Aged Care

Gilgandra Lifestyles 

Gilgandra Shire Council manages Gilgandra Lifestyles aged care services including Cooee Lodge Hostel, Cooee Lodge Retirement Village, Jack Towney Hostel, Community Care and Home Care Packages. 

Find out more about Gilgandra Lifestyles.

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Cooee Lodge Retirement Village

Cooee Lodge Retirement Village is located in a beautiful rural setting, within one kilometre of the Gilgandra CBD and adjacent to the Gilgandra Multi-Purpose Health Service.

The village currently comprises 63 independent living units (Villas) for clients who can still live independently. These Villas are a combination of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom designs and some have utility rooms or sunrooms. All units have ample storage and are generally updated between occupants. Six of the one-bedroom units are managed on behalf of Legacy.

A community hall is also located on site and residents are encouraged to use the facilities for group activities.

If you think you would enjoy living in an environment surrounded by greenery and with a strong community spirit amongst residents, please give us a call. 

Find out more about Cooee Retirement Village. 

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Cooee Lodge Hostel

Cooee Lodge Hostel is located within the Cooee Lodge Retirement Village. The Hostel offers 40 standard rooms and 10 rooms in the Special Care Wing. Each room has individually controlled reverse cycle air-conditioning, ensuite, ample wardrobe, drawer and bench space.

Hostel residents receive assistance and support with their day-to-day needs, whilst still maintaining their independence. In addition to round-the-clock personal care, meals and laundry services, residents are able to access to a number of key services including hairdressing, medical, podiatry, physiotherapy and other allied health services. Entertainment and social activities are also arranged and residents can participate as much or as little as they please.

Find out more about Cooee Lodge Hostel


Jack Towney Hostel

Jack Towney Hostel is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific aged care facility. Funded for 13 places, it offers a mix of residential and community places.

At Jack Towney Hostel, our goal is to provide quality care based on the residents’ individual needs, therefore maximising quality of life and happiness. Care will be developed and provided to ensure the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural well-being needs of each resident are nurtured and catered for. Each resident's independence will be promoted, encouraged and the residents' rights and responsibilities will be respected.

Designed with an open plan layout, Jack Towney Hostel creates a home like environment. Residents receive assistance with daily living whilst being equipped to maintain their independence. Each unit is furnished with a kitchenette, ensuite, reverse cycle air conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, kettle, electric high/low bed, television, dining table and chairs.

Find out more about Jack Towney Hostel.

Phone: 6817 8777


Address: 5 Stockings Crescent, Gilgandra 

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Home Care Packages

The Home Care Package Program is a program funded by the government, designed to provide services to aged, frail and people with a disability to support them with day to day living. With this support, individuals are able to stay in the comfort of their own homes longer and maintain their independence with dignity.

For advice on how to access government funded Home Care Packages, contact us and we will help you to navigate through the maze, starting with registering with My Aged Care. Please have your contact details ready including your address, contact number, Medicare number and pension number when you call.

There are a range of services available which include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal care 
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication assistance
  • Health monitoring
  • Light housework
  • Respite
  • Equipment
  • Social outings and shopping
  • Transport to medical appointments, hairdressers and other allied health services
  • Advocacy
  • Emotional support

Find out more about Home Care Packages.