Seniors

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Council offers a range of services and information to assist older members of our community to continue living an active and fulfilling life.

  • Seniors Week provides opportunities for older adults to participate in events and activities and to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. Seniors Week celebrates the contributions that older adults make to the Noosa Region. This year marks the 60th year of celebrating Queensland seniors between 15 and 23 August 2020.

    Noosa Council values the contribution older people have made – whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents, or advocates.

    To celebrate our wonderful seniors in the local region Council has put together some fun and engaging activities for our seniors to enjoy. Book into one of the fantastic social or wellbeing activities on offer.

    Date Time Activity Cost Location Registration
    15 August  7.30 - 8.30 am Gymstick Aqua H2O Free Noosa Aquatic Centre Not required
    17 August 9.30 am Active Morning Tea – introduction to seniors exercise followed by a high tea* Free Uniting Church Hall, 51 Maple Street Cooroy Book here or call Noosa Community Support on 5329 6175
    17 August 11 am - 12 pm Come and Try Seniors Strength and Stability Class* Free Noosa Leisure Centre

    Andy – Independence Movement

    0452 255 527
    18 August 7 - 8 am Strong Heart, Strong Body Free Noosa Aquatic Centre Not required
    19 August 8.30 - 9.30 am Come and Try Seniors Strength and Stability Class* Free Noosa Leisure Centre Kate - Alchemy in Motion 5474 9093
    19 August 9.45 am High Tea and entertainment - Mood Swings Duo* Free Noosa Community Support Book here or call Noosa Community support on 5329 6175
    20 August 8.30 - 9.30 am Aqua Aerobics Free Noosa Aquatic Centre Not required
    20 August 9.30 - 10.30 am Deepwater Aqua Free Noosa Aquatic Centre Not required
    21 August  10 am Creative Gardening Morning Tea Free Noosa Community Support Book here or call Noosa Community Support on 5329 6175

    *Bookings are essential

    All activities listed below are free. Due to COVID restrictions all activities have a maximum of 20 persons.

  • seniorsAgeing Well Noosa is a council initiative to support our over 65 residents to participate in a low cost physical activity class.

    Join in one of the $5 classes designed especially for seniors then stay around and enjoy a free cuppa and a chat.

    Improve balance and body strength, and increase joint mobility and flexibility in these friendly classes designed to help you reduce arthritic pain, lose weight and thrive as you age.

    Noosaville (Noosa Leisure Centre, 9 Wallace Drive)

    Mondays 11 am - 12 pm
    Beginners strength and stability *
    Cost: $5 for over 65’s
    Enquiries/Bookings: Andy – Independence Movement 0452 255 527

    Wednesdays 8.30 – 9.30 am
    Beginners strength and stability *
    Cost: $5 for over 65’s
    Enquiries/Bookings: Kate from Alchemy in Motion 5474 9093

    * Carers are welcome and free of charge to participate in this class

    Cooroy (Uniting Church Hall, Maple Street)

    Mondays: 8.00 - 9.00 am and Wednesdays - 9.15 – 10.15 am
    General Fitness / Light Weights
    Cost: $5 (over 65’s registered for My Aged Care, $10 for non-registered)
    Enquiries/Bookings: Micheala on 0449 047 746

    Cooran (Memorial School of Arts, King's St)

    Tuesdays: 9.15 – 10.15 am and Thursdays - 8.00 – 9.00 am
    General Fitness / Light Weights
    Cost: $5 (over 65’s registered for My Aged Care, $10 for non-registered)
    Enquiries/Bookings: Micheala on 0449 047 746

    Ageing Well Noosa - Noosa Aquatic Centre

    Join in a new 'introduction to seniors' fitness' classes at the Noosa Aquatic centre.

    A 10 week beginners' seniors fitness program for the over 60's wanting start exercise or to get back into physical activity. The 10 week program includes 7 aqua fitness sessions and 3 seniors' strength and stability classes in the gym. Download program flyer here.

    Dates: Tuesday's 10 - 11 am starting 28 July through to 29 September 2020

    Cost: $50 for 10 weeks (participants must sign up and pay for the full 10 weeks)

    Enquiries: Contact the Noosa Aquatic Centre on 5448 0288. Registration and payment will be required on week one (28 July).

    Note: To be eligible, participants must be new or returning to this type of exercise, not eligible for current or recent members/pass holders.

  • My Aged Care is the starting point to access Australian Government-funded aged care services. If you have aged care needs or concerns the Australian Government’s My Aged Care service can assist you with information and support to find appropriate services that meet your needs.

    Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 on weekdays between 8am and 8pm weekdays or Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

    The call centre staff will ask you a range of questions to form a picture of your needs and care arrangements.

    You are welcome to have a family member, friend or carer there to support you. Services are available for people aged 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

    You will be provided with a unique identification number for future reference. The call centre staff will discuss options with you which may include being referred for a Home Support Assessment or Comprehensive Assessment. Contact My Aged Care.

     

  • Seeking care and support for yourself or a loved one can be daunting, challenging and,Noosa Community Support at times, overwhelming. The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone on this journey.

     

    Offering centre-based wellness and reablement activities, personal care, house cleaning, meal and transport assistance, shopping and social support, minor home maintenance and modifications and much more, Noosa Community Support is here to help.

    Noosa Community Support offers older, frail people, persons with dementia, and their carers, an individualised service that enhances independence and enables people to remain living within the community.

    The service is available to people residing in the Noosa Shire, who are aged over 65 years (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

    Noosa Community Support values the diversity within communities and we provide inclusive services to eligible people, including:

    • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people
    • people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex
    • people who are financially and/or socially disadvantaged.

     

    Noosa Community Support is a Noosa Council service. For more information visit Noosa Community Support.

  • Libraries are following the advice of Queensland Health and are taking measures to transition safely back to providing library services to you. In the meantime there are plenty of online options available for seniors:

    • Tech Help: This section is designed to help people who may not be used to navigating online as well as more complex training and supggestions. It includes simple ‘How to’ videos made by one of our staff members to take beginners through things step by step.
    • Reading and Author Resources: This section show people how to access the eBooks and eAudiobooks from home, and links to the resources we have.
    • Learn, Research and Discover: Particularly of interest would be the Family History resources. Ancestry.com and FindMyPast are currently available from home with library membership (or an online membership that people can join up with from home) Many seniors enjoy looking into their Family History and these are usually subscription based tools.

     

    The following services postponed until further notice include:

    Home Library Service – We deliver to youseniors

    Are you someone who finds it difficult to get to the library?

    Noosa Library Service offers a free bespoke delivery service to housebound members of the community. We can select and deliver books and other library materials based on your needs and preferences.

    To find out more about the Home Library Service phone 5329 6555 or contact us.


    Loans for Aged Care Facilities

    Noosa Library Service provides bulk loans of library materials to aged care facilities throughout the region. These loans are tailored to the needs of residents and are swapped periodically throughout the year.

    To find out more about organizing Bulk Loans for Aged Care Facilities please phone 5329 6555 or contact us


    My Aged Care Assistance

    Do you need assistance navigating the My Aged Care system?

    It's never too early to talk about getting some extra help and knowing what services are available before you need them. Noosa Community Support will have one of their friendly, knowledgeable staff available to discuss any questions you may have about My Aged Care and support services that may be available for you or your loved one.

    To find the next available session, visit our events calendar.


    Tech Help

    Have you got tech troubles? Or would you just like to get started? Visit one of our informal Tech Help sessions where you can ask questions, and improve your skills and confidence in using technology. Sessions are held weekly and there is no need to book.

    •           Friday, 9-11am at the Noosaville branch
    •           Tuesday, 9-11am at the Cooroy branch.

    Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist you with troubleshooting and to improve your skills and confidence in using technology. BYO device.

    To find out about Tech Help and other events that are on offer at the Noosa Library Service, visit our website.


    Tech Savvy Seniorsseniors

    Join one of our Tech Savvy Seniors sessions and discover a range of introductory topics. Sessions range from the basics of using a smartphone and tablet to keeping yourself safe online. Learn in small groups with one of our friendly tech trainers. BYO device.

    To find out about upcoming Tech Savvy Senior sessions and other events that are on offer that the Noosa Library Service, visit our website.


    Adult Literacy Program

    Noosa Libraries offers free one-on-one tutoring in English reading, writing, spelling, speaking and numeracy. This takes place at Cooroy and Noosaville libraries at flexible times and days. We also host a weekly informal English conversation group, where people from a non-English-speaking background can practise speaking and listening skills and make new friends, while learning about Aussie culture. Noosaville Library: 1.30-3.30 Wednesdays during school term time.

  • Volunteers help build strong, healthy and inclusive communities by supporting community
    organisvolunteersations, events and activities. Socialise, connect and make a difference to your community by volunteering.

    Council provides a range of volunteering opportunities for seniors. See the full list here.

  • Affordable transport is available in the Noosa region for:

    • people aged 60 and overFlexilink
    • people with a disability, including people with a mobility impairment (DSP concession card holders)
    • carers and minors of eligible people accompanying them (carers card or companion card holders).

    Council Cabs and Flexilink offer a door-to-door service for eligible residents on scheduled days at scheduled times throughout the week. For more information and the full timetable visit the Council Cabs and Flexilink page.

    For the full range of Queensland Government transport options for seniors visit their website