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Positive Ageing & Inclusion

Support for people over 65, carers and younger people with a disability

Our aim is to support your independence and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. We can provide assistance with:

  • Shopping
  • Transport to medical appointments
  • Delicious and affordable frozen meals delivered to your home
  • Support to keep active at home
  • Support to use your mobile phone, computer, tablet or iPad
  • Cleaning (domestic assistance)
  • Home maintenance; gardening and gutter cleaning.
  • SA Health Website – click here
  • Smart traveller website – click here
  • Health Direct website – click here

Other services provided include:

For more information please phone our friendly staff on 8375 6649.

For information relating to COVID-19:

Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line 1800 171 866

Aged Rights Advocacy Service 8232 5377 or 1800 700 600

Australian Government Department of Health – click here

For information about testing for COVID-19:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid+2019/community/testing+for+covid-19

More about Positive Ageing and Inclusion Services

Our friendly staff will talk to you about your individual needs, and together we will find ways to support you during this time. We are developing new ways to continue providing essential services and supporting you to keep active and maintain your sense of wellbeing.

Important information and links:

National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080

Beyond BlueCoronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Emergency supply of essential medicines: This enables pharmacists to dispense an emergency supply of essential medicines without a prescription. Visit SA Health for more information.

Home Medicines Service: Please talk to your local chemist to see if you are eligible for this home delivery of medicines service. Click here for more information.

Telehealth: Please talk to your GP or specialist about telehealth. This is a medical appointment over the phone or on-line.

Carers SA: Phone 1800 242636: https://www.carerssa.com.au/

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in South Australia: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

Department of Health: live health information website providing up-to-date advice, recommendations and announcements. https://www.health.gov.au/

Coronavirus Australia App: This will keep you up to date with information relating to the coronavirus.

If possible please consider downloading or asking someone to assist you with downloading the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Storeor Google Play, or join WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

People with A Disability Australia (PWDA): Information and resources for people with a disability during the coronavirus: https://pwd.org.au/covid-19-hub/

Scope Australia: Easy English Information on how to stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak:
https://www.scopeaust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Scope-Easy-English_Coronavirus-how-to-stay-healthy.pdf

National Mental Health Commission: Resources that will help keep you informed with the latest health information as well as looking after your mental health and wellbeing. https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/News/2020/March/COVID19-Mental-Health-Information

World Health Organisation (WHO): International updates, advice and resources: World Health Organisation (WHO):

Additional links:

For Easy English information on social distancing and Coronavirus:

https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers-covid-19-information-and-support-for-people-with-disability-and-carers/coronavirus-social-distancing-easy-read

Black Dog Institute – Healthy Mind tool ideal for people with an intellectual disability

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/healthy-mind/