Useful websites for Seniors
Disability aids
Refurbished computers / Computer recycling
Seeing Eye dog puppy carers
Volunteer with Eastern Health
Ageing Well survey
Volunteers required
Volunteers required for sleep research
Apple Users
Volunteer biographers
North Balwyn Men's shed
Whitehorse Active Transport Action Group
Whitehorse Community Support Register
Burke Rd. billabong reserve - work days
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy
Brain Training


Useful websites for Seniors

A collection of links covering ...
Advocacy and Educational Organisations Technology Help!
Advocacy and Educational Organisations Technology Help!
Avoiding Scams & Protecting Your Rights News and Information
Some Hobbies Health Information
Mental Health Our Aged Care System
Books on Positive AgingA Few Books for Interest
Information about the Brain Some links with Tests and Games
Generally Useful Connections Matter booklet



A webpage dedicated to disability aids for sale or wanted to buy, run by an eastern suburbs charity.



Refurbished computers for a person with a disability


Recycle your old computer equipment for charity


Seeing Eye Dogs are looking for new puppy carers, to nurture the next generation of Seeing Eye Dogs.

You can care for a pup full-time from 8 weeks up to 12-15 months of age. Your role as a puppy carer is to:

• Provide a safe, loving home and to nurture a Seeing Eye Dogs puppy
• Help to socialise the pup in everyday situations
• Teach basic skills such as toilet training, to sit, and to walk nicely on the lead

There is no cost to you, only your time and affection. The cost of all equipment, food, dog health care and training is covered by Seeing Eye Dogs.


Apply to become a carer today on the Seeing Eye Dogs website

For more information call: 0428 010 843 or email: sedvolunteer@visionaustralia.org


Take the survey



Whitehorse Active Transport Action Group Inc (WATAG)
is an association of people with an interest in achieving improved health and environmental sustainability in the Whitehorse region.

  • Promotion of safe participation in active transport for all people – walking, cycling and mobility travel
  • Promotion and advocacy for greater access to, and use of, public transport for all people
  • Promotion and encouragement of safe and respectful behaviour towards other transport users when ‘on the move’.
For more info: watag.org



We are looking for healthy people over the age of 40, who have no family history of Huntington's Disease (HD),to participate in research being conducted by Monash University. This study aims to better understand how apathy affects people with HD.

Online questionnaire related to demographic and health information, as well as your thoughts, feelings and daily activities

Some people will also be invited to:
1. Wear a Fitbit device for 5 consecutive days
2. Complete a computerised motivation task & some paper/pencil puzzles (where you will be reimbursed $40 for your participation)

Online survey ~ 30 minutes
Motivation & paper/pencil tasks ~ 2 hours
Monash University, Clayton Campus

For more information, contact:
03 9905 1918



Click for details



Australia’s Leading Apple User Group. Founded in 1980.

Exploring your Apple

If you use an Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod or perhaps an Apple Watch, the Apple Users’ Society of Melbourne (AUSOM Incorporated, pronounced ‘awesome’) can help you navigate the technological maze. Formed in 1980, and currently with about 450 members, it is easily the largest and most active Apple User Group in Australia.

Do you know how you can you explore their full potential your Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod? The Internet is great for getting help, but not if you don’t know where to start looking. Whether you are interested in photography, making videos, researching your family tree, composing music, or simply exploring exactly what your Apple product can do, there’s a range of ways AUSOM can help you. There are monthly meetings (at Balwyn and Blackburn North), an online forum, a monthly magazine and other member benefits. It caters for beginners and more experienced users.

Like U3As, AUSOM is an Incorporated association; a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

During the Victorian Seniors Festival in October, AUSOM will be hosting some special events designed to help people learn about Macs, iPhones and iPads. Look for our listings in the Festival’s printed program and online at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au.

Email: office@ausom.net.au


The Whitehorse Community Support Register, located at Box Hill Police Station, is a confidential database of personal details, including next of kin and other emergency contacts, which can be accessed by local Police 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Register can assist people who are older, have a disability or are isolated for any reason to feel more secure and have more confidence to live on their own in their own home, knowing that in the event of an emergency their details can be accessed by Police and emergency services.

In addition, upon request, a volunteer will make a regular phone call to check on their welfare. The Register is open to residents of the City of Whitehorse and registration is completely voluntary and free of charge. The motto is "Feel safe, feel secure. Have peace of mind."

If you, or someone you know, would like to be on the register, or you know of any Community Groups who would like to know more about the Community Support Register, please contact the Register
by email communityregister@gmail.com
by telephone 8892 3385
Monday to Friday between 10 am and 12 noon.



The North Balwyn Men's shed is set up for men to learn carpentry skills in a safe and friendly environment.

More details on their website


Burke Rd. Billabong reserve Community work days

Burke Rd. billabong reserve, located on the Yarra river in Kew East has community work days to restore the reserve to natural bushland. Workdays are on the second Friday and last Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. with work to suit all abilities.

For further information, Burke Rd Billabong reserve website or contact Stanley Barker on 0403 419 565.


Melbourne East Disability Advocacy

Could You Be A Citizen Volunteer Advocate?

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy assists and empowers people with an intellectual disability to have control over decision making and prevent discrimination or social exclusion.

Do you want to acquire some of these skills as a volunteer citizen advocate?
- Use your problem solving skills in a practical setting
- Provide advocacy and stand up for a person's rights

Can you:
- Take an interest?
- Speak up?
- Be compassionate?
- Listen?
- Take initiative?

Do you live, study, work or are active in these cities?
- Boroondara - Manningham - Maroondah - Monash - Whitehorse

Contact Us
Phone: (03) 9777 7990

Email: office@meda.org.au


The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc present regular seminars on anxiety disorders

Click here for details



Ever thought of trying a Brain Fitness program?
Does brain exercise improve thinking skills? What type of training helps? How often do you need to practise it? Does it have to be hard? How will I know if it's helping?
for older adults, conducted by Ms Mary Castellani, of School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University.
Click for more details
Thanks to Mary for the "Useful websites for Seniors" above.