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Seniors

Council acknowledges that older people play a vital role in the City's communities and it is important to recognise and respect the significant contribution older people make to the City of Logan.

Council Initiatives for Seniors

The following Council services and programs are available for seniors in Logan:

Seniors Week 2018

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. In 2018 Queensland Seniors Week will be celebrated from 18–26 August.

Queensland Seniors Week is coordinated by the Council on the Aging (COTA) in partnership with the State Government and aims to:

  1. Improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing
  2. Facilitate community participation and activity by older people, including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  3. Enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships

Events in Logan

A range of events will be held across the City of Logan to celebrate Logan Seniors:

EventDate and TimeLocationRegistration

Grandparents

Connect with other grandparents, chat and share ideas. Will cover topics such as inexpensive play ideas, grandparenting tips and how to have positive relationships with your grandkids.

Friday 3 August

9.00am - 10.30am

Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre

177 Meakin Road, Kingston

Free event.

Call Ellen 0414 871 461 to RSVP by 1 August.

Morning tea provided

Logan Loves Seniors

Logan Loves Seniors Day is about promoting positive attitude towards older people and highlights many local activities and services open to senior citizens. In 2018 Logan City Council is proud to present gala entertainment and a free seniors expo.

Tuesday 21 August

9.00am - 3.00pm

Logan Entertainment Centre

For more information visit the Logan Loves Seniors webpage.

Entry into the expo is free and a small fee is payable to attend the musical performances.

Seniors Celebration Day

A range of information services will be on offer as well as morning tea and activities for seniors.

Wednesday 22 August


9.00am - 2.00pm

Logan Central Community Centre

Free event.

Call 3290 0088 for more information.

High Tea for Seniors

Come and celebrate Senior's Week with morning tea, henna tattoo, interactive cooking, card making and hand massage.

Thursday 23 August

10.00am - 12.00pm

Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre

177 Meakin Road, Kingston

Free event.

Call 3808 1684 to RSVP by 20 August

Council-owned Community Centres will also be running a wide range of activities during Seniors Week. You find out more about these activities by downloading the Community Centre Connect booklet (PDF 5890 KB) or visiting our Community Centres webpage.

Looking for more activities?

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

Seniors Week Website

Check out the Senior's Week website managed by the State Government to find out about activities across the South East Region, you can subscribe to the newsletter or check out the events calendar.

Is your organisation or community group looking to get involved? The Senior's Week website has a range of resource including promotional kits to support your event or activity. Council also offers Event Sponsorship and Community Project Grants to support activities, projects or events that respond to an identified need in Logan. Get in touch with us today to find out how you can get involved.

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
SuburbShopping centresDay
Bahrs ScrubBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
BannockburnBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
BeenleighBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
BelivahBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
BerrinbaLogan Central Plaza or Logan City CentreTuesday
Bethania (urban areas)Beenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
Boronia HeightsGrand PlazaWednesday
Browns PlainsGrand PlazaWednesday
BuccanBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
CarbrookHyperdomeTuesday
Cedar CreekLogan Village Shopping CentreTuesday
Cedar GroveJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
Cedar ValeJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
Chambers FlatGrand PlazaWednesday
CornubiaHyperdomeTuesday
CrestmeadGrand PlazaWednesday
Daisy HillHyperdomeTuesday,
 Springwood Arndale, CentroWednesday
Eagleby (urban areas)Beenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
Edens LandingBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
Flinders LakesJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
ForestdaleGrand PlazaWednesday
GreenbankGrand PlazaWednesday
Heritage ParkGrand PlazaWednesday
HillcrestGrand PlazaWednesday
Holmview (urban areas)Beenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
JimboombaJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
KagaruJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
KairabahLogan Village Shopping CentreTuesday
KingstonLogan Central Plaza or Logan City CentreTuesday
Logan CentralLogan Central Plaza or Logan City CentreTuesday
Logan ReserveGrand PlazaWednesday
Logan VillageLogan Village Shopping CentreTuesday
LoganholmeHyperdomeTuesday
LoganleaHyperdomeTuesday
LyonsJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
North MacleanJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
South MacleanJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
MarsdenGrand PlazaWednesday
MeadowbrookHyperdomeTuesday
Mount Warren ParkBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
MundoolunJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
MunrubenGrand PlazaWednesday
New BeithJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
Park RidgeGrand PlazaWednesday
Park Ridge SouthGrand PlazaWednesday
PriestdaleSpringwood Arndale, CentroWednesday
Regents ParkGrand PlazaWednesday
Rochedale SouthSpringwood Arndale, Centro, Underwood MarketplaceWednesday
Shailer ParkHyperdomeTuesday
Slacks CreekLogan Central Plaza, Logan City CentreTuesday
 Springwood Arndale, CentroWednesday
SpringwoodSpringwood Arndale, CentroWednesday
StockleighLogan Village Shopping CentreTuesday
TamborineLogan Village Shopping CentreTuesda
Tanah MerahHyperdomeWednesday
UnderwoodSpringwood Arndale, Centro, Underwood MarketplaceWednesday
UndullahJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
VeresdaleJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
Veresdale ScrubJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
WaterfordBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
Waterford WestGrand PlazaWednesday
WindarooBeenleigh Marketplace or Mall Thursday
WolffdeneBeenleigh Marketplace or MallThursday
WoodhillJimboomba Shopping CentreWednesday
WoodridgeLogan Central Plaza, Logan City CentreTuesday
 Underwood MarketplaceWednesday
YarrabilbaLogan Village Shopping CentreTuesday

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. Representatives from various senior groups and aged care service providers attend.

The network meets on Tuesday mornings bimonthly at Logan Central Community Centre, 9-11 Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central.

Contact Sue Connelly on 3290 0088 for further information and enquiries.

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.

Programs

The Community Centres Connect booklet   (PDF 10801 KB)contains information about programs and activities offered at community centres throughout the City of Logan.

Factsheets

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 State Goverment to provide you with easy access to a large range of services, benefits and information available to Seniors.

You can visit the website www.qld.gov.au/seniors

A few of the things you can do online include;

  • Apply for a Seniors Card
  • Try our new Seniors Card and concessions service
  • Search for discounts
  • Change your address for Seniors Card, concessions and other government services
  • Renew your vehicle or boat registration
  • Public transport MyTranslink app
  • Manage 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 the website for more information www.seniorsenquiryline.com.au

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.

Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Community

Visit Isolated People in Nursing Homes

Monday, 30th Jul 2018 8:00am - 15th Sep 2018 2:30pm

Aug 22

Location:
Logan Village Community Centre

Admission:
$5 per session

Category:
Community

Seniors Activity Program

Monday, 30th Jul 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 2:30pm

Logan Village Community Centre offers a diverse range of affordable activities and programs for all community members.
Aug 22

Location:
Kingston East Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Entertainment

Adult and Seniors Computer Club

Monday, 30th Jul 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 12:30pm

You choose what you you would like to learn. During the school term only.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$4 per meeting / $5 Annual Membership

Category:
Sport

Indoor Bowls

Monday, 30th Jul 2018 10:00am - 15th Sep 2018 1:00pm

Indoor bowls games for seniors.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Community

Visit Isloated People in Nursing Homes

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 8:00am - 15th Sep 2018 2:30pm

LACOTA organise visits to isolated seniors in nursing homes in Logan Central.
Aug 22

Location:
Caddies Community Centre

Admission:
$5 entry fee / $10 transportation available - contact providers for more information

Category:
Community

SociABLE Seniors - Tune Up Tuesday

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 12:30pm

Active Living Program for Seniors – outreach community support, designed to connect older people with their personal and community contacts through locally delivered initiatives, activities and programs. Available throughout the West Moreton region.
Aug 22

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Fees

Category:
Health and Fitness

Forever Young - Gentle Yoga for Over 50's

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 10:30am

Yoga – Forever YoungGentle Yoga for over 50s.Day: TuesdaysTime: 9:30AM – 10:30AMPhone: 0415 845 369 (Trish)
Aug 22

Location:
Chambers Flat Community Centre

Admission:
Contact Provider

Category:
Cultural

Family History Research

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 1:30pm

We are a friendly group of people from the Logan area who like to research and preserve the history of our ancestors and the area we now call home.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Arts and Crafts; Entertainment

Computer Classes

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 11:30am

Computer classes for senior citizens funded by Broadband for Seniors
Aug 22

Location:
Greenbank Community Centre

Admission:
$4 (Includes morning tea)

Category:
Community

Greenbank 50+ Club

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 10:00am - 15th Sep 2018 12:00pm

Activities and events for the over 50s.
Aug 22

Location:
Kingston East Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Community

Over 50's Cooking Club

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018 12:30pm - 15th Sep 2018 2:30pm

Have fun and meet people from your local area.Prepare and cook delicious, healthy meals and snacks and enjoy a social lunch togetherShare recipes and ideas and get practical tips and nutritional tips for cooking at home.Please RSVP on 3808 1684
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Free

Category:
Community

Visit Isolated People in Nursing Homes

Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018 8:00am - 15th Sep 2018 2:30pm

LACOTA organise visits to isolated seniors in nursing homes in Logan Central.
Aug 22

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Fees

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Bridge Club (Bridge Session)

Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 4:30pm

Beenleigh-Logan Bridge ClubBridge Lessons - 4 free lessons*Club is affiliated with the QLD Bridge Association and the Australian Bridge Federation.*Club is a non-profit incorpaorated organisation*Bridge is a mentally stimulating and enjoyable card game suitable for all ages*A very friendly club where you can meet and make new friends
Aug 22

Location:
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre

Admission:
Donation

Category:
Arts and Crafts

Craft Group

Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 11:30am

For people interested in creating something new and having fun.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Village Community Centre

Admission:
Contact Provider

Category:
Arts and Crafts; Community

Knit and Crochet for Community Projects

Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 1:00pm

Logan Village Community Centre offers a diverse range of affordable activities and programs for all community members.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$5

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Grocery Bingo

Wednesday, 1st Aug 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 1:00pm

Bingo - delivered by Amputees & Family Support Group.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Village Community Centre

Admission:
$5 per session

Category:
Community; Health and Fitness

Seniors Activity Program

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 8:30am - 15th Sep 2018 2:30pm

Logan Village Community Centre offers a diverse range of affordable activities and programs for all community members.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
Dependant on income

Category:
Community

Housing Services for Seniors (low cost accommodation)

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 1:00pm

Information, referrals and support to access low cost housing services.
Aug 22

Location:
Crestmead Community Centre

Admission:
$5

Category:
Community

Crestmead 40+ Club

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 12:00pm

Concerts, parties, education, bus outings and a wide variety of games.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$4 per meeting / $5 annual membership

Category:
Arts and Crafts

Craft Classes

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 12:00pm

Learn a Craft class for community members.
Aug 22

Location:
Eagleby Community Centre

Admission:
$5

Category:
Health and Fitness

Over 50's Fitness

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 9:00am - 15th Sep 2018 12:00pm

Fitness for Over 50's by Choose Today Fitness.
Aug 22

Location:
Chambers Flat Community Centre

Admission:
Contact Provider

Category:
Community

Family History Research

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 1:30pm

We are a friendly group of people from the Logan area who like to research and preserve the history of our ancestors and the area we now call home.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
View event details

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Bingo

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 5:00pm - 15th Sep 2018 10:00pm

Bingo - delivered by Amputees & Family Support Group.
Aug 22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
View event details

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Bingo

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 5:00pm - 15th Sep 2018 10:00pm

Bingo - delivered by Amputees & Family Support Group.
Aug 22

Location:
Eagleby Community Centre

Admission:
$4

Category:
Environmental

Gardening Group

Saturday, 4th Aug 2018 8:30am - 15th Sep 2018 12:00pm

Eagleby Garden Club.
Aug 22

Location:
Chambers Flat Community Centre

Admission:
$20 non-members / $15 members

Category:
Community

Family History Research

Saturday, 4th Aug 2018 9:30am - 15th Sep 2018 9:30am

We are a friendly group of people from the Logan area who like to research and preserve the history of our ancestors and the area we now call home.
Aug22

Location:
Logan Central Community Centre

Admission:
$10

Category:
Community; Entertainment

Grocery Bingo

Every month on the 4th Wednesday of the month, until 22nd Aug 2018

Bingo - delivered by Amputees & Family Support Group.
Aug28

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 15th Sep 2018

Computer classes for senior citizens funded by Broadband for Seniors.
Aug28

Location:
Bethania Community Centre

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

Category:
Community

Bethania Senior Citizens

Every month on the 4th Tuesday of the month, until 15th Sep 2018

The Bethania Senior Citizens activities include concerts and games. They also hold picnics and bus trips. A small annual fee applies and they are wheelchair accessible.