Seniors’ Links

The following is a list of links which our members might find interesting or useful.

Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions

The Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions.

Australian Government My Aged Care Website

The Australian Government’s premier source of information for Australians seeking aged care.

Australian Pensioners’ and Superannuants’ League

The Australian Pensioners’ and Superannuants’ League, Qld Inc. (APSL) is a voluntary support, referral, information, advocacy and lobby group with members of varying ages but with one thing in common: they are people who are receiving various types of pensions with some living partly on superannuation funds.

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association

The National Peak Body for Seniors and Technology and is a Public Benevolent Institution. The site has been created for Seniors, particularly Seniors who are interested in using a computer. It carries a wealth of information including data about Seniors Computer Clubs. All BSOL members are entitled to access the secure side of the site. When you login in to the BSOL site then the password & log in name to gain access the ASCCA site will be displayed.

Brisbane City Council

The Council website is most comprehensive, and has a wealth of information relevant to Brisbane seniors, including:

  • What’s On in Brisbane and events in your local suburb
  • News and weather
  • Pay your council bills and rates on line  
  • Libraries – including ordering books and renewing loans
  • Access to Local, State and Federal Government information

To go straight to the Seniors’ page on their website, please click here

Brisbane City Council Seniors’ and Recreation Programs

The Brisbane City Council encourages seniors to try new activities or master familiar ones with three programs designed for Seniors.

  • GOLD (Growing Old and Living Dangerously)
  • GOLD n Kids
  • 50 Plus Centre

Brisbane Living Heritage

Brisbane Living Heritage including Heritage locations, tours and trips and event calendars.

Carers Queensland

Supporting Family Carers in Queensland
Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail.  More than one in eight Australians provide care of this kind.The purpose of Carers Queensland is to improve the lives of carers.  They provide important services like counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training.  We also promote the recognition of carers to governments, businesses and the public.To contact Carers Queensland, you can call (07) 3900 8100 or toll free 1800 242 636.

Centrelink’s News for Seniors

A quarterly magazine with information for Age Pension pensioners, Service Pension pensioners, holders of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and members of the Pension Bonus Scheme on current pension rates and thresholds, concessions, allowances and services.

Council on the Aging

COTA is Australia’s leading seniors’ organisation, with individual members and seniors organisation members in all States and Territories.  COTA protects and promotes the well-being of all seniors.COTA is an independent consumer organisation run by and for senior Australians.  COTA – Council on the Ageing – has been serving the interests of Australian seniors since 1951.  There is a COTA in every state and territory.

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) represents the interests of the many people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) who are part of the broad social community of Queensland, and to promote multiculturalism. It is a not-for-profit, community-based State peak organisation. ECCQ contributes to national policy and debate on all matters concerning ethnic communities and multiculturalism through its affiliation with the Canberra-based Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA).

Get Involved

Allows you to put forward your ideas and opinions about specific issues that the government is considering. You can access information, answer a series of set questions, and see other people’s responses on each issue. Consult Qld allows you to see how the government has considered your views by publishing a Feedback Report on the website once the consultation is closed.

It’s Your Life Retirement Village Information

If you want to know about retirement living and seniors housing in Australia and New Zealand, including over 55 retirement villages, over 55 manufactured home villages and rental accommodation for seniors, you’ve come to the right place.  This website is a resource for prospective retirement village residents and their families.

National Seniors Queensland

National Seniors was established by a group of visionary Queenslanders in 1976. Now, almost 35 years on, with around 250,000 members, 150 branches, 70 employees and an office in every state, it is the consumer lobby for older Australians and the fourth largest organisation of its type in the world. 

Six million Australians, or 40 percent of the voting population, are over 50. They join National Seniors for a single voice and to be part of something bigger. 

Older People Speak Out

If you have not heard about OPSO (Older People Speak Out) you may like to visit their website and vote for someone you think is doing a great job for us Seniors.

Probus Association of Queensland Inc.

The purpose of Probus Clubs is to advance intellectual and cultural interests among adult persons who have retired or are semi retired from their former occupations.

Seniors Enquiry Line

Learn about Seniors Enquiry Line and how it can link you to a whole range of community information for seniors in the About Us section of the site.

Seniors Page on the Queensland State Government Website

To see the Queensland Government’s plans for seniors, visit their website by clicking here.

Sister organisations close to Brisbane

The Village Retirement Group

We offer exclusive retirement villages to people aged over 65 in &around Brisbane. Our lifestyle retirement villages offer a host ofrecreational activities, from billiards to Pilates, craft groups tochoir.
If you need to contact The Village Retirement Groupplease phone 07 3854 3777.

Transit Care

TransitCare Community Flyer is an innovative not for profit organisation providing a pre-booked door to door shared transport service for the transport disadvantaged, frail aged and younger disabled people and their carers who live in the Logan & Brisbane South areas. We do more than get you from A to B. We also offer assisted shopping, social support, centre based day care, in-home visits and more.

Bookings can be made between 7.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please try to book your transport two working days prior but you can book up to 10am the day before you need to travel. For example, if you wish to travel on Monday you must book before 10am on the previous Friday. If you have a regular appointment that occurs at the same time on the same day every week, you can make a permanent booking. This means you do not have to call us every week.

To find out if you are eligible or to make a booking, call us on 1300 463 593 (1300 GO FLYER) Back to Top

University of the Third Age

Want to learn about other things apart from computers? Have you heard about U3A which stands for ‘University of the Third Age’? The Third Age is described as the age of active retirement which comes after the age of youth and the age of work and home making. ‘University’ is a loose term as there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams! Back to Top

Your Life Choices – Technology Page

Sponsored by an insurance company, the Your Life Choices  website contains a lot of information of interest to people over the age of 50.  
The technology page in particular has information relating to computers, and should be of interest to BSOL members.