Burwood Profile

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In-depth information on the local community's profile

Seniors and Disability

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Programs/Activities for Seniors

Burwood Seniors Social Group

This is an informal group of seniors who live in the Burwood Local Government Area (LGA) and surrounding suburbs initiated by Burwood Council since 2005.  It provides a variety of activities for seniors usually on a monthly basis which may include information talks on aged related topics that are of interest to seniors; bus trips to interesting/educational places around Sydney and many more. 

To obtain a copy of the latest program please scroll down and select the appropriate link below or contact Council's Aged and Disability Officer on  9911 9858 for a copy.

Annual Event

Burwood Council runs the annual Seniors Festival usually held early in the year. For more information on  Seniors Festival please contact Council's Aged & Disability Officer on 9911 9858.

Wrap with Love - Knitting Group

Burwood Wrap with Love Group has been around since 2010!  Come along and join in the fun, meet like-minded people who enjoy knitting. Everyone is welcome from expert knitters to beginners. All finished wraps are given to Wrap with Love Inc., a voluntary organisation with members knitting squares to make wraps and rugs that are distributed within Australia and worldwide to needy communities. 

Day:  Mondays  

Time: 9 .30am -- 11.30am 

Venue:   Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood.                

Burwood Seniors Computer Club

Established in 2004, this Burwood Council initiative is for seniors 55 years old and over who would like to learn how to use the computer.  This Club is run by volunteers who are seniors themselves.

For all enquiries please call Council's Aged & Disability Officer on 9911 9858.  

Community Programs

Council offers a diverse range of educational, recreational and creative programs to all members of the community.. For more information please click here or contact Council's Aged & Disability Officer on 9911 9858.  Information brochures are available quarterly.

Disability Program

There have been major changes in the disability sector. All State Government functions and programs have been rolled out to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Due to these changes the Disability Guide that has been previously compiled by Burwood Council has now been removed from the web page. For all enquiries please contact Burwood Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858.

Annual Event

In Celebration of International Day of People with a Disability, Council coordinates the Groovability Festival.  It is held the first Thursday in December at Burwood Park. All enquiries please call Council on 9911 9911.

Up Coming Programs (2019)

Stay Standing 3.0 Program for Seniors. A falls prevention program designed for seniors aged over 65. Slated to start on 31 May 2019 it will run for 5 weeks.

Stepping On  is another falls prevention program for Mandarin speaking seniors aged 65 years and over. This is a partnership project with the Sydney Local Health District. It will run from Thursday 23 May 2019 for the next 7 weeks.

Please contact Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858 for a copy of the flyer.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Burwood Council is committed to creating a more inclusive community for all people. The Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) will ensure that the goal of a more inclusive community is attained. 
The main objective of the DIAP is to ensure that people with a disability have an opportunity to fully participate in the social, community and business life of Burwood. The plan outlines key strategies and actions that will assist in overcoming barriers to inclusion. These strategies will be incorporated into Council's planning for the next four years. 
To obtain a copy  click here   or contact Council's Aged & Disability Worker on 9911 9858.

For all enquiries on Aged and Disability related information at the local Burwood LGA level please call Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858.

Australian Aged Care System

Do you want to know more about aged care services, resources and upcoming events available in the Inner West Area? Please follow the link below.

https://www.innerwesthacc.org/

Do you need aged care services? My Aged Care is the start point to access Australian Government funded aged care service. Please follow the link here  https://www.myagedcare.gov.au

Aged and Disability