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Outback outreach for seniors

Life in the outback can have its challenges, especially as you get older and need more support to maintain your independence.

Last updated: 26 March 2024

Aged Care and Disability (ADA) is supporting older people in bush communities through our Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) and care finder service ADA Link.

SLASS provides free legal and social work support to older people across outback Queensland who are experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment, financial exploitation, or who need help with supported decision making or representation at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

SLASS were recently able to help an older person living with dementia, and their family, navigate the health system and make their own choices about ongoing care.

ADA Link is your care finder service across outback Queensland – a specialist support service dedicated to helping older Queenslanders access aged care and other services they might need in their communities.

In remote areas, ADA Link’s Community Connectors have been re-establishing lost connections for their clients. Providing assistance to older people to allow them to continue to live in their own home as long as possible is the best way.

Of course, we face the same challenge of limited availability of services in rural and remote areas, but the team uses their knowledge of local communities, and the health and aged care systems to problem solve and piece together creative solutions.

Outback Outreach Meet & Greet

Service providers and community organisations are invited to join the SLASS and ADA Link teams here: at the Mt Isa Neighbourhood Centre on:

Mount ISA Neighbourhood Centre 19 March 2024, at 10.00am for a Morning Tea.


Our western Queensland Community Connector, Jo Winkelman, will be visiting local libraries in communities during March and May 2024, and available to talk to older people who need more information or help around aged care services.

Feel free to drop in, or call Jo to make an appointment on 1800 818 338.

Ilfracombe - 4th March, 9.30am - 12.00pm (at Ilfracombe Council Chambers)

Barcaldine - 11th March, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Longreach - 25th March, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Isisford - 2nd April, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Winton - 8th April, 10.30am - 1.30pm

Longreach - 29th April, 9.30am - 12.00pm