Seniors

Overview

Cambridge Senior Services

The Town of Cambridge completed an Age Friendly Communities (AFC) Plan(PDF, 646KB) using the World Health Organisation (WHO) methodology.

The AFC plan was endorsed by Council in May 2018.

It provides a framework for supporting older people by connecting them to services, facilities and experiences that assist them to age in place and participate in local community life. The summary of recommendations and key findings was used to develop the Town's first 4 year Senior Services Strategy 2018/19 - 2021/22(PDF, 95KB) .

The Town of Cambridge remains a supportive and inclusive community, fostering a local environment where older people are able to live meaningful and independent lives, while being valued for their knowledge, skills and life experience.

For more information please contact Cambridge Senior Services at 40 Alexander Street, Wembley. Phone: 9285 3136 or email seniorservices@cambridge.wa.gov.au

For activities and events, check out - What's on for Seniors(PDF, 190KB)

Council Policy No: 2.1.20 - Seniors Needs(PDF, 70KB)

Home and Community Care (HACC)

Up until 30 June 2018 Cambridge Senior Services provided Home and Community Care (HACC) services to over 200 care recipients. This included a range of support services to assist older community members to live independently using a wellness approach. As from Monday 2 July 2018, Rise is providing these services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). Rise has over 35 years' experience supporting people in Perth and surrounding areas to maintain their independence and to "live a good life". All Rise CHSP services will continue to be provided from the Wembley Community Centre which will remain as a hub for senior services.

All telephone enquiries regarding HACC or CHSP services should be directed to RISE at Wembley Community Centre:

Coordinator Day Club 6274 3625 

Coordinator Home Support Services 6274 3626

For more information visit Rise: https://www.risenetwork.com.au

My Aged Care

My Aged Care provides information about aged care services and is the start point to access Australian Government funded services. Contact My Aged Care: 1800 200 422 to book an assessment.

For more information to access services visit: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au

Cambridge Coffee Club for Seniors

Have you recently moved to the Town of Cambridge or would like to meet new people in your local community? Join us for a cuppa at the Cambridge Coffee Club for seniors.

The club meets every fortnight at various locations around the Town of Cambridge. To register your details or for more information contact  Cambridge Senior Services on 9285 3136 or email: seniorservices@cambridge.wa.gov.au

Positive Ageing

Organisations supporting positive ageing
COTA
The peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians.  COTA Australia is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation which comprises COTAs in each State and Territory. COTA Australia focuses on policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers.
 

(08) 9472 0104

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Seniors Recreation Council
The peak body for organisations supporting seniors' involvement in sport and recreation, the Seniors Recreation Council is constantly reviewing its strategies to increase the participation of seniors in sport, recreation and associated physical and mental activity.

(08) 9492 9773

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Carers WA 

Carers WA aims to enhance and promote carers health and wellbeing by focusing on their emotional and social support needs.

Our services include the provision of specialist information and advice, resources, carer support through counselling, education/training, social support and carer advocacy and representation.

 

1800 242 636

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Advocare Incorporated
An independent, community based, not for profit organisation that supports and protects the rights of older people and people with disabilities. 

(08) 9479 7566

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A WA Seniors Card provides you with a range of benefits, including:

• Free off-peak travel

• Rates rebate

• Water rate rebate

• Special offers and discounts. To be eligible for the WA Seniors Card program, you need to be aged 62 years or above, a permanent resident of Western Australia and work less than 25 hours per week, averaged over a 12 month period.

You can apply for a WA Seniors Card as follows:

Visit the website to complete an online application: https://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au/

• Pick up a copy at your local Australia Post outlet

• Visit the WA Seniors Card Centre, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth 6000 (Entry is from the public lifts located in Railway Lane off Murray Street Mall)

• Email: info@seniorscard.wa.gov.au

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology helps individuals to access equipment, technology and services to help them maintain their independence and to improve their quality of life with enjoyment.

For more information contact the following organisations: Independent Living Centre WA (ILC): 1300 885 886 Visit the website: https://ilc.com.au

Technology for Ageing and Disability Western Australia (TADWA): 1300 663 243

Visit the website: https://tadwa.org.au