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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 Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Package Program (HCP)

Their services cater for seniors or younger people with disabilities, and carers of both groups. Persons eligible for the programme must reside in the local government areas of Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park.  CHSP/HCP eligible residents can reside elsewhere.

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.

The first time a client contacts SHINE Community Services, details are required, such as name, address, phone number, Doctor and a brief medical history of the client. When receiving a subsidised service, each client will be asked to complete an Income Assessment Form, simply specifying where they are on level 1 or level 2 income.

SHINE offer a range of services to assist clients both in the home and the community. These include:
• Art Class
• Canasta Group
• 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
• Shopping Bus
• Social Club
• Social Support
• Transport

Have a look at the April, May and June activity calendars for further information, or the more detailed Activity Program Guide to learn more about upcoming programs and events.

Name: Shine Community Services
Office hours 8.30am - 4pm

Address: 81 Forrest Street, Cottesloe WA 6011
Telephone: (08) 9253 5555 (Reception) / (08) 9253 5544 (Social Club)
Fax: (08) 9383 1371

Local Shopping Bus Service For Seniors

SHINE Community Services offers a shopping bus service which allows people to be picked up, provide transport to the designated shopping centre and returned back home. Support workers are available on the bus to assist clients and help carry shopping bags into the house. The service is provided as an on-going planned weekly or fortnightly service and is provided at a small subsidised fee of $8. The Shopper Bus is a wonderful opportunity to make friends and meet new people. 

The Shopper Bus schedule is as follows:
Tuesday morning: Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre. Pick up between 9:30 and 10:00, Drop off between 11:30 and 12:00.
Tuesday afternoon: Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre, Pick up between 12:45 and 1:15, Drop off between 2:30 and 3:00.
Thursday: Mosman Park Shopping Centre, Pick up between 11:30 and 12:00, Drop off between 1:30 and 2:00.
Fortnightly Friday: Floreat Shopping Centre, Pick up between 10:00 and 11:15, Drop off between 1:30 and 2:15.

Shine Community Services Luncheons

SHINE Community Services would like to invite residents from Cottesloe, Claremont, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove to their twice monthly luncheons. Each luncheon has either a guest speaker to provide informative and relevant information for seniors.

The luncheons are held twice each month and costs are kept to a minimum. Reservations are essential as places are limited. Please ring 9253 5555 to book your seat. RSVPs are required and can be taken until the day prior the events. Transport can be arranged for Shine Community Services' clients.  More information can be found in the activity program guide above.

Social Club Outlings

The SHINE Social Club offers up to 4 outings per month, usually one for each day of the week. Although these outings were designed for Social Club clients, they are now open to all. Destinations include shopping centres, restaurants, museums, galleries, exhibitions and more. Costs vary depending on the outing. More information can be found in the activity program guide above.

Leisure Outings

SHINE's leisure outings run once a week on alternating Mondays and Fridays. Outings do not run on public holidays. The outings are typically for 5 hours depending on the location, with pickups usually starting from 9:30am. Costs vary depending on the outing. More information can be found in the activity program guide above.

Cafe Connoisseurs

Café Connoisseurs runs every Wednesday at a cost of $8, plus food and drinks, and any ticket prices. It is ideal for our more active clients, who would like to go out regularly for relaxing and fun mornings with a smaller group. We go out for shorter trips locally to enjoy a cuppa, or perhaps for lunch, and a catch up with our SHINE friends. At least once a month the Café Connoisseurs also go out on a Saturday morning. Please refer to the calendar links above for dates.

Weekly Centre Based Activities

Art Classes
Day: Every Monday
Time: 1:30pm – 3.30pm
Cost: $6, including some materials and light refreshments
Details: Chris Spaven is a local artist and SHINE volunteer who has kindly offered to host art classes for those interested in either learning how to sketch or paint or those who might have projects they would like help with. Contact reception for more details.

Exercise Classes
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Cost: $10
Details: Get up and moving! Every week the Tuesday exercise group comes together and enjoys an hour of early
morning fitness. Anthony, a physiotherapist from Life Care Physio, runs through a range of exercises to keep
clients active and improve their fitness, balance and overall wellbeing.

Canasta Cards
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $5, including afternoon tea 
Details: Come and play Canasta in our dining room. For those that haven’t played, the game is easily mastered with some practice. Our clients and volunteers are more than happy to teach you and we always welcome newcomers!

Functional Exercise Classes
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 9:45am – 10:30am
Cost: $10
Details: Esther Lane, a qualified personal trainer, runs a functional training class. These exercises will help to increase strength and stability to keep you active and able. These classes are designed to assist your well-being – prevent falls and other physiological injuries and to have fun! Esther will work with your fitness levels and any conditions you may suffer from.

Chair Exercise Classes
Day: Every Friday
Time: 9:30am – 10:15am
Cost: $5, plus a gold coin donation for morning tea
Details: Sheila has been a yoga instructor for decades and has taught clients well into their 80s. The classes are suited to all levels of fitness and ranges of motion, with the option to increase or decrease the difficulty of movements to suit your comfort level.


To register your interest in any of the activities offered by SHINE Community Services and to book your place, please call: 9253 5555 or email: or book online:

Please note: Fees indicated are based on clients who are classed as having level one income. A higher rate applies to clients with level two income, however fee reductions can be given if required. If you require additional information regarding income levels, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at SHINE.

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