Information for Senior residents living in our region.
Ageing Well Noosa Program
The benefits of being active include:
Get out and about, walk with a group, explore our Noosa trails, go E-bike riding or build your strength and flexibility with a Tai Chi class.
Ageing Well Program
* Please check with your instructor regarding your class during when it comes to COVID restrictions. Some classes may be reduced in number size or postponed due to the QLD Health directive.
Proudly supported by Queensland Government in collaboration with Health and Wellbeing Queensland
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 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, 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 & social support, minor home maintenance & 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 suggestions. 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 you
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.
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 Seniors
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.
Affordable transport is available in the Noosa region for:
- people aged 60 and over
- 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.