New Phone Support Line for Older Australians and their Families
Australia has changed a lot for Older Australians. Many new challenges have arisen, and coronavirus – or COVID 19 – is causing fear and confusion within the community. The Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line has now commenced supported by funding from the Australian Government. Older Australians, their friends, relatives and supporters can call 1800 171 866 for any information or services they need.
Senior Australians, their families and carers can FREECALL 1800 171 866 if they:
would like to talk with someone about what COVID-19 means for them or a loved one
are feeling lonely or distressed or are worried about a loved one feeling the same
are caring for a someone and need some information or a listening ear about what COVID-19 means for your circumstances
are worried about what COVID-19 means for their usual aged care service
are worried about a friend or family member living with dementia.
The Australian Government has created a page of factsheets targeted at older Australians and their friends, family and carers. Find the link here.
The Australian Government is urging all people with chronic health conditions to not neglect their regular health care and to continue to see their general practitioner or specialist about the management of their conditions. Find media release here.
COTA ACT have closed their offices but their phone lines remain open and live. Should you need to contact them please ring: 6282 3777
To better serve the community, COTA ACT is offering two free home exercise sessions a week. These will be delivered by an accredited Strength for Life fitness professional. The classes will be offered via the COTA ACT Facebook page. If you’re missing your regular exercise sessions, this is the class for you!
Phone consultations now available at 02 6247 3077.
Sexual health services:
STI (sexually transmissible infection) screening, when you do not have any symptoms
Initial PrEP consultation (new clients)
Follow up PrEP (continuing clients)
Menopause Centre Canberra:
Initial menopause consultations for new clients
Follow up menopause for continuing clients
Contraception and reproductive health services:
Repeat contraceptive pill prescriptions for existing clients
For other health services and information, please contact SHFPACT by email firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your phone number) or phone 62473077. Their staff will assist you to make an appointment with their doctors/nurses, or refer you to other clinicians as appropriate. Online bookings with specific doctors are available here.
SHFPACT look forward to continuing to assist with your sexual and reproductive health needs.