Seniors

News, Programs and Events

Positive Ageing Sessions

Where will you be at 73? Right sizing in retirement
Wednesday 4 APril
1.30 - 2.30pm
Armadale Library

An Education Advisor from the Seniors Housing Advisory Centre (a branch of Consumer Protection), will discuss:
 The range of housing options available in retirement.
 What to look at when considering whether to downsize.
 The costs involved when downsizing or moving into retirement villages and residential parks.

Understanding the rights and oblications of retirement village living.
Wednesday 4 April
3 - 4pm
Armadale Library

For those that are about to or have already made the move into a retirement village, the Seniors Housing Advisory Centre Education Advisor will explain the rights and obligations of
retirement village living.

Refreshments will be provided. Bookings are essential. Visit www.library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125.

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Bladder and Bowel Health Forum

For older people and anyone seeking quality of life, the City of Armadale and Juniper present this friendly and informative session on bladder and bowel health.

Professional health experts will give practical advice and help you in a sensitive, supportive environment:
• Continence tips
• Treatment aids & financial assistance
• Diet & wellness
• Exercises for your pelvic floor & more!

Date: Wednesday 21 March
Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Venue:Frye Park Pavilion, Clifton Street, Kelmscott
LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED
For more information & registration: Juniper Community (08) 6363 6324

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Free Carers Workshops

Workshop 1- 'State of Mind'

When: Wednesday 14th March 12:30-3:30pm

The first part of this workshop explores the link between our bodies and minds. This workshop details, from a neurophysiological perspective, links between your body and mind using examples such as Depression and Anxiety. The second part involves exploring constructive and creative ways of managing our bodies and minds when we feel distress.

Workshop 2: 'Compassion Fatigue'

Wednesday 18th April, 12.30 - 3.30pm

Compassion fatigue is a natural process in the caring role which often leads to burn-out. Maintaining empathy is hard and can take its toll at times. The aim of this workshop is to enable carers to have skills that might prevent compassion fatigue, giving them a deeper understanding and keys to maintaining the empathic position.

Workshop 3: 'Agent of Change'

Wednesday 16th May, 12.30 - 3.30pm

Part of maintaining positive health in your role as a carer is often about knowing where to draw the line between yourself and the person you care for. How do we create positive boundaries within our relationships? This workshop explores the communication patterns we have, how they prevent us from hearing and receiving what we need to support ourselves and those we care for. Learning to move beyond anger, guilt and shame to move towards healthy long lasting relationships.

Workshop 4: ‘Grief and You’

Wednesday 20th June, 12.30 - 3.30pm

In this workshop we focus on loss and the process of grief as separate to the experience of bereavement. All of us experience loss in life, especially carers and these losses can result in feelings of grief that are often difficult to hold and explore. Being a part of the workshop will help you find a perspective on the losses you may have experienced in your caring role and explore the process of grieving, allowing it to be seen and experienced as a natural part of life.

VENUE: Kelmscott (full details provided upon RSVP)
TIME: 12.30pm - 3.30pm (registrations from 12.15pm)
COST: Free! Afternoon tea provided. Please notify Carers WA if you have dietary or any other special requirements. Unfortunately we may not be able to meet all requests.
Registrations are essential! Please call 1300 227 377 or email events@carerswa.asn.au to register or for more information.

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Technology Buddies

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.

Wednesday, 12.30 - 1.30pm at Armadale Library

Term 1 dates:
14 February, 21 February, 28 February, 7 March, 14 March,
21 March, 28 March.
Term 2 dates:
2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 June, 13 June.

Phone Armadale Library on 9394 5125 to book your place.

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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.

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.