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About Positive Ageing and Inclusion

Positive Ageing and Inclusion provide a range of in-home services, wellbeing programs, and transport options helping people to connect with their community. The aim of our service is to promote, provide and support independence, enabling people to remain living at home while maintaining their wellbeing and social connections. Services can include cleaning, basic home maintenance and modification, gardening, advocacy, social activities and transport.

Services are tailored to offer flexibility and choice encouraging people to live life to the fullest.

Assistance

If you, a family member or neighbour is over 65, carer or younger person with a disability and needs some assistance during; the COVID-19 pandemic, a lockdown or when the government recommendation is for older people is to self-isolate the City of Marion Positive Ageing and Inclusion team can provide the following services:

Meal Delivery

  • Healthy, delicious and affordable home cooked frozen meals delivered to your home

Shopping

  • Provide a shopping list to our staff over the phone and volunteers will deliver your shopping to your door
  • A call from our friendly staff for a chat

A wellbeing phone call

  • A call from our friendly staff for a chat

For any of these supports please phone 8375 6649 to talk with our friendly staff.

Please see below the COVID-19 measures in place to ensure your safety during this time.

Eligibility

Services are funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and SA Home and Community Care (HACC).

  • Frail older people, 65 years and over living independently in the community.
  • Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander (ATSI) who are 50 years or over.
  • Adults living with a disability between 18 and 65 years not receiving a similar service through NDIS.
  • Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander (ATSI) who are under 50 years with a disability.
  • Carers of the above.

For people aged 65 and over you will need to register with My Aged Care
Phone: 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website.

For adults living with a disability and their carers, please contact Positive Ageing and Inclusion to discuss your eligibility.

Phone 8375 6649 or email positive.ageing@marion.sa.gov.au.

COVID-19 Safety

  • Volunteers or staff delivering shopping or meals to your home will be wearing a face mask and will observe 2 metre physical distancing.
  • You will receive a phone call just before our volunteers/staff deliver your shopping or meals.
  • They will leave your shopping or meals at your door.
  • They cannot enter your home.
  • They will return to their vehicle and must observe you taking the shopping or meals inside to ensure the safety of the groceries or meals.
  • Shopping and meals cannot be left if you are not observed taking them inside.

Useful COVID-19 contacts