Older Adults

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, 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:

  • Case Management

  • Provision of information regarding aged care services

  • Advocacy
  • Referrals to other services and organisations

  • Welfare checks

  • Assistance with applying for DVA pensions

  • Financial assistance

  • Linking in support from Legatees

Financial Assistance

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

If you are in need of support or have a general enquiry please refer to the information box below or call our friendly team directly on  (O3) 8626 0500

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