Townsville City Council offers eight weeks of fun, friendly and low cost physical activity and recreation for the over 50s. This series aims to facilitate and encourage active and healthy lifestyles, and all classes are led by qualified instructors. The April instalment will commence Monday 15 April to Friday 7 June 2013. Read More.
The Seniors Guide to Council 2012/2013 is a comprehensive list of the range of council services that are available for Townsville seniors. The guide is a valuable tool for residents to identify and access the service they need in an easy to read format, supported by Willows Shopping Centre. Read more.
Townsville City Council hosts various annual community events serve to acknowledge and thank local seniors for their contributions to the community. Seniors Week will be held 17-25 August 2013. More information about this year’s celebrations will be provided closer to the week.
The Townsville City Council Seniors Awards have been designed to provide public thanks to those quiet achieving seniors who give so much to our city. Seniors Award nominations will open in June 2013. Read more.
The Inclusive Community Advisory Committee (ICAC) has been established to provide advice to council on current and emerging issues and policy matters within the Townsville Community. The committee acts as a key community engagement body assisting in identifying, advising and offering advice on policy issues to Townsville City Council: providing feedback where required on council projects; active participation within projects and initiatives as identified; and monitoring the implementation of the Townville City Council's Community Strategic Action Plans. Read more.
The Seniors Strategic Action Plan 2011 - 2014 is to provide an overarching framework to guide a coordinated approach to meeting the challenges of an ageing population. Read more.
The Home Services program provides information, advice and subsidised financial assistance (when eligible) with home maintenance, modifications and repairs to the home - to keep them in a safe, healthy and secure condition. The Home Services program provides assistance across Townsville with some of the practical housing related difficulties experienced by frail elderly people, and people with disabilities (and their carers) who wish to remain living in their home. The service also provides assistance with major modifications throughout Townsville, Bowen, Charters Towers and Mt Isa. Read more.
The Pensioner Transport Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) encourages people who receive a pension to participate in community activities and to assist their access and mobility through the provision of a subsidy towards the costs of public transport.
For more information, please contact Community Development on 1300 878 001.