Older persons high rise program

Helping older people in high rise housing feel safe and independent

cohealth monitors and supports tenants over the age of 55 who live in high rise public housing. We help residents gain access to support and services to help maintain their independence, safety and security. The program also helps to build community connections.

Service details

cohealth’s older persons high rise program seeks out and engages tenants over the age of 55 to provide:

  • information to support lifestyle and health
  • links to community groups referrals to required health services
  • liaison with housing services

Our work aims to give older people in high rise housing an accessible point of contact. This can help them feel safer, more independent and secure while enhancing their involvement in social activities and community life.

Fees & eligibility

People who reside in the following public high-rise housing over the age of 55:

  • 94 Ormond Street, Kensington
  • 530 Lygon Street, Carlton
  • 29 Crown Street, Flemington
  • 63 Hanmer Street, Williamstown
  • 127 Gordon Street, Footscray

Contact one of our workers at our office based at the foyer of each high rise. An Older Persons High Rise (OPHR) worker is on duty between 10am-3pm everyday.

This service is free

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About us

cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.

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