New hub for local seniors

A NEW one-stop shop for seniors, believed to be the first of its kind, has swung open its doors in Glenorchy.

Officially opened by Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner last month, the Uniting AgeWell Community Hub will serve as a community resource to connect older people with the information and services they need to age well.

Seniors can visit the centre for advice on services including home care, community support, independent living and residential aged care, as well as learn how to navigate the aged care referral system, “My Aged Care”.

The hub will also deliver regular information sessions on topics ranging from healthy eating and advocacy to activities such as Christmas card-making.

Uniting AgeWell Tasmania community services coordinator Lee Marsh said the organisation supported hundreds of people across Hobart to live and age well.

“Our focus is on connecting people to the support and care they want to age well, whether that be through help at home, social support, respite and carer support, independent living or residential aged care,” she said.

“Our community hub will be a one-stop shop for all our services and connect us with seniors across the city.”

Ms Marsh said Uniting AgeWell took a different approach to ageing.

“We see ageing as a positive stage of life where people are connected and active, and lead meaningful lives,” she said.

The Uniting AgeWell Community Hub is located at 92-94 Main Road Moonah.

Uniting AgeWell is Tasmania’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider.

For more information visit www.unitingagewell.org

Caption: From left, Federal Labor Member for Franklin and Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health, Julie Collins, Uniting AgeWell interim executive director Peter Folliot, Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner, community programs coordinator Lee Marsh, Uniting AgeWell deputy board chair Wendy Quinn, acting general manager Tasmania Jane Johnston and Labor Senator for Tasmania Lisa Singh

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