Information for Seniors
The City of Rockingham is an age-friendly community and is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. The City is committed to providing programs and services specifically designed for seniors.
What story will you share?
The City is currently inviting seniors who are living in the City and have an interesting story to tell, to share their stories with the City and the wider community.
Five stories will be selected to be recorded and shared with the community as short film clips. Some ideas for stories include - an interesting life experience; an Aboriginal Elder with a story to share; unsung hero; war story; unusual sport, activity or hobby; volunteering until late in life; or a Rockingham-specific story.
To be eligible, please download the Expression of Interest form below, complete and return to the City by no later than Tuesday 20 February 2018.
Rockingham’s seniors: holding the past, present and future.
Stay up to date with information and events for seniors. Information can be received either by email or by post. To receive information by email, please sign into Rock Port and update your profile.
To receive information by post, please contact the City with your contact details on 9528 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, postal address and contact phone number.
Seniors are an important part of the City of Rockingham community. The City became a member of the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities in 2012.
The City is also committed to working towards becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community. The City was a pilot site in the Alzheimer’s Australia WA Dementia-Friendly Communities pilot project in 2015.
Seniors Strategy 2017-2021
The City’s Seniors Strategy 2017-2021 aims for seniors to live a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable life as part of an Age-friendly community where they are connected and are able to access valued, affordable and innovative community services, programs and infrastructure.
The Autumn Centre provides a welcoming space for people over the age of 50 to socialise, access leisure and educational activities, support groups and pursue personal interests. The Autumn Centre is also open to people with disability over the age of 18, accompanied by a carer.
For more information call the Autumn Centre on 9528 8560.
Safety for Seniors
Safety for Seniors is a free program that supports the vulnerable and isolated seniors within the community. This program offers seniors the opportunity to chat to a friendly volunteer by phone at least once a month.
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Security Subsidy Scheme
The Security Subsidy Scheme is a program to help residents to improve the level of security within their home. The City provides a subsidy of up to $100 towards the cost of installing a range of security items.
Rockingham Connect Community Transport Service
The Rockingham Connect Community Transport Service provides wheelchair accessible door-to-door transport for residents who meet the following eligibility criteria:
• have no access to a private vehicle
• are unable to access public transport
• are a Health Care Card holder or on a low income.
Seniors are eligible for free travel on Transperth services during certain times of the day. For more information contact Transperth on 13 62 13. Contact Transperth also to request changes in bus route and/or frequency.
Pensioners and seniors are entitled to a 50% concession on all Transwa services. For more information contact Transwa on 1300 662 205.
Wheelchair Accessible Maxi Cab
Seniors are able to book a wheelchair accessible maxi cab by calling Black and White Cabs on 13 MAXI (136 294).
Wheelchair and Scooter Accessible Transport
Multi-Purpose Taxis (MPT) and wheelchair and scooter accessible taxis are available in metropolitan and regional areas throughout Western Australia.
The dedicated taxi booking service 13 MAXI is appointed to provide reliable and consistent services for passengers using wheelchairs or scooters.
Please note the following:
• your wheelchair or scooter should be capable of being restrained correctly
• your lap tray should be removed during transit
• you should allow the driver to use an approved lap belt to secure you.
To book a MPT, contact 13 MAXI or 136 294. For further information visit Department of Transport
Challenger Court at 30 Ray Street, Rockingham is a City-owned retirement village that has 50 one-bedroom independent living units which have a comfortable living area, kitchen and bathroom.
Prospective residents must meet the following criteria:
• aged 55 years and over
• living in the City of Rockingham
• not in full time employment
• financially disadvantaged
• medically fit to live independently at Challenger Court.
Applications are made via an Expression of Interest. For more information contact 9528 0333 or email@example.com.
Seniors and Discounts Rates
Pensioners and seniors may be able to apply for a rebate for their Council rates and Emergency Services Levy.
The Activity Guide lists fun and creative sporting, recreational and leisure activities available within the City of Rockingham. View the Activity Guide page for more details.
The City has developed access pathways to allow seniors and people with disability easier access to the beach. For more information on beach access, beach trekker wheelchairs and beach matting, click here.
My Aged Care
My Aged Care provides information about the different types of aged care services, and local services available, as well as information on eligibility, and costs. Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to book an assessment.
Assistive technology helps individuals to access equipment, technology and services to assist them to retain their independence, and to enjoy a quality and comfortable standard of living.
Contact the following organisations for more information on how they can help:
Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) 1300 885 886
Technology and Disability Western Australia (TADWA) 1300 663 243
Meals on Wheels
Community First International provides Meals on Wheels in the City, including fresh meals during the week and frozen meals over weekends.
For more information, contact Community First International on 9339 7225.
WA Seniors Card
Visit the Department of Local Government and Communities website to find out how to obtain a WA Seniors Card. The WA Seniors Card can be used to claim a range of State Government concessions and discounts from businesses across Western Australia.
The WA Seniors Card also includes a Transperth Smartrider card which provides access to Transperth services for free or on a concession basis.
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