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