Older People

Older People

Information for older people and seniors about support, exercise, meals, housing, transport and safety in the Macedon Ranges.

News & Updates

Nominate someone you know in the 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Nominate someone you know in the 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Posted on Mon 24 April

Do you know an older person who enriches your local community?

Building a bright future for both young and old in Macedon Ranges

Building a bright future for both young and old in Macedon Ranges

Posted on Mon 27 June

Council’s commitment to a healthy, active and connected community has been strengthened by the adoption of two plans to support both young and older residents.

In this section...

About healthy ageing

We coordinate a number of programs and activities to ensure older people can be independent and active in their community.

Carer support and respite

In-home and community based respite care services to support older people and people with a disability and their carers to remain living at home.

Social groups and activities for older people

A number of groups and organisations cater for the diverse needs and interests of older people.

Transport and parking

Getting around in the Macedon Ranges, including buses, taxis and parking.

Living at Home Assessments

The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program funds a living at home assessment designed to identify eligible clients for service support that will assist in you remaining active and connected to your community.

Join the Community Register

The Macedon Ranges Community Register is a free service offered to residents of Macedon Ranges Shire who are frail, aged, or living with a disability that would benefit from a phone call which monitors their health and wellbeing.

Community Meals

Community meals are available to residents of Macedon Ranges who have been assessed as nutritionally at risk and are unable to prepare regular meals, people who are eligible can include older people, as well as people with disabilities and their carers.

Elder Abuse

Older Victorians have the right to live safely and be free from harm and abuse. Find out about resources and services available to assist older people who might be subject to financial, physical or psychological abuse.

Housing

Council's role in social and seniors housing and who to contact if you need housing or social support.

Access and Inclusion

Council initiatives to promote access and inclusion across Macedon Ranges for people of all ages and abilities.

Exercise and fitness

Exercise and fitness programs suitable for people with disabilities and older people

Home support

Home support services include domestic assistance, meals, personal care, and shopping assistance.