Welcome to the Eurobodalla Seniors Resource page 

The South Coast of NSW is, as we well know, a perfect place to live 

The climate is very Goldilocks being not too hot and not too cold. 

We have many in the community who are self funded retirees whilst there are many more ably assisted by CenterLink in way way or another. 

The South East has so much to offer by its natural surrounds that require little if any outlay to enjoy. A stroll on the beach, a cycle along one of our many stunning cycleways coursing through parks or atop cliff edges or a bush walk along one of the glorious paths we have across the region. 

We can enjoy watching whales twice yearly as they migrate up and down the coast, enjoy dolphins and seals at play, go fishing, play golf, bowls and tennis, go for a swim or take up learning through our local groups such as the University of the Third Age.

If history is a favourite pastime then we have museums and historical groups who are passionate about local history and enjoy sharing their knowledge with the community via newsletters and website blogs. 

Whatever you might enjoy to do there is bound to be a group already formed that you can join. 



 

Live Life Eurobodalla
Live Life Eurobodalla is a program run by Council's Community Development team as a part of our commitment to healthier living. Live Life makes it easier for Eurobodalla residents to begin and maintain a healthy life style through the use of community activities, some of which are subsidised or free.

The Live Life Eurobodalla page lists existing physical activity groups in Eurobodalla you may be interested in joining including:

 

Water activities

Swimming pool activities

Koori Water Exercise Program

Walking

Dance

Mind and Body

Gentle Exercise

Social games

Social tennis

Stay up-to-date with local activities and events and subscribe to the email newsletter HERE, that offers the Live Life calendar of activities.

Council’s EuroTransport
Council provides door-to-door Community Transport to people in our community who need assistance.

 

Community Transport volunteers, supported by dedicated staff, provide a friendly and professional service so you can go shopping, enjoy social and recreational activities, attend medical appointments and treatment, or join a group attending a special event.

Call EuroTransport on 4474 1040

 

Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels Co-operative
This service provides home delivered meals, frozen food services and community lunches (“Lunch About”). This services operates in Moruya, Narooma and Batemans Bay.

Telephone: 4474 4366 or 4474 4464


 

 

Telecross Telephone Security Service
Telecross provides peace of mind to people who are isolated through a daily call to check on their wellbeing and safety.

 

Trained and friendly volunteers make calls each morning, 365 days a year. In the event of three unanswered calls in one day, Red Cross begins an emergency activation procedure to make sure the person is ok. The details of the activation are prearranged with each person registered for Telecross.
 

Generally Red Cross contacts the participant's emergency contact and that person makes sure the client is ok.
 

If Red Cross can not get in touch with the emergency contact then we contact the police and request that they conduct a welfare check.

The Eurobodalla Community Directory is a great place to find information on a range of community organisations in the Eurobodalla Shire. Council provides the directory for community use and relies on those listed to update information. Best efforts are made to ensure listings are accurate at the time of publication with information reviewed annually

Eurobodalla Council provides services for seniors that connect them to community, promote independence and support health and well-being.

Services are available to people living in or visiting Eurobodalla Shire offering flexible community based service that provides choice and opportunity with supports designed to maximise  independence at home and in the community for as long as you choose.

 

To find out if you are eligible for these services at subsidised rates, and to sign up for them, contact My Aged Care

Transport

Community Transport provides door-to-door transport for eligible people and their carers.
 

Social support

Council's Active Living program offers individual and group activities to facilitate friendship and enable seniors to connect with the community. 
 

Support for carers

If you are caring for an older person in your home, support is available when you need a break to rest and re-energise. .

 

Live Life

Live Life is a program that aims to help Eurobodalla residents to begin and maintain healthy lifestyles through community activities, some of which are subsidised or free. 

 

Volunteer with Council

Council are always interested in more enthusiastic volunteers to help provide services and support across a range of programs and activities. Find out more and register online now.

 

Seniors' Festival Grants

The NSW Seniors’ Festival is an annual celebration for people over 60 usually held in February. Grants of up to $500 are available to not-for-profit community groups hosting a festival event or activity to assist in running costs.

 

Healthy Communities Grants

Healthy Communities Grants are intended to help local community groups to deliver a wide range of activities with the aim of improving health and well being in our community.

The NSW Government’s Modified Sports program offers low impact sports to help older people lead healthy, active and happy lives.
 

If you’re interested in setting up your own modified sport, you can find out how with the toolkit, ‘Modifying Your Sport’.


You can also find exercise programs in your area on the Active and Healthy website.
 

For those who prefer a stroll, you can find local walking groups on the Heart Foundation Walking website.
 

The NSW Government’s Fitter For Life program is a fun and social opportunity that aims to help you improve your mobility, strength and coordination; the activities in the program can be catered to you and tailored to your level of ability or mobility.
 

Exercise Right provides affordable access to exercise classes led by university qualified professionals.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors supports older people to improve their digital literacy through low-cost or free training, and online resources for using new technology. It is delivered in partnership with Telstra and provides low-cost or free training so older people can learn to use technology such as computers, tablets and smart phones.

Telstra Partners with the Government
Tech Savvy Seniors gives older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.

 

Though this partnerships they are able to deliver free or low cost training to thousands of older Australians.  

Get ready
Don’t miss out on the benefits of being connected and participating in the digital world. Whether its watching the short ‘self-teach’ videos or registering for a face-to-face training session, you’ll find all the information you need right here 

Resources

1. 'Self-teach' videos: Watch easy to follow videos to learn at your own pace. To start learning click here.
 

 2. Face-to-face training: Register for training in a location near you. For state based and other training click here.
 

 3. Language Guides: Available in English and other languages. To view language guides click here.
 

 4. Trainer Guides: Developed to encourage other training providers to deliver training. These guides are also available in accessible formats. To view Trainer Guides click here.