Meeting for the elderly to discuss options

AN AGED care provider will hold a meeting in Maryborough on Thursday in an effort to inform seniors of the services available to them.  

A spokeswoman from KinCare, which offers in-home care, said seniors were often unaware of the services they could access, which had prompted the decision to host a free event to inform the community.  

She said seniors and their families were welcome to attend the event, which would include a complementary lunch, information about available services, a talk from independent consumer advocate Annette Whitmee and a question-and-answer session.

Torquay's Marie McVinish has diabetes and is oxygen-dependent.

She receives a government-subsidised home care package from KinCare and says the care she receives helps to manage her health.

It has also had a positive impact on her daughter Jodie's life as she can travel interstate with the knowledge her mum and her father, Reyn, who is undergoing treatment for mouth and throat cancer, are cared for.

Marie receives assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care needs.

A spokeswoman for the provider said there were 18 home-care packages unallocated in the Wide Bay region.

People with disabilities and those with health needs can also access support as well.

The meeting will be held at Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre at 25 Ellena St from 10.30am.  

To book a place at the meeting or to find out more about home-care packages, contact 1300 733 510 or 4121 2141.                   

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