Over 55s activities, ageing and wellness(Back to top)
Every program and everything we do at City of Parramatta Community Care is underpinned by research to ensure we provide you with the best services possible.
The shortcut links to the right will take you to our Food Services, Social Inclusion, Over 55s Leisure and Learning and Lawn Mowing. There is a brief description of each service on this page – scroll down.
Research(Back to top)
Discover what ‘person centred’ really means by reading some of our research.
You can also find our book – Take another look – a journey towards person centred and wellness models.
What we offer(Back to top)
Are you over 55, or over 50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and want to join in activities like yoga, line dancing, and art classes, the City of Parramatta Community Care team can help you.
If you are over 65, or over 50 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and need help in the traditional Aged Care sector with help around the home, shopping, lawns and gardens, home delivered meals and other social support, then you are in the right place.
We believe that everyone at every phase in their life deserves to have fun, be included and be able to contribute and be appreciated. This is what we aim to do. Living independently in your own home and having a say in what you want to do and who you have in your life day to day should be a given but unfortunately so often a menu or package of services give way to real choice – not with us. We are unique. Small enough to be boutique. Large enough to be here tomorrow. Let us come on your journey.
Selecting a service provider can be both confusing and daunting. Our team are dedicated to prioritising your needs and are passionate about how they work with people. Here's a quick video on why you should choose us:
Abood can assist you with understanding the My Aged Care process, what you need to know and what you can expect.
Abood also has all our current availabilities across our services including, Lawn Services, Meals delivered to your home, Restaurant Programs, Social Activities and what we call Social Inclusion, which is what skills or help you may need to stay living independently and connected with your community, family, and friends.
Sometimes it helps to speak with a real person.
Eligibility(Back to top)
Many of our activities are open to anyone. Some services such as meals, lawn mowing, Let’s Dine Out and volunteer support require you to have a My Aged Care referral or be registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Some services are restricted to our Local Government Area (LGA) but more information can be found on each service below.
- My Aged Care is a Commonwealth Service and is for people 65 years of age and older.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Community Care also support NDIS with Support Coordination, one on one individual support, and meals. For more information, please visit our page.
- NDIS is a Commonwealth Service and is for people under 65 years of age and living with disability.
Food Services(Back to top)
Our Food Services provides nutritious meals for older adults who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals.
Whether it's delivered meals through Meals on Wheels, Social Lunch, or Let's Dine Out programs, our food services can be tailored to suit most dietary requirements, are nutritionally balanced and culturally diverse.
Social Inclusion(Back to top)
Our Social Inclusion program provides support for people who are frail and/or aged, people living with disability.
The program aims to help you feel more included, connected and valued in our community and builds on your existing skills, strengths, interest and networks.
Home Care Packages (CDC)(Back to top)
Lawn mowing service(Back to top)
To help you take the hassle out of keeping your gardens maintained, the City of Parramatta provides a subsidised lawn mowing services and basic gardening for seniors in the LGA who are frail and aged, financially disadvantaged or carers with no support to assist them.
To be eligible you must be registered with My Aged Care.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)(Back to top)
Our Community Care team are an approved provider for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and specialise in support coordination and direct support; working with individuals teaching new skills to improve independence, and thinking outside the box to assist with further educational, travel, living independently and both group activities and mainstream activities depending on the individual needs and wants.
We believe in working with you to discover your passions and continually challenge perceptions of others and yourself – there is so much you have to offer.
Over 55s Leisure and Learning(Back to top)
City of Parramatta's Over 55s Leisure and Learning service provides an extensive range of educational, physical, recreational and social activities throughout the year for people over 55 years of age.
From Tai Chi to yoga and knitting to painting, there's something for everyone to enjoy whilst making new friends in a fun and lively environment.
Volunteering(Back to top)
Volunteers are essential for us to operate many of our services for older people, adults living with disability and their carers.
If you are able to volunteer for a couple of hours every week and have a passion for helping your community consider joining our wonderful team of volunteers.
Person centred and wellness model training(Back to top)
Designed for service managers and workers in the new community services industry, this training has been designed around evidence based research which underpins the mind set and thinking we all need to make these new changes successful for everyone.