Seniors

Programs for seniors

  • Seniors Pets for Senior People: This program brings pets to seniors by rehoming older animals with senior residents free of charge.
  • Pensioner remissions and concessions for rates: Seniors in Logan may be eligible for a remissions on rates.
  • Personal safety sessions: We offer free personal safety sessions for seniors. For more information, please call us on 07 3412 3412.
  • Live Well Logan: This program offers low-cost physical activities for seniors.
  • Logan City Council libraries: Our libraries offer a range of programs and activities for seniors, including a free home library service.
  • Council Cabs: We can arrange for a taxi to take you to your nearest major shopping centre, for only $2 per person each way.
  • Community centres: These centres offer a range of activities for all ages and a comfortable space to meet for a cup of coffee.
  • Golden Game Time: The Golden Game Time activity program has been developed by a panel of Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) from our Allied Health Team to enable older people to stay active.  It's offering people over 65 years the chance to “get back in the game” with a program of modified games and activities such as beach ball volleyball, walking netball, badminton and tennis.

Looking for more activities?

We have a number of programs, activities and opportunities for seniors all year round:

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is on 25th October. It gives Queenslanders the opportunity to celebrate the different ways that grandparents enrich and strengthen families and communities.

To celebrate Grandparents Day in Logan, we have created two types of colouring in cards. These cards are available to Logan residents to send to grandparents or anyone who might play a special role in our community.  

Take some time to reflect on the stories, insights and skills your grandparents have passed on to you and how they have helped you connect to your family and community. Show your support by sending them a card and message for Grandparents Day.

The colouring in cards have been created to help connect younger generations with our older generations.

The ‘Happy Grandparents Day’ card has been designed to send or give to grandparents or those who play a special role in our community to show that we care about them.

The “Just Wanted to Say Hello” card focuses more on supporting and reaching seniors in our aged care homes who may be feeling lonely and isolated because of COVID restrictions.

How to get involved?

If you would like a copy of the cards you can:

  • request a copy to be posted, please email us at communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au and include your name, address and ‘Grandparents day cards’ in the subject line, or
  • you can collect the cards from:
    • our Administration Building at 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central QLD 4114, or
    • the Logan Central Library at 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central QLD 4114.

If you would like to show your support to our seniors in our aged care homes, please feel free to return your completed cards to our Administration Building. We will be working with the Logan Seniors Network to distribute cards to seniors who may not be getting visitors in Logan aged care and retirement homes.

A simple gesture of kindness can make a senior’s day!

Council Cabs

The Council Cabs service can take you and your carer from home to your nearest major shopping centre and back. For more infromation see Council Cabs.

Heatwave safety for seniors

Everyone is vulnerable to the effects of a heatwave, but people aged over 65 are at greater risk than others. It is important to stay healthy and take steps to reduce your risk. During a heatwave, keep as cool as possible and drink plenty of water.

To find relief from a heatwave you can:

  • visit your local library. Our libraries are free, comfortable and air-conditioned. Find your closest Library location
  • enjoy some artwork at the air-conditioned Logan Art Gallery
  • visit your local Community centre to see if they offer air-conditioned drop-in services.

For more tips on beating the heat:

Information and services for seniors

Resources for seniors

Wellbeing Bingo Card (PDF 359 KB): With the support of the Logan Seniors Network, the wellbeing bingo board has been created to spark some inspiration about activities you can do to help look after yourself. Feel free to create your own bingo board with more ideas.