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Seniors services

Newington Seniors Group meets regularlySeniors Services

Auburn City Council provides an extensive range of services and programs designed to support and encourage seniors and people with disabilities to participate in community life.

The Auburn local government area is home to 14,914 residents who are over 65 (26.5%).

The demand for aged services

The number of people over 60 years of age in NSW is projected to rise to 24% of the population by 2021 and is expected to increase to 30% by 2041*.

This means there will be a substantial increase in the demand for aged services. Auburn City Council will strive to meet this rising demand by continually monitoring the needs of our older citizens and reviewing existing services.

Auburn City Council works in close partnership with NSW FACS Ageing, Disability and Home Care and the Department of Health and Ageing to provide the aged and disabled with access to health services, Meals on Wheels, Respite Programs and other Home and Community Care services.

*These figures are from the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Service survey conducted in 2001. 

 

PROMOTING ACCESS AND INCLUSION

Free Community Loop Bus Service 

Auburn City Council provides two free shuttle bus services to connect residents across the local
government area:
  • A weekday 'Access Loop' (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) - priority is given to seniors and people with disability. The service will also operate on Fridays commencing early 2015.
  • A weekend 'Rivers and Gardens Loop' (Saturday and Sunday) commencing 13 December.  
The hail and ride service operates on a loop around the Auburn City area starting and ending at the Auburn Botanic Gardens. There are 17 seats and 4 wheelchair spaces available on the bus.
 
The Tuesday and Wednesday route is an express loop which includes stops at Auburn Station and the Botanic Gardens and also features an additional stop at The Armory, Blaxland Riverside Park, Newington. And while seniors and people with a disability will have priority seating, where capacity permits, other members of the public are also be allowed to use the service for free.
 
The weekend route provides a shuttle service from the Auburn Botanic Gardens and Auburn Station across to Newington, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park. The service is open to all members of the community.
 
Download the Access Loop Bus Timetable for seniors and people with disability.
 
The service has been funded by DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club and Auburn City Council.
  
  
  
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