Victorian Seniors Festival Returns this October
Senior Victorians are invited to enjoy a full range of events, activities, and free travel when the 2023 Victorian Seniors Festival kicks off this October.
The Victorian Seniors Festival is a Victorian Government Initiative which supports and celebrates the diverse contributions Seniors have made to their communities.
Pyrenees Shire Council, Beaufort Community House and Learning Centre, and Casablanca Movie Club are working in partnership to deliver a range of free events for Pyrenees Seniors during the 2023 Victorian Seniors Festival month.
Program of Events:
The Pyrenees Shire Council will be offering free transport for Seniors who live in outlying areas to access the events being held in Avoca, Beaufort and Snake Valley.
For further information or to get help with booking events, or to advise about transport assistance contacts are:
- Beaufort Community House & Learning Centre - 5349 3150
- Beaufort Community Resource Centre - 5349 1180
- Avoca Information Centre - 5465 1000
- Pyrenees Shire Council Office - 5349 1100
In-home Aged Care Services
Pyrenees Shire Council stopped being a provider of in-home care and community-based services on 1 July 2023.
Council delivered in-home aged care services throughout Pyrenees Shire for more than 45 years, with dedicated staff delivering tens of thousands of hours of aged care support to residents.
Significant changes in the aged care industry implemented by the Commonwealth Government made it unsustainable for Council to continue as a provider of these services.
You can read more about the decision in our media release from December 2022 and in minutes from the December 2022 Council Meeting (PDF).
Council will continue to carry out assessments for aged-care services during 2023-24, as well as implement new active ageing programs and broader well-being initiatives for the community into the future.
From 1 July in-home and community-based aged care will be delivered by specialist providers offering a full range of services across the Shire.
The Commonwealth Home Support Program
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides care for residents aged over 65. The contact details for providers in the Pyrenees Shire are as follows:
Team leader: Cindy Lee
Client Service Coordinator: Mikayla
Phone: 03 5333 0900
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service
Phone: 03 5340 1100
Maryborough & District Health Service
Reception only at this time.
Phone: 03 5461 0333
Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP)
The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) provides services to support younger people with disabilities (under 65), and their carers. These services help people live as independently as possible in the community. The contact details for providers in the Pyrenees Shire are as follows:
Phone: 0407 061 638
Interested in becoming a Community Care Worker?
Come along to an information session and learn about the Community Care Worker position Uniting has available in the Pyrenees Shire.
When: Wednesday 20 September, 11am
Where: Pyrenees Shire Council, 5 Lawrence Street, Beaufort
For more information call Uniting on 03 5362 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.