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Sunday, 1 February 2015

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While the City of Armadale does not directly deliver seniors services, it actively advocates for and supports the delivery of services by local agencies and organisations. The City of Armadale recognises the importance of working with seniors in our community to enhance their ability to meet their own needs and to link them with appropriate services and support when required. The City actively encourages local senior groups and offers advice on their development.

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The City of Armadale is in the process of developing a Positive Ageing Working Group to guide the City’s efforts in engaging and supporting older people. We are inviting sector organisations, community representatives whose lives are directly impacted upon by issues of the older person and senior’s club representatives to express their interest in joining this group.

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Positive Ageing Strategy - 2011 - 2014

The City of Armadale has a significant population of older people who, as with the general population, have widely differing interests, aspirations, strengths and needs. Older people in the City of Armadale have a right to participate in community life and help create the future in which they will have such a significant stake.

This Positive Ageing Strategy (PDF 191 KB) provides a framework to guide the City’s efforts in engaging and supporting older people over the next three years. While there are some specific projects outlined, many strategies require a community-based approach in which the City’s role will vary depending on the capacity of external agencies to respond. In essence, the Strategy sets out a mechanism where by:

  • Issues are clearly identified;
  • Community-wide responses are developed;
  • The City’s role in those responses is clearly defined.

Consistent with the City’s ‘maximum outcome with minimum intervention’ approach officers will look to capacity in the community for responses before considering direct service delivery. There are many benefits in this ‘maximum outcome with minimum intervention’ approach including:

  • Building capacity in local organisations;
  • Creating an environment of collaboration between stakeholders;
  • Engendering ownership of issues and solutions;
  • Far greater pool of expertise to consider issues and responses;
  • Significant advocacy power to other levels of government.

Most significantly, this approach works towards creating a stronger, more resilient and sustainable community.

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Access and Mobility Map

The Access and Mobility Map (PDF 4.41 MB) uses an international standard key to illustrate access information within the City of Armadale, including the central business districts of Armadale, Kelmscott, Seville Grove and Roleystone.

The map will be regularly updated and any comments/suggestions can be emailed to the Access and Inclusion Officer, at

The map is also available at City of Armadale libraries, Council offices, Armadale Visitor Centre and from service providers in the area.

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Community Presentations

The City regularly hosts a variety of free information sessions and community presentations, for residents. For details of upcoming events, check the City's events page regularly.

If you have any comments or suggestions for future presentations, please contact Access and Inclusion Officer, at

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Keep active and contribute to your community by volunteering. Contact the City’s Volunteer Resource Service for opportunities on 9399 0629 or email

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers for FAQs

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Local groups and clubs

Seniors in the City of Armadale have access to a wide range of local groups and clubs for sport, recreation and social opportunities.

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Service providers

Australia-wide there are a range of government and non-government agencies providing services and support to seniors living within the City of Armadale.

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