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Welfare Services for the Elderly
General Consultation Center for the Elderly
Section in charge: Senior Citizens’ Consultation Section No. 1 and No. 2, Senior Citizens’ Support Division
General Consultation Centers for the Elderly (Community General Support Centers) help senior citizens live comfortably in their hometown. It offers comprehensive support in the areas of nursing care, welfare, health and medicine.
The center offers consultation services about Long-Term Care Insurance, as well as help on how to apply for services other than those covered by Long-Term Care Insurance. Please ask for advice as early as possible if you have any problems or concerns caused by a change in lifestyle due to COVID. The senior citizen himself/herself, family members and neighbors should feel free to ask for advice if you have any problems or questions about any aspect of everyday life.
Services Other than Those Covered by Long-Term Care Insurance
Section in charge: Senior Citizen’s Support Section, Senior Citizen’s Support Division
There are services as listed below not covered by Long-Term Care Insurance that are designed to help the elderly keep living independently and safely in a town they are familiar with. Please call for details, such as concerning the programs and eligibility requirements.
Meal delivery service, barber/haircut service, bed-drying/disinfecting service, elderly diaper expense subsidy, hearing aid supply, emergency alarm systems, and others.
Chiiki Sasaeai Hall, Senior Activity Halls, and Community Exchange Halls
Section in charge: Senior Citizens’ Active Life Section, Regional Comprehensive Services Promotion Division
Those using these facilities for the first time should bring documentation to confirm their name, address, and age (such as their health insurance card), and obtain a user’s card.
○Yakuo-ji Chiiki Sasaeai Hall: Those who wish to support the elderly as well as those 60 years of age or older living in Shinjuku can use this facility for community mutual support activities, health promotion and preventive care activities as well as programs for pursuing an active life.
○Senior Activity Halls: Shinjuku City residents 50 years of age or older can use these facilities for activities that make a social contribution, such as volunteer activities, health promotion and preventive care activities as well as programs for pursuing an active life.
○Community Exchange Halls: Shinjuku City residents 60 years of age or older can use these facilities for health promotion and preventive care activities, and programs for pursuing active life.
April 1, 2023