Seniors (Active Ageing)
Seniors (Active Ageing) Activities and Programs
Active Ageing Strategy
Brings together the strategic Active Ageing directions of the City of Rockingham. The vision of the Active Ageing Strategy is as follows:
The City of Rockingham will be an age friendly community where older people feel included, valued, and respected for their contribution to the community. Older people will live in affordable, secure and safe environments, enjoy good health and lifestyle choices, and have the opportunity to access and participate in paid or volunteer work and affordable social activities.
Active Ageing Lifestyle Program
The Active Ageing Lifestyle Program is designed to encourage residents over the age of 45 to participate and contribute to their community, by providing one free activity per month. Programs are held by local groups and businesses in partnership with the City of Rockingham to provide residents with free access to their information and/or services and also provide an opportunity to meet new people. Previous programs have included:
Improving Brain Fitness
The Activity Guide has been produced to promote fun and creative sporting, recreational and leisure activities available within the City of Rockingham to residents and visitors. Our aim is to promote healthy active lifestyles and improve the overall health and well being of all individuals.
For further information on the Activity Guide, please go to the Events and Activity Guide page.
Gone Fishing Program
They City of Rockingham's Gone Fishing program involves connecting a group of Rockingham seniors with a group of enthusiastic young people wanting to learn about fishing. The benefits for:
The program involves 25 young participants and runs twice a year during the summer months.
Young people - learn about the techniques of fishing, enjoy evening fishing sessions in various locations around Rockingham and get the opportunity to make new friends and connect with some of the senior members of our community.
Seniors - as mentors, you get the opportunity to share your knowledge and connect with some of the younger members of the Rockingham community.
To find out more about Gone Fishing or to become a senior volunteer, contact Community Capacity Building on 9528 0420.
The Autumn Centre offers a focal point for older people in the community to socialise, create supportive networks and pursue personal interests.
The City's libraries provide a seamless service to all members of the community, including the Rockingham Regional Campus Community Library, Safety Bay Library and Warnbro Community Library.
Bert England Lodge
Bert England Lodge is located at 111 Woodbridge Drive, Cooloongup WA 6168.
Challenger Court is located at 30 Ray Street, Rockingham and offers 50 independent living units.
Alternative Residential Accommodation
Information about nursing homes, aged care and hostels and retirement villages is available in the DPS Guide to Aged Care, available from the Commonwealth Carelink Centre please phone 1800 052 222 or visit: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/services/category.cfm?Topic_ID=7
The Aged Care Guide provides older people, their families and carers with valuable information about home and residential care services and products.
Rockingham Connect Community Transport
Rockingham Connect is the City of Rockingham's community transport service. Transport is available to people living all over Rockingham who do not have access to alternative transport and it can be to your door if necessary. A small fee may be payable. For further information and to book, please phone 9550 7933.
Looking for more information on aged and community help? Phone the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres on 1800 200 422.
Seniors Health Card
Residents over the age of 60 are eligible to obtain a Seniors Card. For information on how to obtain a Seniors Card, visit Department of Communities.
Meals on Wheels
This service has been transitioned by the City back to Home and Community Care, who have appointed Kwinana Home Support Services as the new service provider.
Kwinana Home Support Services contact is Deborah Furnell who can be contacted on (08) 9439 3747.
Safety for Seniors / Home Security
Safety for Seniors is a program run by the City of Rockingham and the local Police, aimed at supporting safety for seniors in the Rockingham community. To find out more, please visit Safety for Seniors.
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Please visit one of the Aged Care sections to learn more about Aged Care or view the DPS Aged Care Guide.