Activities for seniors
There is a wide range of activities throughout the City, suitable for older adults. Activities include:
- craft and hobby groups
- gentle exercise groups
- pensioner and senior clubs
- volunteer opportunities.
Our Community Directory contains lists of these activities, including links and contact details.
Ageing Population Strategy 2014-2017
Lake Macquarie has an older population than the NSW average. People aged 65 years and over account for 18.3% of our Local Government Area’s population.
We understand that issues relating to urban planning, housing, recreation, community facilities and services have a significant impact on the wellbeing of older adults.
The Ageing Population Strategy allows Council to allocate funds, establish policies and partnerships to tackle the local issues affecting the ageing population. Each strategy has a timeframe, an indication of the resources required and responsibility area for implementation.
Ageing and Disability Panel
To ensure equality of access to services and facilities for all residents of our City, the Panel was established in 2010.
It provides Council with advice on the broad range of issues that affect seniors, people with a disability and carers, also providing information back into the community on Council services and plans.
Issues discussed include access to services and facilities, pedestrian infrastructure, transport, health, housing, support services and activities.
The panel consists of elected members from:
- local service providers (ageing and disability)
- community members from the target groups – older adults, people with a disability and their carers
- council representatives – from Councillors to specialist staff.
For more details, read the Ageing and Disability Panel Terms of Reference.
To learn more about the Panel and see if you can become a member and for membership details, contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.
Find out more about home support services
Housing options available for older people in the local area
Page last updated: 26 April 2017