Council offers an extensive range of services and social support programs to build community capacity and sense of belonging for older people in the Marrickville community.
What's On for Seniors in Marrickville?
Download the following brochure for information on events and activities for older people in Marrickville.
- Activities and recreation for seniors, January-March 2013 edition
Activities and recreation for seniors, June-December 2012 edition
Visit the Activities for Seniors page to browse through the activities, workshops and groups planned for the coming months.
Older Women's Network (OWN) performances
Two special performances will be held at the Seaview Street Theatre, 14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill in May and June 2013.
Thursday 30 May 2013, 1–3pm
- Violinist Vivien Jeffery performs
- Stayin' Alive, a show by the Older Women's Network (OWN) Theatre Group
- Followed by a discussion
Thursday 20 June 2013, 1–3pm
- Violinist Vivien Jeffery performs
- Don't Knock Your Granny, an edgy and challenging show by the Older Women's Network (OWN) Theatre Group
- Followed by a discussion
To book a place please call 9335 2143.
Healthy Living Talks
The Healthy Living Talks program is a series of talks on topical and health related topics of interest to the community. The program began in 2010 and talks are held in Marrickville Library from 10.30am-12.30pm with a short morning tea break. There are usually two guest speakers and approximately 5 talks are held each year.
To go on the mailing list (email or postal) to be advised of the next date and topics, please contact Community Services on 9335 2143.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
10.30am: Your Heart
Speaker will be Michelle Payne, NSW Administrative Operations Manager, Heart Foundation.
11.30am: Internet safety: be confident online
Elaine Budd, Peer Educator, COTA (Council on the Ageing) NSW
Venue: Marrickville Library, Corner Petersham and Marrickville Roads, Marrickville.
RSVP: To RSVP phone 9335 2143. Morning tea is included. For transport, call the Marrickville JetStream on 9558 6800
Previous Healthy Living Talks
If you missed a previous talk, you can now listen to highlights by clicking on the links below:
Mark Franklin, a Counsellor with T J Andrews Funeral Services, provides information about pre-paying and pre-arranging a funeral. He talks about the funeral industry and describes some of the processes involved.
Podiatry and Foot Care
Bronwyn Vieco, from Home and Community Podiatry Service, talks about the service and also outlines some key aspects of foot care to prevent future problems. This service is funded under the Home and Community Care Program to provide podiatry to eligible frail aged, people with disabilities and carers living in the Inner West, including Marrickville. If you wish to find out whether you are eligible for this service please contact the service directly on 9911 9939.
Accommodation Options in Retirement
Angela Ng from the Australian Government's Financial Information Service outlines scenarios, choices and essential information for arranging accommodation in retirement.
Download presentation (PDF file)
Directory of Services
Use this directory to find information services for older adults, people with a disability and their carers in the Marrickville area. Click the link below to download.
The Australian Government has also produced a directory of national services for older people. Click the link below to download.
Home and Community Care Services
Need help at home? The following brochures list contact details for a range of services under the Home and Community Care Program. These services help the frail aged, people with disabilities and carers remain living independently in their own homes.
Next of Kin Register - a NSW Police Force initiative
The Next of Kin Register is FREE, and encourages people living on their own to record their details in case of emergency.
Call into your local Police Station and ask to speak to the Crime Prevention Officer, or phone:
- Marrickville Police Station on 9568 9299
- Newtown Police Station on 9550 8199
The register may assist the ambulance and police in an emergency situation, to contact a relative or other nominated person to inform them of your situation.
You will be provided with a key ring and sticker that is placed on your home phone to alert emergency services that you are registered with the Next of Kin Program.
DeSteel Café is a multicultural support group for people with dementia, their family and their friends. It provides an opportunity to socialise with people in a similar situation and to meet with local health professionals and service providers to find out more about available support. The project aims to:
- provide an opportunity for carers and people with dementia to engage in an everyday community activity while connecting with others in a similar situation;
- provide an easy and informal way for carers to be introduced to service providers and to hear about the support available;
- allow carers and people with dementia to meet with one another in a relaxed and informal environment;
- provide knowledge to participants about support services for carers and people with dementia; and
- allow health professionals able to talk to people who may need their services and encourage early intervention and support where appropriate.
This project is supported by Marrickville Council, the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, and Uniting Care Ageing.
Morning tea is provided free of charge. A gold coin donation is encouraged.
- Where: Steel Park Café, Debbie and Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre, 531 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
When: 2nd Thursday of the month (commencing 10 February 2011), 10.30am - 12 noon.
2013 dates: 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December
- Enquiries: Anne Tunks, Inner West Dementia Advisory Service. Phone 9378 1258 or email email@example.com.
More information: Download information sheet (PDF)
Please visit the following pages below for more information on Council's services and programs.
- Tom Foster Community Care
- Volunteering for Tom Foster Community Care
- Community Transport
- Seniors Reference Group
- Marrickville Aged Services Interagency
- Marrickville Ageing Strategy
- Activities for Seniors
- Home Library Service
- Internet and E-mail Classes
- Join a Book Club
- Marrickville Community Portrait
- Active Marrickville Leisure Guide
Community Services Quick List
This fact sheet has been provided by the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Inner West.
Ethnic Aged Care Resources Directory, October 2009