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Positive Ageing Session
Living with Dementia
Representative from Alzheimers Australia WA will present an overview on what its like to live with dementia, the eddect it can have on the person, their family and friends.
Bookings are essential. Visit www.library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Keep active and contribute to your community by volunteering. For information on volunteering opportunities contact Armadale Volunteer Services on (08) 9394 5629 or email email@example.com.
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.