Seniors

News, Programs and Events

 

Technology Buddies

Students from Kelmscott Senior High School and Dale Christian School are available to assist the older person with their technology troubles at our libraries. Students can help with questions about your laptop, iPad, tablet, mobile phone or digital camera.

Cost: Free.

Term 1 flyer Kelmscott & Armadale

Pole Walking

Pole walking is walking with a set of specially designed poles to assist and further enhance everyday walking. It is a fun and functional way to exercise and is considered an all-in-one workout.

Pole walking promotes health and wellbeing. It exercises the mind and body and it has been noted that pole walking can be helpful to people experiencing Dementia and Parkinsons.

Cost: A gold coin donation.

If you would like to join a pole walking group contact the Armadale Visitors Centre on (08) 9394 5410 or visitorcentre@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Community Presentations

Positive Ageing Sessions

The City of Armadale hosts a series of positive ageing sessions throughout the year at the Armadale Library to engage older members of the community. These free sessions are held on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding January) and cover a wide range of topics such as safety and security, health, activities for older people and other useful information.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Session 1: Setting goals and creating habits

Time: 1.30 - 2.30pm
Cost: FREE
Having goals and good habits can give your life purpose and direction.
Would you like help learning to set goals?
Are you interested in creating good habits?
This session looks at the importance of goal setting, how to set specific goals and also gives some tips about creating positive habits.

To book your place contact Armadale Library on (08) 9394 5125 or visit www.library.armadale.wa.gov.au.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Session 2: Sleep Apnea
Time: 3 - 4pm
Cost: FREE

Sleep apnea is one of the nation’s most underdiagnosed conditions. Learn how if untreated it can lead to serious health consequences such as heart attack, strokes and high blood pressure. Discover how easy it is to diagnose and treat sleep apnea leading to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

To book your place contact Armadale Library on (08) 9394 5125 or visit www.library.armadale.wa.gov.au.

For general information on the Positive Ageing Sessions call (08) 9394 5642.

 

Let's Get Crafty, Come and Try Sessions

Come and try – Let’s Get Crafty Sessions are held bi-monthly at our Libraries. Each session showcases a different craft with an experienced facilitator and participants have the opportunity to complete a project on most occasions.

 

For general information on the Let's Get Crafty, Come and Try Sessions call (08) 9394 5642.

To book your place contact Armadale Library on (08) 9394 5125 or visit www.library.armadale.wa.gov.au.

Volunteering

Keep active and contribute to your community by volunteering. For information on volunteering opportunities contact Armadale Volunteer Services on (08) 9394 5629 or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Positive Ageing Strategy 2011- 2014

The City of Armadale has a significant population of older people with 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 a significant stake.

The City's Positive Ageing Strategy is a guide to the City’s efforts in supporting older people from the age of 50 years. Many strategies require a collaborative 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 whereby:

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

The City will support capacity in the community to respond before considering direct service delivery. There are many benefits of this approach including:

  • Building capacity in local organisations
  • Creating an environment of collaboration between stakeholders
  • Engendering ownership of issues and solutions
  • Harnessing a 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.

Access and Mobility Map

The Access and Mobility Map 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 is also available at City of Armadale libraries, Administration Building, Armadale Visitor Centre and from service providers in the area. If you would like a map sent out in the post contact the Community Development Support Officer on (08) 9394 5642.

Local Groups and Clubs

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

Roleystone-Karragullen Seniors Club  - Phone:  9390 6114 (President)

Jarrah Road, Roleystone

Activities include indoor bowls, mah-jong, book club, art and computer classes, bingo and lunches.

Westfield Kelmscott Seniors Club - Phone: 9390 5204

Harold King Centre, Monday to Friday

Activities include pool, darts, boot scooting, podiatry, hairdresser on specific days, and also lunch and outings.

Water Walkers- Phone: 9399 3225

Meet at Armadale Aquatic centre on Mondays and Thursdays, 6am to 9am.

Exercising walking through water and socialise afterwards.

Dale Rainbow Walkers -Phone: 9497 3200

Dale Cottages, Coombe Avenue, Armadale.

Meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8.30am for five walks around the village, distances between 150m to 2km.

Books on Wheels- Phone: 9399 9511

Meet at Seville Grove Library for a cuppa, chat and to borrow books on a Wednesday morning from 10am to 11.30am.

Pole Walking Groups- Phone: 9394 5410

Contact Armadale Visitors Centre for details

Service Providers

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to FAQs for seniors and people with a disability.