Other support services

Find information about a range of services and support organisations for older people in Yarra.

Yarra's Companion Animal Support Program

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Do you need help with walking your dog? If you are over 65 years old and/or have a disability, we have a free program to support you.

A volunteer will visit your house once a week and take your dog for a walk for an hour around your local area.

To find out if you are eligible, or if you would like some more information, contact us on 9205 5555 or [email protected].

You can also volunteer to be a dog walker for our program. All you need is 1 to 2 hours each week, strong interpersonal skills and experience with and a love of dogs. Apply online.

Planning for a Safer Older Age

 Watch the recording from our 'Planning for a Safer Older Age' session, with thanks to Justice Connect, Pronia, Elder Rights Advocacy and Seniors Rights Victoria:

Rights and Advocacy Services 

Council of the Ageing

Seniors Rights Victoria

Office of the Public Advocate

Carers Support Services

Carers Victoria

Yarra Parkinson's Peer Support Group

This group meets monthly at the Finbar Neighbourhood House (143 Kent Street, Richmond). 

Meeting occur on alternate days:

  • the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1pm - 3pm, and then the following month on;
  • the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6pm - 8pm 

*Note: The group will break from November and return on Thursday 16th January 6pm - 8pm.

For enquires and/or wider services and support relating to Parkinson’s contact Parkinson’s Victoria

  • Free call: 1800 644 189

Support Organisations

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