The NSW Central Coast has one of Australia's most vibrant communities of seniors. As a popular retirement region, the area boasts numerous seniors organisations and active community groups. There are also prominent lobby groups working hard to support the senior’s community.
To find out more about programs and activies for the over 50s check out the Community Directory, it is a comprehensive list of community groups, support services, government departments, sports clubs, charities and service clubs that support the local community.
The annual Grandma Moses art competition is open to residents from across the Central Coast. With more than $3000 on offer in prize money, it’s a great opportunity for people aged 50 years and over to present their artwork to the community. There are numerous categories to choose from. Entries close on Friday 25 August 2017.
Now available, the February 2017 edition of our Growing Older and Loving Life Magazine. Past issues for download include December 2016, September 2016, June 2016, March 2016 and February 2015.
If you would like a hard copy, they are available from senior citizen centres, neighbourhood centres, libraries and our Civic Centre.
Community and Senior Centres
There are four Senior Citizens Clubs in Wyong Shire; Toukley & District Senior Citizens Club, Long Jetty & District Senior Citizens Club and Lake Munmorah Senior Citizens Club. They offer a wide range of activities for the over 50’s for a small membership fee.
Aged Care Services
There are a range of local services which offer home-based support and respite for frail and ageing local residents, their families and carers.
For an extensive directory of service providers and their services see the My Aged Care website. Alternatively Council has developed the Central Coast Healthly Ageing Resource in PDF for dowload or harcopy by request.
To search for other groups and organisations try the Community Directory.
Central Coast Positive Ageing Strategy
The Central Coast Positive Ageing Strategy has been developed in response to the significant ageing of the Central Coast's population. The aim is to support older residents lead healthy, active and independent lives, enhancing their participation in the community and quality of life. Central Coast Council is endeavouring to make the Central Coast a place where older people feel valued, safe and able to actively participate in their communities.
The Strategy is a culmination of extensive engagement involving more than 2500 residents and has been informed by evidence based research. The project has been undertaken with support from the NSW Office for Ageing and Local Government NSW, as part of the Age Friendly Local Government Grants Program 2012-2014.
The Strategy provides direction, not only to both Councils, but other levels of Government, peak groups and service providers, to guide effective planning and service provision.
One of the most exciting outcomes so far is the development of the Central Coast Healthy Ageing Resource. This booklet provides hints and tips to enable older residents to be active and involved in the community as well as useful links to support services.
Central Coast Positive Ageing Strategy (4.37 MB)
Background and Supporting Research Report (794.64 KB)
Community Engagement Report (3.23 MB)
Central Coast Healthy Ageing Resource (3.44 MB)
Please contact Council if you require assistance with the above documents.