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Age-friendly Rockingham

Seniors are an important part of the City of Rockingham community and make up 16% (more than 21,000 people) of the population. Over the next 20 years this number will nearly double to over 40,000 people, representing 21% of the population.

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Seniors Strategy 2017-2021 Seniors Strategy Cover

The City has been a member of the World Health Organisation Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities since 2012.
The City developed the Seniors Strategy 2017-2021 following extensive community consultation and feedback as a tool to provide strategic direction to address seniors’ needs. The strategy aims for seniors to live a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable life as part of an age-friendly community where they are connected and able to access valued, affordable and innovative community services, programs and infrastructure.

Title Type Size and format
Seniors Strategy 2017-2021 Document PDF 1.2 MB
Seniors Strategy Snap-shot Summary Document PDF 1.2 MB

What does being old mean to you?

When asked this question, we all reveal very different answers. In a society where, sadly, ageism and stereotyping associated with growing old still exist, we asked a range of community members for their thoughts on this question to get a conversation started around ageing. View the film clip below where participants revealed their answers to the question "What does being old mean to you?".

Reflections: Age Is Just a Number

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019
Time: 5pm–8pm
Location: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham
Cost Free

Seniors are the heart and memory of the Rockingham community and will be celebrated at this event.
Community members of all ages are invited to join in with the celebration. Come along to watch and listen to local seniors’ oral stories and written memoirs, find out what growing old means to the wider community, and view the Selfie with a Senior Exhibition.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Please RSVP by Friday 29 March 2019 by contacting the City on 9528 0333 or by emailing

Seniors Social and Wellbeing Program Seniors exercising

Seniors are invited to participate in the Seniors Social and Wellbeing Program held in Baldivis and Golden Bay. This program, facilitated by experienced Aqua Jetty trainers, provides an opportunity for seniors to engage in weekly physical and social activities in a friendly group setting at:
Baldivis Recreation Centre, Fifty Road, Baldivis:
Mondays 10am–11.30am and Wednesdays 9am–10.30am
Coastal Community Centre, Tangadee Road, Golden Bay:
Mondays and Fridays 9am–10.30am
Bookings are not required. For more information, please contact Aqua Jetty on 9591 0888 or

Aqua Jetty members in swimming pool

Aqua Jetty Livewell Membership (over 50s)

The Aqua Jetty is one of the City's and Western Australia's premier aquatic and health facilities. The Livewell membership is for people over the age of 50. Find out more information about the Aqua Jetty and the Livewell membership.

Selfie with a Senior 2018 Competition

We have a winner! Kelly Powell was the lucky winner of $500 for the selfie and description she submitted for the Selfie with a Senior competition. Her entry was a great example of honouring seniors and breaking down the stigma and stereotyping of older people.

Kelly wrote:
"I work for Coastal District Care Centre Emergency Relief. Most of our volunteers are seniors. They have taught me so many valuable lessons about life, friendship, love and acceptance. They buoy up our clients with caring, compassion and laughter and ask for nothing in return. I took this photo of three of our volunteers and myself to show the friendships and love that are created despite age differences and breakdown the stigma and stereotypes of old age. These people aren’t old, they’re the perfect example of vintage… better and valuable as they age."

Thank you to everyone else who also submitted their selfies and descriptions. It was a wonderful reflection on the deep respect and love out there for older people.

Seniors: the heart and memory of the community

Selfie with a Senior Exhibition

Date: Tuesday 2 April - Sunday 14 April 2019
Time: 10am–5pm Monday to Friday and 10am–4pm Saturday and Sunday
Location: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham
Cost: Free

Join the Rockingham community in celebrating all seniors by visiting the Selfie with a Senior Exhibition. This exhibition showcases photos submitted by community members to the 2018 Selfie with a Senior competition. Let’s change the way we think about ageing.

For more information, please contact the City on 9528 0333 or

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