The Lane Cove Connection
Every month Council publishes a newsletter designed for people 55 years and over called 'The Lane Cove Connection'. The newsletter contains information about activities, events and services available to older people.
In the August 2017 edition you will find information on the White Ribbon Night to help raise awareness about Domestic Violence. There is also an invitation to participate in two upcoming forums that will help provide direction for the next stage of Lane Cove's Age-Friendly Strategy.
This edition of the Connection includes information about the second of three Know Your Rights seminars that will be facilitated by Fair Trading NSW over the next three months. The topics in the August seminar will cover leasehold agreements, rental arrangements and company and strata titles.
This newsletter is now available to download as PDF and as a plain word document. To receive a copy of the Lane Cove Connection via email each month sign up to the enewsletter
Community Connection Hot Desk in the Library
Would you like to meet aged care service providers, disability service providers and your local community organisations? You can now visit the Lane Cove Library Community Connection Hot Desk and meet a diverse range of organisations that can provide you with a referral and information service.
Every Tuesday morning between 10:00am and 12:00pm a specific service provider will be available. To make a booking call 9911 3591 or just pop in to the Library.
August Hot Desk Organisations
Tuesday 1 August: Home Instead Senior Care: Home Instead Senior Care provide a range of services for older people so that they may live independently in their own homes
Tuesday 8 August: Lifeline Hawkesbury to Harbour: Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury supports people who have gambling and financial problems. They provide a range of counselling services.
Tuesday 15 August: Job Centre Australia: Job Centre Australia provides employment and training services to people with disability, illness or health condition
Tuesday 22 August: Local Area Coordinator (LAC) Uniting: LAC's work with people with disability to ensure that they can access their NDIS Plans.
Tuesday 29 August: Ability Links SSI: Ability Links is a way of connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community.
September Hot Desk Organisations
Tuesday 5 September: Sydney Community Services: Sydney Community Services helps residents to live a quality and independent life in their own home and in their community.
Tuesday 12 September: Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy: Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy seeks to serve and connect the local community in unique and person-oriented ways.
Tuesday 19 September: CCNB: CCNB can assist people to navigate the disability, health and aged care support system.
Tuesday 26 September: Ability Links SSI: Ability Links is a way of connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community.
Would you like information about your service or group included in the monthly Lane Cove Connection?
Lane Cove Connection is a monthly newsletter that provides information to seniors on events and activities that are held in Lane Cove each month.
If you would like any information included in the next edition please complete the application form by the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Changes to the Assets Tests and Age Pension
From 1 January 2017 there will be changes to the way the aged pension is calculated and these changes may affect ongoing aged care fees. For more information about the changes and how they may affect you visit the Human Services website.
English Conversation Classes
Do you need help with English conversation or do you know someone who does? Would you like to learn with others in a small friendly group? The classes are held at the Library. Please see the flyer for more informationSeniors Parking Permit
Council has provided a number of designated 'Seniors' parking spaces in Council's car parks. To use these spaces, you must be a Lane Cove resident, at least 67 years of age and hold a current drivers licence.
To receive a Seniors Parking Permit complete a Seniors Parking Permit Application Form and bring your Drivers Licence and Rate Notice or Tenancy Agreement to Council for sighting by our Customer Service Staff OR send your completed Seniors Parking Permit Application form together with a photocopy of your Drivers Licence and a photocopy of a recent Rate Notice or Tenancy Agreement to Council.
Upon receipt of the Application Form and sighting of these two documents we will issue your Seniors Parking Permit to the address stated on the application form.
Housing Information for Seniors
During the Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove consultations Council was asked to provide information about granny flats/dual occupancies.
A Granny flat is a secondary dwelling which is a self-contained dwelling, is established in conjunction with another dwelling (the principal dwelling), is on the same lot of land (not being an individual lot in a strata plan or community title scheme) as the principal dwelling, and is located within, or is attached to, or is separate from, the principal dwelling.
A Council or an accredited Private Certifier can approve granny flats as a Complying Development (CDC) without the need for a Development Application, provided it meets the specific development standards in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 – see Division 2 Secondary Dwellings
For more information go to www.legislation.nsw.gov.au