Older people

Dementia friendly Aged care Seniors Festival Recreation Council on the Ageing Community Care Forum

Young hands holding older hands

The Tweed has twice the state average of residents over the age of 65.

Council values the contribution seniors make in our community. We also recognise the needs of older people and encourage healthy ageing.

We advocate for and support older members of the community through our Community Development Officer - Ageing and Disability. 

Contact our Community Development Team on 02 6670 2400 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Retirement communities and aged care facilities(PDF, 260KB)

Dementia friendly communities

Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with normal social or working life. 

The Tweed has one of the highest rates of dementia in NSW. This is mostly due to the high number of people over the age of 65. Over 70% of people with dementia live in the community.

Council encourages staff to become Dementia Friends, to understand dementia and how to support someone with dementia.

See national dementia helpline and dementiafriendly.org.au

Dementia friendly sites

Council works with Dementia Australia to create a dementia friendly community. A number of organisations and businesses have come on board as dementia friendly sites.

Dementia friendly sites have been assessed and registered with Dementia Australia:

  • Cudgen Leagues Club
  • Kingscliff Bowls Club
  • Maddie and Lil Boutique
  • Real Estate 2487
  • St Cuthbert’s Church
  • Tweed Byron Ballina Community Transport
  • Tweed Mall
  • Tweed Meals on Wheels
  • Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre
  • Tweed Regional Libraries
  • Tweed Regional Museum (Murwillumbah)
  • Twin Towns Uniting Church

My Aged Care

Find out about aged care services.

NSW Seniors Festival

Tweed Seniors Festival is an annual event supported by Council, encouraging seniors to take part in the community.

Recreation for seniors

Council has taken all care to ensure the information is current at the time of publication, however, services and activities are subject to change at any time.

Readers are encouraged to contact organisers directly to confirm all details before attending any activities.

Council on the Ageing (COTA) - Living Longer Living Stronger

Living Longer Living Stronger is a safe, effective and affordable exercise program to help people from 50 - 100 years plus to improve their physical strength, balance, coordination and endurance.

Participants will receive an individual assessment and program but will take part in a class that is designed for people of all levels of ability.

Visit the COTA site for information on trained local providers in Northern NSW.

Also see healthy ageing walks.

Tweed Community Care Forum 

Community Services Staff are involved in the forum to support initiatives for older people. The forum improves communication between service providers and develops greater understanding of service needs in the region.

For more information email communityservices@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

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