Seniors

Fairfield City Ageing Strategy

Fairfield City Council values the important contribution that our seniors make to the vibrancy of our community.

The Fairfield City Ageing Strategy(PDF, 10MB) sets out the strategic direction for Council in meeting the needs of older residents. The strategy was developed based on feedback from the community and key stakeholders, and provides clear direction to guide future services and priorities for Council.

For more information, please contact Council’s Community Project Officer - Aged and Disability on 9725 0222 or email scd@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Aged Services

Fairfield Seniors Network

Fairfield Seniors Network is a forum for senior leaders, senior citizens and people working in aged services. It serves as a support network and provides an opportunity for seniors to voice concerns, share information and gather resources.

The Fairfield Seniors Network meets monthly, starting in March each year, on the first Monday of the month, 10am-11.30am. Meetings take place at the Fairfield City Council Administration Centre (Committee Room), 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley.

For more information, please contact Council’s Community Project Officer - Aged and Disability or Support Project Officer on 9725 0222 or email scd@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

For information on home and community services, please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au


Fairfield Seniors’ Recreational Directory

Fairfield Seniors’ Recreational Directory is an initiative of Fairfield City Council in consultation with local residents and leaders of seniors’ groups.

You can download the Fairfield Seniors' Recreational Directory here(PDF, 2MB).


South West Sydney Ageing Forum

The South West Sydney Ageing Forum (SWS Ageing Forum) aims to provide an environment of mutual support, cooperation, networking and the sharing of information for ageing service providers and to be a voice for the needs of frail older people and carers in the Fairfield, Liverpool and Canterbury Bankstown local government areas (LGAs).

Membership is open to organisations and their workers who work with older people, people and their carers, in the Fairfield, Liverpool and Canterbury Bankstown LGAs and peak aged organisations in NSW.

Information, agendas and minutes for the forum are distributed by the email function of the Support Services website, which has an intranet for SWS Ageing Services. 

For more information, please contact Council’s Community Project Officer - Aged and Disability on 9725 0222 or email scd@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Seniors' Events

Grandparents Day

Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love. Council hosts events for Grandparents Day which celebrate the special role that older people play in our society.

Grandparents Day gives us the chance to recognise the older people in our lives for the invaluable contributions they make to their family and community.

Visit the Grandparents Day website for more information about this year’s theme and Grandparent of the Year Award nominations.

Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our Grandparents Day events.


Seniors' Concert

Council hosts the Seniors' Concert in November every year to celebrate our City's seniors. This is a much-anticipated event offering the best of live entertainment, food and fun for a small fee. This event has a cost but is heavily subsidised by Fairfield City Council. 

Tickets are available through Eventbrite and at Fairfield City Council’s customer services desk from mid-September each year. For more information, call 9725 0222. 

Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information.


Seniors Week

Seniors Week is celebrated in February/March every year. Council hosts a number of programs across its sites to encourage seniors to remain connected, active, healthy and independent. It is also a chance to learn, expand social networks and share life experiences.

Join Council at this year's FREE Seniors Week Expo on 20 April from 10am at Fairfield Showground. There will be a mixture of face-to-face and video presentations, information stalls, activities and entertainment.

Register here by Friday 16 April. Seating will be in order of arrival. Light lunch/refreshments will be provided for the first 500 attendees.

For more information contact Sara or Yolanda by email at scd@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call 9725 0222. Supported by NSW Seniors Festival Grant.

Visit NSW Seniors Week Festival for more information about this year’s theme.

Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our Seniors Week events.


Carers Week

Carers Week is a national celebration of unpaid carers in the community. It is a time to take a break and get involved in community events that recognise the important role of carers in our society. 

National Carers Week recognises 2.65 million Australians who provide care to family and friends to the value of $60 billion volunteer hours. It is estimated that 1 in 8 Australians provide unpaid care, however they are often unrecognised. Carers Week is an opportunity for everyone to show their appreciation for carers everywhere.

Council recognises carers' contributions and needs through its Strategy on Ageing for Fairfield City, Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Fairfield Community Grants, which offer small grants to organisations and groups to organise carers programs and activities. Council also offers carers free entrance to our leisure centres when accompanying a person with disability to a program.

For more information, please contact Council’s Community Project Officer - Aged and Disability on 9725 0222 or email scd@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Carers

Carers NSW has launched a new series of fact sheets developed for family and friend carers in New South Wales about their rights and complaints options across a range of service systems.

The fact sheets, developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice and members of the Carer Rights & Complaints Network (CRCN), are designed to improve carers' awareness of the rights they have under various pieces of legislation and how these can be upheld through formal complaints pathways.

Download the NSW Carers Australia fact sheets