Positive Ageing

 

Staying in Portarlington Inc (SiP) aims to ensure that ageing in Portarlington takes place in a vibrant, age-friendly town that enables residents to live life to the fullest.

SiP achieves its goals through advocacy, support activities and information.

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Updates

April 2022

Information provided by one of  our members

NAVIGATING THROUGH AGED CARE PROGRAMS

Aged care programs supporting you to stay living independently at home can be confusing and overwhelming.

Elders Rights Advocacy have specialist aged care navigators to assist you in what help is out there.

Examples are registering with My Aged care and later choosing a provider.

They help you understand the aged care system including what services suit your needs.

The free service is confidential and independent of any aged care provider.

Your choice is exactly that your choice.

To make an appointment call 1800-700-600 or visit www.era.esn.au.


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March 2022
From City Greater Geelong

Respected, Connected and Thriving - Positive Ageing Strategy 2021-47 is a holistic, long term strategy which aims to promote and support healthy and happy ageing for people over 55 in the City of Greater Geelong.

COGG encourage all older people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to share their views and help shape Greater Geelong to be a more age friendly place.

 

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SIP Events

April Meeting Report

 

SIP's April meeting for members and friends, focused on three innovative community services that support independent living at home -

1. The Transitional Care Program (Barwon Health),

2. The Bellarine Community Support Register (https://bellarineregister.org.au/) and

3. The Home Delivery Service from the Geelong Regional Library  (https://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/delivery)

 

Guest speaker, Salena Hibbard, Manager of the Transitional Care Program at Barwon Health has provided this information on the TCP  services which are available post hospitalisation.  To find out more, click the link and download the information.

1. The TCP Home Based Program (pdf file) and
 

2. The TCP Residential Program (pdf file)


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NEW Feb. 2022
 

Get your copy of the new SIP guide for Portarlington residents Great info and a beautiful cover by local artist Jenny Macaulay.

Click on the caravan above for your copy!

 

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UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

 

What is the United Nation's Decade of Healthy Ageing?

 

 

It is a global collaboration that brings together diverse sectors and stakeholders to improve the lives of older people, their families and communities.
 

The collaboration's four action areas are

  • changing how we think, feel and act towards age and ageing;

  • developing communities in ways that foster the abilities of older people;

  • delivering person centred integrated care and primary health services responsive to older people; and

  • providing older people who need it with access to long-term care.

    Follow this link for more information about each of these 4 areas

https://www.decadeofhealthyageing.org/about/about-us/what-is-the-decade

 

You can be part of the global audience for the live premiere screening of three videos made by older people from Canada, Jordan and Togo for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing!

Date: 29th March;

Register here:

https://www.decadeofhealthyageing.org/find-knowledge/resources/events/detail/premiere-screening-pv