Meals on Wheels - Peak Organisations in Australia
Meals on Wheels Organisations in Queensland
Aging with Vitality: Your everyday guide to healthy active living. (Free government publication)
Food and Nutrition
YOUR Life Choices - for fun in your 50s, 60s and beyond
Providing independent, up-to-date information for those approaching retirement, in retirement and their families.
Aged and Community Services Australia
The national peak body in Australia representing over 1,100 not for profit and faith-based providers of residential and community care, and housing and support for people with a disability and their carers.
Aged Care Queensland
A not-for-profit Association consisting of more than 400 members who provide care and accommodation services to aged and disabled Queenslanders at approximately 800 sites. ACQ assists members by promoting their work to the community and to Governments, and by keeping members informed of matters that affect their operations. It also facilitates policy development and strategic development for the industry, and offers education and training specific to the aged care industry.
Is the peak body representing Queenslanders with arthritis or at risk of, arthritis and osteoporosis to better manage their wellbeing. Providing advocacy and a link to information, services and support. Home Instead Seniors Care and Arthritis Queensland teamed up to produce the free booklet "Arthritis and Caring" for carers of people with arthritis.
Australian Pensioners' and Superannuants' League Qld
A voluntary support, referral, information, advocacy and lobby group with members of varying ages but with one thing in common: we are people who are receiving various types of pensions with some living partly on superannuation funds. Obtain their publication "Let's Talk about Elder Abuse" developed in conjunction with the Public Trustee here.
Cancer Council Queensland
An organisation committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Council Queensland's SunSmart Shop stocks a variety of sun protection products including hats, clothing, driving gloves and sleeves, sunglasses and sunscreen. Phone 1300 363 433 (toll free) for a catalogue or to view products online visit: www.sunsmartshop.com.au
The national peak body representing carers in Australia. Carers Australia works with the Carers Associations in each of the state and territories to deliver carer programs and services and advocate on behalf of all carers.
Australia's leading seniors' organisation, with individual members and seniors organisation members in all States and Territories. COTA protects and promotes the well-being of all seniors.
Connects with seniors to understand their needs and priorities through connecting with networks and resources to strengthen the voice of seniors and enhance their lives.
Dietitans Association of Australia
Find an Accredited Practicing Dietian here. DAA provides a range of publications to keep members informed about the profession and current issues in nutrition and dietetics. These include the Nutrition & Dietetics Journal (previously titled the Australian Journal of Nutrition & Dietetics), website, newsletters and e-newsletters, conference proceedings, handbooks, manuals and pamphlets.
Disabilities Info Centre
Provides a professional and friendly information and directory service Nationwide. The first point of reference for people with disabilities, to access a directory of organisations, professionals and service providers that are dedicated to fulfilling their needs and requirements.
Diversity Health Institute
A consortium of public health organisations that work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
An independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland, Australia. QAI's mission is to promote, protect and defend, through advocacy, the fundamental needs and rights and lives of the most vulnerable people with disability in Queensland.
Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy
A not-for-profit community-based Statewide advocacy service funded to provide information, education, support and representation to enable people to understand and exercise their rights and their responsibilities. QADA can provide staff or clients of residential care facilities, HACC services and the broader community with education and information regarding QADA and advocacy.
Queensland Parents for People with a Disability
A parent-based, mission-driven organisation, established in 1981. Based in Brisbane with a state-wide focus QPPD’s mission is to vigorously defend justice and rights for people with disabilities by exposing exclusionary practices, speaking out against injustices and promoting people with disabilities as respected, valued and participating members of society.
QUT Business Faculty
Offers a range of first-class undergraduate, postgraduate and corporate education programs, underpinned by our real-world focus and a global perspective.
The Senior Services Guide makes it easy to find the service you need - and are regularly adding new ones! There are many aged care services to help older Australians remain happy and healthy in their own homes. For example, the government Home and Comunity Care (HACC) program funds basic support services which are provided either free or at a subsidised cost by community, church and charitable organisations, and some private businesses. There are also plenty of commercial providers who offer services for a fee.
Spinal Injuries Association
Queensland’s peak body for people with a spinal cord injury, including people with the late effects of polio, and people with Transverse Myelitis, they provide a range of high-quality services that empower their members and clients either in their homes, at the workplace or in the community.
St John Ambulance Queensland
A charitable organisation dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. In Queensland, they have been active for more than 128 years, but internationally they are part of an organisation with a long and honourable history.
TAP: The Transport Access Project (TAP) informs and creates new choices for people who have limited or no access to safe, affordable and assisted transport - primarily the frail aged and people with a disability, as well as their carers. It provides transport for medical appointments, social outings and to visit friends and family. There is also a pre-booked shopping service available and group trips for community groups. We are a part of the Community Transport Brokerage Scheme that is for agencies and groups who would noramlly have difficulty accessing vehicles for group transport. These services are provided in Brisbane North. TAP also has offices in Maryborough and Bundaberg servicing the Wide Bay area.
Ph: 07 3632 9932 Email: email@example.com
Silver Cord: The Silver Cord Service provides vital security and friendship calls to assist community members - particularly the frail aged, people with a disability and their carers - to remain at home safely. Friendship calls offer the chance to have a friendly, supportive chat with a caring volunteer caller. Security calls aim to add a strong sense of security for these community members and to ensure they are safe and well. It is availalbe statewide throughout Queensland. This service offers a flexible volunteering opportunity for callers, who are able to volunteer from the comfort of their own home.
Ph: 1300 360 455 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suncare Community Services Inc
Providing care, support, information and referral services to members of the community including:
Carers of a person who is frail aged, Frail aged persons who live independently and care for themselves, need some assistance and they have a neighbour, friend or family member who checks in on them, People of all ages with a disability and their carers, Individuals and their carers requiring nursing or allied health support following release from hospital, Individuals and carers who are in need of mental health support and education.
Sunshine Coast Service Providers Network
Providing access for information sharing, event up dates, referrals in the Sunshine Coast region.
The national peak body working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. Its role is to represent the diverse views and needs of the volunteering sector while promoting the activity of volunteering as one of enduring social, cultural and economic value.
Working to encourage, recognise, promote and advocate for voluntary participation to benefit the individual and community.
Young People in Nursing Homes
Australia's first peak body for young Australians with disability and high and complex support needs. They promote the rights of young disabled Australians with high and complex support needs living in residential aged care facilities (or at risk of placement there), to have choice about where they live and how they are supported.