Meet your local Home Care Advisor

Gwen, has over 30 years’ experience in the Aged Care and Disability Services having previously worked in both Aged Care and Hospital settings. Gwen then moved onto Aged Care and Disability Administration roles including Workforce Coordination, Supported Accommodation Manager and Assistant Community Care Manager.

Gwen’s qualifications include a Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Home & Community Care, Human Resource Management Process, Performance Management, Culturally Diversity, Elder Abuse and Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia with Wicking Dementia Centre University of Tasmania. Complex Needs Case Management. Death and dying Bathurst University, Registered Nurse trained but no longer registered.

When not working with clients Gwen loves spending time with family, and going camping with friends.

Home Care in Melbourne & Yarra Ranges

Home Care Packages – How To Apply

An ACAS assessment is required if you need to access any level of Home Care Package or entry to Government Funded age care basic in-home services.

In order to arrange an Aged Care Assessment (ACAS) you will need to contact My Aged Care Customer Service Centre or fill out the online form. Alternatively your own Doctor, Nurse or other Health professional can organise this for you on your behalf and with your consent.

My Aged Care Contact Centre – 1800 22 22 00

My Aged Care will refer your application to an ACAS team that is in your Local Government Area (LGA). Eligibility is based on your care needs determined through a face-to-face assessment.

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

The Yarra Ranges is a beautiful place to live where many services and activities are available locally for Seniors. These include:

  • Yarra Ranges Council | 1300 368 333 – check website for list of activities/programs.
  • Healthy & Active Ageing in the Yarra Ranges – Council’s Healthy and Active Ageing Guide lists a range of activities for older residents in the Yarra Ranges including local events, exhibitions, learning and volunteering opportunities. Request a copy for yourself or your group by contacting Council. Phone 1300 368 333 or 03 9294 6905.
  • Yarra Ranges National Seniors are involved in many activities including ‘Out & About’, ‘Dining Out’, Saturday Walks and a variety of Entertainment. Phone 1300 76 50 50 or call Lyn Ford on 0459 155 527.
  • U3A – a community of people sharing KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS. Members organise their own activities by drawing on the skills of fellow members. These activities include classes & social activities and the opportunity to make new friends in a relaxed and stimulating environment. Address:  Japara House 54-58 Durham Rd Kilsyth, VIC, 3137. Phone 03 9728 1132. Email
  • PROBUS – Make new friends, listen to interesting guest speakers, learn a new skill, explore new interests and hobbies – there is so much to choose from when you become a member of your local Probus Club. Phone 1300 630 488.
  • Senior Citizen Clubs – aim to encourage social connection and active lifestyles. There is also community transport for eligible residents.
    Chirnside Park Senior Citizens Club Inc – Tuesday 11.30am – 2pm. Contact Maureen 03 9725 5226.
    Coldstream Over 50’s Friendship Club –  Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm. Contact Dennis 0448 772 327.
    Healesville Senior Citizens Club – Tuesday 11am – 2.30pm | Friday 1pm – 3.30pm (Bingo). Contact Ken 03 5962 1550.
    Kilsyth Senior Citizens Centre Inc – Tuesday 10am – 2pm. Phone 03 9728 3587.
    Lilydale Seniors Club – Wednesday 11am – 3.30pm & Friday 12pm-2.30pm. Contact Brian 03 9725 6371.
    Circolo Pensionati Italiani Di Lilydale – Wednesday 12pm – 4pm. Contact Grace 03 9737 9491.
    Monbulk Seniors Club – Tuesday 10am – 4pm. Contact Betty 0491 636 634.
    Montrose Senior Citizen Centre – Friday 9am – 3pm. Contact Gwen 0427 206 693.
    Mooroolbark Senior Citizen Club – Open every weekday. Main club day is Thursday. Contact June 0448 506 109.
    Olinda/Sassafras Senior Citizens Club – Tuesday 11am – 3pm. Contact 03 9751 1264.
    Upwey Senior Citizens Club – Tuesday 10am – 2pm & Friday 9am – 12pm (Bowling only). Contact Betty 03 8288 1666.
    Wandin Senior Citizen Centre –  Tues 1pm – 3pm & Thurs 9am – 3pm. Contact Ray 03 9780 2100 or Leo 0475 116 483.
    Yarra Glen Senior Citizens Club –  Tuesday 1pm – 3.30pm. Contact Diane 0429 057 940.
  • Independent Living Specialists (Formally Leef & Life Mobility) Life Mobility. Mobility equipment supplier. Bayswater VIC. Phone (03) 9726 2000.
  • Main St. Mobility – Mobility equipment supplier. Croydon VIC. Phone (03) 8203 2602.

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