Seniors (over 50)

Wagga Wagga City Council encourages active ageing and recognises and celebrates the many benefits that the ageing population contribute to the community. Therefore, Council is committed to ensuring a full range of services and specialised assistance is available for Senior Citizens within our community. Our community workers provide information, referrals and assistance on aged care matters as well as organising a range of activities throughout the year.

On this page you will find information on the community centres located in Wagga Wagga, as well as a list of support services available for seniors in the Wagga Wagga community. Also you will find plenty of useful links that aren't hosted by Wagga Wagga City Council, these will help you find exactly what you are looking for or at least point you in the right direction. You can also look through our community directory.

Community Centres in Wagga Wagga

Community Centres aim at providing a variety of activities to foster wellbeing and lifelong learning for the members of our community. The centres have a fully accessible hall and kitchen facilities available for community use to run activities between 7am and 11pm. Bookings can be made by contacting  Council's booking officer on 1300 292 442, or via email council@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Wagga Wagga Seniors Community Centre

Centrally located, purpose build facility, in Tarcutta Street is primarily utilised by the Wagga Wagga Senior Citizens Club and a wide variety of other senior groups, including probus groups, dancing groups and many more. The activities at the centre are run by seniors for seniors and respond to diverse  needs and interests of the older members of our community.

Activities at the Seniors Community Centre run by the Wagga Wagga Senior Citizens Club

Seniors Community Centre is a community hub for older adults to come together and join in diverse range of activities including indoor bowls, cards, art and craft, computers, line dancing, sing along, luncheons, general meetings and many other special activities. Please note that membership is required  to participate in those programs.

The Wagga Wagga Senior Citizens Computer Club

Come along and make use of the technology available at the Seniors Community Centre. There are opportunities to book one on one computer lessons that cater for all seniors including beginners not yet quite comfortable on their computers to more advanced seniors wanting to up skill in Social Networking.  Please contact Barry Williams on 69253065 or Judy Robertson on 69316125. See their website here for more information.

Other faciliites:

Glenfield Community Centre

1 Tanda Place, Glenfield Park


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Lake Albert Hall

Lake Albert Hall is located on Lake St , next to Apex Park


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Multifunctional facility for community groups, outreach services and private hiring.

Local Support Services for Seniors

HACC

Council auspices Home and Community Care (HACC) development workers to support aged and disability service providers in delivering services to meet the needs of older people, people with disabilities and their carers across the Riverina and Murray area.

For further information please contact:

Cheryl Wilson
Phone: 02 69215981
Fax: 02 69216530

Click here to learn more about Aged and Disability Support

Home Library

Wagga Wagga City Library offers a free home delivery service for the library patrons

This is a joint initiative between Wagga Wagga City Library and Home and Community Care (HACC) to extend services to its members and connect them with like minded book lovers who have a few hours to spare to select and deliver items to library patrons. For more information please click here

Transport

NSW Isolated Patient Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance to people who need to travel more than 200kms each way for specialist medical treatment or oral surgery which is not available locally - Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Schem(IPTAAS)

NSW Seniors Card holders are entitled to travel concessions including half-fare for rail, bus and ferry

Drivers Licence information for seniors

Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) - half-fare taxi subsidy for eligible NSW residents

Wagga Wagga Community Transport

BCS Care Centre - Riverina offers Community Transport, please phone 6937 6101 for more information

Meals on Wheels

Wagga Wagga Meals on Wheels delivers frozen foods to members of the community who have difficulty preparing and cooking food for themselves. A huge variety of meals are available which cater for a wide range of tastes and dietary requirements.  Please click here for more information regarding the service and available menu

Useful Links

Information below contains links to external websites, not hosted by Wagga Wagga City Council.

Helpful information for seniors

Your Life Choices information on health, wealth, travel and work

Online resources for those born in the fifties

Online resources for those born in the forties 

Health Support

Healthdirect Australia provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia

Murrumbidgee Medicare Local (MML) - GPs, Specialists and Allied Health Providers

Wagga Wagga GP After Hours Service

Personal Care and Domestic Assistance at Forrest Centre

Personal Care ar Calvary Silver Circle

Prostate Cancer Fundation of Australia  peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia

Living with Dementia: Alzheimer's Australia

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW

Cancer Council NSW

National Hearing Care

Lifelong learning

Lifelong and Lifewide Learning for All Australians Adult Learning Australia (ALA)

Online university courses for seniors at University of third Age 

Greypath

Australian Seniors Computer Club Association

Technology products and services

Cyber Security

Australian Red Cross Telecross - for Wagga Wagga office please call 6937 3140

BSC Care Call emergency response service

Ability technology

Independent Living Centre (NSW) - Personal alarm advice

VitalCall Personal Alert SystemPersonal Emergency response

Personal alarms

Calvary Silver Circle

LifeLink Response

Ins Group 

Fire and safety

Smoke Alarm and Battery Replacement for the Elderly (SABRE)

Related Sites

Australian Government Services

Other useful services