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Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards 2022

The Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards recognise the contribution older people in Ballarat make to our community.

The Awards celebrate the people of Ballarat whose volunteer involvement supports and inspires others in our community.

We invite you to nominate colleagues, friends or family members to be considered for the 2022 Ballarat Senior of the Year Award categories.

The categories are:

  • the volunteering award 

  • the equity, diversity and inclusion award 

  • Healthy and active living award 

  • Ageing Well award 

  • Senior of the year award 

Nominations are now closed

Home Support Program

We provide services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program to residents 65 years and over. Eligibility is determined by My Aged Care.

Commonwealth Home Support Program provides the following services:

  • In-home services
  • Social connections programs which provide activities and opportunities to get involved in your community, be active and social with people who share similar interests
  • Delivered Meals - often referred to as Meals On Wheels
  • Regional Assessment Service, which is a whole-of-life needs and ability assessment
  • Volunteering opportunities.

 Residents need to be referred and have an assessment for the above services.

Making a referral

Visit My Aged Care or call 1800 200 422.

Referrals are for frail older people 65 years or older (50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person) who need assistance with daily living to remain living independently at home and in the community.

Community service and health professionals can also make a referral.

Call 5320 5670 to discuss:

  • Information for people under 65 living with a permanent disability
  • Personal Alarms Victoria.

 

Staying Active

We provide social activities for older residents to remain healthy and active, helping them to stay independent in their own home and connected to their community.

This is all part of our Growing Older Well in Ballarat Strategy and includes: 

  • Events
  • Destination bus trips
  • Bunch 4 Lunch
  • Social exercise activities.

Call 5320 5670 to get involved.

Ballarat Seniors Festival 2022

POP that cork and get ready to celebrate with our vibrant and active senior community during the Ballarat Seniors Festival 1 to 31 October! 

After some long stretches of isolation, isn’t it more important than ever to get together, be social and connect with one another? With specially curated classes, activities and entertainment for those aged 55 and over, the Ballarat Seniors Festival is the perfect opportunity to catch up with your friends or even make some new ones.

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