Active Ageing Program

GPSO Programs - Active Ageing Program

Who is Eligible

To be eligible for the Active Ageing Program a person needs to:

  • be aged between 55 and 64 years (or aged between 45 and 64 years with early onset ageing); or
  • be Aboriginal and aged between 40 and 64 years with early onset ageing or requiring specialised service provision;
  • have an intellectual, psychiatric, physical or sensory disability and is eligible for a service under the NSW Disability Services Act 1993; and is assessed as eligible by ADHC;
  • have moderate to very high support needs;
  • be a resident of NSW; and
  • not be undertaking paid employment for more than eight hours per week, full time vocational education or higher education.

 As a finite number of places are available in any given year, not all individuals who meet the above eligibility criteria will automatically be allocated a place. Priority of access will be based on need and will be determined by ADHC regional offices.

Program Activities

Service users accessing this program may participate in many of the activities mentioned in the Active Ageing programs, which suit individuals’ age, abilities and interests. Activities may include:

  • Arts, crafts, painting, mosaics
  • Scrapbooking, card making
  • Bingo, card games, chess, puzzles
  • Ten pin bowling, bocce, lawn bowls, golf
  • Fishing
  • Visiting family and friends
  • Gardening
  • Men’s Shed visits
  • Accessing shops, clubs, restaurants, coffee shops
  • Library, cinema, theatre
  • Swimming, aquarobics, hydrotherapy, yoga, massage
  • Bike riding, bush walking
  • Cooking class, floral arranging, personal grooming
  • Letter writing, learning computer skills
  • Attending cultural and religious events

Program Outcomes

  • Assist people with moderate to very high support needs to achieve their goals and participate as valued and active members of society;
  • Provide flexible day programs and activities that meet individuals’ goals, health and activity levels, life stage, interests, and changing support needs;
  • Provide support for longer term future planning for adults with a disability and their families and carers; and increase the availability of, and access to, culturally appropriate and responsive supports and activities for Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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