We understand circumstances and families can change at any time, and sometimes retirement, grief and loss, physical illness, and isolation can take a huge toll.
Beyond Blue research suggests between 10 and 15 per cent of older people experience depression, and around 10 per cent experience anxiety. Rates are as high as 35 per cent for people living in residential aged care. You don’t have to live your life feeling miserable or worried, there’s help available and it’s good to ask for help.
We can also offer support to many older people in our community through the Community Visitors Scheme, offering friendship, companionship and conversation to retirement home residents whom have few or no visitors.