Seniors

News, Programs and Events

Positive Ageing Sessions

Cyber Crime and Protecting Older Australians
Wednesday 2 August
1.30 - 4pm at Armadale Library

Older Australians, along with the rest of the population, face a number of online risks and threats.

David Cook, researcher at Edith Cowan University's Security Reseach Institute, will present COTA WA's Cyber Crime seminar. The session will cover:

  • How to recognise online deception
  • Protecting yourself from phone and computer scams
  • Email stings
  • How to identify theft and social media tricks
  • Access to money
  • Internet fraud.

Refreshments will be provided. Bookings are essential. Click here to book online or call 9394 5125.

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Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Wednesday 6 September
1.30 - 2.30pm at Armadale Library

An ambassador from Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA will cover:

  • An overview of arthritis.
  • Self-management techniques to help cope with day to day activities.
  • Services and information available.

Healthy Bladder and Bowel
Wednesday 6 September
3 - 4pm at Armadale Library

Bladder and bowel control problems affect many of us. At this session a representative from Continence Foundation of Australia WA will discuss healthy bladder and bowel habits, problems, risk factors and where to get help.

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

Carer Wellbeing Workshop

Carers WA in partnership with the City of Armadale would like to invite carers to attend a free Carer Wellbeing Workshop.

This workshop will discuss who carers are, what wellbeing is, the impacts of caring on wellbeing, services available for carers, advocating for yourself, and looking after your physical wellbeing ( injury prevention, manual handling and physical self-care).

When: Wednesday 16 August 2017

Time: 12.30 - 4pm

Where:  Armadale (full details provided upon RSVP)

Cost: Free. Includes afternoon tea.

All carers who wish to attend must be a registered member of Carers WA. Membership is free.

Please call 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) or email events@carerswa.asn.au to become a member and to RSVP.

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.

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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.