The Seniors Festival is returning in the month of October, providing free or low-cost events and activities for our community aged 60+. The festival is designed to bring seniors together to enjoy themselves, learn new skills and make new friends. The highlight event will occur in Sale on Monday 9 October, 2023.
Wellington Shire Neighbourhood Houses are a great starting point to learn about upcoming activities that promote friendship and learning new skills. In Wellington Shire we have 12 Neighbourhood Houses.
Visit the Neighbourhood Houses Victoria website for a list of Houses near you.
Wellington Shire Council Libraries run several activities that promote learning and development activities through social activities. For more information please visit our Libraries page.
A Senior Citizen Group is a type of community space where older adults can come together to participate in social, physical, emotional, and intellectual activities.
In Wellington Shire, following towns have Senior Citizens groups:
Home and Community Care provides basic personal support and home maintenance to help people to live independently. It is supported by financial assistance from the Australian and Victorian governments.
Council supports the providers below to deliver these services. Further information is available by contacting these providers:
My Aged Care is a Federal Government service that assist older residents over the age of 65 or their carers to link with help and support.
Upon making contact, an assessment is made on how best to support the older resident and their carer. Assessments are free of charge and help determine a person's individual care and support needs and their eligibility to support services.
For more information please visit the My Aged Care website.
Wellington Shire RECHARGE Scheme lets you recharge your electric scooter and wheelchair while you away from home.
This helps you plan your trip and you can feel more confident getting to and from your destination, knowing support is available.
For a list of recharge points please visit, Disability and Access page on Council website.
Carers improve the lives of the people they care for, contribute to broader community well-being, and provide a substantial economic benefit. Carers deserve to be recognised and valued for their important role.
Council's vision is that all carers feel acknowledged within the community and supported by the services they interact with. That's why we formally recognise carers and care relationships and support the Carers Recognition Act 2012.
For further information please visit the Carer Support page of the Latrobe Community Health Service website.
The Wellington Age Friendly Strategy assists Council to implement an age-friendly approach to population ageing, as developed and encouraged by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Age-friendly Cities and Communities and the Victorian State Government, Age Friendly Victoria.
Please visit the Wellington Age Friendly Strategy page to view Wellington Shire's current Strategy.