 179 Phone: 9952 8365 murraybutt@huntershill.nsw.gov.au A regular delivery of books, magazines, South Ward videos, DVDs and audiotapes can be Cr Simon Frame: Ph: 9816 2378 arranged for eligible residents. The service is available to housebound, frail simonframe@huntershill.nsw.gov.au aged or people with a disability upon a Cr Ross Sheerin: Ph: 9817 4557 rosssheerin@huntershill.nsw.gov.au doctor’s referral. Cr Dr Meredith Sheil VENUE HIRE Ph: 9879 6923 Phone: 9879 9400 meredithsheil@huntershill.nsw.gov.au Council has a range of meeting rooms and halls available for community, educational and commercial use. Telephone Council for venue hire information. Centrelink, Veteran’s Affairs Concession Card Holders may be eligible for a rate rebate. Phone Rates Department: 9879 9435

• Hunters Hill Access Committee This Committees advises Council on the improvements needed to buildings, footpaths and other public spaces to ensure that access is possible for parents with young children, the elderly and people with VOLUNTEER SERVICE disabilities. Phone: 9879 9400 HUNTERS HILL RYDE Council has information on volunteer COMMUNITY SERVICES opportunities available in the area. From Bush care to driving, there are Phone: 9817 0101 46 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill 2110 volunteer opportunities to suit a wide range of interests and skills. Services include: Food Services - Meals on Wheels, Centre Base Lunch; Community Transport, Carer Support – Aged and Disability, Volunteer Visiting, Social Support – CALD, Emergency Relief, BIRDS, Inhome Respite, Day Centre, Bus outings, Learning for Leisure, Wednesday Lunch Group, Older Women’s Wellbeing.

Above and below: Seniors Driving Workshop

HUNTERS HILL RYDE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT Phone: 9816 5000 Provide flexible transport, social bus outings, shopping trips and medical transport. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 95


Ku-ring-gai Council Left: Phil, a driver for the Libraribus Service

Right: Stretch for core strength and balance at Gordon Library

Ku-ring-gai 2011 Seniors Award winners

Mayor Jennifer Anderson and Jonathan Coleman at the Men's Health Forum

Steve Biddulph, speaker at the Men's Health Forum

things to do

For information about what’s on in Ku-ring-gai visit our web page: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au January 26: Australia Day celebration and festivities, Bicentennial Park, West Pymble. March: Seniors Week & Ku-ring-gai Seniors' Festival 2012. Interesting and exciting activities and events staged throughout March. Contact Ku-ring-gai Council for the full program of events. May 6: Festival on the Green, St Ives Village Green. May 26 - July 15: Guringai Festival - various events celebrating Aboriginal culture and heritage. August: Festival of Wildflowers, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives. September 15 & October 20: Twilight Concerts in the Park Series - Enjoy music in the beautiful surroundings of Wahroonga Park at these free concerts. September - October: Spring into Action. Bus trips and excursions for the young at heart. Program available from Council from mid August.

ALL YEAR Pilates in the Park. Phone 9424 0754 Gentle exercise at Wahroonga Park. Seniors Seminars. Phone 9424 0836 A series of informative and interesting seminars for people over 60. 96 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Helen Turne sh ows stitching technique at Knit In at Turra murra Library

in Ku-ring-gai

Above: NSW Police Band thrilled the audience at the 2011 Seniors Concert held at Turramurra Uniting Church

Bushcare Program. Phone 9424 0179 Local community volunteers work to preserve and protect our local bushland. Ku-ring-gai Council provides technical and logistical support while volunteers supply the skills and commitment to enhance Ku-ring-gai's natural beauty and promote its biodiversity. Bushcare is a great opportunity to make new friends, take part in a social group that shares your interests and improve the environment in which you live. Walks and Talks Program. Phone 9424 0844 Enjoy nature-themed walks, talks and special events. Guest presenters and experienced staff run seminars and workshops, and lead guided bushwalks in the local area.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Tulkiyan Heritage House. Phone 9498 3754 707 Pacific Hwy, Gordon 2072 Managed by the Friends of Tulkiyan in a voluntary capacity. Eryldene Heritage House and Garden. Phone 9498 2271 17 McIntosh St, Gordon 2072 This heritage house, built in 1913 for the late Professor EG Waterhouse, features a magnificent camellia and azalea garden. Open once a month or by arrangement. Office open Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 4pm. Rose Seidler House. Phone 9989 8020 71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga Managed by The Historic Houses Trust of NSW, this is the first house designed and built in Australia by acclaimed architect Harry Seidler.

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Swain Gardens Phone 9424 0351 77 Stanhope Rd, Killara 2071 420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives 2075 Open seven days a week during daylight hours. Covering 125 hectares of urban bushland, this Garden available for private functions. Garden is open every day from 8am - 4pm Local History and Family History Research except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Entry is Centre. Phone 9499 4568 free of charge for small groups. 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon 2072 Seniors at the Garden. Phone 9424 0353 The Ku-ring-gai Historical Society's research centre Guided walks and morning tea at the Ku-ring-gai collects, preserves and disseminates information Wildflower Garden. Groups: min 10, max 20. relating to the history of Ku-ring-gai and family history. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from10am - 2pm.


All general enquiries: Phone: 9424 0000 • TTY 133677 • Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon 2072 Email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au • Mail to: Locked Bag 1056 Pymble NSW 2073

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (AGED AND DISABILITY SERVICES)

Social Tennis, Pilates in the Park, Tai Chi, Yoga and Fitbox.

Phone: 9424 0836 Planning, researching and supporting individuals and organisations that provide services to older people and people with a disability.

LIBRARY SERVICES

VOLUNTEER SERVICE Phone: 9424 0970 Would you like to help others? This service links you with jobs in notfor-profit agencies that assist older people and people with a disability in the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby local government areas. Volunteer opportunities include Meals on Wheels, Easy Care Gardening, community visiting and transporting people to medical appointments.

Gordon Library Phone: 9424 0909 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon 2072 Lindfield Library Phone: 9424 0428 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield 2070

Talking Books @ Your Library Phone: 9424 0969 Ku-ring-gai Library hosts an exciting, free book club program for adults called Talking Books. This program offers the opportunity for people who love reading to join a group to discuss books. Meetings are held at Turramurra, Lindfield, Gordon and St Ives Libraries.

KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL

St Ives Library COUNCILLORS Phone: 9424 0453 St Ives Village Shopping Centre, Mona Wahroonga Ward: Vale Road, St Ives 2075 Cr Ian Cross Ph: 9488 7442 Turramurra Library icross@kmc.nsw.gov.au Phone: 9424 0480 Cr Duncan McDonald 5 Ray Street, Turramurra 2074 Ph: 9424 0715 Libraribus Service dmcdonald@kmc.nsw.gov.au Phone: 9424 0474 Comenarra Ward: RATE REBATE For those in Ku-ring-gai who find Deputy Mayor: Cr Elaine Malicki Centrelink, Veterans’ Affairs Concession it hard to get to the library. The Ph: 9144 5716 Card Holders or those who can Libraribus comes to your door, picks emalicki@kmc.nsw.gov.au demonstrate financial hardship may you up, takes you to the library and Cr Steven Holland be eligible for a rate rebate. Contact: brings you home again. Ph: 9144 1052 Customer Service for information. Home Library Service sholland@kmc.nsw.gov.au VENUE HIRE Phone: 9424 0478 Gordon Ward: Phone: 9424 0754 This service is available for frail and Cr Elise Keays Council has a range of meeting rooms permanently or temporarily disabled Ph: 9416 4830 and halls available for community, Ku-ring-gai residents. The Home ekeays@kmc.nsw.gov.au educational and commercial use. Library Officer can arrange for regular Telephone for venue information and deliveries of books, magazines, videos, Cr Cheryl Szatow Ph: 9498 5708 rates or visit the website. DVDs and audio tapes to eligible cszatow@kmc.nsw.gov.au WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES residents. Roseville Ward: Community Information Librarian Mayor: Cr Jennifer Anderson Assistance to collect garbage bins Phone: 9424 0873 Ph:9414 0709 Mobile: 0437 037 452 from the property of people who are Provides information about the local janderson@kmc.nsw.gov.au physically unable to move their bins community - recreational facilities and to the kerb for collection. Medical Cr Rakesh Duncombe activities, health services, sporting certificate required. To apply, write to Ph: 9417 0102 clubs, community education courses, the General Manager and include a rduncombe@kmc.nsw.gov.au art and craft groups, current events medical certificate. St Ives Ward: and Council services. A community ACTIVE KU-RING-GAI PROGRAM Cr Tony Hall noticeboard is provided for local Ph: 9144 3096 Phone: 9424 0754 not-for-profit community groups thall@kmc.nsw.gov.au Active Ku-ring-gai features activities to publicise activities and current Cr Carolyne Hardwick that encourage people of all fitness events. The librarian also distributes levels to participate in physical activity. pamphlets and brochures for not-for- Ph: 9988 4039 chardwick@kmc.nsw.gov.au Activities include Gym Without Walls, profit groups. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 97


Lane Cove Council Right and below: Men from the BOOMers (Bus Outings for Older Men) visiting the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Museum, Garden Island

Looking very dashing. A member of the BOOMers on the group's visit to Erlydene Historic House and Gardens at Gordon

Home Library Service delivery looks after residents' love of books and reading.

Above and right: Planting for National Tree day at Blackman Park by Bushcare Volunteers and local residents

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All general enquiries: Phone 9911 3555 • 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 • Mail to: PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595 Email: lccouncil@lanecove.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, SENIORS & DISABILITY SERVICES Phone: 9911 3593 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 Develops and establishes new services to meet the needs of older people and people with disabilities who live in the Lane Cove local government area. Provides support, advice and encouragement to existing organisations that provide services to people in the target group. Provides information to the public on appropriate services available in the area. Organises regular community seminars for seniors - topics include security, safety, community transport, finance and the law.

and has access to all their services. Photocopying, Internet, Email and word processing facilities available. Open: Tuesday 2pm-7pm, Wednesday 1pm-5.30pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.

and Willoughby. NSROC believes that through co-operation and working together, matters of regional significance can be more effectively addressed and the interests of the local communities furthered.

COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL

LANE COVE COUNCIL MEETINGS

Lane Cove Council is committed to ensuring our community is informed and encourages community participation in decision making. A number of the following committees have community representation to provide advice and feedback to Council on matters of interest to the community. • Bushland Management Advisory Committee • Lane Cove Bicycle Advisory LANE COVE LIBRARY AND Committee INFORMATION CENTRE • Cameraygal Festival Committee Phone: 9911 3634 • Lane Cove Access Committee Library Walk, Lane Cove 2066 • Lane Cove Cultural Advisory Web: www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/library Committee Email: lanecove@shorelink.nsw.gov.au Community information, local history • Lane Cove Social Development Group • Marjorie Propsting Memorial Library collection, adult and junior reference Working Party collections, Home and Hospital Library Service, regular children’s storytimes. • Sustainability Advisory Committee Items for loan include adult and • Central Ward Traffic Consultative children’s fiction and non-fiction, large Forum print and audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and • East Ward Traffic Consultative Forum eBooks. Photocopying, Internet, Email, word processing facilities and wireless • Lane Cove West Traffic Consultative Forum access available. Monday & Thursday: 10am-9pm, NORTHERN SYDNEY REGIONALTuesday, Wednesday & Friday: ORGANISATION OF COUNCILS 10am-5.30pm, Saturday: 9am-4pm, Phone: 9911 3595 Sunday: 10am-2pm. C/- Lane Cove Council, Local Studies: Open Tuesday and 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 Thursday 10am-5pm and Saturday Mail to: PO Box 20, Lane Cove 1595 9am-12noon. Greenwich Library (see Web: www.nsroc.org Marjorie Propsting Memorial Library). A voluntary group of seven northern MARJORIE PROPSTING Sydney Councils that exists to further MEMORIAL LIBRARY the interests of its members and the communities they represent. Members Phone: 9436 2776 48 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich 2065 are: Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ringgai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde A branch of Lane Cove Library

Phone: 9911 3555 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove 2066 8.30am 1st Saturday when requested: Inspection Committee 1st Monday each month: 6.30pm: Ordinary Council Meeting 8pm: Planning & Building Committee For further details, see website or phone Council's Manager Governance on 9911 3525 One Saturday each month: Nominated Councillors meet with the public in Lane Cove Plaza (except in July and December) 10am - 12pm, contact Council for date.

LANE COVE COUNCIL COUNCILLORS to September 2012. West Ward: Mayor: Cr Win Gaffney Ph: 0409 124 541 Cr Ian Longbottom Ph: 9428 3992 Cr Keith Mcilroy Ph: 0407 287 329 Central Ward: Cr Scott Bennison Ph: 0402 406 241 Cr Shauna Forrest Ph: 0410 041 279 Cr Ann Smith Ph: 9428 4874 East Ward: Cr David Brooks-Horn Ph: 0450 288 072 Deputy Mayor: Cr Pam Palmer Ph: 9436 3971 Cr Roderick Tudge Ph: 9418 9673 Seniors & Care Guide 2012 99


Mosman Municipal Council

Above three photos: Everyone had a great time at the Guringai lunch, with Aboriginal dancers and didgeridoo player, at the Community Restaurant

Friends of the Mosman Art Gallery toured the Southern Highlands

Men’s shed made to measure

ANZAC Lunch at the Community Restaurant

Getting together for the Seniors Week Cocktail Party

Above three photos: Harbour cruise to celebrate 2011 The Year of the Volunteer

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All general enquiries: Phone 9978 4000 • Civic Centre, Mosman Square, Mosman 2088 Email: council@mosman.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.mosman.nsw.gov.au

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGED AND DISABILITY SERVICES

MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE

Phone: 9978 4056 Mosman Council’s Aged and Disability Services provides a range of services to meet the needs of Mosman residents who are frail older people or younger people with disabilities, and their carers. Services include: • Meals on Wheels • Individual Support • Community Transport • Individual Transport • Group Transport • Community Restaurant • Neighbour Aid • Shopping Trips • Community Visitors Scheme • Caring for Carers Group

Civic Centre, Mosman Square, Mosman Open 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday Tea and coffee is always available. Activities include gentle exercises, art classes, computer lessons, University of 3rd Age, Old Time Dancing, microwave cooking, Tai Chi, periodic play reading, cards, bingo, leisure walking and mahjong, and Scottish dance.

Photo below: The ANZAC Sunday Commemoration Service April 17, 2011, was the occasion for the dedication and official opening of the refurbished Mosman War Memorial. The new Cenotaph and plinthe was jointly funded by Mosman Council and funds raised through a public appeal by the Mosman Anzac Memorial Hall Trust and the Mosman RSL Sub Branch.

MOSMAN LIBRARY Phone: 9978 4091 605 Military Rd, Mosman 2088 Email: library@mosman.nsw.gov.au The library provides reference and information services, community information services, local studies, youth, and children’s activities and resources. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, DVDs and videos, music CDs and audio books. Internet, word processing and photocopying facilities are also available.

HOME LIBRARY SERVICE Phone: 9978 4093 This service is available for Mosman residents who are physically unable

to visit the library. Material such as books, magazines and talking books is selected by library staff and delivered to the resident’s home. Volunteers play a vital role in delivering this service.

MOSMAN ART GALLERY & COMMUNITY CENTRE Phone: 9978 4178 Cnr Myahgah Rd & Short Street Mosman 2088 Mosman Art Gallery is an outstanding public gallery which regularly presents a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, educational activities and special events. Open daily 10am - 5pm (Closed during exhibition installations, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Free admission.

BUSHCARE IN MOSMAN Phone: 9978 4038 Environmental program encouraging the community to participate protecting and restoring remnant urban bushland. No experience is necessary. Activities involve regeneration of bushland areas, maintenance, protecting and restoring habitat for native fauna and replanting.

MOSMAN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL COUNCILLORS Phone: 9978 4000 Mail: Mosman Municipal Council PO Box 211, Spit Junction 2088 Balmoral Ward: Cr Dominic Lopez OAM Cr Libby Moline Cr Tom Sherlock Middle Harbour Ward: Cr Jim Reid Cr Denise Wilton Cr Warren Yates Mosman Bay Ward: Mayor: Cr Anne Connon Deputy Mayor: Cr Belinda Halloran Cr Simon Menzies Seniors & Care Guide 2012 101


North Sydney Council

Bushcare volu nteering is a gr eat way to meet people

Aqua exercise class held at North Sydney Pool

Seniors Week oquet Club in Cammeray Cr

what's on

in North Sydney

A diverse program of events is held throughout the year. A calendar is available from Council, or online. Highlights of the year include: • Australia Day events • Art Prize • Seniors Week • Concerts • Starlight Cinema • Carols in the Park

MARKETS Crows Nest Markets Phone: 0412 210 084 3rd Sat, Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest Kirribilli Art & Design Markets Phone: 9922 4428 2nd Sun, Burton St Tunnel, Burton St, Milsons Point Kirribilli Markets Phone: 9922 4428 4th Sat, cnr Fitzroy & Alfred Sts, Milsons Point North Sydney Markets Market Hotline: 9922 2286 2nd Sat, Civic Park, Miller St, North Sydney Northside Produce Market Phone: 9922 2299 3rd Sat, Civic Park, Miller St, North Sydney 102 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

ies launched Stor ia McCaffery ld he ts Mayor Cr Gen ec proj a series of arts Unfold, one of e year. throughout th

Twilight Food Fair Phone: 9936 8100 Friday evenings in summer, Civic Park, Miller St, North Sydney

PLACES TO VISIT Don Bank Museum Phone: 9936 8400 6 Napier St, North Sydney 2060 Local museum with regular exhibitions housed in an early 19th century timber cottage. Independent Theatre Phone: 9955 6455 269 Miller St, North Sydney 2060 Sydney's oldest live theatre. A range of theatre and cultural events held throughout the year. Mary MacKillop Place Museum Phone: 8912 4883 7 Mount St, North Sydney 2060 Museum dedicated to the life of Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop.

Primrose Studio artist

Nutcote Phone: 9953 4453 5 Wallaringa Ave, Neutral Bay 2089 Gallery and museum displaying works by children's illustrator and author May Gibbs. Limited access via steps Sexton’s Cottage Museum & St Thomas’ Rest Park Phone: 9936 8400 (Stanton Library) 250 West St, Crows Nest 2065 Museum and Rest Park, located on the site of the former St Thomas' cemetery. ME Bank Starlight Cinema Phone:9969 6442 North Sydney Oval, Miller St, North Sydney Summer outdoor cinema screening popular newrelease films. Sydney Jazz Club Picnics Phone: 9719 3876 Berry Island Reserve, Shirley Rd, Wollstonecraft 2065 Monthly jazz picnic at Berry Island reserve. For information about other activities, see Hobbies & Interests starts page 70.


All general enquiries: Phone: 9936 8100 • Fax: 9936 8177 • 200 Miller St, North Sydney 2060 • Mail to: PO Box 12, North Sydney 2059 Email: council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au

ACCESS AND COMMUNITY SAFETY REFERENCE GROUP

are available. A creche is available for children up to five years. Access: Pool hoist, lift, accessible changerooms, and two accessible parking spaces.

WALKING IN NORTH SYDNEY

North Sydney has some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in Sydney, the best known of which are located on the series of 'points' that jut into the Harbour from the North Sydney side. A full list and maps is available on the Council's website, or ring for details.

NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL COUNCILLORS

Aims to improve access for the community, particularly parents with young children, the elderly and people PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS with disabilities.

AGENDA INFORMATION LINE Phone: 9936 8188 Current agenda for Council meetings, and information about how to participate. Updated each Thursday.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Planning, research and support for community organisations, and information and referral to local support services, and activities.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION ONLINE The LINCS directory is a fast and efficient way to find detailed information about services, events and activities in your local area, such as childcare, events, sports and social clubs and support services. To search, visit Council's website and click "Community Directory".

EASY RIDER BUS SERVICE Phone: 9490 9553 Level 2, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest 2065 Community bus service for people with transport difficulties. Driver assistance on and off bus available. Call for a list of stops.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS Become part of a bushcare group, attend a series of environmental workshops or raise native plants. Visit Council's website or ring for details.

NORTH SYDNEY OLYMPIC POOL Phone: 9955 2309 Alfred St South, Milsons Point 2061 Outdoor heated pool, indoor pool, sauna, spa, gymnasium and cafe. Swimming clubs, tuition and training

PRECINCT COMMITTEES Residents can participate in local decisions by joining a Precinct Committee. Committees meet monthly and provide Council with suggestions and opinions about local issues. Ring the Engagement Co-ordinator for more information.

STANTON LIBRARY Phone: 9936 8400 TTY: 9936 8484 234 Miller St, North Sydney 2060 Public library with specialised collections including reference, local studies, children's & young adults. A wide selection of magazines, DVDs, CDs, databases and internet access is available. Services include a Home Library Service, Writers at Stanton featuring local and international writers, a Literature group and Historical Services. Access: Ramp, lift, toilets, hearing loop, easy listening device, open reading machine.

Scenic views, unique flora and fauna, and variety of environments accessible only by foot! Location maps are available on the website or at the Library or Customer Service Centre.

Contact details for Councillors are listed on Council's website or available from the Call Centre. Mayor: Cr Genia McCaffery Cremorne Ward: Cr Sarah Burke Cr Craig Carland Cr Richard Pearson Tunks Ward: Cr Stephen Barbour Cr Veronique Marchandeau Cr Caroline Raymond Victoria Ward: Cr Jillian Christie Cr Jilly Gibson Cr Michel Reymond Wollstonecraft Ward: Deputy Mayor: Cr Zoe Baker Cr Andrew Robjohns Cr Trent Zimmerman

VENUE HIRE Phone: 9936 8200 North Sydney Council has a range of meeting and function rooms available for community, educational and commercial use. Telephone for venue information and rates or visit the Council's website.

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Manly Council

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GENERAL ENQUIRIES:

MANLY SENIORS CENTRE

GENERAL ENQUIRIES:

Phone: 9976 1500 Customer Service Centre: 1 Belgrave Street, Manly 2095 Web: www.manly.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 9976 1562

Phone: 9970 1111 Customer Service Centres: 1 Park Street, Mona Vale & 59A Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Web: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR- AGED & DISABILITY Phone: 9976 1562 Information about seniors services, programs and activities.

MANLY SENIORS CENTRE & MEALS ON WHEELS

275 Pittwater Road, Manly (corner Pittwater & Balgowlah Roads) Houses the Manly Club for Seniors. Activities such as bowls, dancing, bridge, and mahjong. Phone: 9939 6920. Computer Pals for Seniors Manly. is based at the Manly Seniors Centre. For more information phone: 9976 0930.

LIBRARY SERVICES

MANLY LIBRARY Phone: 9976 1720 Phone: 8966 9938 / 8966 9925 Market Place, Manly 275 Pittwater Road, Manly (corner Home Library Service Pittwater & Balgowlah Roads) Phone: 9976 1730 Web: www.manly.nsw.gov.au/ Free to those who are to ill or frail to Meals-on-Wheels.html go to the library. A doctor's certificate Delivers nutritious meals to people who may be required. Items include large are frail-aged, or unable to prepare their print fiction and non-fiction books, own meals, living in the Manly LGA and talking books and DVDs. North Balgowlah.. MANLY ANDREW "BOY" Community Restaurants CHARLTON SWIM CENTRE Phone: 8966 9925 Bookings essential Balgowlah Road, Manly Open Friday from 11am at the.Manly Phone: 9976 1495 Seniors Centre. A 3-course meal is A 50-metre pool, wheelchair access, served from midday. Cost $6. hydraulic hoist. aqua aerobics and Seaforth Community Restaurant: recreational swimming. Seniors' The first Monday of the month at concession rates. the Seaforth Sporting & Community Pavilion, Wakehurst Parkway, Seaforth, RATES REBATE Phone: 9976 1551 from 11am to 1.30pm, serving a 3 Pensioncared holders may be eligible course meal for $6. for rates rebates. Shopping service A weekly Shopping Service is available every Tuesday taking people from their homes to Warringah Mall for their shopping. Bookings are essential on 8966 9925. Social Outings Phone: 8966 9925 Weekly seniors outings. 104 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

WALKS IN AND AROUND MANLY Phone: 9976 1500

WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES Phone: 9907 2832 Help for people who are physically unable to put out their bins for collection. A medical certificate is required.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Phone: 9970 1169 Provides information and resources to older residents, their families and carers on local services and programs.

PENSIONER REBATE Rebates on Council rates and waste charges are available to owners who have a Pensioner Concession Card, a TPI or EDA Gold Card. For more information, phone 9970 1111.

LIBRARY SERVICES Mona Vale Library Phone: 9970 1600 1 Park St, Mona Vale Open: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Sat 10am - 2pm; Sunday 1pm - 5pm Books for loan, magazines, CDs, DVDs, large print, talking books and internet access. Reference collection included extensive internet and online databases. The library holds a regular author talks program. Library membership is free. Home Library Service Phone: 9970 1612 Supplies a full range of magazine, large print and talking boolk and other library items to people in their own homes who are housebound and unable to visit the library. Avalon Community Library Phone: 9918 3013 Avalon Recreation Centre, 59A Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach Open: Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm; Sunday 2pm-5pm


Northern Beaches & Forest Council PITTWATER COUNCIL SENIORS' GROUPS Avalon Active Seniors runs a variety of activities weekly from Avalon Recreation Centre Contact: 9918 0424 Narrabeen Seniors runs a variety of activities weekly from the Nelson Heather Centre, Warriewood. Contact: 9913 1078.

COMMUNITY CENTRES Open to individuals and community groups to hold various social, recreational and cultural activities. Most of these venues are available for hire on a casual or regular basis. Contact: 9970 1273, for more information about: Avalon Recreation Centre: 59a Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Contact 9970 1156, for information about: Elanora Heights Community Centre: 49a Kalang Road, Elanora Heights Mona Vale Memorial Hall: 1 Park Street, Mona Vale Newport Community Centre: 11-13 The Boulevarde, Newport Contact: 9913 2522, for information about: Narrabeen Community Centre: 2-10 Woorarra Avenue, Nth Narabeen Nelson Heather Centre: 4 Jacksons Road, Warriewood Ted Blackwood Narrabeen Youth & Community Centre: Cnr Boondah & Jacksons Roads, Warriewood

Warringah Council ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES: Phone: 9942 2111 Customer Service Centres: Civic Centre 725 Pittwater Rd Dee Why 2099 Web: www.warringah.nsw.gov.au

AGED SERVICES Phone: 9942 2560 or 9942 2563 Available to answer enquiries about services, activities, and shopping services, outings and luncheon groups for people who are frail aged. The Ages Services peronnel can also provide useful referrals and information.

PROGRAMS FOR THE OVER 55S Seniors Week: Usually usually in March. Clubs for Seniors: Centres are at Dee Why and Forestville. The Warringah Aquatic Centre at Frenchs Forest has fitness and swimming classes for seniors. For information, phone 9451 8000. The Council conducts a full program of community and seniors activities, for details, phone Community Services on 9942 2111.

COMMUNITY CENTRES Many of the community centres, such as Tramshed Arts Centre and Forest Arts Centre, have activities of interest to seniors. Phone 9942 2560 for details of groups and activities.

Home Library Service Phone 9942 2449 for more details. This service is for residents who, because of illness or disability, are unable to get to the library. Books, talking books, magazines and other library items are home delivered. Belrose Library Phone: 9452 3211 Glenrose Pl, Belrose 2085 Open: Mon & Tues 10am - 7pm, Wed-Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 10am - 1pm, Sun 2pm - 5pm. Dee Why Library Phone: 9942 2449 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why 2099 Open: Mon-Fri 10am - 9pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 2pm - 5pm. Forestville Library Phone: 9452 5706 6 Darley St, Forestville 2087 Open: Mon Tues Wed Thurs 10am - 6pm, Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am 1pm. Closed Sun & public holidays. Warringah Mall Library Phone: 9942 7999 Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Thurs 9am - 9pm, Sat 9am- 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm.

WARRINGAH LIBRARY SERVICES Web: www.wls.nsw.gov.au Collections are available in large print, and talking books. Libraries are closed public holidays. Right: Life is to be lived. For interesting and fun activities and groups in Northern Beaches & Forest , go to page 78 or phone your local council's community development co-ordinator. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 105


Parramatta City Council

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Creative Parramatta! Art & Craft classes and groups galore throughout Parramatta. All you need to do is come along and get involved.

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All general enquiries: Phone: 9806 5050 • Fax: 9806 5917 • TTY: 133 677 30 Darcy Street, Parramatta 2150 • Mail to: PO Box 32, Parramatta 2124 Email: council@parracity.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

PARRAMATTA LIBRARY

Granville Library 8 Carlton Street, Granville Phone: 9806 5159 Phone: 9637 4270 1B Civic Place Parramatta 2150 Guildford Library Phone: 9806 5159 Railway Terrace, Guildford Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 8pm Phone: 9632 6744 Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm Constitution Hill Library Sunday: 2pm - 5pm Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/library 20 Hollis Street, Constitution Hill Parramatta City Library Service provides Phone: 9896 2201 a range of facilities and services for SWIMMING POOLS public use, many of which are free of charge. The library delivers an extensive Parramatta Swimming Centre O’Connell Street, Parramatta range of programs and talks, across Tel: 9630 3669 several languages and age groups, Granville Swimming Centre to inform clients on a wide of issues such as health, job seeking, improving Enid Avenue, Granville Tel: 9637 1593 English conversation skills, computer THE PARRAMATTA HERITAGE courses, author talks, Story Time for Preschoolers, Bib’s n’ Books, School & VISITORS CENTRE Holiday activities, Homework Help, 346A Church Street, Parramatta On line Tutor, School Resources, Book (opposite Riverside Theatres) Clubs and much much more Phone: 8839 3300 The lbrary provides books, magazines, newspapers,CD’s, DVD’s, Community COUNCIL’S WASTE HOTLINE Languages, resources to learn English, Phone: 9806 5544 free internet, Wi-Fi, Justice of the HOME SUPPORT SERVICES Peace Service, e-Resources. For seniors, the library also provides Meals on Wheels Computer Help for Seniors, Large Print Phone: 9635 5293 collection, Basic Computer courses for Shop 3, 10 Hunter Street, Parramatta seniors, large keyboards, audio books, Delivers a combination of chilled Senior’s Week Program. and frozen meals that are suitable to Housebound Library Service diabetic, minced, pureed, soft style, Phone: 9806 5159 low fat, low cholesterol, low salt The Outreach Library service is free and gluten free diet types. A large to residents of the Parramatta Local selection of culturally specific meals Government Area and is offered to is available. There is a cost for the residents who cannot go to the library meal. If you are experiencing financial due to disability, illness or have limited hardship please talk to the Service mobility. Coordinator. Library Branches Carer Support Phone: 9806 5125 Monday & Thursday: 10am-8pm Iinformation, activities, educational Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: sessions and individual support for 10am - 5.30pm primary carers of people that are frail Saturday: 9.30am -12pm Closed Sundays aged, people with a disability who live Dundas Library in or care for someone who lives in Sturt Street, Telopea the Parramatta LGA. Phone: 9638 1146 Community Assist Lawn Mowing Ermington Library Service River Road, Ermington Phone: 9806 5148 or 9806 5121 Phone: 9638 2270 For details see page 52

OVER 55’S LEISURE AND LEARNING SERVICE Phone: 9806 5118 (Service Coordinator) Provides healthy lifestyle activities and education for people over the age of 55. Activities include line dancing, gentle exercise, yoga, Tai Chi, art and walking groups. There is a membership fee and a nominal activity fee.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES For more information on how to become a volunteer: Phone: 9806 5121 (Home Support and Community Services) Leisure and Learning Services volunteers: Are you friendly, enjoy socialising and are available 8.30am- 2pm on a weekday each week or fortnight? The Centre provides educational, recreational and social activities for people aged over 55. Our front desk volunteers welcome members and assist with general enquiries, morning tea and help to maintain attendance records. Activities are held at Parramatta, Granville, Ermington, Guildford or Wentworthville and include walking groups, line dancing, social groups and many more. Peer support volunteers: Do you have a full driver’s licence and comprehensive car insurance, and are you available Tues and/or Thurs from 5.30pm-10.30pm to assist with social activities for people with a disability? All volunteers and people with a disability do the activities in a group, with the service coordinator. Social events include putt putt golf, Italian dinner nights and tenpin bowling. Neighbour Aid home visiting volunteers: Are you friendly and able to commit to visiting an elderly person weekly or fortnightly? Then join the friendly Neighbour Aid team! This group visits older people and people with disabilities, hosts social events, including Book Club, Movie Club, Coffee and Lunch, as well as the Melbourne Cup. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 107


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market stalls, carnival rides, talent show and roving theatre artists provide entertainment for all. Held throughout the year in the City of Liz Berger November: Nominations close for Citizen of Ryde including: Coordinator Publications and Branding the Year Award. ph (02) 9952 8082, email lberger@ryde.nsw.gov.au January: Australia Day Ceremony and Concert. December: Carols in the Plaza - Eastwood, North Civic Centre, 1 Devlin Street, Ryde NSW 2112 February: Cinema in the Park - free films shown Ryde Community Carols, Community Christmas Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 Celebration. outdoors after sunset. Volunteer awards open. www.ryde.nsw.gov.au March: Seniors celebrations, Community THINGS TO DO AND SEE Information Expo, All the Colours of Ryde Festival Putney-Mortlake Punt-Vehicular Ferry; Lane to celebrate our cultural diversity. Cove National Park; Riverboat Wildlife Discovery April: National Heritage Festival. Cruises; Brush Farm House at Eastwood; May: Information Awareness Month, Household Macquarie University including the University Chemical Collection & Cleanout Day, Children's Observatory and museums; John Whitton Bridge, Voices for Reconciliation, Volunteer Week and Bowden Street; Willandra Historic House, Victoria Recognition Awards. Road; Banjo Paterson Park, Punt Road. June: National Reconciliation Week, World Parramatta Valley Cycleway - Putney Park to Environment Day, Ryde Eisteddford starts. Parramatta. Walks along the Parramatta River; July: NAIDOC celebrations around Australia to highlight the history, culture and achievements of Historic Buildings of Ryde Village, the Great North Walk, Eco-walk at Ryde College; or enjoy one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. of the City of Ryde's 11 large parks and many August: Spring Garden Competition, Business smaller recreational parks. Week, Ryde Art Awards and Exhibition. RYDE AQUATIC CENTRE September: Ryde Aquatic Festival on the Parramatta River. 504 Victoria Road Ryde - entry from Weaver October: Granny Smith Festival - food and Street with accessible parking close to pick up/ 108 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

drop off point near public entry for warm water pools, another entry from Margaret Street. Offers concessions for seniors (free to City of Ryde residents with concession card) to use Olympic/ other pools and sports facilities. Ph: 8878 5111. Healthy Lifestyle runs special aqua fitness and strength training classes.

TOP RYDER FREE BUS SERVICE Buses run from West Ryde to Gladesville via Ryde Town Centre and Meadowbank, West Ryde and Eastwood train stations during off-peak hours. Operates from Mon to Sat. For timetable phone: 9952 8222 or visit www.ryde.nsw.gov.au or any branch library. Wheelchair bookings, call 1300 850 820 by 5pm the day before travel. RYDE CITY VIEW Council's newsletter is circulated fortnightly with the Northern District Times. This newsletter is a useful resource to keep you up-to-date with local news and services, or contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222, or visit City of Ryde Council's website: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au


All general enquiries: Phone: 9952 8222 • TTY 9952 8470 • fax: 9952 8070 • Customer Service Centre - Civic Centre 1 Devlin Street Ryde 2112 • Mail to: Locked Bag 2069 North Ryde 1670 Email: cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au Corporate logo without tagline

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Phone 9952 8222 Council is committed to supporting and providing resources to older people, people with disabilities and carers in the community.

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Staff promotes the interests of these groups by: • Providing an information and referral service. • Developing programs and events that encourage healthy ageing. • Supporting local senior and carer groups. • Identifying issues concerning older residents, residents with disabilities and carers. • Resourcing local services that assist older people, people with disabilities and carers.

LIBRARY SERVICES Ryde Library 1 Devlin Street, Ryde 2112 Phone: 9952 8352 Eastwood Library Cnr Hillview Road and West Parade, Eastwood 2122 Phone: 9952 8375 Gladesville Library (Jointly funded by the City of Ryde and Municipality of Hunters Hill) 6 Pittwater Road, Gladesville 2111 Phone: 9952 8378 North Ryde Library 201 Coxs Road, North Ryde 2113 Phone: 9952 8377 West Ryde 2 Graf Avenue, West Ryde 2114 Phone: 9952 8376 A Council Kiosk (dedicated computer) is available at each branch library for resident access to Council information (except about development), and to make payments online. Seniors' Morning Tea, and Talk and Insights Evenings held monthly at West Ryde Library. Find out more about local activities, organisations and events at

Phone: 9952 8365 Free delivery service provided to the residents of Ryde and Hunters Hill local government areas (referral required).

VENUE HIRE Phone: 9952 8222 The City of Ryde has a number of public halls that are available for function hire, and are ideal for any function: seminars, training, corporate events, special occasions, concerts, exhibitions, dinner, dancing. Fees and charges are reviewed annually by Council. Please contact the Venue Support office, they will be happy to discuss your booking requirements.

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CITY OF RYDE COUNCIL COUNCILLORS East Ward Deputy Mayor: Cr Gabrielle O'Donnell Phone: 9817 2019 Cr Ivan Petch Phone: 9809 1847 Cr Roy Maggio Phone: 0418 299 347 Cr Vic Tagg Phone: 0412 369 510

Aims to improve access for residents with a disability and promote the community benefits of making it easier to move in and around the City of Ryde's buildings, public areas and businesses. Central Ward Contact the Committee Facilitator on 9952 8222 to discuss access issues Cr Nicole Campbell Phone: 0402 132 669 or to attend a bi-monthly meeting. Cr Bill Pickering RYDE HUNTERS HILL Phone: 0404 074 299 VOLUNTEERS Cr Jeff Salvestro-Martin 0413 043 423 Phone: 9952 8303 Cr Sarkis Yedelian Community & Culture, Phone: 8004 5053 Argyle Centre, Cnr Blaxland Road Mobile 0412 048 330 and Argyle Avenue, Ryde 2112 Council runs a local centre which can link prospective volunteers with satisfying jobs in community organisations located within the Ryde and Hunters Hill local government areas.

West Ward Mayor: Cr Artin Etmekdjian Phone: 9952 8332 Cr Michael Butterworth Phone: 9952 8332 Cr Justin Li Phone: 0412 614 174 Cr Terry Perram Phone: 9874 7904

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CHATSWOOD LIBRARY ON THE CONCOURSE Phone: 9777 7900 Email: library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au Lower Ground, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, 2067 Modern library services in a spacious and sophisticated facility for the community. Library members may use all of Willoughby’s libraries including Chatswood, Artarmon, Castle Cove, Castlecrag, Naremburn, Northbridge and West Chatswood. • Services include a Home Library Service, Local Studies, Multicultural Services & Sustainability resources. • Collection in English and 12 community languages. • Internet and Wi-Fi access. • Events and activities for life-long learning. • Access Shorelink catalogue at slnk.sirsidynix.net.au/ • Access eResources, a variety of subscription databases, at home or in the Library for free through the Council website: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au 110 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

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Phone: 9777 7900 Residents of the Willoughby City Council area may apply to join either the Home Library Service (HLS) which is available to residents who are housebound due to age, long term illness or disability or Self-Select Home-Delivery (SSHD) which is available for residents who can come to the library but are physically unable to carry their books home. With both services, library staff deliver books in English and other languages fortnightly or monthly on a designated day. AudioRead Navigators and Daisy players are now available for Home Library Service customers. Home Library Services are free of charge. For details, phone 9777 7900.

Phone: 9777 7800 7 Victor Street, Chatswood 2067 A wide variety of social, educational, spiritual and healthy lifestyle group activities 7 days a week. Information & Referral services, Legal Service, Tax Advice Service, Podiatry service.

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A large range of meeting and function rooms available for hire for community, educational and commercial use. Community bus hire. Function catering available. Dougherty Cafe: Come and enjoy a fair trade tea or coffee or a homemade muffin, quiche or sandwich from the Dougherty Cafe from 9am, Monday - Friday. Edible Garden specials every Tuesday with chicken and chips and Friday fish, chips and salad specials. Plenty of room for strollers and children. No need to hurry in and out. Seniors Internet Kiosk: Available at the Dougherty Centre to local seniors for tuition in basic internet and email. For those age 50 and over who want to learn to use the internet to stay in touch with friends and family, the kiosk services are free of charge. For bookings, phone 9777 7800.


All general enquiries: Phone: 9777 1000 • Administration Building, 31 Victor St, Chatswood 2067 Email: email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au • Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

WILLOUGHBY CITY COUNCIL SERVICES Phone 9777 1000 Willoughby City Council provides a range of services including building services, bushland, parks and open space management, environmental management, art, events and cultural services, children and youth services, home and community services, library services. Assistance is also available at Council’s Help and Service Desk on Level 4.

AGED & DISABILITY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR Phone: 9777 7975 Council’s Aged & Disability Service Co-ordinator identifies the needs of older people, and people with disabilities and facilitates high-quality services/facilities to meet these needs. Provides an information and referral service for older people and people with disabilities, and their carers.

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picked up from the Dougherty Community Centre. Caters for special dietary needs and multicultural preferences, where possible. Themed lunches held monthly at the Dougherty Centre. Information and referral to other services is also available.

WILLOUGHBY COMMUNITY AID Phone : 9777 7824 A range of services to assist the frail aged and people with a disability and their carers, who are living in the Willoughby Council area. Services include: • Information and Referral Service • Linen Service • Shopping Services • Group Outings • Social Activities • Odd Job Service (in conjunction with Chatswood Rotary) • JP Service (by appointment) Volunteering opportunities available. Contact Community Aid on 9777 7824 for further details.

Centrelink, Veterans’ Affairs Concession Card Holders may be eligible for a rate rebate.

WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES Assistance to collect garbage bins from the property of people who are physically unable to move their bins to the kerb for collection. Self funded retirees domestic waste service fee relief available.

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Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Willoughby Local Government Areas (LGAs). Phone: 9777 7815 Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au Do you like to support frail elderly people and or people with a disability?

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CONSTANT COMPANION

Phone: 9777 7836 A subsidised 24-hour personal alarm system which gives users the security and independence of knowing they can access immediate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the press of a button. Constant Companion is a Home and LOWER NORTH SHORE Community Care (HACC) service of MULTICULTURAL AGED DAY CARE Willoughby City Council. Covering the North Eastern Sydney area, Constant Phone: 9777 7526 Companion has been serving the See page 46. community for over 21 years. For MOSAIC MULTICULTURAL CENTRE more details, see page 42. Phone: 9777 7952 LOWER NORTH SHORE HACC See page 44. Phone : 9777 7830 Provides nutritionally balanced meals for older residents, frail aged people, people with a disability and their carers. Meals can be home delivered with a choice of delivery days, or

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Phone: 9777 1000 Contact: Mayor’s Secretary Mail: Willoughby City Council P.O. Box 57, Chatswood 2057 Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au Email: email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au Mayor: Cr Pat Reilly Middle Harbour Ward Cr Wendy Norton (Deputy Mayor) Cr Judith Rutherford Cr Robert Wilson Naremburn Ward Cr Stuart Coppock Cr Kate Lamb Cr Barry Thompson Sailors Bay Ward Cr Adrian Cox Cr Gail Giles-Gidney Cr John Hooper West Ward Cr Terry Fogarty Cr Lynne Saville Cr Mandy Stevens

Phone: 9777 7992 Program planning and co-ordination of the development and delivery of services in an accessible and equitable manner. Also provides information and referral services for the multicultural community.

MEALS ON WHEELS

We have many volunteer opportunities for you in the local community. Meals on Wheels, linen service, day care support, community transport, gardening and home visiting.

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Useful websites Aged Care Australia www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au Information to help make informed decisions about aged care options.

Alzheimer's Association www.alzheimers.org.au

Andrology Australia www.andrologyaustralia.org Men's health website. An initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Arthritis NSW www.arthritisnsw.org.au

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association www.ascca.org.au Find a computing club near you.

Australian Tax Office www.ato.gov.au Contains a section about seniors and retirees tax essentials. 112 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

BBC News Online www.bbc.co.uk BBC news and other programs in the United Kingdom.

Bone Health for Life www.bonehealthforlife.org.au Provides practical advice for women to improve bone health to help prevent and manage osteoporosis.

Cancer – the Cancer Council Australia www.cancer.org.au

Carers www.carersaustralia.com.au www.agedcarer.com.au These sites offer information for carers of ageing family members.

Centrelink www.centrelink.gov.au To explore your options and know what questions to ask Centrelink. Information about Centrelink's payments and services

Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres www.commcarelink.health.gov.au Information for older people, people with disabilities and carers.

Council on the Ageing www.cotaaustralia.org.au

CRS Australia www.crsaustralia.gov.au Vocational rehabilitation services to eligible people who have an injury, disability or health condition. Free to people receiving income support payments from Centrelink.

Department of Health and Ageing www.health.gov.au Information about aged care services, residential care, support for people with special needs, health products and medicines and healthcare systems. Plus links to other aged care related websites. Brochures and


booklets to download for consumers and health professionals.

Department of Veterans Affairs www.dva.gov.au

Diabetes Australia www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Get Healthy NSW www.gethealthynsw.com.au NSW government initiative provides a free, confidential telephone service to help people make lifestyle changes in relation to healthy eating, being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Government information www.gov.au

HealthInsite www.healthinsite.gov.au An Australian government initiative, this site provides a gateway to reliable health information.

Healthy Lifestyle Unit www.nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au/ healthpromotion/courses Information about seniors' exercise programs.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission www.hreoc.gov.au

Indigenous Portal www.indigenous.gov.au Resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.

Irish Community NSW www.irishcommunitynsw.org.au Not-for-profit service for the Irish community. For people living in and visiting NSW who are interested in finding out about Irish cultural events.

Legal Aid Commission of NSW www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Local Council Websites For details about your local council's website, please go to page 14.

Men's Shed www.mensshed.org Not-for-profit Australian Men's Shed Association has over 350 member sheds.

Medicare www.medicareaustralia.gov.au You can now lodge claims online and other Medicare news and information.

My Hospitals www.myhospitals.gov.au Information about bed numbers, patient admissions and hospital accreditation, as well as the types of specialised services each hospital provides.

National Aged Care Advocacy Program www.agedrights.asn.au Information about the national network of advocacy services, and the ways that advocacy services can assist older people or their carers.

National Heart Foundation of Australia www.heartfoundation.com.au

National Disability Services www.nds.org.au

Older Drivers www.mynrma.com.au Go to the In the Community section.

Osteoporosis Australia www.osteoporosis.org.au

Quit Smoking www.quitnow.gov.au Quitting smoking can be hard, but you’re not alone. Quitline and Quit Coach can offer the support and guidance you need to quit for good.

Respect for Seniors www.respectforseniors.org

Scamwatch www.scamwatch.gov.au A site to help you recognise, report and protect yourself from scams. Owned and maintained by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Seniors Portal www.seniors.gov.au This Department of Health and

Ageing site is designed to assist you to understand the services, programs and benefits that are currently available to older Australians.

SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) www.shhhaust.org

Sri Lanka Events www.ozlanka.com For details of Sri Lankan events in Sydney.

Sydney Morning Herald www.smh.com.au You can register online for a free daily news update.

Sydney Seniors www.sydneyseniors.com.au Seniors' lifestyle site - information includes travel, assisted living products, services, retirement villages..

University of the Third Age www.sydneyu3a.org Find courses on almost every subject.

UnitingCare Ageing Northern Sydney www.nsr.unitingcare.org.au Information about frail aged services offered by UnitingCare Ageing.

UnitingCare Ageing NSW.ACT Region www.unitingcareageing.org.au

Volunteering Australia www.volunteeringaustralia.org

Weather www.bom.gov.au Bureau of Meteorology.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis www.zero200.com.au

White Pages www.whitepages.com.au Local and national residential phone directory

Working Carers Support Gateway www.workingcarers.org.au Information for people who juggle paid work with caring for a relative or friend in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 113


HEAR LIFE hearing feature By Jana Pearce

Many people suffering hearing loss or tinnitus believe they have to live with their condition. If you need glasses to see, you have an eye test and get a pair of glasses or contact lenses. Why is it that people hide from admitting to hearing problems and needing a hearing aid? Is it because people see it as a sign of ageing? With hearing loss, many people think "it is an old person's problem" and go into denial for many reasons. They say hearing aids are unattractive

and will make them look old; or like actor Garry McDonald, in the article opposite, pretend they can hear what is going on around them. Facing the reality of hearing loss is much easier than living in denial. Sound is part of the beauty of life, don't miss out on it. In this feature, we look at three different aspects of hearing, and hopefully, if you feel you don't hear as well as you used to, you'll go and get and get your hearing tested, or explore new ways of treating tinnitus.

By Mitchell Adair BPS, MClinAud (CCP) Clinical Audiologist, Attune Hearing, Mona Vale; Radha Simhadri Ph D, (CCP) Clinical Audiologist, Attune Hearing Wahroonga; and Professor Paul Fagan, Otologist, Skull Base Surgeon, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

easier to tolerate this introduced noise than they do their own tinnitus. This so called 'sound enrichment' strategy can give some level of control over tinnitus. Hearing aids People with hearing loss and tinnitus may gain some relief when using hearing aids. At least half of the people in this category are likely to gain partial relief. Some may experience residual inhibition that is, relief from tinnitus, even when the aids are not being worn. When hearing loss is in both ears, more effective tinnitus relief is obtained when a pair of hearing aids are in use. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) Once tinnitus is established, it can be perpetuated by activity in the limbic system, the emotional centre of the brain. The counselling part of TRT is designed to educate the person about these mechanisms and to dispel negative ideas and associations about tinnitus. TRT introduces sound enrichment through various means including hearing aids and tinnitus maskers to help shift the person's focus from the tinnitus. This treatment is normally provided by a clinical audiologist. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) The theory behind CBT shares aspects with that of TRT. It assumes that systems outside the auditory system can contribute to the distress caused by tinnitus. Thus the main focus of this management is on the patient's thoughts and beliefs about tinnitus. Relaxation therapy is commonly used in conjunction with CBT. This type of treatment is normally provided by a clinical psychologist.

Demystifying tinnitus

Tinnitus is hearing a ringing, hissing or tinkling sound that only the sufferer can hear. It is not a disease but a symptom, and up to 20 per cent of the general population experience it at some time in their lives. As there are many causes of tinnitus, it is important to involve a multi-disciplinary team in the assessment and treatment of each patient. Tinnitus can be a symptom of virtually any type of ear disease. Patients with tinnitus (particularly if it is worse in one ear, of sudden onset, or associated with other symptoms such as loss of balance) should be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to rule out the detectable and often treatable causes such as acoustic neuroma or Meniere's disease. Pharmacological intervention Many clinical trials of pharmaceutical drugs and herbal treatments have been investigated for the treatment of tinnitus but, none have won widespread acceptance. Depression, insomnia and anxiety commonly coexist with tinnitus, and it is generally agreed that successful treatment of these makes it easier to cope with tinnitus. Tinnitus masking This involves the use of a device similar to a hearing aid that produces a broadband noise. This noise distracts the wearer from their tinnitus, and some people find it 114 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment (NTT) NTT incorporates counselling and the use of sound enrichment which is a combination of music and broad-band noise. This treatment typically takes about six months and is provided by an audiologist. As with TRT, the goal of NTT is to gradually shift the person's focus away from their tinnitus. Summary People can be disheartened to hear there is no drug to 'cure' tinnitus, and the worst thing somebody with severe tinnitus can be told by their doctor is that nothing can be done about it. As mentioned previously in this article, tinnitus is often secondary to hearing loss, or another type of ear disorder. Often treating the underlying problem can reduce the severity of tinnitus. When tinnitus is persistent, there is much evidence in scientific literature that counselling and sound-based therapies can provide significant relief from tinnitus. Tinnitus is not the mysterious and essentially untreatable problem it is generally thought to be. Thanks to developments in the understanding of tinnitus and in the skills available to better target the generators of tinnitus, people with this often very distressing symptom can reasonably hope that their lives will be improved by properly targeted management. You can phone Attune on 9191 9301 or 9191 9330 or refer to the advertisement on page 10.


Garry is happy to hear well again Legendary Australian actor Garry McDonald has graced the small screen, the big screen and the stage. But it may have been in real life when he encountered his greatest acting challenge – pretending he could hear what was going on around him. Garry realised that not being able to hear was having an affect on his social life. “I started to realise that I was avoiding dinner parties or anywhere where there were a lot of people,” he said. “I started to realise that when I was going to dinner, I just had a fixed smile on my face for most of the night, because I didn’t know what was being said. His inability to hear started getting embarrassing for Garry in both work and social situations. Like many conversationalists, he would try and top someone in a conversation he was involved in with a joke. “I started wondering why, instead of getting the laughs that I expected, I was getting strange looks, until someone politely tapped me on the shoulder and told me ‘oh, Bob said the same thing a couple of minutes ago’. “Then I realised, I wasn’t hearing much at all,” he said.

Garry recalled a time at work when he did not hear the director yell ‘cut’. Looking back, he believes he had hearing loss for a couple of years, before he realised it was a problem, but it was probably another two years after that before he did anything about it. “I am not sure why I put off seeing someone about it really,” he said. “I guess you don’t want to confront these things, and I think I was worried about having to wear some big, ugly hearing aid or something. Luckily for Garry, his wife’s persistence urged him to take action. Around the same time, he met a woman who had a hearing aid that was so tiny and unobtrusive, it made him realise how good the latest hearing aids were. He talked to his GP who recommended Garry visit his local AudioClinic for a hearing test. “I was a bit shocked when the clinician said ‘oh, your hearing is really quite bad’,” Garry said. “The people at the AudioClinic were really good and very helpful. ‘‘I am not sure why I put off seeing someone about it really. I guess you don’t want to confront these things, and I think I was worried about having to wear some

Actor Garry McDonald confronted his hearing loss and got a hearing test

big, ugly hearing aid or something. “I am happy with my hearing aids.” For Garry, life has become much simpler. “Social situations are much easier, and it's easier with work,” he said. “Really, I can’t believe I put it off for so long. “I’d say to anyone struggling with their hearing to get your hearing checked - it’s really annoying to people when you’re so deaf,” Garry said. For more information or to book your free hearing check, phone your local AudioClinic on Freecall 1800 057 220.

Hear the sounds of the sea As a keen fisherman and surfer, Victor Riley knows all too well the frustrations of not being able to wear his hearing aid in certain environments. Missing out on jokes with his mates on boat trips and not being able to hear the splash of water while reeling in a fish, were just some of the sounds Victor was restricted from enjoying. The release of Australia’s first waterproof hearing aid – the Aquaris – has changed all of this for the active senior. “I was out fishing with four mates on a boat recently and normally I wouldn’t wear a hearing aid in that environment. With this hearing aid, now I can. I have every confidence that if I get wet, the hearing

aid is safe and I can still hear,” Victor said. Unlike other hearing aids, the Aquaris is designed to be worn in wet, humid and dusty environments. As a result, it can be submerged in water up to one metre. The device also offers high-level hearing aid technology, providing firstclass clarity of sound. “The technology is the latest inside the hearing aid, but the biggest thing with this is that it’s waterproof. As I spend a lot of time in or near water, then it’s a great benefit,” Victor said. The Aquaris is available for Sydney seniors now through Australian Hearing which offers subsidised hearing services to pensioner concession cardholders and most veterans.

Australia’s first waterproof hearing aid, the Aquaris

To find out if you are eligible, or for an Australian Hearing Centre near you, call 13 1797 or visit www.hearing.com.au Seniors & Care Guide 2012 115


Looking after Your Ageing Parents By Jana Pearce Until there’s a crisis, most people don’t consider what’s involved in looking after their ageing parents. Taking on the responsibility to navigate the complex area of aged care while trying to achieve the best outcome possible, can be very stressful especially if you have a demanding full time job.

Don’t try to shoulder all the responsibility trying to juggle your own family, career, and looking after your parent or parents, as it will burn the candle at both ends. There is help available, but you need to know where to look. Start by carefully reading the listings in this guide. These listings have been carefully researched to ensure they are relevant and up to date. If you are reading this and your parent is in immediate need of care or is being discharged from hospital following an operation, fall or illness, see page 14 of this Guide for the contact details for Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre or Aged Care Australia, a new government initiative recently introduced to make it easier to access information about aged care, or phone your local council's community care services below. ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) has introduced a new service called Transition Care but to be eligible for this, your parent needs to be assessed while still in hospital (see

page 40 for details). If your parent is no longer able to drive or take public transport, and you can't take time off work to drive them to medical appointments, shopping or social activities Community Transport - see page 40 - may be able to help by providing transport and accompanying your parent shopping. Nutrition and diet We all know good nutrition is important to health but making sure your parent is eating well on an on-going and long-term

basis, can take more time than you have available. See page 50 for Meals on Wheels, Food Services or Tender Loving Cuisine (TLC) to help ensure your parent gets regular healthy and well-balanced meals. Launched in 1995 at Royal North Shore Hospital as a premium quality meal delivery service for the hospital's discharged patients, Tender Loving Cuisine has expanded to provide its service to most hospitals and government agencies. "The TLC mission is for seniors and

Connecting CARERS with the COMMUNITY � Is your parent unable to drive or use public transport? � Are you experiencing declining health and feel you need help to look after the person for whom you are caring? � Would you like to 'get out and about' or start working again but can't leave your parent alone? � Would you enjoy have time to yourself if your parent is picked up and taken on bus trips and outings? � Have you had a recent loss or lost a loved one? � Are you in a situation where you have no one to call to help you if there was an emergency? � Would you like 'time out' and more contact with people? � Would you like to know about local services that can help? � Is language a barrier for you in accessing information or for your parent when they go out?

Hills Shire Council Hills Community Care 9761 7600

If you have answered "YES" to any of these questions, the following services can provide information that might help you:

There are many services available including carer support services, community transport, leisure and recreation groups and a whole lot more.

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Hornsby Shire Council Community Development Team 9847 6050 Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services 9817 0101 Ku-ring-gai Council Community Development Officer (Aged Services) 9424 0836 Lane Cove Council Community Development Officer Aged Services 9911 3593 Manly Council Community Development Coordinator (Aged Services) 9976 1562 Mosman Council Community Support Worker (Aged & Disability Services) 9978 4119 North Sydney Council Community Development Officer(Aged Services) 9936 8195 Parramatta City Council: Home Support and Community Services 9806 5120 Pittwater Council Community Development Officer (Aged Services) 9970 1199 Warringah Council Community Development Officer Aged Services 9942 2560 Willoughby City Council Community Development Officer (Aged Services) 9777 7975


others in the community to receive the healthiest and most nutritious meals available," said a TLC spokesperson. TLC meals are tested and approved by the Heart Foundation Tick of Approval, and the Australian Diabetes Council. Other meal special diet meals include Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Easy Chew, Higher Energy and Low Salt. TLC is a proud winner of a NSW Seniors Week Achievement Award 2011 for Outstanding Achievement in Health and Wellbeing. Contact TLC for a menu on 1800 801 200 or order online at www.tlc.org.au Community luncheon clubs Operating across Northern Sydney there are community restaurants and luncheon clubs for seniors, and people who are frail aged and socially isolated. There are also dementia-specific day clubs and lunch groups so carers can have some time to themselves knowing the person for whom they are caring is

being looked after in a secure and caring environment. Usually transport can be arranged to and from these luncheon clubs either by volunteer drivers or a community bus. If you can't find a suitable day club or luncheon club for your parent, contact your local council's Community Care or Aged Care officer on the number listed on the opposite page. Getting finances in control If your parent is no longer able to make financial decisions, you need to sort out your parent’s financial affairs, or you need to evaluate the financial impact of your parent or parents moving into aged care accommodation, it is important that you make an appointment to see a Centrelink Financial Information Services Officer – phone 13 2300- see page 22. This is a free and confidential service that aims to help people to make informed decisions about investment and financial matters. They can look at individual circumstances and provide information

Medication management

A common issue with ageing parents is medication management. It is important you understand your parent's medications, what they are for, why they are taking them, and when and how then need to be taken. Taking part in decisions made about your parent's treatment and medications is the single most important way to help prevent things from going wrong and to get the best possible care. Good health care is best achieved through an active and positive partnership between your parents, yourself and your health care professional. With your parent's permission, you need to be involved in health care decisions and understand why these are being made. Make a list of every medication your parent is taking - including over the counter medicines, vitamins and herbal remedies - and be aware of any drug allergies they have.

A Webster Pack System, available through pharmacies, assists with organising and dispensing multiple medications. If you don't understand why your parent is taking a particular medication or you feel that the medication has adverse side effects, speak to your parent's GP or healthcare professional about having a medication review. If your parent needs to go into hospital: • Make sure they take with them all the medications they are taking. • If you have a medication list, take this with you as well. • Tell hospital staff about any allergies that your parent has. Returning home from hospital is one of the most common times that medicine mishaps occur. It is important that your parent and you understand these medications and why your parent is taking or using the medication. When your parent is discharged from hospital, he or she will be given three days supply of new medications started in hospital. Within three days, you need to see your GP or medical practitioner to discuss medications, organise up-to-date prescriptions and speak up about any medication concerns that you have.

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about the impact this may have on your parent's Centrelink payments. Also of assistance will be the Older Person’s Legal Service (page 20) which provides free legal advice about financial care decisions such as power of attorney, guardianship and wills. Macquarie Private Wealth - see article page 119 - has an informative free booklet designed to simplify the complexities surrounding aged care rules and payments. You can also access a service to create a report, tailored to your parents' specific needs, about the financial impact of your parent or parents moving into an aged care facility. Carers Allowance You may be eligible for a Carers Allowance or Carer Payment. You do not have to meet income or assets tests to receive a Carer Allowance (approx. $106 a fortnight) and you don't have to be living with the person for whom you are caring. To find out more, phone the Centrelink Disability and Carers line on 13 2717. Have that conversation The baby boomer generation will be the first generation in history to spend more time looking after their ageing parents than they did after their own children. With this in mind, think seriously about putting in place plans for your parent’s health and wellbeing when they are well. Talk with your parents about how they want to live as they age, the kind of health care and lifesaving measures they do or don't want, their assets, the type of Continued next page ... Seniors & Care Guide 2012 117


THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION WILL BE THE FIRST GENERATION IN HISTORY TO SPEND MORE TIME LOOKING AFTER THEIR AGEING PARENTS THAN THEY DID AFTER THEIR OWN CHILDREN. accommodation they want when they can no longer look after themselves in their own home, and who should make legal and medical decisions for them if they are no longer able to handle their own affairs. This may be a difficult and uncomfortable conversation for you and your parents, but answering these questions while there is still time to plan ahead can help to avoid a lot of problems. Planning is pro-active - if you wait for an emergency to happen before you start to plan, you can limit your options considerably. If you need assistance with legal matters such as wills and Power of Attorney, see the listings on page 20 - 21 of this Guide. The 50:50 Rule for Siblings If you’ve ever cared for a frail-aged loved one, you may know that siblings working together can often lead to disagreements. Relationships between adult brothers and sisters can suffer as a result. Leading home services provider, Home Instead Senior Care, has started a national campaign urging caregivers and family members to plan ahead and work together in coping with a variety of sensitive seniors’ topics such as life and death medical crises; financial problems; property disputes and caregiver stress. The problem refers to the average age (50) when siblings are caring for their parents as well as a need for siblings to share in the plans for care 50-50. Family care giving can be stressful under any circumstances, but without an equal share of caring responsibilities between siblings, life can become more difficult. According to Home Instead's research, strategies exist to help families sharing care to work better together. Home Instead has developed the 50-50 Rule to help and is distributing a free booklet to their clients called The 50-50

Rule, a guide helping siblings share the care: Overcoming Family Conflict while caring for Ageing Parents. The booklet offers tips on how to address issues from trying to care and work better as a team dealing with issues within the family. For more information regarding the 118 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Caregiving can be a journey of love and it is important for adult children to share in the care of their ageing parents.

booklet and the services provided by Home Instead Senior Care please phone your nearest Home Instead Senior Care Office contact details are on pages 52 and 53. Family meetings Kate Sumner author of Caring for Your Elderly Parent * stresses the importance of holding a formal, structured family meeting at which planning and issues can be discussed with the goal of making the best possible decisions about aged care with your parent. In her book, Kate suggests these agenda points as a starting point: • Ability for your parents to take care of themselves, their home and their responsibilities. • Accommodation. • Financial and legal affairs. • Health and medical care. • Home help and nursing care. • Needs and preferences (physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual). • End of life and funeral arrangements. Kate said that the main overall aim of a family meeting is to make the best possible decisions about aged care with your parent. “The issues are different for each older person; once you know what they are for your parent, you can create more specific and personal goals for your meeting.” In her book, Kate gives some examples of possible goals for your family meeting: • Arranging an alternative means of transport to driving. • Assisting your parent to stay living independently. • Getting your parent’s legal affairs in order. • Helping with home maintenance and housework.

Managing complicated medical care and medications. • Reassessing past decisions about your parent’s care. Caring for the Carer Being a carer can be a challenging journey. Mostly it is a journey of love but for some carers, it can become a duty they have to bear and they can feel they have no time to themselves. You may find yourself feeling tired and stressed as you try to balance your many responsibilities. Importantly, you need to remember you are not on your own; there is help available. Carers Support Programs offer emotional and practical support and are a valuable source of information. See Carer Support Services on page 58. Time Out Respite care is essential for carers to take a few hours to themselves or to take a holiday. Respite care can be short term at a day centre or for longer periods, in an aged care facility. For eligibility, your parent needs to be first assessed by ACAT (or DVA if your parent is a war widow or veteran) Caring Partnerships Caring for your ageing parents will involve several partnerships. The primary partnership is with your parent, another is with your siblings and other relatives. Other important partnerships are those with doctors, health and community workers, who all play a valuable role, and can help to lessen your load considerably. * Caring for your Elderly Parent by Kate Sumner is published by Woodslane Press, Warriewood phone 9970 5111.


Sorting out the costs of aged care Moving into residential aged care can be a stressful time for all involved. Working through the financial uncertainty can be just as overwhelming. Brendan Ryan, aged care financial advice specialist from Macquarie Private Wealth provides insight on the range of factors that need to be considered in relation to aged care planning.

For anyone facing the prospect of placing a family member into residential aged care, it can be both a daunting and emotional experience. This can be made easier with the right information and advice. The first step is to clarify what level of aged care is suitable to your situation, as the ongoing fees and costs vary depending on the type of residential aged care you choose. Before moving into residential aged care, an individual must be assessed and approved by an aged care assessment team (ACAT). Once completed, ACAT will provide a copy of the assessment which is used for approval or acceptance into an aged care facility. The cost of residential aged care is subsidised by the government.

Your co-contribution towards this cost, as an aged care resident, depends on: • the level of care required (as determined by ACAT) • your choice of care provider, and • your financial situation. Importantly, once you have the level of care required (as determined by ACAT), and have made some enquiries as to your choice of care providers, you can consider the financial impact of residential aged care. The result of income and asset testing may significantly reduce the daily costs, and the financial impact of the transition to residential aged care may include a change in your aged pension entitlement. The financial impact of the move to residential aged care is determined by: • considering your financial situation • the offer by the facility, and • your outcomes under the various tests to determine fees. By understanding the financial impact, you will be able to make an informed assessment of the affordability of your chosen care provider.

Brendan Ryan, aged care financial advice specialist, Macquarie Private Wealth

For more information or for a free copy of Macquarie Private Wealth's aged care and social security information pack, call 1800 151 458 or visit: macquarieprivatewealth.com.au/agedcare

The table below outlines the costs relevant to different types of care, and the maximum daily costs.

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Source: Department of Health and Ageing 1 Current as at 1 July 2011. Note: Fees are based on residents who have entered an aged care facility since 20 March 2008. For residents in aged care prior to this time, please refer to the aged care provider, Centrelink and/or Department of Health & Ageing. Macquarie Private Wealth’s services are provided by Macquarie Equities Limited ABN 41 002 574 923 (“MEL”) participant of Australian Securities Exchange Group, Australian financial services licence No. 237504, No.1 Shelley St, Sydney NSW 2000. MEL is not an authorised deposit-taking institution for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 (Cth), and MEL’s obligations do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542. Macquarie Bank Limited does not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of MEL. This document may contain general advice and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this advice you should consider whether it is appropriate to your situation.

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Age proof your home by Jana Pearce Many older residents want to stay in their own homes in familiar neighbourhoods; but generally these homes were designed to accommodate larger, active and younger families rather than the needs of people as they age. Age proofing your home, can involve home modifications for ageing or renovating for retirement, ageing or a disability shouldn't mean that by gaining accessibility, you have to compromise on contemporary style and design. Without doubt, having an accessible and safe bathroom is paramount. This could mean installing: • Easy to access shower with no step or lip so a shower chair or wheelchair can easily be used in the shower. • Grab rails and a hand held shower fitting. • Non-slip flooring such as Altro Safety Flooring or getting tiles coated with a non-slip coating such as Grip Guard on the floor tiles. • A washbasin that can be used while seated or in a wheelchair. Home Maintenance and Modification Services There are home modification programs and services (see pages 53 - 55) to assist people with a disability or who are frail aged to stay in their homes for as long as they can, if this is what they want. Read through the services listed and you'll see that many will assist with the installation of smoke alarms, bathroom handrails, hand showers, safety ramps and rails, changing light bulbs and fixing leaky taps. For information and advice about the levels of home modification available, you need to contact ACAT (see page 39 for contact details). ACAT will arrange for an occupational therapist to assess your home and your needs. The occupational therapist can also provide information about planning and designing an accessible bathroom or kitchen. Basically, level one home modifications involve fitting hand rails in the shower and bathroom, and on steps. Ramps can be installed if these are needed for ease of access. Level two home modification is for work costing over $5,000 which could 120 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

Safe Bath - the bath with a door is available in various sizes

involve a walk in show recess and other modifications. However, as mentioned previously, you need to contact ACAT. You can get advice and information about accessible kitchens and bathrooms, and see a display of products at the Independent Living Centre (ILC) at Parramatta - phone 1300 885 886 (info line). Nth Degree Care - see advertisement page 29 - provides a full range of assisted living equipment for purchase and hire. New products for accessible bathing Assisted living products are no longer uninspiring. An innovative company Safe Bath Australia has been installing walk-in baths 'with a door' for over 10 years. These baths 'with a door' allow people who are frail aged or those with a disability, to safely bathe and relax in dignity and comfort. Safe Bath has opened a new showroom at Brookvale - please refer to page 54 for details or phone 9939 0112. At the showroom, you'll be able to see in action the new Freedom Bath Aqua Joy Bath Lift, created specifically for people with a disability and the aging population, as well as to assist their carers. Safe Bath's innovative products have a reputation for quality and reliability, and the Aqua Joy Bath Lift is no exception with the company claiming every component is tested to the highest standard. To ease the effort and risks involved in the process of getting in and out of the bath, a Freedom Bath Aqua Joy is simply placed inside an existing bath. With the push of a button, the user is

lowered into or raised from the bathtub. It is versatile and suitable for deep and shallow baths. The maximum lifting weight limit is 170kg (26.5 stone). Kitchens Like bathrooms, kitchens can be designed to be accessible and easily adaptable to suit users with widely different and changing needs. In a height-adjustable kitchen, standing and seated users, including wheelchair users, can work comfortably and safely. Better to choose a stove top with hob controls at the front, and if possible a sideways opening door. The sink area can also be height adjustable with easy to reach lever handle taps. This area can also be designed to allow sufficient knee room underneath for a seated user.

See the Aqua Joy Bath Lift in action at Safe Bath's new showroom at Brookvale

Other considerations Doorway widths also need to be wide enough for wheelchair access, and if you are renovating your home, it is important to incorporate this at design stage. Adapting some homes, such as those with many steps, steep driveways or other major access issues, may prove too expensive to adjust to the changing perambulatory needs of ageing occupants. However if finances permit and you want to remain in the family home, there are stairlifts and inclinators - phone PR King on 1300 859 267 or go to the website: www.prking.com.au


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Seniors travel feature

My Three Favourite Travel Destinations By Peter Kilcullen

Being a travel writer obviously means I get to travel a lot but often end up in places more suited to the constitution and temperament of an 18th century explorer. I have chosen three destinations that I feel offer the most to 'silver-hair' travellers in terms of affordability and value for money, soft adventure, comfort and physical security. Japan My first cab off the rank is Japan, a country of optimistic people recovering from nature's whip. Anyone who travels a lot will tell you it's the people's hospitality and their welcoming spirits that make a trip memorable. The Japanese have a deep cultural respect for older people and you'll be looked after wherever you go. While Tokyo is huge and fascinating, there's a special region in Japan where the people are so welcoming to tourists, you will be treated with the utmost respect and everywhere you go, the red carpet of hospitality will be rolled out before you. This region is the "Three Waterfront Cities" and is less than one hour by bus or car from Narita International Airport Tokyo. The three cities, Sawara (Kantoricity), Itako, and Kashima offer travellers an experience of traditional Japan culture. 122 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

THE JAPANESE HAVE A DEEP CULTURAL RESPECT FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND YOU'LL BE LOOKED AFTER WHEREVER YOU GO. For first-time travellers, it's good to learn a few essential Japanese phrases and take a basic phrase book. Nowadays, technology is such that you can use a handy translating machine, and if you decide to do fly-drive holiday in Japan, they drive on the same side of the road as in Australia, and with a satnav system in your car, and maps to ask for help and fingers to point, you can travel around without too much stress. From Narita airport, you can take a train or bus to Itako or the Waterfront Cities but be aware that bus services are usually more frequent than train services. Itako's rich history stretches back 9,000 years. It is a bit like Venice in Japan, with gondola-like Sappa boats oared by traditionally dressed ferrywomen, taking people on scenic canal trips past magnificent gardens, 800-year-old temples and shrines, canal front business and homes, and under ancient bridges. Itako is also home to world famous sake

breweries and a brewery tour with sake tastings are available. In May, the Itako Ayame Matsuri (Iris Flower Festival ) begins and one million irises, comprising 500 different varieties, bloom during the festival. The sacred ancient forests of Itako, Kashima and Katori feature labyrinth like pathways, 500-year-old trees, and forest bathing pools, which, the Japanese people say, will bring about complete relaxation of body and soul. A major attraction of Sawara City is Ko-Edo, a traditional Japanese village that is designated as a historic national treasure. It was built in the Edo period 1603-1867, the age of the Samurai as the ruling class and the Shogun as military head of a district. Ko-Edo features many traditional Japanese restaurants with superb dining experiences. A country's cuisine is as great a reflection of its culture as is its arts, crafts and architecture, and I have to be honest, I love my food. Experiencing the world's cuisines to me, is one of the greatest aspects of travelling. In Japan, I was not disappointed, and the

Bridal Boat, Itako, Japan


Seniors travel food is of such variety and high quality, it seems as if one half of the population is continuously preparing food for the other half to enjoy. Restaurants I recommend are Tenya in Kashima City. Here you can sit in front of the chef while he prepares and cooks your tempura battered fish and vegetables, and serves it straight to your plate from the sizzling pot. I sat on a chair at the bar but there are rooms for larger groups. Also the French fusion restaurant, Kittei, in Sawara City. Here the French-trained Japanese chef combines the best of French cuisine with Japanese. Surrounding this dining experience is an exquisite Japanese topiary and bonsai garden. In Japan, restaurants generally offer Western-style seating and knife and fork. If you prefer this, don't be afraid to ask. Japanese Inns There are budget and upmarket ryokans (inns or B & Bs) available. These are in traditional Japanese homes and often have communal bathing areas for you to experience the art of Japanese bathing. Don't worry, baths are segregated for men and women. Places to Stay The Itako Hotel, Itako City, is reasonably priced with waterfront rooms available. Service is excellent and a Western-style breakfast can be arranged at the hotel otherwise Japanese style breakfast is standard. The suites in this hotel are flexible for Western-style sleeping and seating but also feature Japanese-style tatami mats and seating. The 800-room Marroad International Hotel at Narita International Airport is reasonably priced and features Western style rooms and a magnificent buffet-style breakfast that has to be seen and tasted to be believed. This hotel can arrange transport to take you on your tour to the "Three Waterfront Cities".

Sappa boats, Itako, Japan

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Business class - you deserve it!

Japan Airlines Executive Class features a flat bed seat

After a lifetime of hard work, you are now living the future you scrimped and saved to enjoy. With most airlines shrinking the size of their economy-class seats, it can be agony travelling on a long-haul flight. Many airlines have introduced premium economy, which is basically a larger seat, a bit extra leg room, more space and higher quality food and beverages. With Japan Airlines ( JAL) you also receive, on arrival at the airport, dedicated check in and access to the executive class lounge. With premium economy, you also get priority baggage and express custom clearance forms so you can bypass the long queues on arrival. You can treat yourself to executive class which is like what used to be known as first class. JAL is offering an executive class flight experience that ranks among the best in the airline industry. With its inventive shell design, the JAL business class seat adjusts to a flat bed position to enable you to sleep in a cocoon of privacy and relaxation. Noise cancelling headphones ensure your sleep is not disturbed and you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready for your holiday to begin. For maximum comfort on a long flight, the JAL Shell Flat Seat has unlimited seat position adjustments and great attention has been given to the design of features like your

own screen to watch movies, world news and play computer games. Cameras under the aircraft also broadcast film footage to your monitor screen of your landing and takeoff. You can order a Western or Japanese style menu or some of both, as food is served fairly continuously after the first meal and up to an hour-and-a-half before landing. The Japanese main meal menu includes smoked salmon roll with cream cheese, steamed sea bream with lotus root mousse, and mango pudding. Or you can choose a bento box containing a sensational selection of Japanese-influenced Western style dishes made from the finest ingredients. The Western menu main meal includes crabmeat timbale, scallop and shrimp with Japanese mayonnaise sauce and roasted fillet of Scottish beef with Madeira sauce. If you feel peckish after your meal, you can order from the 'snack' menu which features cheese platter, octopus fritters, fresh fruit and chocolates. Sakura Lounge - Executive Class Lounge At the Narita International Airport, this double floor relaxation area has all inclusive buffet-style dining and a full bar. Also features showers, massage chairs and an automatic beer pouring machine that gives you a perfect head of beer without fail. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 123


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2. The Smithsonian, Washington, DC

The 1903 Wright Flyer hangs in the Milestones of Flight Gallery. Photo credit: Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright: Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian in Washington, DC, USA, one of my favourite places. I could spend months here looking, thinking and learning.

It is amazing how few Australians have visited the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex. You owe it to yourself to visit and see the remarkable, the historical and the simply amazing on show at the Smithsonian. Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution has 19 museums and galleries, National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. The museums and galleries include the National Air and Space Museum, National Design Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, National Museum of Natural History and National Postal Museum. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 137 million. It has always been a mystery to me that Disneyland attracts more Australian tourists than the Smithsonian - time for Australians to change this and head to the Smithsonian instead. Washington, DC, has much to interest tourists wanting to see something different. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history. Many of these objects are being seen by the public for the first time. These artefacts illuminate 124 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

the work of famous spies and pivotal espionage actions as well as help bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history. Artefacts and examples of identificationrelated documents typically used by real-life and movie-star spies are on display Best time of year to visit Spring (March - May) in Washington, DC is the best time to visit, or in autumn around October. Winter can be freezing and the wind chill factor can drop to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Summer is hot, humid and uncomfortable with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius.

3. The Indian Pacific Ever wondered how Santa delivers gifts to children who live on the remote Nullarbor Plains? He travels on the Indian Pacif ic of course.

This epic trans Australia journey is high on many mature travellers' lists. To achieve the feat of crossing by land from the Pacific

to the Indian Oceans is one most easily achieved by catching a train. Not an ordinary train but the iconic India Pacific which is as much part of Australia as the Sydney Opera House. I flew to Perth from Sydney to travel my return journey on the Indian Pacific. The large window of my cabin, gave me the perfect frame to view the Nullarbor Plains. Evolution and adaptation are starkly obvious in this arid and timeless landscape. Red and ochre coloured earth dotted with musky green grasses and shrubs that form patterns across the barren landscape as they circle and zigzag along hidden water lines. My Gold-service cabin was comfortable with double-bunk-style beds designed to fold into comfortable day seats. Storage recesses are built in, and the very compact bathroom has a shower, vanity unit, fold down stainless-steel toilet and a flip down washbasin. If you get bored or to stretch your legs, you can go to the expansive bar and seating area, or the restaurant which is a culinary experience. Considering this restaurant is not stationary and the cooking galley is too small to fit a dishwashing machine and all the washing up is done by hand, the food is gourmet quality. It's even more amazing when you think about the logistics of being served gourmet food in a train in the middle of an Outback desert somewhere between Tarcoola and Rawlinna. The Indian Pacific is a very special Australian experience. For more details, phone: 13 21 47 or go to: www.gsr.com.au For pensioncard holders transversing our magnificent continent has been made much more affordable. Australian pension and concession card holders can now save up to 32% off the standard adult Gold Service fare, and up to 55% off the standard adult fare in Red Service Daynighter Seats. Gold Service is recommended if you intend to travel the entire journey or for more than one night. True Australian journey Basically, all you need to do to embark on this trip of a lifetime, is choose and book your ticket, pack your bag and get to Sydney's Central Station's interstate train platform on time for your journey.


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Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder heads down under in February 2012. Ryan Kelly, far right.

The dynamic performance group, Celtic Thunder, is renown for its dramatic theatrical effects of lighting, choreography and a stage set redolent of an ancient and hauntingly beautiful Celtic lore stone pathway. Celtic Thunder has toured the US and Canada, coast to coast, four times with over 200 concerts and 400,000 concert tickets sold, while their albums have sold over one million units. A vocalist with Celtic Thunder is Ryan Kelly, a boy from The Moy in Northern Ireland, who blossomed into one of Ireland's top singers. Like most talented young Irish Catholic singers, Ryan began

THE IRON LADY The film, The Iron Lady tells the story of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns the price paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.

Shooting for The Iron Lady began on location in the UK in early 2011. The film stars Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as her husband Denis, with Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd playing the young Margaret and Denis. WIN! We have five double in-season tickets to giveaway to see The Iron Lady when it screens at cinemas across Sydney in January and early February, 2012. For your chance to win a double pass, tell us in 25 words or less, why you'd like to see The Iron Lady. Send your entry to Iron Lady, PO Box 79, Lindfield NSW 2070. The entries we judge the best will win.Don't forget to include your name and address so we can send you the tickets if you win. Entries close January 16, 2012.

singing in church at the age of seven and by the time he was 29, had won many performance awards including the coveted BBC Country Cool competition (2003) and SCOR 2007, a national Irish Singing Competition. In between stage performances, Ryan studied and graduated from Queens University, Belfast as chartered accountant. “I love singing and am hooked on performing. Thankfully I’m a much better singer than I was an accountant,” said Ryan who has performed alongside Westlife and Simply Red. In 2007, he joined Celtic Thunder with the group releasing its first album in 2008. By 2009, its popularity had skyrocketed to the extent they performed for President Obama at the White House. In 2010, Ryan released his first solo album 'In Time' which showed his talent not only as singer but also as a songwriter. “I am really looking forward to returning to Australia. We had such a great welcome when we did our promo tour last March (2011). "We can’t wait to return to do our first major tour of Australia," said Ryan. With their DVD and CD 'The Show' having just gone twice Platinum in Australia and their DVD in the Top 30 ARIA charts for a staggering 33 weeks, Celtic Thunder - Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson and Neil Byrne - are all set to tour in February. WIN! We have three Gold double tickets, worth $238 per double, to the unforgettable Celtic Thunder performance in Sydney, February 16, at Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. For your chance to win, tell us in 25 words or less, why you'd like to see Celtic Thunder. The three entries we judge the best will win. Send your entry to Celtic Thunder, PO Box 79, Lindfield NSW 2070. Include your name and address so we can send you the tickets if you win. Entries close January 31, 2012. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 125


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COMPETITIONS & GIVEAWAYS WIN AN AMAZING COOL GELMAT AND WARM BODYMAT Introducing the Warm Bodymat and Cool Gelmat, two savvy new products that are sure to provide cool or cosy comfort, but without added electricity costs. So what makes these unique mats so special? Cool Gelmat By absorbing excess body heat, the Cool Gelmat provides a fresh and cool feeling allowing users to feel comfortable without expensive power costs. The Cool Gelmat is made from non-toxic, high-density water to provide users with cooling relief from the heat for up to two hours. Once removed from the user's body heat, it restores its cooling ability naturally, so it can be used time and time again. The Cool Gelmat is ideal for migraine and headache sufferers, sunburn, people whose temperature is affected by illness, people who sleep hot, women experiencing menopausal night sweats or flushes, or simply for providing relief during hot weather. Warm Bodymat Unlike electric blankets, the Warm Bodymat operates by utilising your body’s own natural warmth, so there is no risk of becoming uncomfortable or overheating. It costs nothing to run, is eco-friendly and most importantly, it’s safe. The average human emits between 80 and 116 watts of heat, just while resting. The Warm Bodymat utilises this energy and gives users comfort and warmth without the power bill, a must-have item for winter.

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An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby

Challenging a host of prevailing misconceptions and with the insight of one of the UK's most respected journalists, An African Journey paints the continent in an entirely new and refreshing light. In this series, Jonathan Dimbleby reveals Africa as it is: a diverse continent that is vibrant with energy, imagination, innovation, and talent, populated by a wide range of 126 Seniors & Care Guide 2012

The Warm Bodymat may also be useful for providing all year-round comfort for people who suffer from medical issues that worsen with the cold such as asthma, arthritis, or Parkinson’s disease, and poor blood circulation. Visit www.coolgelmat.com.au and www.warmbodymat.com.au for more information about these amazing products.

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THAT I HAVE A GENUINE BELIEF IN, AND THE WARM BODYMAT AND COOL GELMAT ARE QUITE OUTSTANDING. ”- Nicky Buckley

WIN! We have four Cool Gelmats and four Warm Bodymats worth a total of $2,334 to giveaway to eight readers. For your chance to win one of these mats, tell us in 30 words or less why your life would improve by using a Cool Gelmat or a Warm Bodymat. Send your entry to Cool & Warm, PO Box 79, Lindfield 2070 by March 30, 2012. The eight entrants we feel give the best reasons, will win of these mats. Please include your home address and phone number as the prizes will be courier delivered in April and we cannot courier deliver to a PO Box address. Please specify in your entry, which of these amazing mats you'd like a chance to win: • • • •

individuals and communities who face great challenges but approach them with optimism and resolve. Travelling from the Sahara to Nigeria, Dimbleby meets Africans who, so far from being victims of circumstance, have taken control of their own destinies. Utilising 21st century technologies they are shaping the world in which they live while managing to preserve their unique cultures which go back many centuries before the colonial era. Then its southwards from the Horn of Africa,

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through Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, where he discovers the peoples of these countries do not sit back with begging bowls at the ready waiting for western aid; that they are resourceful and self-reliant. On the final leg of his epic journey, Dimbleby travels through Democratic Republic of Congo to Zambia and South Africa, the continent's richest and most powerful nation that hosted the 2010 World Cup Finals. This competition opens March 1. For your chance to win one of six of these fascinating DVDs, tell us in 25 words or less why you'd like to win this DVD. The entries we judge the best will win a copy. Send your entry to An African Journey DVD, PO Box 79 Lindfield 2070. Entries close May 31, 2012.


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COMPETITIONS & GIVEAWAYS AS NIGHT FALLS: ENTRIES OPEN MARCH ABC Classics through Universal Music Australia has released, the hauntingly beautiful Celtic music journey, As Night Falls, the debut album by Australian folk darling Sarah Calderwood. A stellar line-up of international talent joins Sarah in celebrating her musical journey including one of the world’s greatest accordion players, Irish-based Alan Kelly, Australian guitarist Bob Spencer, former Savage Garden bass player Lee Novak, virtuoso percussionist David Jones, Australia’s country music star Shane Nicholson and members of Sarah’s adored folk band Sunas whose debut album Celtic Road spent six consecutive weeks in the ARIA Classical Top 10. As Night Falls features immortal folk tunes like Wild Mountain Thyme, The Unquiet Grave and Poor Wayfaring Stranger, alongside contemporary classics such as Annie Lennox’s Into the West and a particularly compelling version of Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street. The whirlwind project began in Hobart,

just three weeks after the initial idea for Sarah’s debut solo album was conceived. The challenge to curate, record and produce the record began with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Greene and concluded at Brisbane’s ABC's Ferry Road Studios where they dusted cobwebs from window panes and swept a mountain of deceased bees from the floors of the longdisused Control Room in Studio 421. The singer who a decade ago traded her classical training for a more authentic folk style says she is inspired by the calibre and enthusiasm of her collaborators on the album “I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to make this solo album. It’s like a who’s-who of the world’s great musicians,” Sarah says. “I’m so inspired to be surrounded by this musical company.” Enter this competition March - May 2012 by telling us in 25 words or less why you love Irish music. The best entries will win one of six copies of the emotive album, As Night Falls.

Sarah Calderwood's clear voice celebrates Celtic music in As Night Falls

Entries open March 1, 2012 and close May 31, 2012. Send your entry to As Night Falls, PO Box 79, Lindfield 2070.

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WIN! REMEMBRANCE DAY commemorative stamps Australia Post release its first ever issue of Remembrance Day stamps to mark this year’s significant date 11.11.11. Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I (1914 – 1918), when Australians pause to honour our men and women who were injured, or lost their lives in service for our country. An observance of silence was adopted on the first anniversary of armistice on 11 November 1919 by allied nations, and now honours all who have served and suffered

in any military conflict or peace-keeping operation. Australia Post's stamp issue has a very significant time and date sequence – a sequence that only occurs every 100 years. This stamp issue is available at participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at www.auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last. Australia Post is giving away to Seniors & Care Guide readers the chance to win

one of 10 limited edition stamp packs valued at $9.45 each. Each prize pack includes one: • stamp pack • first day cover • maxicard set of two For your chance to win a Remembrance Day pack, tell us in 25 words or less why you'd like to win this pack. The entries we judge the best will win a pack. Send your entry to Remembrance Day, PO Box 79, Lindfield 2070. Entries close May 31, 2012. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 127


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In Her Own Words by Robin Walsh, is one of the most beautiful and unique Australian books created in many years. The presentation is superb and the content makes it much more than just a history book; it is a unique insight into the mind of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of the New South Wales

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Governor, Lachlan Macquarie who was served 1810 - 1821. Elizabeth Macquarie was an intelligent woman who was a keen architect, artist, benefactor, collector, nurse, humourist, landscape designer, musician, traveller and writer. This remarkable woman helped to shape the history of early colonial Australia and left behind many enduring historical legacies. In Her Own Words documents for the very first time the personal writings of Elizabeth Macquarie. Almost all contemporaries, critics and modern commentators agree that Elizabeth was a strong and influential woman of her time. Her force of character, loyalty and determination deemed her a vital force behind the transformation of NSW into a thriving colony. She left a special imprint on people and places through her advocacy of arts, architecture, landscaping and education. An advocate of women’s rights, Elizabeth

challenged the male-dominated political structure, stood against the social mistreatment of convicts and indigenous people, instigated much of the landscape design of Sydney and promoted the welfare and protection of children. In Her Own Words is a beautifully presented testament providing a truly unique insight into the woman behind “the father of Australia”. Published in conjunction with Macquarie University, it is distributed by Exisle Publishing. In Her Own Words retails for $60 making it a perfect gift. A collector's leather-bound limited edition is also available for $150. We have three copies of In Her Own Words (worth $60 a copy) to giveaway. For your chance to win a copy, tell us in 25 words or less why you'd like to win this book. Send your entry to In Her Own Words, Box 79, Lindfield 2070. Entries close June 29, 2012.

NightWave Sleep Assistant claims to be a natural alternative to prescribed sleep medications and over the counter remedies. The small, non-invasive device encourages relaxation and sleep by helping the user to naturally slow down their breathing in time with its softly pulsating blue light, invoking the body's nervous system's natural relaxation response. The NightWave Sleep Assistant is simply placed to project against the ceiling or wall of the bedroom. Designed for people finding it difficult to get to sleep because reasons like anxiety and stress, its compact size is also ideal for travellers who find it difficult to sleep in unfamiliar surroundings. After using NightWave Sleep Assistant during a recent work trip to remote

indigenous communities in Far North Queensland, Mieka White of Sydney's Dot Com Mob said she experienced great results with NightWave helping her to sleep while travelling. Developed by Coherence Resources, the battery-operated NightWave Sleep Assistant retails for about $79.95. For further information, visit www.nightwave. com.au or call 1300 139 350. This competition opens July 1 and closes August 31, 2012. We have two NightWave Sleep Assistants to giveaway to two readers who tell us, in 50 words or less, the funniest story about a place where they have tried to sleep. Send your entry to NightWave, PO Box 79, Lindfield 2070 by August 31, 2012.

advice on creating and sustaining the garden that you want. The whole Gardening Australia Team, from all corners of the country, pitch in to help you attain brilliant garden health. They look at the critical importance of preparation - especially soil, they offer planting and growing ideas for all climates, and they run through tips to help you keep your garden free of pests and diseases.

The key climate zones are covered, so no matter the zone you garden in, you’ll find information to help you attain the garden you desire. For your chance to win one of six of these practical and interesting gardening DVDs, tell us in 25 words or less what is your favourite flower and why. Send your entry to Gardening DVD, PO Box 79 Lindfield 2070. Entries close October 31, 2012.


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food, tasting his way around Britain on his campervan food adventure. Includes all 10 Episodes from Series One. This competition opens September 1, 2012. For your chance to win one of six of these fascinating DVDs, tell us in 25 words or less why you'd like to win this DVD. The entries we judge the best will win a copy. Send your entry to Campervan DVD, PO Box 79 Lindfield 2070. Entries close October 31, 2012. Seniors & Care Guide 2012 129


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