Seniors

The Town's Community Development Officers play a key role in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for older people and people with disabilities within the community.  The Council funds and facilitates programs and services and acts as a referral point for care needs and health, housing and accommodation, sporting and recreation needs.

National Information Line

Commonwealth Carelink Centres

Creating an Age Friendly Community

SHINE Community Services

Heart Foundation Walking Program

Community Visitors Scheme

Intergenerational Internet Classes

Tales of Times Past

Community Physiotherapy Services

Westcoast Community Centre

WA Seniors Card Concessions

Department of Local Government and Communities - Seniors

Taxi Passenger Subsidies

Seniors Information and Support Organisations

 


National Information Line

Older Australians, their families, and carers will find it easier to access valuable information about aged care with the introduction of a single, national information line: 1800 200 422

The national phone number will consolidate a range of existing 1800 numbers, and act as the new, single point of entry for people seeking information and access to aged care services.

Information can also be found on the Federal Government’s aged care website www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au.
 

Commonwealth Carelink Centres

Commonwealth Carelink Centres provide an information service to help put older Australians, and those who care for them in touch with a wide range of community aged care services. Anyone can visit a Commonwealth Carelink Centre or receive the informatin they need by calling:

FREECALL 1800 052 222

Information can also be found on their website: www.commcarelink.health.gov.au

Creating an Age Friendly Community

The Towns of Claremont, Cottesloe and Mosman Park and the Shire of Peppermint Grove and Shine Community Services, who secured the Age Friendly Communities grant, have consulted widely with residents over 60 years of age to identify seniors’ needs and wants and the correlating strengths and barriers in service provision in our local communities. The outcome of the consultations will be used to develop strategies to address any identified issues, plan for the future needs of our growing senior population and ultimately be recognised as an age friendly community.

The participating councils are keen to plan for seniors’ needs because by the year 2041 nearly one in three Western Australians will be 60 years or over.

The World Health Organisation defines an age-friendly community as “one which:
• Recognises the great diversity among older people;
• Promotes their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life;
• Respects their decisions and lifestyle choices and;
• Anticipates and responds flexibly to ageing-related needs and preferences”.

Please click here to view findings of the consultation compiled into the document: “Creating an Age-friendly Community: A Collection of Senior’s Thoughts”.
Please contact the Administration Centre if you would to receive a copy of the document in an alternative format.

SHINE Community Services

SHINE Community Services is jointly funded by the Towns of Mosman Park, Claremont and Cottesloe and the Shire of Peppermint Grove along with the State Government’s HACC programme. Their services cater for seniors or younger people with disabilities, and carers of both groups. Services are designed to help people to continue to live in their own homes. Shine Community Services' aim is to promote independence by helping clients find new ways of performing tasks and by only carrying out tasks which people are physically unable to perform themselves, as well as promoting well-being and an active social life.

SHINE offers a range of services to assist clients both in the home and the community. These include:
• Art Class
• Canasta Group
• Computer/ Tablet Class
• Domestic Assistance
• Exercise Classes
• Garden Maintenance
• Handyman Help
• In House events including Afternoon Teas, Lunches, Entertainment
• Leisure Outings
• Meal Preparation
• Personal Care
• Podiatry
• Respite Care
• Scrabble Group
• Shopping Bus
• Social Club
• Social Support
• Transport

Further information can be found on the SHINE community services page of this website.

Heart Foundation Walking Program

If you would like to stay active whilst being involved and socialising with other community members, check out the Heart Foundation Walking Program.

 Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program that provides companionship to socially isolated people living in Australian Government-funded aged care homes.

Volunteering as a community visitor can be a rewarding experience. By befriending an older person living in an aged care home, volunteers have a chance to make a positive difference to the residents life, as well as their own.

If you would like to refer a resident to the CVS or would like more information regarding becoming a volunteer, please click here. You can also contact Juanita Pong via email info@claremontbaptistchurch.com or call her on (08) 9385 2607.

 Intergenerational Internet Classes

Collaboration between St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls and the local councils of Mosman Park, Cottesloe and Peppermint Grove has resulted in a programme of free Intergenerational Internet Classes for Seniors. The project has cleverly connected the identified need for seniors to become more confident to use the internet and the need to positively link generations in the community.

The internet classes are open to seniors who would like to learn more about basic internet functions and how to use online banking, send and recieve emails, open photographs and attachments, download pictures, attach files to an email and pay bills online. Every participant is partnered with a student volunteer from St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls, who will work with them on a one to one basis, while a facilitator will over see the workshop.

Classes are held throughout the year. You can find out more information by contacting the Community Development Team on 9384 1633

Free internet classes are also available at the Grove Library on a regular basis. For further information contact the Library on 9286 8686 or visit www.thegrovelibrary.com

 Tales of Times Past

The Tales of Times Past Storytellers are a group of dynamic seniors who meet to tell stories to younger generations in local schools. The stories cover a wide range of subjects based on the seniors experiences and provide children with an insight into life in the early part of last century.

Tales of Times Past provides a fantastic opportunity for you to tell your tales and pass on your knowledge of the local area to the next generation. New members are always welcome. To join the group, or for further information give Peter St John Kennedy from Tales of Times Past on 0402 598 908.

Community Physiotherapy Services

Community Physiotherapy Services provide exercise and self-management programs for older adults. All classes are conducted by physiotherapists, and are held weekly throughout the metropolitan area in recreation centers or community halls. Classes emphasize flexibility, strength, balance, posture and cardiovascular fitness. They also include health education and advice on relevant issues such as back care, posture, continence, falls risk reduction and home exercise programs. Other specialised programs are also available.

Community Physiotherapy Services

151 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
(08) 9224 1783

Westcoast Community Centre

The Westcoast Community Centre was established in 1993 with a seed grant for equipment from the combined councils of Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove and Claremont. Incorporated as Wearne Community Centre in 1994, the name was changed to Westcoast Community Centre in 2001 to overcome confusion with Wearne Hostel. Wearne and Riversea Hostel residents are honorary members of the Centre. Our motto is 'Caring and Sharing'.

The objective of Westcoast Community Centre is to create a congenial meeting place for members of the community to increase their knowledge and skills through a variety of activities, courses, talks, classes, exercise and visits to places of interest. Contact the Westcoast Community Centre by calling 9286 8676 or visiting www.westcoastcommunity.com.au

WA Seniors Card Concessions

As a WA Seniors Card holders, you are entitled to a range of government concessions and discounts. Visit the WA Seniors Card website to find out more or call the Seniors Card Hotline Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm on 6551 8800.

Department of Local Government and Communities - Seniors

More seniors information is available online at the Department of Local Government and Communities website.

Taxi Passenger Subsidies

Taxi subsidies information is available on the Department of Transport's website or by calling 1300 660 147.

Seniors Information and Support Organisations

Shine Community Services

Westcoast Community Centre

Seniors Recreation Council of WA

Independent Living Centre

COTA

Beyond Blue

WA Seniors Card

WA Department of Health - HACC Services

A Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software

Home Safety and Security for Ageing-in-Place Seniors

Guide Dogs WA

Healthy Eating Over 60

Ageing-In- Place Guide for Australian Baby Boomers

Activities for Seniors: 10 Best Hobby Websites

Dementia and Driving

Carers WA

 

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