These free or subsidised services are available

Find an exercise program near you!
Find an exercise program near you!
Provided by NSW Government
Staying physically active is the single most important thing we can do to stay fit and independent as we get older. Physical activity is good for our bodies and our minds. It also helps us to remain independent and to get the most out of life. This website lets you find the many different exercise programs for over 50s in your local area.
Cost Free
Phone None
Email activeandhealthy@georgeinstitute.org.au
Wellbeing services
Wellbeing services
Our physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual wellbeing services can take care of you inside and out. Available via your Home Care Package or private pay. * No joining fees * No lock-in contracts * No hidden fees * No exit fees
Cost Subsidised
Phone 1800 632 314
Email enquiries@sccliving.org.au
Knitting
Knitting
Provided by Wrap with Love
Join volunteers who knit squares which are sewn together to make warm wraps to be sent all over the world to provide warmth and comfort to those suffering extreme cold. In the past 18 years we have sent more than 250,000 wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, often after natural disasters. We have a wide network of area contacts and drop-off points.
Cost Free
Phone (02) 8399 3000
Email gallery@artsandcraftsnsw.com.au
Free walking groups
Free walking groups
Provided by Heart Foundation
Join Australia’s largest FREE community-based walking network! Heart Foundation Walking makes regular physical activity easy and enjoyable. Walking groups are made up of various sizes and walk at different times, distances, days and levels of difficulty. If you don’t live near an existing walking group, why not start your own? Volunteer Walk Organisers are provided free training, resources and ongoing support. Or if you prefer to walk on your own, you can join as a ‘Virtual Walker’ and track your progress online. Take the first step towards better health and join a Heart Foundation Walking group today! Heart Foundation Walking is funded nationally by the Queensland Government.
Cost Free
Phone 1300 36 27 87
Email Website form
Preventing falls
Preventing falls
Provided by Australian Government
Useful tips and information about how to prevent falls, plus who to talk to for help.
Cost Free
Phone 1800 200 422
Pet care
Pet care
Provided by RSPCA
The Pets of Older Persons (POOPs) program assists socially isolated elderly people in NSW by offering assistance with their pets in times of crisis. The POOPs Program aims to keep pets and their elderly owners happy, healthy and together in their own homes for as long as possible. Home visits can help with pet care, and temporary foster accommodation can be offered if a pet's owner needs to go to hospital.
Cost Subsidised
Phone (02) 9782 4408
Email poops@rspcansw.org.au
Companionship and activities
Companionship and activities
We are men with time on our hands who would like something meaningful to do. We might be restoring furniture, fixing bicycles for a local school, fixing lawn mowers or making a kids cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle. There might be a few young men working with the older men learning new skills and maybe also learning something about life. There are tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. We can also learn to cook and to how contact our families by computer.
Cost Small yearly fee
Phone 1300 550 009
Email amsa@mensshed.net

These commercial services are available

Podiatry
Podiatry
Podiatrists are qualified health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders, medical and surgical conditions of the feet and the lower limbs.
Cost Fee for service
Phone (02) 9698 3751
Email apoda@podiatry.asn.au
Wellbeing services
Wellbeing services
Our physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual wellbeing services can take care of you inside and out. Available by private pay. * No joining fees * No lock-in contracts * No hidden fees * No exit fees
Cost Fee for service
Phone 1800 632 314
Email enquiries@sccliving.org.au