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About Bathurst Seymour Centre

We are a centre for older people with a disability and their carers who live in the Bathurst Regional Area.  Our service enables people in the Bathurst Region to live independently and participate in community life

We do this by providing a range of services, designed to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of older people, people with dementia and people with disabilities and to provide support for their carers. 

All clients who are older people need to be registered with My Aged Care (MAC) and we can help with this if needed at no cost to you. All clients who are people with a disability need to be registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The exception to this is clients who are self-funded.

Bathurst Seymour Centre’s services use a broad range of stimulating activities to promote opportunities for social interaction and participation. We also provide respite for carers so that they can have a break from their caring role for a few hours.

Senior members of the community and people from all cultures are welcome. Who knows, you might bump into an old mate, make new friends or begin a life-long friendship.

There are many options and choices so that the independence of people is increased. It’s a safe, friendly and welcoming environment so that older people can learn new skills and are encouraged to keep healthy and active. 

Bathurst Seymour Centre Ladies

From small beginnings come great things

Bathurst Seymour Centre’s origins began in 1980 when a small group of Bathurst locals recognised the need for a day activity centre for older people. The first centre operated from a church hall and was totally run by volunteers.

Bathurst Seymour Centre soon attracted government funding and was able to employ a small staff. In the late 1980s, it moved to a purpose built centre at 55 Seymour Street, Bathurst owned by Bathurst Regional Council. Later, it leased a small cottage and meeting room adjacent to the Centre.

Bathurst Seymour Centre has gradually grown in the intervening years and has always remained a locally focussed, community-based, not-for-profit organisation. It now employs 12 paid staff and is also privileged to have a dedicated group of local people who volunteer their time and expertise to the organisation.

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