The Stirling Seniors program is designed to assist in supporting older residents in their day to day lives. Whether it’s assistance with shopping, transport to and from social or medical appointments or a cup of coffee with a fellow senior, we’re here to help.
Customers who are eligible for the Commonwealth Government Home Support Program (CHSP) can access these services at subsidised cost. For more information on different government funding, you can contact our office or My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
Please note, the City of Stirling does not deliver services through Home Care Packages (HCP) or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The below services are provided by trained staff and volunteers and are aimed to support independent living in local community.
If you need a little help in the kitchen, our food services team can provide delicious, nutritious meals delivered straight to your door. Under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), the cost of meals is subsidised by the government with a small cost payable by the customer. Meals can also be purchased privately and will be charged at the standard price.
Community transport services
If you require help with transport to get you to and from appointments, you may be eligible for our transport services. We offer individualised transport to and from your home to your local City of Stirling community centres, medical appointments, shopping centres, and more. The service is delivered primarily by volunteers, who make it their priority to get you to your appointment in comfort and on time.
Group shopping bus
Our shopping bus service operates as a shared transport service to and from local shopping centres. The service includes pick and drop off and provides customers with an opportunity to enjoy two hours of leisure time to browse the shopping centre, enjoy a coffee, or complete your weekly errands.
Social support and activities
If you would like some company or social chat or require assistance with shopping or attending community programs or events, our experienced support workers or volunteers are happy to join and offer the support you may need. Social Support service is to assist customers to participate in community life and feel socially included.
Our Day Clubs are designed to encourage and support community connections and friendships for seniors. Tailored to a variety group of customers including multicultural groups, Dementia and Men’s specific, our clubs provide a warm, welcoming space to relax, spend time with old and new friends, or join in a range of activities. Day Club programs include community participation and social activities.
The Connect2 program assists in connecting senior residents with their local community through small social group outings and events. The groups go out in the bus for short, local outings and transport is provided to and from their homes. Connect2 offers fun outings in smaller groups.
Flexible Respite Care gives family carer a break to pursue other things and allows for the time and space to do things independently. Respite care can provide one -on-one activities to give customer a social experience to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction and offer respite to their carer. If you're wanting assistance to go for an outing, our supports workers are also able to accompany you out into the community.