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Community Services for Seniors

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Able Australia offers My Aged Care funded community supports for seniors in SE Queensland if you are over 65, or over 50 if you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

We are dedicated to supporting the members of our local community in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Our low-cost or free Food Pantry (Jimboomba location).
  • Meals on Wheels (Jimboomba area).
  • Personal Safety Alarm installation.
  • Emergency Relief programs if you are experiencing financial distress.
  • Active Living Program for Seniors.
  • Community Visitors Scheme.
  • Active Living Program for Seniors.

Active Living Program for Seniors

The Active Living Program for Seniors (ALPS) facilitates a number of free interactive workshops, activities and events for seniors across the Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim Regions.

The program provides a great opportunity to meet new friends, try new activities and get active in your local community. There is also the opportunity to engage with a wide range of organisations who offer services in the community.

By seeking feedback and suggestions from those participating in the program, we aim to offer activities that everyone will enjoy and encourage you to be involved too.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Able on 1300 225 369 or our Ipswich Office.

Community Visitors Scheme.

The Community Visitors Scheme is Government funded to provide friendship and companionship between residents and their visitor. We coordinate volunteers to make visits to Aged Care facilities and ensure eligible residents are given the opportunity to have a companion. Whether as a volunteer or a recipient of the service, we help to get involved and provide the opportunity to make a difference to someone else.

Personal Safety Alarms

We are a provider of Tunstall Healthcare’s Personal Safety Alarms in parts of South-East Queensland.

Personal Safety Alarms are devices which you can use to raise an alert to a monitoring centre that operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Once an alert has been received by the monitoring centre, a care consultant will talk to you through the alarm’s base unit.

The care consultant will ask you how you are and if there is anything you need such as the calling of an ambulance or an emergency contact (such as a neighbour or a family member) if you are have fallen over and cannot get up or you have injured yourself or you are feeling unwell or unsafe.

The care consultant will stay on the line with you until help arrives and your nominated next of kin will be notified if you are taken to hospital.

If you wish to learn more about our Personal Safety Alarms or want to have one installed please contact our Ipswich office during business hours on 07 5600 0730.

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