Frankston Veterans Centre

The RSL Aged and Health Support department provides advice and support to members of the ex-service community, their families and carers.

Our professional staff are experienced in aged care matters and are also able to provide information about many health issues, particularly those related to the ex-service community.  We are able to provide individuals, family members and the broader community with information and advice.

For more information about:

Aged Care Facilitation Health Information Model for Delivery of Welfare and Aged Care Support – RSL Vic Branch Volunteers Minutes of Meetings Acronyms associated with Aged and Health Support

Contact RSL Aged and Health Support on 03 9655 5548 (Mon-Fri) or email us on agedcareinfo@rslvic.com.au

Welfare services are also available at Frankston RSL.  Your enquiries are strictly confidential and your Pensions Officer at Frankston RSL is Dick Neil.


Pensions

The centre has an RSL Advocate and RSL Pension Officer to assist veterans with their dealings with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our Advocate is well experienced and highly knowledgeable in the major legislation including VEA, MRCA and SRCA and is also able to offer support at both the Veterans Review Board and Administrative Appeals Tribunal if required.

  • Application for service/war widows pensions
  • Review and upgrade of existing pension

Contact: Dick Neil on 9783 4151 and Fax 9781 1339 for an appointment with a Pension’s Officer.


Welfare Bus

  • Provides Transportation for frail/aged care residents to luncheons and entertainment activities
  • Group outings to places of interest for socially isolated members

Health

  • Exercise programs – Currently the RSL has two programs operating twice weekly specifically for the veteran community and members of the club
  • Agestrong – A strengthening and balance program targeting older people who no longer feel confident and have limitations in mobility.
  • The PACE Program for LIFELONG Health – An ongoing progressive, structured exercise and health education program.

The aim of both programs through resistance training exercises is to improve muscle strength, balance, flexibility and functioning in daily activities with reduced risk of falls.


Support Information

Provide information and support to members about services and assistance available. Ring or make an appointment with the Welfare Coordinator. For other information regarding Department of Veterans’ Affairs matters follow the link.

Veterans’ Home Care
General Information  133 254 Assessment Agency    1300 550 450

HomeFront
Helping you prevent falls and accidents at home Call  1800 801 945

Occupational Therapy and Driving Assessment Group
Call  9381 2204

Visitation Program
Volunteers regularly visit frail/sick members of the service community in aged care facilities and hospitals in the local area

Volunteers
Volunteers offer their time in many areas of club activities and new volunteers are always welcome. The RSL supports and values the contribution our volunteers make to enrich the lives and support our ageing veterans.  Do you have a spare hour or two? Contact the Welfare Coordinator and you will be matched to an activity of interest.


Contact Us

Frankston Veterans Centre
Unit 1, 18-28 Skye Rd (Cnr Farrell St and Skye Rd)
Frankston VIC 3199

Phone: (03) 9783 4151
Fax: (03) 9781 1339
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FrankstonYVC

Opening Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday

Welfare Office Contacts:

Office Supervisor
Dick Neil
Tel: 9783 4151  Fax: 9781 1339

Welfare Officers
Brent Clyne and Tony Grice
Tel: 9783 2288  Fax: 9781 2701
Email: welfare@frankstonrsl.com.au

Pension and Welfare assistance strictly by appointment