NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Oxley, Andrew Stoner, has produced a comprehensive information booklet aimed at the local seniors’ community, their families and friends.
The second edition of the Oxley Electorate Seniors’ Guide is being distributed to households across the Mid North Coast as a community initiative and service to seniors, people who care for seniors, volunteers, families and activity groups.
The 32-page Seniors’ Guide is a handy reference to the many groups and services which can be accessed in the region.
It covers general information on concessions and the benefits of the Seniors Card, health matters, transport, adult education and community services.
It also lists local health contact numbers and includes information pieces on home safety and how to cope in an emergency.
“There is something for everyone in this information booklet, whether you belong to a seniors’ group, are approaching retirement, have older relatives or know someone who is a senior," Mr Stoner said.
He said the Mid North Coast was fortunate to have so many seniors groups operating and their work in the community should be acknowledged and never taken for granted.
“Senior citizens are valuable members of our communities and offer so much in so many different ways,” Mr Stoner said.
“They are a vital link in the family network and help create an environment from which our youth can only benefit.
“I urge people to read the booklet and familiarise themselves with its contents. It contains many contact numbers, hints and tips, and other important material to assist the quality of life of our seniors who enrich our communities.”
* Copies of the Seniors’ Guide will also be available from the Oxley Electorate office.