The federal health department has provided National Seniors with the latest COVID-19 advice, as well as a list of government-funded services designed to support older Australians during the pandemic.
This information and support is in addition to the Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line, of which National Seniors is a proud partner. Here’s a quick rundown.
Majorare offering priority shopping via online and phone ordering for senior Australians registered with My Aged Care. You can register or find out more by calling 1800 200 422.
For information on meal delivery options and wellbeing checks in your local area, visit the Meals on Wheels website.
If you enjoy cooking your own meals but are reluctant to leave the house, HelloFresh could be just the solution you’re looking for. They take the stress out of dinnertime by delivering fresh, seasonal ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes straight to your door.
National Seniors members are entitled to 40 per cent off their first HelloFresh box, or $90 off their first four HelloFresh boxes.
Not a member? Become one today!
If you feel lonely or simply enjoy a good chat, you can call the FriendLine on 1800 424 287.
You can also register or nominate someone to receive a letter through the Letterbox Project. This is a great option for those who do not have access to technology or prefer more traditional modes of communication. Read about the initiative here.
In keeping with the volunteering theme, the federal health department runs the Community Visitors Scheme. This project set up visits between volunteers and older Australians. Read more here.
Thanks to everyone who shared their concerns and opinions on the pandemic. We have passed on your comments to the federal government and included in our recent report, COVID-19: Older Australians’ life and care during the pandemic.
Your voice has been heard – and will continue to be heard, by all levels of government.