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COVID-19 recovery information and updates

With the announcement of the State Government’s plan to move into Phase 3 of its COVID-19 recovery roadmap, City services and facilities are currently being reviewed for reopening in early June 2020. Click here to find out more

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COVID-19 Support for seniors

There are a range of resources and support services available to seniors during times of crisis, such as the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

COVID-19 health advice for older Australians

Department of Health

The Department of Health has developed an information sheet for older Australians, their family and friends on how to support seniors from the spread of COVID-19. This can be downloaded by visiting the Department of Health website below:

Department of Health - Information for older Australians

A separate factsheet with information for families on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities can also be downloaded. Please click below:

Department of Health - Information for families on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities

National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080

Call this line if you are seeking information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Healthdirect

The Federal Government’s Healthdirect website is an essential resource for older Australians who have concerns or questions about COVID-19, including information on:

  • Additional healthcare services and how to access them
  • Home Care Packages
  • How to remain in contact with friends, family and relatives

Click below to visit the Healthdirect website:

Healthdirect website

COVID-19 support for older Australians

Alzheimer's WA

Alzheimer’s WA has developed a range of resources with advice and activities for families and carers of people living with dementia who may be self-isolating. Click below for further information from the Alzheimer's WA website:

Alzheimer's WA - COVID-19 information

Red Cross

Red Cross' volunteer-run Covid Connect service offers regular phonecall pwellbeing check-ups to anyone that is feeling isolated and lonely. Click below for further information from the Red Cross Australia website:

Red Cross Australia - COVID Connect

Advocare

Advocare provides free and confidential advocacy services across WA via phone (9479 7566/1800 655 566) between 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday and email rights@advocare.org.au. Find out more on the Advocare website by clicking below:

Advocare - COVID-19 services

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

OPAN is running a helpline for older Australians who have questions or concerns about the implications of COVID-19. 

Call 1800 237 981 (8am-8pm AEDT, Monday-Friday) or email covid@opan.com.au.  

Vinnies

Vinnies are continuing to offer support for seniors and vulnerable people who are in self-isolation or in need of support. Find out more on the Vinnies website by clicking below:

Vinnies - COVID-19 support and services

Friendly Neighbour Support

We can all play a part in supporting each other during these unprecedented and challenging times #WannerooTogether

That's why we've designed some postcards aimed at helping you to look after your neighbours if they are self-isolating,  social distancing or just need a bit of extra help. Download, print, fill it out and pop in your neighbours' letterboxes so they can contact you if they need.

Friendly Neighbour Support postcard

Activities to do at home

Bird Watching Bingo

Download the bird watching bingo sheet by clicking below.

Bird Watching Bingo

Mindful Colouring Sheet

Colouring can be an enjoyable alternative to meditation or mindfulness, and can be used as a way to reduce feelings of anxiety. In particular, colouring-in a mandala (a round shape) has been found to be the most beneficial form of colouring in for reducing anxiety.

Download a Mindful Colouring sheet by clicking below:

Mindful Colouring Sheet