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Seniors Festival 2017
The City of Armadale’s Positive Ageing Seniors Festival 2017 will be hosting over 19 events throughout October and November.
In celebration of Children’s Week and Senior’s Week, an intergenerational Age Friendly Expo – For the Young and Young at Heart is just one of the events scheduled as part of the festival.
Don’t miss this free Age Friendly Expo, for the young and young at heart, taking place in the Jull Street Mall and Armadale Shopping City on Thursday 26 October from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
The Expo, supported by Armadale Shopping City and New Spring Church will feature over 55 information displays for all age groups, live entertainment, interactive experiences, health and wellbeing activities, and cooking and cake decorating demonstrations. Some other events scheduled during the Seniors Festival include Come Dance with me hosted by Explosive Dance & Theatre Co, Classic Sounds Melodies held at Classic Sounds and a Seniors’ Dinner and Entertainment Night hosted by the Sri Lankan Cultural Society of Western Australia.
Age Friendly Expo
This free Age Friendly Expo is a celebration of both Children’s and Senior’s Weeks and is inclusive for all age groups. Come and see Jull Street Mall and Armadale Shopping City come alive with various activities including: information displays, live entertainment, interactive experiences and demonstrations. You can also meet representatives from businesses, community groups, organisations, schools and government departments.
This event is brought to you by the City of Armadale in partnership with Armadale Shopping City and New Spring Church.
Positive Ageing Sessions
Pain and Chronic Pain Management
Wednesday 1 November
1.30 - 2:30pm
A representative from Juniper Community will discuss various types of pain, including acute and chronic pain. This presentation delves a little into the science of pain, making sense of pain, what help is
available for pain relief and what you can do to manage chronic pain.
Freedom of Information (FOI) - Accessing government documents in WA
Wednesday 1 November
3 - 4pm
The Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) gives you a right to access state and local government documents, subject to some restrictions. Find out how this works in practice, the types of document you can
expect to access and some tips for making an FOI application.
Refreshments will be provided. Bookings are essential. Visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125.
Free Carer Wellbeing Workshops - Armadale
Are you caring for a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who is frail aged?
These workshops have been developed specifically for WA carers. Each workshop focuses on ways to increase carer wellbeing and build confidence, and will equip carers with useful information that may assist them in their role. Upon completing carers will have created their own individual wellbeing goals and have practised skills in communication, resilience and balancing care with self care.
Physical Wellbeing - Wednesday 18 October 12.30 - 4pm
Peace of Mind - Wednesday 22 November 12.30 - 4pm
Taking a Break - Wednesday 13 December 12.30 - 4pm
For more information, see attached flyer.
Students from 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.
Term 3 & 4 flyer for Armadale Library
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 email@example.com.
Keep active and contribute to your community by volunteering. For information on volunteering opportunities contact Armadale Volunteer Services on (08) 9394 5629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
There are a range of government and non-government agencies providing services and support to seniors living within the City of Armadale.
Click here for answers to FAQs for seniors and people with a disability.