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Mathers House marks 60 years of aged support

COMMUNITY institution Mathers House has celebrated 60 years of supporting Tasmania’s ageing population.

Opened in 1963, Mathers House offers a range of programs and activities for older Tasmanians seeking connection and support. Run by the City of Hobart, Mathers House is located in Mathers Lane off Bathurst Street, near the Playhouse Theatre.

Long-term volunteer Denise Warn joined in on the recent 60th celebrations.

“I started volunteering eight years ago because I wanted to help people in my community,” she said.

“Mathers House offers people a safe and comfortable space where they feel valued.”

Open five-days-a-week, Mathers House serves a daily home cooked lunch, offers seniors programs, Zumba, arts and crafts and cooking workshops.

An information hub is also available onsite to assist people with finding information online and volunteers like Denise are on hand to help senior citizens find out about My Aged Care services, health websites, events and activities in the community.

There’s also a Mathers House Online Facebook group that gives people the chance to

connect with other Hobartians who are ageing positively, share interesting information, ask questions, and make new friends.

Denise said Mathers House had been working to limit social isolation in the community following COVID.

“I am always here to offer someone a coffee, a chat or a friendly face,” she said.

“I just want to share this wonderful community with anyone that needs it.”

For more information, find the Positive Ageing page on hobartcity.com.au

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