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Grandparents Day 2019

Did you know that national grandparents day is coming up on Sunday 27 October?  To celebrate and say thanks to our amazing community role models, check out the many FREE activities on offer between 21-27 October in Logan with your special grandparent or older person in your life. There is something for everyone! 

 Activity Program (PDF 2061 KB)

Grandparents Day Photo Competition

To celebrate national grandparents day, we are taking time to gather photos and stories of all the amazing grandparents and older role models in our community. Help us to thank them by entering in a photo competition to recognise all that they do.

Enter now for your chance to win one of three some great family prizes. 

How to enter the competition   

  1. Complete the online entry form where you can tell us in 25 words or less why your grandparent or significant older person in your life is special to you. Remember to upload a photo with your entry.  
  2. Attend one of the free Grandparents Day events (PDF 2061 KB) between 21-27 October to be eligible to win the competition.

Important dates

21-27 October 2019
Attend one of the Grandparents day activities in Logan
8 November 2019
Competition closes
15 November 2019 
Winners announced 

Competition terms and conditions (PDF 301 KB) 

Enter competition here

Council Initiatives for Seniors

The following Council services and programs are available for seniors:

  • Logan Loves Seniors: An annual event held during Seniors Week with entertainment, expo, award ceremony and more.
  • Seniors Pets for Senior People program: This program is to help rehouse Logan's older lost and abandoned animals with Logan's senior residents free of charge.
  • Pensioner remissions and concessions for rates: Check whether you're eligible for a remission on your rates, and apply for a rate remission.
  • Personal safety sessions: Free personal safety sessions for seniors in Logan. Contact Council's City Safe Officer on 07 3412 3412.
  • Live Well Logan: Low-cost physical activities for seniors.
  • Logan City Council Libraries: Council's libraries offer a wide range of programs and activities for seniors including a free Home Library Service to Logan residents who are unable to visit the library independently.
  • Council Cabs - please see below.
  • Council's Community Centres offer a range of activities for all ages as well as providing a comfortable drop in space to meet over a cup of coffee. Download the Community Centre Connect booklet to find activities in your area

Seniors Week 2019

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. In 2019, Queensland Seniors Week will be celebrated from 17–25 August.

To celebrate Seniors Week, Council will be hosting the Logan Loves Seniors Expo and a range of activities through Council's nine librairies. Activity information will be listed closer to the event - check back here for more information.

Seniors Week Events at Community Centres 

To find out what's happening across Queensland visit the Queensland Seniors Week website.

Looking for more activities?

Council offers a variety of programs, activities and opportunities for Seniors in Logan all year round through our:

Council Cabs

The Council Cab service enables you (and your carer) to travel from home to your nearest major shopping centre, for only $2 per person each way. The initiative is subsidised by Logan City Council, with Yellow Cabs providing the service.

The service is available in most of Logan suburbs, and operates Tuesdays to Thursdays, depending on your location. Some suburbs will have a choice of centres on different days if more than one is close by.

To book a Logan Council Cab call Yellow Cabs on 13 62 94 before midday on the day before you want to use the service (or as far in advance as you like) and ask for a Logan Council Cab. A Logan Council Cab will then pick you up from your home and take you to the nearest shopping centre. You will have two and half hours to shop, visit the library, have a haircut, enjoy morning tea and run errands, before another cab returns to pick you up and take you home.

You will be picked up from your home at about 9.30 am on your service day, and taken home from the shopping centre at 1 pm. There is no bag limit for this service but to assist in keeping your shopping together, consider using larger bags to hold your shopping bags on the trip home.

To be eligible, you must be an aged pensioner.

Suburbs serviced

Suburbs serviced
Suburb Shopping centres Day
Bahrs Scrub Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Bannockburn Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Beenleigh Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Belivah Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Berrinba Logan Central Plaza or Logan City Centre Tuesday
Bethania (urban areas) Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Boronia Heights Grand Plaza Wednesday
Browns Plains Grand Plaza Wednesday
Buccan Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Carbrook Hyperdome Tuesday
Cedar Creek Logan Village Shopping Centre Tuesday
Cedar Grove Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Cedar Vale Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Chambers Flat Grand Plaza Wednesday
Cornubia Hyperdome Tuesday
Crestmead Grand Plaza Wednesday
Daisy Hill Hyperdome Tuesday,
  Springwood Arndale, Centro Wednesday
Eagleby (urban areas) Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Edens Landing Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Flinders Lakes Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Forestdale Grand Plaza Wednesday
Greenbank Grand Plaza Wednesday
Heritage Park Grand Plaza Wednesday
Hillcrest Grand Plaza Wednesday
Holmview (urban areas) Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Jimboomba Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Kagaru Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Kairabah Logan Village Shopping Centre Tuesday
Kingston Logan Central Plaza or Logan City Centre Tuesday
Logan Central Logan Central Plaza or Logan City Centre Tuesday
Logan Reserve Grand Plaza Wednesday
Logan Village Logan Village Shopping Centre Tuesday
Loganholme Hyperdome Tuesday
Loganlea Hyperdome Tuesday
Lyons Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
North Maclean Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
South Maclean Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Marsden Grand Plaza Wednesday
Meadowbrook Hyperdome Tuesday
Mount Warren Park Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Mundoolun Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Munruben Grand Plaza Wednesday
New Beith Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Park Ridge Grand Plaza Wednesday
Park Ridge South Grand Plaza Wednesday
Priestdale Springwood Arndale, Centro Wednesday
Regents Park Grand Plaza Wednesday
Rochedale South Springwood Arndale, Centro, Underwood Marketplace Wednesday
Shailer Park Hyperdome Tuesday
Slacks Creek Logan Central Plaza, Logan City Centre Tuesday
  Springwood Arndale, Centro Wednesday
Springwood Springwood Arndale, Centro Wednesday
Stockleigh Logan Village Shopping Centre Tuesday
Tamborine Logan Village Shopping Centre Tuesda
Tanah Merah Hyperdome Wednesday
Underwood Springwood Arndale, Centro, Underwood Marketplace Wednesday
Undullah Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Veresdale Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Veresdale Scrub Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Waterford Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Waterford West Grand Plaza Wednesday
Windaroo Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Wolffdene Beenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
Woodhill Jimboomba Shopping Centre Wednesday
Woodridge Logan Central Plaza, Logan City Centre Tuesday
  Underwood Marketplace Wednesday
Yarrabilba Logan Village Shopping Centre Tuesday

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the service?
All aged pensioners are eligible for the Council Cab service.

How do I change the day I get paid my pension so it is the same as my Council Cabs shopping centre trip?
Centrelink can help arrange for your pension to be paid on whichever day you prefer. For more information, call Centrelink's Retirement Services Line on 13 23 00.

What day does the Logan Council Cab serve my suburb?
This is listed in the timetable on the home page along with shopping centre.

Do I have to go to the shopping centre listed in the timetable?
Yes. Most suburbs are allocated one day to one shopping centre. But those going to Springwood can go to either Arndale or Centro and those in Logan Central can go to Logan Central Plaza or Logan City Centre. People in Daisy Hill, Meadowbrook and Slacks Creek have a choice of centres and can travel on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

How do I book a Logan Council Cab?
All you have to do is call Yellow Cabs on its special Yellow Cabs Council Cabs number - 13 62 94. Make sure you ask for a Logan Council Cab and provide your details! You might be asked for your pension card number the first time you call.

When do I need to book my Council Cab?
You must book your Council Cab service by midday the day before you travel. For example, if you live in Marsden your Council Cab day is Wednesday. You therefore have to book your Council Cab by midday on Tuesday to travel the next day.

How far in advance can I book my Logan Council Cab?
You can book your Logan Council Cab as far ahead as you wish.

Can I have an on-going booking?
Yes. When booking your Logan Council Cab simply let the operator know that you would like to make it a regular weekly or fortnightly booking. There is then no need to ring each week to re-book. But be careful to let Yellow Cabs know if you want to cancel one week.

What time will the Council Cab pick me up?
The Logan Council Cab will pick you up at approximately 9.30 am - give or take 15 minutes. If your Council Cab is going to be more than 15 minutes late then Yellow Cabs will phone to let you know. The cab will then pick up other people on the way to the shopping centre so it won't be able to wait for you.

Where will the Council Cab pick me up from for the return journey?
Your Council Cab will pick you up from the same location at the shopping centre which it dropped you off. Just return to this location before 1 pm for the return journey. If by any chance you miss the pick up for reasons beyond your control call 13 62 94 to see if Yellow Cabs can provide assistance.

What number should I call if I want to cancel my booking?
Please call 13 62 94 to cancel or make any changes to your Council Cab booking.

What is Logan City Council's role in all this?
Council has a service contract with Yellow Cabs, which establishes performance standards that Yellow Cabs must adhere to. Logan City Council is subsidising the service. Council will pay the difference between the normal cab fare and the sum of the $2 fares collected. So if a regular cab has three passengers the subsidy is less than if it only took one passenger. If Yellows used a Maxi Cab and took say 6 passengers, they could owe Council!

What if I am unhappy about the Logan Council Cab for some reason - who can I complain to?
Depends. If it's a complaint that you think Yellow Cabs could easily address, call them on 13 62 94. If it's more serious and you think Council should become involved call us on 07 3412 3412 and we'll look into it.

Logan Seniors Network

The Logan Seniors Network meets bimonthly to discuss upcoming and available programs, services and activities available for Seniors in the Logan community. The purpose of Logan seniors network is to connect services and programs available to seniors in Logan horizontally; identify projects to collaborate on as a group, and foster conversation between senior groups and service providers. Representatives from various senior groups and aged care service providers attend.

The network meets bimonthly at various locations.

Contact the EllenHan@logan.qld.gov.au for more information.

Heatwave Safety for Seniors

Everyone is vulnerable to the effects of a heatwave, however people aged 65 years and over are more likely to suffer and are at a greater risk than others. It is important to stay healthy and take steps that will reduce your risk.

In the event of extreme weather residents are encouraged to access the information listed below regarding facilities, factsheets and programs that Council provides to offer reprieve from a heatwave:

Facilities

Residents are welcome to drop-in to the following Council facilities that are free of charge and provide air-conditioning.

Logan City Council Libraries are free for anyone to access. Find your closest Library location.

Logan Art Gallery offers a relaxing place to cool down.

Contact your local Community Centre to see if they are offering air-conditioned drop-in services.

Fact Sheets

Council’s Disaster Management Heatwave page offers practical tips to stay safe.

Queensland Health provides practical information for staying safe indoors and outdoors.

Australian Red Cross have developed an emergency REDiPlan (PDF 1233 KB) to download with seniors specific heatwave information.

In the case of an emergency phone 000.

More Information

Visit Council's Disasters and Emergencies webpage for more information on how to access support during diasters in Logan, being disaster ready and ways you can support your community during a disaster.

Useful Information and Services

Queensland Seniors One Stop Shop

The Queensland Seniors One Stop Shop is a website managed by the Queensland Goverment to provide you with easy access to a large range of services, benefits and information available to seniors.

Visit www.qld.gov.au/seniors

A few of the things you can do online include:

  • applying for a Seniors Card
  • trying our new Seniors Card and concessions service
  • searching for discounts
  • changing your address for Seniors Card, concessions and other government services
  • renewing your vehicle or boat registration
  • the public transport MyTranslink app
  • managing affairs following a death.

Seniors Enquiry Line

Seniors Enquiry Line is a statewide information and referral service for Queensland seniors, families, friends, grandparents and carers.

We can help you with concessions, social activities, household assistance, retirement accommodation, financial and legal matters, health, education, transport and many other issues.

To contact the enquiry line phone 1300 135 500 or visit seniorsenquiryline.com.au for more information.

Seniors Enquiry Line also provide a calendar of upcoming events for seniors. You can search by month or by you local area to find out what's happening in the community.

Queensland Seniors Card

You can use your Queensland Seniors Card, Seniors Card +go or Seniors Business Discount Card at thousands of participating businesses throughout Queensland.

Use the online discount directory to search for Queensland discounts by card type, location, or discount category. For more information phone 13 74 68.

If you don't currently have a Queensland Seniors Card you can apply one online or call 13 74 68 to apply over the phone.

If you hold a Queensland Seniors Card or Seniors Card +go, you may also be eligible to access Queensland Government concessions.

Seniors Legal and Support Service

The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) provides free legal and social work support for seniors experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. SLASS is part of Caxton Legal Centre Inc.

The service can assist where the exploitation or abuse is taking place as part of a family or informal care relationship. Clients should be over the age of 60, or 50 in the case of Indigenous clients.

Get in touch if you are an older person experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse, or if you are concerned about someone that you know.

All contact with the Seniors Legal and Support Service is confidential and free.

SLASS and Caxton Legal Centre cannot provide assistance with estate planning or conveyancing.

How do I access the service?

You can telephone us on (07) 3214 6333. We will generally follow up with a telephone consultation and arrange a home visit if the service can assist.

Oct21

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Donation

Category:
Arts and Crafts

Knitting Circle

Every 2 weeks on Monday, until further notice

Knit for various charities in a friendly group.
Oct22

Location:
Springwood Community Centre

Admission:
No entry fee

Category:
Community; Entertainment

BINGO

Every week on Tuesday, until further notice

Come along and enjoy a great night out with family and friends while supporting the community and their fundraising efforts. We have great prizes available from household goods (linen and electrical) and gifts for family members for those special occasions.
Oct22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$3 per meeting / $5 annual fee

Category:
Environmental

Garden Club

Every week on Tuesday, until further notice

Logan City Garden Club including meeting.
Oct22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$2 for morning tea

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Computer Club

Every month on the 4th Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Computer classes for senior citizens funded by Broadband for Seniors.
Oct23

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$5 per meeting / $6 annual membership

Category:
Community; Environmental

Autumn Years

Every week on Wednesday, until further notice

Club meeting and activities.
Oct23

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$10

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Grocery Bingo

Every month on the 4th Wednesday of the month, until further notice

Bingo - delivered by Amputees & Family Support Group.
Oct24

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Donation

Category:
Community

Women's Social Group

Every 2 weeks on Thursday, until further notice

For women who have had quite a few yesterdays and want quality for their tomorrows, Queensland Older Women's Network (QOWN) presents a positive profile of older women which celebrates the wit and wisdom of their lives and enhances self-esteem. The group provides the means, by which women support each other, explore new learning, develop new skills, and pursue good health and friendship. Membership is open to all Queensland women who support its aims and objectives. Members of QOWN are aged between 40 and 90+. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring a large range of skills....
Nov5

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Donation

Category:
Theatre

Music Appreciation - Seniors Enjoying & Discussing Music Together

Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, until further notice

A social group for seniors who enjoy discussing and listening to music.
Nov5

Location:
Bethania Community Centre

Admission:
$5 entry fee / $10 annual membership / Please bring a plate of food for lunch

Category:
Community

Bethania Senior Citizens

Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, until 26 Jul 2020

The Bethania Senior Citizens activities include games and picnics. A small annual fee applies and they are wheelchair accessible.
Nov5

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Free / Annual membership: Single $16 / Family $20

Category:
Community

Orchid Society Committee Meeting

Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Meeting of the Logan and District Orchid Society.
Nov5

Location:
Logan Village Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Community; Cultural

Know Your History Genealogy

Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Logan Village Community Centre offers a diverse range of affordable activities and programs for all community members.
Nov5

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$2 for morning tea

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Technology Questions and Answers

Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Time to ask and receive assistance with technology related questions!
Nov12

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$2 for morning tea

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Computer Club

Every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Classes for senior citizens funded by Broadband for Seniors.
Nov19

Location:
Logan Village Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Community; Cultural

Know Your History Genealogy

Every month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Logan Village Community Centre offers a diverse range of affordable activities and programs for all community members.
Nov19

Location:
Bethania Community Centre

Admission:
$5 entry fee / $10 annual membership / Please bring a plate of food for lunch

Category:
Community

Bethania Senior Citizens

Every month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, until 26 Jul 2020

The Bethania Senior Citizens activities include games and picnics. A small annual fee applies and they are wheelchair accessible.
Nov19

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Donation

Category:
Theatre

Music Appreciation - Seniors Enjoying & Discussing Music Together

Every month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, until further notice

A social group for seniors who enjoy discussing and listening to music.
Nov19

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Free / Annual membership: Single $16 / Family $20

Category:
Community

Orchid Society Meeting

Every month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, until further notice

Meeting of the Logan and District Orchid Society.