This page contains useful links to both government and community organisations.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Eat for Health eatforhealth.gov.au

Healthdirect Australia - www.healthdirect.gov.au - Ph: 1800 022 222 Free 24-hour telephone health advice service line staffed by registered nurses to provide expert health advice.

My Aged Care www.myagedcare.gov.au Ph: 1800 200 422

Veterans Affairs - www.dva.gov.au - Ph: 13 32 54 or 1800 555 254 Offers support and services for people eligible for assistance.

NSW GOVERNMENT

NSW Health - www.health.nsw.gov.au - Ph: 02 9391 9000 Provides information and links to public health services within NSW, and access to health professionals such as community nurses, dentists, dietitians, doctors, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists etc.

Aboriginal Home Care Service Ph: 1300 797 606

Agency for Clinical Innovation www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au Information on aged health, pain management, chronic disease and musculoskeletal issues.

CEC Falls Prevention Program http://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/programs/falls-prevention Email: CEC-FALLS@health.nsw.gov.au Falls prevention information including flyers for patients/families and carers.

Family & Community Services Office for Ageing www.ageing.nsw.gov.au

Family & Community Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care www.adhc.nsw.gov.au The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care administer the HACC Program in NSW. The program helps frail older people and people with a disability who would otherwise be prematurely or inappropriately admitted to residential care to live independently in their own home.

Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service - www.gethealthynsw.com.au - Ph: 1300 806 258

Home and Community Care (HACC) Ph: 02 8270 2000

Home Care Service Hunter/Central Coast and rural regions Ph: 1300 881 144

Home Care Service Sydney Metropolitan Area Ph: 1800 350 792

Home Modification Information Clearinghouse - www.homemods.info - Ph: 02 9385 5357 or 1800 305 486 Provides a range of consumer factsheets and information on home maintenance and modifications.

Human Services—Ageing Disability and Home Care - www.adhc.nsw.gov.au - The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care administer the HACC Program in NSW. The program helps frail older people and people with a disability who would otherwise be prematurely or inappropriately admitted to residential care to live independently in their own home.

NSW Department of Sport & Recreation https://sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/

NSW Falls Prevention Network - fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au - Information on healthy ageing for consumers and health professionals.

NSW Seniors Week http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/home

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

Alzheimers Australia - www.alzheimers.org.au - Ph: 1800 100 500 (national dementia helpline)

Alzheimers Australia NSW - Ph: 02 9805 0100

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW - www.arthritisnsw.org.au - Ph: 1800 011 041 (free call in NSW)

Australian Association of Social Workers - www.aasw.asn.au - Ph: 02 9518 4944

Australian Physiotherapy Association - www.physiotherapy.asn.au - Ph: 02 8748 1555

Australasian Podiatry Council - www.apodc.com.au - Ph: 03 9416 3111

Australian Psychological Society - www.psychology.org.au - Ph: 1800 333 497

Carers NSW - www.carersnsw.asn.au - Ph: 1800 242 636 (free call) 9am to 5pm After hours service: Call Lifeline 13 11 14

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW Inc (CPSA) - www.cpsa.org.au - Health Promotion Service for Older People, Ph: 1800 451 488

Continence Foundation of Australia - www.continence.org.au - Ph: 1800 330 066

Continence Foundation of Australia in NSW Inc - Ph: 02 8741 5699

COTA (Council on the Ageing) NSW - www.cotansw.com.au - Ph: 02 9286 3860 or 1800 449 102

Diabetes Australia NSW - www.diabetesnsw.com.au - Ph: 1300 136 588

Dietitians Association of Australia - www.daa.asn.au - Ph: 02 6163 5200 or 1800 812 942

Exercise and Sport Science Australia www.essa.org.au Find an exercise physiologist

Fitness Australia - www.fitness.org.au - Ph: 1300 211 311

Guide Dogs NSW / ACT - www.guidedogs.com.au - Ph: 02 9412 9300

Heartmoves - www.heartmoves.org.au

Independent Living Centre NSW - www.ilcnsw.asn.au - Ph: 1300 452 679 (info line) Ph: 02 9912 5800 (reception)

Macular Disease Foundation Australia - www.mdfoundation.com.au - Ph: 1800 111 709 (help line) Ph: 02 9261 8900

MS Australia www.msaustralia.org.au Ph: 02 8484 1315

National Heart Foundation - www.heartfoundation.org.au - Ph: 1300 362 787

National Prescribing Service Limited - www.nps.org.au - Ph: 1300 633 424 (medicines line) 9am to 5pm

Neuroscience Research Australia - Falls and Balance Research Grouphttps://www.neura.edu.au/health/falls-balance - Information and research on falls and balance

NSW Meals on Wheels - www.nswmealsonwheels.org.au - Ph: 02 8219 4200 Deliver low-cost nutritious meals

Nutritionist Society of Australia (Inc.) - www.nsa.asn.au Ph: 02 9431 8655 (Sydney committee)

Occupational Therapy Australia www.otaus.com.au Ph: 02 9648 3225

Optometrists' Association Australia - www.oaansw.com.au - Ph: 02 9712 2199

Osteoporosis Australia - www.osteoporosis.org.au - Ph: 02 9518 8140 or 1800 242 141

Parkinson's NSW - www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au - Ph: 1800 644 189

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia - www.psa.org.au

Poisons Information Centre 24 hour telephone advice line Ph: 13 1126

Royal Society for the Blind www.rsb.org.au NSW Ph: (02) 4956 2282 ACT Ph: (02) 6247 4580 SA Ph: (08) 8417 5599

Seniors Information Service - www.seniorsinfo.nsw.gov.au - Ph: 13 177 88

Speech Pathology Australia - www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au - Ph: 1300 368 835

Tai Chi Association of Australia - www.taichiaustralia.com

Vision Australia - www.visionaustralia.org - Ph: 1300 847 466

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