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Community information sessions being held by Uniting AgeWell to help people understand the new aged care system are in high demand and proving very successful.

The sessions, designed to inform and support people in the community on their aged care journey, include information about navigating the aged care system, the different types of government funded aged care programs, eligibility criteria for each program and services offered by Uniting AgeWell.

Assistance is also offered to those wishing to register with My Aged Care.

So far, sessions have been held at Uniting AgeWell Strathdon and Noble Park Communities with more scheduled in Tasmania, Geelong, the Loddon Mallee and Gippsland in the coming weeks.  

Over a dozen additional sessions are set to be rolled out across Victoria and Tasmania.  See below for a full schedule.

Uniting AgeWell Community Programs Manager Ana Mubaslat said there was a clear need for these information sessions in the community, as many found the aged care system very complicated.

The sessions have been so popular that we have needed to run additional sessions at some sites where there were too many people to accommodate in a single sitting.

“The feedback from the community has been very positive,” Ana said.