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Our services to support seniors

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Council provides a broad range of Active Ageing services for seniors. We support the independence, good health and wellbeing of our senior residents by delivering specific services and activities, some of which are highlighted here.

Help with meals

Boroondara Cooks is a meal-sharing and community-strengthening program that connects residents with volunteer cooks who live locally. If you’re finding it hard to shop, cook or prepare your own meals, this could be a great opportunity to receive home-cooked meals and make friends with people in your local neighbourhood.

For more information on the various food services available, visit our Help accessing meals page.

If you’re interested in being a volunteer cook, visit our Volunteer for Boroondara Cooks page

Help getting around

Do you need help getting to your appointments or to the local shops? We have a range of transport services including community buses and volunteer transport for eligible residents. We also have a variety of courses available to help older people remain mobile, connected, and travel confidently and safely within our community.

Learn more on our Help getting around page.

Social support services and events

We deliver a range of programs that foster social connection. Throughout October, Council and community organisations across Boroondara are celebrating the 2022 Victorian Seniors Festival, including the Boroondara Seniors Film Festival. Community events include open days at a number of seniors clubs catering to a range of interests and celebrating Boroondara’s cultural diversity.

See our community events calendar.

Seniors clubs

We have almost 40 seniors clubs operating in Boroondara, where older people can meet to socialise and share activities they enjoy. These clubs offer regular activities including outings, games, guest speakers, dancing, exercise programs, and musical and cultural celebrations.

To find a club that’s right for you, visit our Seniors clubs page.

Registered aged-care providers

The Australian Government funds a wide range of registered aged care providers, which deliver different services throughout Boroondara in addition to Council. Council is also funded by the Australian Government to deliver community transport and some of our social support programs in Boroondara. You can learn more about the different types of care services available on the My Aged Care website

More information

To explore the full range of services and activities available, visit our Over 55s page