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Active and Healthy
Staying physically active is the single most important thing you can do to stay fit and independent, as you get older. Age is no barrier, research shows that exercise, at any age, is worth the effort. If you are in any doubt about exercise, please talk to your doctor.
This website can help you find an exercise program in your local area and provides information and tools that can assist you to increase your physical activity.
Advance Care Planning Australia
Advance Care Planning AustraliaTM is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their future health and care.
Arthritis Australia is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation and the peak arthritis consumer body in Australia. We work in collaboration with arthritis organisations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.
- provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
- promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government
- funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and
- aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.
Arthritis NSW (ANSW) is a member-based health charity founded in 1967 to help improve the lives of people suffering from arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions.
As a peak body for arthritis support in NSW, the organisation works to empower the individual to manage their own condition and health towards achieving their personal meaning of ANSW’s vision Freedom from Arthritis.
The organisation is a trusted source of evidence-based and up-to-date information on arthritis and its treatment, with education programs delivered across a number of platforms, including webinars, workshops and community awareness sessions.
For people who give additional daily care to someone with a disability or medical condition, or an adult who is frail aged.
Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.
If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.
A payment if you give constant care to someone who has a severe disability, illness, or an adult who is frail aged.
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level.
Our vision is an Australia that values and supports the contribution that carers make both to the people they care for and to the community as a whole.
Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
Carers: Services Australia
Payments and services if you provide temporary or ongoing care. Help if you need to take time off work to care for someone.
CHOPs: Care of The Confused Hospitalised Older Persons
The overall aim of the Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) program is to improve the experiences and outcomes of confused older people in hospital. It is a collaboration between the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC).
The specific objectives of CHOPs are to:
- design and prioritise principles for best practice care for older confused people in hospital
- tailor implementation to the needs of the older person, carers and families and the hospital teams
- share achievements, innovation and knowledge and embed systems into practice to sustain and spread improvements in the care of older confused people in hospital.
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association
Our vision is a fair deal for pensioners of all ages, low-income retirees and people on low-incomes within a fair and just society in which people have adequate living standards and equitable access to the services they need, their rights, needs, concerns and aspirations are respected; and they have a say in the decisions which affect their lives.
Community transport is a service for eligible seniors, pensioners, those with accessibility needs or those who have limited access to public transport.
If you need transport to medical appointments or someone to help you with errands, you may be eligible for community transport services.
The service is especially designed to help you get to medical appointments, participate in social activities, do your shopping and maintain independent living at home.
Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)
CAPS is an Australian Government program. It provides a payment to eligible people, to help with some of the costs of buying continence products.
Continence Foundation of Australia
The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health.
COTA for Older Australians
We promote the rights, interests and good futures of Australians as we age.
No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, Dementia Australia is here for you.
We exist to support and empower the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia and almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia yet remains one of the most challenging and misunderstood conditions.
Department of Health and Aged Care: Dental Health
Having healthy teeth, mouth and gums is important for your general health and wellbeing. It means you can eat, drink and speak without pain or discomfort. Find out what we’re doing to support dental health services in Australia.
Disability parking permits in NSW
If you have a temporary or permanent condition that affects your mobility, you may be eligible for the NSW Mobility Parking Scheme.
enableme is a place to talk to, and seek support from other people who have ‘been there’. It is a place to ask questions, to find the answers that you need and to set recovery goals.
It is a place where you can offer support, encourage others, and share your experiences; because you are not alone, you are part of a bigger community of people who stand side by side facing life after stroke.