In this article, I am listing details from two Perth Shires - Bayswater, and Stirling. The City of Stirling is the largest council in the Perth Metropolitan area.
CITY OF BAYSWATER
The City of Bayswater supports six social groups for physically able, socially isolated senior residents.
Participants must be HACC eligible. The Western Australian Home and Community Care (HACC) Programme is a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and WA State Governments which provides basic support services for eligible people of all ages with a disability, and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home.
SENIORS CENTRE The City of Bayswater also has three centres that cater for the older people of our community, regardless of their situation. Their aim is to promote social interaction for everyone by encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. A minimum annual membership fee is charged and new members are welcome.
Bayswater and Morley Centres have Senior Citizen's Club Incorporations operating from these centres. Anybody wishing to join the Senior Citizen's Club Incorporations as a member is encouraged to contact those Clubs directly.
Some of the activities and programmes run from the centres include:
Social interaction opportunities
Education and awareness of current community issues
Contact Details BAYSWATER SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE 27 King William Street
Phone: (08) 9271 5198
MEMBERSHIP FEE is $10 per year.
MORLEY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE
1A Lee Street
Phone: (08) 9276 6108
MEMBERSHIP FEE is $10 per year.
VOLUNTEERING WITH THE CITY
Seniors who are able, have a choice of volunteering for the City of Bayswater. "The City highly values and recognises the contribution made by volunteers who connect and participate in the community by freely sharing their time, skills and knowledge through volunteer roles."
The City encourages the involvement of volunteers, including seniors within all appropriate programmes and projects managed by the City -
If you would like to volunteer or would like any further information, contact the City's Community Development Officer on 9270 4122 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org You may also visit the Volunteering WA website for a further list of volunteering positions in the area.
CITY OF STIRLING
I live in this City, and utilise a few of the activities that they offer to seniors. I attend a pilates class and have also attended Tai Chi in the past.
The City of Stirling has over 43,000 residents aged 60 years and over living within the community.
The City of Stirling provides many activities and events for these seniors such as autumn clubs and the Stirling Silver programme.
The Stirling Silver Programme operates from four of the City of Stirling's community centres:
Bob Daniel at Inglewood
From these centres, they organise the following:
A range of social activities
Guest speakers (with morning / afternoon teas)
A variety of "hands-on" workshops
Information sessions, including health and well-being
Keeping up with technology.
For more information please contact Community Services on (08) 9205 8555.
The Autumn/Senior Citizens Clubs operate from most of the City of Stirling's community centres and provide a meeting place for mature-aged people who wish to participate in social, educational and recreational activities.
Each club arranges its own programme of activities, which may include:
If there is enough interest, a club may also arrange instructional classes. Each club sets its own annual subscriptions and if you are aged 55 years or over, you are eligible to join. Younger residents who receive a Disability Support Pension are also eligible.
There are more social activities including things like: