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Community 55+ is passionate in providing resources to the community about opportunities available to them. This list will continue to grow as we share and learn more.

Ageing Well in a Changing World - The Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour, has created the Ageing well in a changing world report as an overview of the feedback obtained from senior Victorians on what it means to age well. The report may be downloaded from the website here. A PDF of the report may be found here.

Australian Communications and Media Authority - The Digital Lives of Older Australians - May 2021Click here for the report.

Australian Government Department of Health - Facebook page - a wealth of information is regularly posted on this site. Click here for the Facebook link.

Be Connected - Every Australia Online
A helpful link to assist you in becoming tech savvy and keey safe online, without the help of a teenager.
Visit Be Connected

Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
Visit Be My Eyes

Better Health Channel
An excellent source for a wide variety of health information.
Visit the Better Health Channel
Healthy Eating for Men Aged 51 - 70
Healthy Eating for Men Over 70
Healthy Eating for Women in Later Years

Community Directory
Visit the community directory for groups of interest such as U3A, Senior Citizens, Probus and more.
Launch the Community Directory

Council on the Ageing (COTA Australia)
COTA and the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne Univeristy have developed Reminiscing Story Cards to encourage older people to reminisce, highlighting their resilience, persistence and creativity.
Purchase your Story Cards

Dementia Australia
Dementia Australia has excellent advice and support options for people living with dementia, for carers and friends and health professionals.
Visit the Dementia Australia website

eSafety Seniors
eSafety Seniors has updated advice and resources to keep you safe online.
Visit the website

Every Age Counts
Every Age Counts is a national program bringins attention to ageism.
Visit their website to learn more

Finding the Right Retirement Village
This is a great article for advice on retirement village living and what to expect.
Read the article

Free Financial Advice for Women over 50
The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the financial security of older women by supporting a free financial wellbeing kit which will be available across the state. the My Money Conversation Kit, created by the Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE) – the only state-wide free information and referral service for Victorian women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people.
View the My Money Conversation Kit

Gippsland Pride Initiative - for events and resources visit Gippsland Pride Initiative's Facebook page here.

Granny Flats
This article provides some point to consider about living in a granny flat and how this can impact your and your family.
Read the article

In The Know
Join In The Know to receive fortnightly updates on what is happening at Council and how you can be involved.
Subscribe to In The Know

Jean Hailes for Women's Health
Diverse range of information and resources are available. Newsletter sign up is also available on their website.
Visit the Jean Hailes for Women's Health website

Meaningful Ageing Australia - Campaign - See me. Know me.
Designed to help older people feel more valued, this campaign has been subsidised by the Commonweath Department of Health. A resource pack has been sent to Cavell which includes A3 poster, 2 x A4 posters, postcards, question cards and copies of Conversation Starters. If you would like any of this information, please contact Cavell.
Visit the See Me. Know Me. website

Mobility - Sandy Point Beach Wheelchair
Sandy Point has a beach wheelchair available to hire. The wheelchair can be used not only by those who live with a disability but also people (ofter the elderly) who find it too hard to walk over the soft sand to the beach.
View more Information on the Beach Wheelchair
View what is on offer in Sandy Point

Motorbike Safety
VicRoads provides a motorbike safety video and online training to test your knowledge.
Take the Test

Police Assistance Line and Online Reporting: A new initiative by Victoria Police. When you need the police but not the sirens. Call 131 444 or visit the link for more information and online reporting.

RACV Years Ahead Resources for Older Drivers
This site provides lots of helpful tips and videos for older divers.
Visit the RACV website

Seniors Online Victoria - excellent resources available at this site. Click here.

South Coast Prevention Team Over 55s Getting Out and Active Newsletter - to subscribe, email

South Gippsland Grant Finder Register to receive emailed alerts for new grants, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply for grants.The South Gippsland Shire Council is proud to partner with GrantGuru to provide you with this service. See our Top Tips and Grant Writers if you need additional help.

Ted Talks
With so many topics covered there is something for everyone.
Watch Ted Talks
Let's End Ageism Talk
A Mother and Son's Photographic Journey Through Dementia

Why 30 is not the new 20 (sage advice for younger members of your family)

The MindSpot Wellbeing Plus Course helps adults aged 60 years and over learn to manage mild, moderate and severe symptoms of depression and anxiety. For more information, click the link here

U3A Prom Coast
University of the Third Age - information on courses is available on their website.
Visit the U3A website

University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne has various recordings which may be of interest.
Visit the University of Melbourne's website
A Simplified Way to Wellbeing

Val's LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care - comprehensive resources available at this link.

VicRoads Fit to Drive
Information and self-assessment too help determine if you are still fit to drive.
Visit VicRoads website

Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Visit website here where you may subscribe to the mailing list for news and udates. Facebook page is here.