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 over 55 in Lane Cove and surrounding areas.
In the May edition of the newsletter you will find information about the Staying in Your Own Home Seminar and National Volunteer Week. The newsletter is also available as a plain word document.
Staying in Your Own Home Seminar
This information session is for older people and their carers who are living in their own homes.
The Staying in your own home Seminar will explain what services are available to support you and how to apply for them.
Come along and hear from presenters who will explain how the new My Aged Care website works and provide you with information about:
- The 1800 200 422 number to ring
- The different types of services available to older people
- Whether you are eligible for these services
- The local services available to meet your needs – you are now able to select the service provider that best suits what you need
- The cost for these services
When: Tuesday 19 June, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Where: The Terrace Function Room, Lower Level, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
Contact: To make a booking for this free seminar call 9911 3591 or email email@example.com
Can we do this even better next time?
Council would like to get your feedback on the Seniors Festival Program. The online survey should only take a few minutes. Survey closing date: Friday 4 May 2018
To make a booking call 9911 3591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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