According to the 2006 Census, 11,377 people aged 50 years reside in the Camden Local Government area. This is 23.1% (abs, 2008) of the total Camden population of 49,205 people. 11.1% of this population is in the 50-59 age group, 6.1% in the 60-69 age group, 4.8% in the 70-84 age group and 1.1% are 85 years or over.
This population is estimated to grow significantly over the next 30 years as a result of the extensive new developments planned for the LGA with the South Western Sydney Growth Centre and as a result of the general aging population. This will present a challenge for Council and Community organisations working with seniors to ensure services and activities continue to be relevant and meet the population demand.
This site provides information and advice on a range of services for seniors in the Camden LGA. For further information, please contact Syd Lee, Community Project Officer on 4645 5020 or email.
Seniors Week, 18-23 March 2013
To celebrate Seniors Week, Camden Council is hosting a range of different events from 18-23 March 2013.
18 March - Tour @ Camden Library and Museum
19 March - Nutrition talk @ Narellan Library
19 March - Vet and Pet talk @ Narellan Library
20 March - Chess tournament @ Camden Library
20 March - Road test @ Narellan Library
20 March - Technology information session @ Narellan Library
21 March - Movies @ Camden Library
21 March - Podiatrist Talk @ Narellan Library
22 March - Tour of Community Garden @ Camden Library
For more information please call 4654 7951 or view the flyer
Seniors Health and Lifestyle Directory
The guides can be downloaded above or copies can be obtained from Council's Administration Buildings, 37 John Street, Camden and 19 Queen Street, Narellan . To have a guide mailed to you, please phone 4645 5020 or email.
The Home and Community Care Project aims to enhance the independence of frail aged people, younger people with disabilities and their cares, in order to avoid their premature admission to long term residential care.
HACC services can provide assistance so older people can continue to live safely in their homes rather than move into other accommodation, like a nursing home or hostel. Services include food services, domestic assistance and personal care, home maintenance and modification, respite care, neighbour aid and dementia services.
All services provided by HACC can be found in the in The Aged and Disability Pack 2013.
For further information please contact Macarthur HACC Services on 1800 683 232.
Camden Senior Citizen's Centre
Camden Seniors Citizen's Centre is located in John Street Camden. The centre offers a leisure group for older persons with activities that include indoor sports, regular coach trips, theme dinners, fun dances and art classes.
For further information contact.
Camden Senior Citizens Centre
Harrington Park Community Centre
The Harrington Park Community Centre is located at 33A Fairwater Drive, Harrington Park.
This centre is home to the Harrington Park over 55's group which meets on the first Monday of the month from 10am-1pm.
For further information please contact:
President - Lynn Toohey
Make a Move Directory- Sydney South West Area Health Service
Healthy ageing describes the ongoing activities and behaviours you undertake to reduce the risk of illness and disease and increase your physical, emotional and mental health. It also means combating illness and disease with some basic lifestyle realignment that can result in a faster and more enduring recovery.
South West Community Transport
For further information about services available, please visit South West Community transport or phone 4629 6888.
Camden Meals On Wheels Inc. is a community based organization managed by a local Management Committee and funded under the Home and Community Care Program. Their role is to ensure the frail aged and younger disabled are provided with nutritious meals to assist them to stay in their own homes without premature admission to a residential aged care facility.
If you, a family member or a friend think that provision of meals and a visit from a volunteer would be of benefit please check the eligibility criteria on Camden Meals on Wheels website.