Active ageing is the process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age. Being physically active, healthy and socially engaged has many benefits, especially as you grow older.
We are committed to providing and supporting a range of activities and programs that help improve the quality of life for our older residents. To keep you physically active you can participate in Heart Moves or Active Over 50s classes. To keep you mentally active think about joining a reading or discussion group or even take a short course offered by the virtual University of the Third Age (U3A), a university specifically designed for older people and disabled younger people. You can also take computer lessons.
We also provide road safety information for seniors with links to roadside rest areas, the mobility parking scheme and more.
Remember good health isn't just about what you eat or exercise it is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active mind.
The Senior provides news and information on travel, health, retirement and entertainment for Australian seniors, over 50, and retirees.
The Seniors Card entitles older Australians to a range of benefits provided by government and businesses
The Kiama Men's Shed program is based on the idea of a shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Members can work on meaningful projects in their own time at their own pace in the company of others. You can just come for a cuppa and a chat. The Men's Shed is all about mateship and well being.
The Australian Government Seniors section links to a range of information related to seniors and their needs.
National Seniors is a not-for-profit, membership-based community organisation which aims to provide economic and social benefits for people 50 years and over; represent its members' views to government at all levels; and make donations and provide service and advice to charitable institutions assisting people 50 years and over. They have branches in both the Illawarra and Nowra districts. See their website for details.
If you are interested in volunteering or seeing what opportunities may be available in this area, check out Do Something Near You.