We have reluctantly cancelled our seniors “Love the Life” program until the end of April 2020.
World Health Organisation advice emphasises balancing social benefit against health risks and we feel it is sensible to encourage minimal social contact for the moment.
However, we are also concerned that increasingly restricted access to community activities may result in loneliness and poorer physical and mental health. Aged Services staff will take time to phone the people on our contact list to chat and make sure they have everything they need.
We will plan seniors programs for late May and June, but will decide whether these will go ahead according to directives in place at that stage.
If you are finding it difficult to shop for groceries on your own:
- Meals on Wheels can provide fresh meals (as well as toilet paper donated by Woolworths) – 9144 2044.
- Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Transport can provide help with shopping – 9983 1611.
- Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre can also provide shopping help – 9988 4966.
You will be able to receive these services before registering with My Aged Care, but in order to receive these services longer term you will need to register online with My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422.
The Home Library bus will deliver a wonderful variety of reading matter to your front door even while the libraries are closed.
Social contact by phone
Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre – 9988 4966 and Lifeline Community Aid – 9498 5882 provide a phone contact service with volunteers calling people regularly for a chat and to make sure they have the services they need.
This could also be a great volunteering opportunity for people who are stuck at home – helpful to the volunteer as well as to the person receiving the phone call.
Petrea King’s Quest for Life is offering FREE social media services to settle anxiety, unease and help you deeply relax.
Petrea King Meditation Group - a weekly practice on Mondays 7.30 - 8pm.
Go to Petrea King Meditation Group Facebook page and ask to join. You can settle yourself in the comfort of your own home or bed to do your practice.
@Home with Quest on Facebook - daily check-ins on Facebook LIVE to settle anxiety and unease. Session times are at 11am and 7.30pm. 'Like' the Petrea King and Quest for Life Facebook page to join the check-in. Quest facilitators and Petrea are hosting these sessions, which cover ways to manage anxiety and fear, strategies for self-care and the things we can be doing to help ourselves and others, and deep relaxation.
Quest Connect on Facebook - a monthly deep dive with a Quest facilitator into a topic to help restore resilience at 2pm on the first Sunday each month. Next session: Sunday, April 5.
Qi Gong, Functional Fitness Fitness Lindfield, Back to Basics North Turramurra, Functional Fitness Gordon Library
Our three exercise classes and Qi Gong have been suspended, but you can still do your Qi Gong class by following the YouTube video below.
We will put up a video of Sally's exercises as soon as possible.
We will make a decision in April regarding the Term 2 dates for Qi Gong and Sally's exercise classes.
Love the Life excursions and seminars
The kinds of fun and interesting activities that we have run in the past include excursions to Government House and lunch at the Cruising Yatch Club at Rushcutters Bay, and a seminar on home support services and the Charter of Aged Care Rights. We are looking forward to planning lots of great activities for our Love the Life program later this year.
How to book
For all our events, you can pay by booking online, mailing a cheque, or in person at Council by credit card, cash or cheque.
For all credit card payments via mail, please fill out the Seniors - Credit Card Payment Form (pdf. 611KB).
- Book online
- Post: Locked Bag 1006, Gordon NSW 2072
- In person: Council Chambers, Level 4 (Highway level), 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon
If you would like to receive information on our events, provide us with your contact details by calling 9424 0836.