Seniors

Seniors

News, Programs and Events

Positive Ageing Sessions- Armadale Library

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre

Wednesday 7 November
1.30 - 2.30pm

Did you know that the new Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre is going to be more than just a pool?

Learn about the new facility, the centre's new geothermal bore, the state of the art gym and all the programs and spaces catering especially for our older community.

The Persistent Pain Program

Wednesday 7 November
3 - 4 pm

One in five Australians live with chronic pain. Untreated, this can lead to significant disability.

A representative from Arche Health will discuss the Persistent Pain Program 'Turning Pain into Gain'. This is a community based multidisciplinary initiative that offers specialised allied health support for the assessment and treatment of persistent pain.

  • Self-management techniques for coping better with daily activities.
  • Information and services available.

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2018 Life Skills Workshops

Are you over 40 and live or work in the City of Armadale? Don't miss out on this fantastic series of upcoming workshops covering a range of topics including:

  • What you need to know about preparing for Wills, Power of Attorney and Medical Guardianships.
  • What is meant by Beneficiaries, Trustees, Executors in basic terms.
  • What you need to know about linking Medicare, Medical Guardianship and Advanced Health Directives.
  • Life after work.
  • Planning for retirement- budgets, assets and liabilities.
  • How to get connected in the community.
  • The importance of developing connections and planning before retiring.

Are you Willing?

An insight into what you need for Wills, Power of Attorney, and Medical Guardianships

Tuesday 9 October 2018

4:30pm light refreshments - Workshop - 5 to 6.30pm

City of Armadale Function Room, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale

Are you Retirement Ready?

Planning what to do in retirement and making sure you are ready!

Tuesday 30 October 2018

4:30pm light refreshments - Workshop - 5 to 6.30pm

City of Armadale Function Room, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale

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Tech Buddies

Do you need help with technology? Students from Dale Christian School will be available to assist you with your technology troubles. Any questions about your laptop, iPad, tablet, mobile phone or digital camera can be solved by these technology savvy youngsters.

Wednesdays

12.30 - 1.30pm

Armadale Library

Term 4 dates:
10 October, 17 October, 24 October, 31 October, 7 November, 14 November, 21 November.

Phone Armadale Library on 9394 5125 to book your place.

 

Positve Ageing Seniors Festival

Calling all seniors! The Positive Ageing Seniors Festival will return from 1 to 30 November. Featuring a month of activities and events for seniors in the community including activities during Seniors Week, the festival is an opportunity to recognise the important contribution seniors make in the community.

To see what’s on during the month, pick up a free copy of the Positive Ageing Seniors Festival booklet from either the City of Armadale Administration building, the City’s Libraries or the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.

Positive Ageing Booklet

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 9394 5410 or visitorcentre@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 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  

Jarrah Road, Roleystone

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

Call 9390 6114 for information.

Westfield Kelmscott Seniors Club 

Harold King Centre, Monday to Friday

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

Call 9390 5204 for information.

Water Walkers 

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

Exercising walking through water and socialise afterwards.

Call 9399 3225 for information.

Dale Rainbow Walkers 

Dale Cottages, Coombe Avenue, Armadale.

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

Call 9497 3200 for information.

Books on Wheels 

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

Call 9399 9511 for information.

Pole Walking Groups

Call 9394 5410 for information.

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.