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.
Stay up to date with information and events for seniors
The City distributes regular information to seniors about events, workshops, expos and other information. 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 email@example.com with your name, postal address and contact phone number.
Seniors are an important part of the City of Rockingham community. In 2012 the City became a member of the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
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 and continues to address the actions that were identified.
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 Seniors Strategy identifies actions to ensure that the strategy’s aims are achieved.
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 disabilities 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 individuals 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 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 information.
Accommodation and Community Support
My Aged Care provides information about the different types of aged care services, local services, eligibility, and costs. Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
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 address 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, which the City advertises for periodically. For more information contact 9528 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WA Seniors Card
Visit the Department of Local Government and Communities website to find out how to obtain a WA Seniors Card.
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.
Seniors are eligible for free travel on Transperth services during certain times of the day. For more information contact Transperth on 13 62 13.
Pensioners and seniors are entitled to a 50% concession on all Transwa services. For more information contact Transwa on 1300 662 205.
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