To prevent social isolation, Melbourne Legacy provides older adults with avenues for regular social interaction and companionship through group activities and monthly meetings at 50+ local Legacy Widow’s Clubs in Victoria. These clubs are run by the widows with support from Legatees.
We also have a twice monthly walking group, a weekly stamp ladies meeting, a monthly concert, invitations to luncheons at Legacy House, reduced price theatre tickets, the Legacy Remembrance Service and a special Christmas concert.
Melbourne Legacy’s bi-monthly magazine “The Answer” provides information about Legacy’s activities and services.
The Melbourne Legacy team can provide older adults with support through:
Provision of information regarding aged care services
Referrals to other services and organisations
Assistance with applying for DVA pensions
Linking in support from Legatees
Melbourne Legacy may be able to provide financial assistance in certain situations to eligible Legacy Beneficiaries. Some examples include:
- Emergency house repairs or maintenance
- Assistance in accessing Allied Health Services
Paying for urgent dental procedures and dentures
Falls prevention aids, walking frames, walking sticks and handrails
Accessing vision and hearing services
Funding for pharmacy prescription items
Funding for continence aids
Essential white goods (Fridge, Washing Machine, Dryer, Heater)
Emergency food vouchers (Coles supermarkets)
Assistance with transport to medical appointments