The Community Aid service provides assistance for people aged 65 years or older (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 50 years or older). The service supports older people so that they can remain in their own homes as long as it is safe for them to do so.
Community Aid is an essential service to help clients maintain their independence, participate in the local community, avoid social isolation, and attend medical and other important appointments. Our team of dedicated Community Aid volunteers provide support services including:
- Accompanied activities such as taking people to social events, medical appointments, shopping and other events
- Friendship home visits
- Keeping contact phone calls
Volunteers are recruited under strict guidelines and receive ongoing training. The service is available to residents of the Hornsby Shire and Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council local government areas.