Help with navigating Aged Care services

Seniors September 2022

The program of events for Seniors September is well on the way to being finalized and we are looking forward to offering an exciting range of activities for you.

Click HERE to download the program, or if you would prefer to receive a program direct to your email please send an email to jdavies@armidale.nsw.gov.au and the program will be forwarded to you.
If you’re planning to participate in the activities offered, please get in early as many of the exciting options available will fill up quickly.
We do hope you’ll enjoy Seniors September – the first we have been able to offer for 2 years, so it will be great to see your happy smiling faces again as you join with friends old and new to celebrate this month which has been dedicated to our mature citizens.

 

Tech help for Seniors

Tech Help is available to seniors who need some assistance working with their devices and navigating the online world.

Tech Help will be available every week  at Armidale Library and once a month at Guyra Library.
Seniors can ask for help with their devices including phones, tablet or computers, using apps, and accessing websites. Each one-on-one session is 30 minutes and bookings can be made online at https://youngster.co/website_find_location or by phoning  Armidale or Guyra library.
To Book online:
In Location box type Armidale or Guyra
Click on Armidale Library or Guyra Library
Click on See Availability
Click on Book Now
Click on Choose slot for selected time (there are two times per half hour for Armidale)
Choose Returning Senior or New Senior as appropriate.
Add details.

Tech Help for Seniors at Armidale regional Libraries is supported by Tech Savvy Seniors, a NSW Government partnership with Telstra, the State Library of NSW and Edwards coaches.

Armidale
(02) 6770 33636
library@armidale.nsw.gov.au

Guyra
(02) 67707123
gsclibrary@armidale.nsw.gov.au 

On the Road 65Plus Workshop

Transport for NSW Centre for Road Safety has advice and safety tips for people in our community aged 65 or over to help make safer choices when driving, riding, walking, using a mobility scooter or catching public transport.
You can access full information by visiting:  https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/ontheroad-65plus/index.html


Are you over 65 years old and needing extra support to stay in your home?

Finding it difficult to find out what kind of help is available?

Jane Davies is situated in the front office of Kent House Community Centre and can offer information and a referral service for aged care support assistance.

Call her on 6770 3838 or email jdavies@armidale.nsw.gov.au to make a time to discuss your needs and options.


Exercise for Older People Videos 

The National Ageing Research Institute provides a set of six free online videos that can help older people stay active at home. 

Australian guidelines recommend older people do 30 minutes of physical activity every day for strength, flexibility, fitness, and balance.  It is also good for your mental health.  The exercises were developed by allied health professionals with expertise in exercise for older people.

Click for videos


Kolora Aged Care Facility Guyra

The Kolora Aged Care facility in Guyra is now leased to McLean Care Ltd of Inverell. All enquiries should be referred to them via their website or by contacting them on 1300 791 660.