What you need to know

Seniors

We are committed to making Moonee Valley more age-friendly by enabling people of all ages to actively participate in communities, be treated with respect and stay healthy and active for as long as possible.

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Home Care Packages

The Australian Government offers Home Care Packages for older Australians to access  affordable care services to get some help at home. They are designed for those with more complex care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme can provide.

A professional assessor from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) will help you find the appropriate package. The government then pays your provider a subsidy to arrange a package of care services to meet your needs. Each level provides a different subsidy amount.

You can read more about the Home Care Package costs and fees on the My Age Care website or view the Moonee Valley City Council - Home Care Package Program Fees and Charges.

 

There are four levels of Home Care Packages designed to provide the care you need.

Level 1

        Basic care needs

Level 2

       Low-level care needs

Level 3

       Intermediate care needs

Level 4

       High-level care needs

Basic In-home Support

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) can provide basic in-home support services for people who would like to remain living at home and in their community. This can include meal preparation, bathing assistance or general home and garden maintenance.

These services are available and partly funded through the CHSP

  • Domestic help

    General house cleaning, laundry and unaccompanied shopping

  • Personal care

    Help bathing, showering and dressing.

  • Social support

    Home visits by a Direct Care Workers, shopping, paying bills, assistance to meet friends.

  • Respite

    Care for you while your Carer takes a break

Community meals

We provide home-delivered meals and community dining rooms for residents who are seniors, living with a disability, or a primary carer. We offer home delivered meals and meals at community centres.

Home delivered meals

Choose from a variety of appetising, nutritionally balanced three course meals, which consist of soup, main course, dessert and a fruit juice.

Meal choices are available from a range of cuisines including:

  • Anglo/Australian
  • Asian
  • Mediterranean
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Roast dinners

Options are also available for those with specific dietary requirements, including diabetic and texture modified meals

All meals are prepared using the freshest ingredients and the most up to date food safety processes.

Our delivery service runs five days a week (Monday to Friday) by a team of delivery staff.

Clients can choose whether to receive their meals each day or to order several meals in advance. Food ordered in advance can be kept chilled in the fridge until required. 

Community dining rooms

We have two dining rooms in Moonee Valley where residents can enjoy a community meal in a social setting.

Meals to meet individual needs are available.

Locations:

Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre
Corner of Ascot Vale Road and Munro Street, Ascot Vale
Lunch served: Monday to Friday at 12pm

Avondale Heights Library
69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights
Lunch served: Friday at 12pm

Booking and enquiries - 9243 8701

Community Transport Services

Community transport is a service for older adults, people who have difficult accessing transport due to their physical or financial capacity and people with limited access to public transport. It has been designed to assist eligible residents with access to medical appointments, food shopping, social and community activities and maintain independent living at home.

We regular transport to the following shopping areas:

  • Keilor Road, Niddrie
  • Airport West
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Milleara Mall

For more information on eligibility, bus schedules and costs, please phone 9243 8701 or email communitytransport@mvcc.vic.gov.au.

Social and Exercise Programs

If you’re over 65, then consider joining other seniors in fun and engaging activities to keep you active and social. Council offers the following programs in Moonee Valley:


Stay Connected Resource Guide

Download our bi-annual resource guide to stay informed on other services and programs run in Moonee Valley by community groups, not-for-profit organisations and local businesses.

Join our Active Ageing Reference Group

The Active Ageing Reference Group consists of community representatives who provide advice and recommendations to Council on Healthy Ageing. The group meet at least four times per annum. Meetings to occur on a weekday in March, June, September and December each year, between 1pm-3pm (negotiable).

Submit your interest by completing the application form and email or mail attention to the Healthy Ageing Officer.

Email: connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Mail: P.O Box 126 Moonee Ponds 3039

Getting Around Safely

There are many Senior road safety programs available including workshops and talks. We can support your group, centre or club to deliver a program or workshop.

Most programs can be conducted at your own venue or we can provide a venue that would be suitable for your group or club to use.

Programs for Carers

Moonee Valley City Council is committed to ensuring all Carers feel recognised and supported in their caring role. Learn more about our Carers programs.

Age-Friend Cities and Communities

In Victoria, people are living longer. Help us create a community that can respond to this social change and support one another as we age.

We are proud to be a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities for the work that we do.