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Friday, June 21, 2024

Seniors invited to Cardinia care finder info sessions

Cardinia Shire seniors are invited to attend new Care Finder information sessions next month to learn about and get help with accessing My Aged Care services.

Aiming to assist local seniors who don’t have anyone to help them at home, the Care Finder program is a free service that explains and helps seniors to navigate the process of applying for My Aged Care support services, such as cleaning, shopping, and personal care.

Cardinia Shire Mayor, Councillor Jack Kowarzik encouraged local seniors to attend the upcoming information sessions.

“To access My Aged Care support services, seniors need an assessment to determine their individual needs, eligibility, and service suitability. I’ve heard the process can be a bit overwhelming for those who have no prior knowledge about it.”

“That’s why Council has partnered with Care Finder providers Wintringham, Monash Health, and Care Connect, to host two free information sessions in March and help educate and support our senior community members to get started,” Mayor Kowarzik said.

“If you are, or you know of, a Cardinia Shire senior who wants to learn about My Aged Care and Care Finder, please book your seat to attend one of the two events.

“It’s a great opportunity to get important information about accessing aged care services that may be available to you or your loved ones. Attendees will also get one-on-one support and advice specific to their needs and receive help to start on their application to access My Aged Care support.”

Event details

Dates:              Tuesdays 12 and 19 March 2024

Time:               10am – 12pm

Location:         Cardinia Civic Centre, 20 Siding Avenue, Officer

Cost:                FREE (and includes light refreshments)

Bookings are required for catering purposes. For more information about these sessions and to book your seat(s), please email Council’s Ageing Well team, mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au or call 1300 787 624 during business hours.

For more information about the Care Finder program, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/CareFinder

Cardinia Shire Council has partnered with Wintringham, Monash Health and Care Connect to deliver the Care Finder program to vulnerable seniors in Cardinia Shire.

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