Thursday, 24 March 2016

Did you know that NSW Seniors Festival commences next Friday the 1st of April 2016

In 2016, NSW Seniors Festival will be turning 58 years young and the NSW Government, community and commercial organisations will be holding hundreds of free or discounted events across NSW from the 1st till the 10th of April.
NSW Seniors Festival was formally known as ‘Seniors Week’ but this year they decided to change their name to 'NSW Seniors Festival' and extend the normal 7 days to 10 days of celebrations.

Events you may be interested in:

-NSW Seniors Festival Concerts 

-NSW Seniors Festival Expo 

-Free Comedy Debate

To Find Events that are close to you it’s as easy as typing in your post code to locate events or you may like to pick up your FREE NSW Seniors Festival magazine from your local Woolworths service counter, Westfield concierge, Flight Centre, Telstra store, Service NSW, council or library.


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Community Transport supports people to continue living independently in their community

Community Transport supports elderly people and people who have a disability with difficulties in using conventional public transport. Carers are also welcome to use Community Transport to assist the person they care for while traveling.
Community Transport helps people by providing access to recreation, shopping, medical care, social services and social contact.

Community Aged Services recommends Community Transport as it assists people in need and helps people to maintain their independence.

Other benefits provided by Community Transport are:

· Providing cost effective services
· Providin
g modified vehicles which contain: hand rails, safety steps and some vehicles have wheel chair assess
· Giving people appropriate time to enter and exit the vehicles

Their staff are trained to support the needs of people who use their service.

If you would like to find out about Community Transport in your area have a look at the NSW Government community transport organisation contact list.

You can always speak to your local council to find out who provides Community Transport in your area and to discuss eligibility.