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Seniors

We want to create a region that looks after the interests of its older member and recognises their needs in a supportive and considerate way. It is important to encourage and promote an active, healthy and engaged lifestyle for seniors in Kingborough.  

Positive Ageing Plan

Kingborough Council is currently updating its Positive Ageing Plan. To make suggestions or provide feedback please contact our Community Development Team on (03) 6211 8200.

View the previous Positive Ageing Plan 2008 (PDF)

Tuesday Talks

As part of Council’s support for Positive Ageing a series of talks have been organised for the first Tuesday of the month from 10.30 am to 12 noon at Kingston LINC (Kingston Library). Talks cover topics relevant to the older residents of our community and are designed to provide information in an informal setting and allow for individual questions to be answered in a friendly environment.

Coming up:

  • 7 November, Centrelink – Assets & Income Explained. This talk provides information about the age-pension and related rules.
  • 5 December, Aged Care Know How Program. This session offers a range of tools to help understand the ‘My Aged Care’ system. We will focus on supporting the choice to age at home and assist in navigating the help-at-home options.

Talks are free for seniors and those caring for older people. Morning tea is provided. Contact Council’s Community Development Officer for bookings and information on 6211 8170.

Manor Gardens Club

We manage the Manor Gardens Club in Kingston, which is one of the only Council operated respite services in Tasmania. The Club provides daytime support and social opportunities for aged and frail citizens, as well as people suffering memory loss. In doing so, it provides vital respite for devoted by busy families and carers.

Learn more about the Manor Gardens Clubs services and activities.

Kingborough Volunteer Program

The Kingborough Volunteer Program assists people aged 65 and over who need basic support services to continue to live in the community with dignity. The program promotes healthy ageing in Kingborough by providing a coordinated volunteer program to assist frail and aged residents of the community who need basic support services to continue to live in the community with dignity.  We aim to improve the quality of life for clients by providing volunteer social support, transport assistance, home maintenance, pet support and domestic assistance.

How to become a client

Support services are provided for clients from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

There is a $7 service fee except for the social support activities.

If you would like a volunteer to come and help you with a variety of activities, please contact the program coordinator on (03) 6211 8200.

View more information about the Kingborough Volunteer Program.

Services for seniors

Carers Tasmania Inc.

64 Burnett Street

North Hobart 7000

Freecall: 1800 242 636

Phone: (03) 6231 5507

Fax: (03) 6236 9236

Alzheimer’s Australia