All Victorians can and should look after one another this winter, especially when it comes to our most vulnerable cohort: older people.
It’s proven older Victorians connected to community support and assistance programs have better health and wellbeing outcomes and an increased ability to live independent lives.
COTA Victoria, Seniors Rights Victoria, the Victorian Government, the Municipal Association of Victoria, and your local council have supports available for you or a loved one.
Older Victorians may already know of the supports available to them, but they may need help in accessing said schemes. Older, Not Alone offers ways to engage with supports over the telephone, online, and in-person.
Visit the pages below to learn more about pressures faced by older Victorians, and supports available to alleviate them.
Community & peer groups
Did you know that most Australians will experience loneliness at some point in their lives?
Financial supports and rebates
Did you know that, according to a recent survey, 18% of older Victorians have overdue bills due to payment difficulties?
Did you know that approximately 15 per cent of older people will have experienced elder abuse in the past 12 months?
Did you know that, according to the recent census, over 700,000 Australians over the age of 65 reported a need for assistance?
COVID-19 & flu vaccinations
Did you know that, as you get older, your immune system can become less effective at protecting you from some diseases?
Older, Not Alone wishes to thank the RACV for the generous use of the RACV Club as part of this campaign’s launch event.