SHINE Community Services is jointly funded by the Towns of Mosman Park, Claremont and Cottesloe and the Shire of Peppermint Grove along with the State Government’s HACC programme.
Their services cater for seniors or younger people with disabilities, and carers of both groups. Persons eligible for the programme must reside in the local government areas of Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park. HACC eligible residents can reside elsewhere.
Services are designed to help people to continue to live in their own homes. SHINE Community Services' aim is to promote independence by helping clients find new ways of performing tasks and by only carrying out tasks which people are physically unable to perform themselves, as well as promoting well-being and an active social life.
The first time a client contacts SHINE Community Services, details are required, such as name, address, phone number, Doctor and a brief medical history of the client. When receiving a subsidised service, each client will be asked to complete an Income Assessment Form, simply specifying where they are on level 1 or level 2 income.
SHINE offer a range of services to assist clients both in the home and the community. These include:
• Art Class
• Canasta Group
• Computer/ Tablet Class
• Domestic Assistance
• Exercise Classes
• Garden Maintenance
• Handyman Help
• In House events including Afternoon Teas, Lunches, Entertainment
• Leisure Outings
• Meal Preparation
• Personal Care
• Respite Care
• Scrabble Group
• Shopping Bus
• Social Club
• Social Support
Have a look at the October, November and December activity calendars for further information, or the more detailed Activity Program Guide to learn more about upcoming programs and events.
Name: Shine Community Services
Office hours 8.30am - 4pm
Address: 81 Forrest Street, Cottesloe WA 6011
Telephone: (08) 9253 5555 (Reception) / (08) 9253 5544 (Social Club)
Fax: (08) 9383 1371
Local Shopping Bus Service For Seniors
SHINE Community Services offers a shopping bus service which allows people to be picked up, provide transport to the designated shopping centre and returned back home. Support workers are available on the bus to assist clients and help carry shopping bags into the house. The service is provided as an on-going planned weekly or fortnightly service and is provided at a small subsidised fee of $8. The Shopper Bus is a wonderful opportunity to make friends and meet new people.
The Shopper Bus schedule is as follows:
Tuesday morning: Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre. Pick up between 9:30 and 10:00, Drop off between 11:30 and 12:00.
Tuesday afternoon: Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre, Pick up between 12:45 and 1:15, Drop off between 2:30 and 3:00.
Thursday: Mosman Park Shopping Centre, Pick up between 11:30 and 12:00, Drop off between 1:30 and 2:00.
Fortnightly Friday: Floreat Shopping Centre, Pick up between 10:00 and 11:15, Drop off between 1:30 and 2:15.
Shine Community Services Luncheons
SHINE Community Services would like to invite residents from Cottesloe, Claremont, Mosman Park and Peppermint Grove to their twice monthly luncheons. Each luncheon has either a guest speaker to provide informative and relevant information for seniors.
The luncheons are held twice each month and costs are kept to a minimum. Reservations are essential as places are limited. Please ring 9253 5555 to book your seat. RSVPs are required and can be taken until the day prior the events. Transport can be arranged for Shine Community Services' clients. More information can be found in the activity program guide above.
Social Club Outlings
The SHINE Social Club offers up to 4 outings per month, usually one for each day of the week. Although these outings were designed for Social Club clients, they are now open to all. Destinations include shopping centres, restaurants, museums, galleries, exhibitions and more. Costs vary depending on the outing. More information can be found in the activity program guide above.
SHINE's leisure outings run once a week on alternating Mondays and Fridays. Outings do not run on public holidays. The outings are typically for 5 hours depending on the location, with pickups usually starting from 9:30am. Costs vary depending on the outing. More information can be found in the activity program guide above.
Café Connoisseurs runs every Wednesday at a cost of $8, plus food and drinks, and any ticket prices. It is ideal for our more active clients, who would like to go out regularly for relaxing and fun mornings with a smaller group. We go out for shorter trips locally to enjoy a cuppa, or perhaps for lunch, and a catch up with our SHINE friends. At least once a month the Café Connoisseurs also go out on a Saturday morning. Please refer to the calendar links above for dates.
Weekly Centre Based Activities
Day: Every Monday
Time: 1:30pm – 3.30pm
Cost: $6, including some materials and light refreshments
Details: Chris Spaven is a local artist and SHINE volunteer who has kindly offered to host art classes for those interested in either learning how to sketch or paint or those who might have projects they would like help with. Contact reception for more details.
Day: Tuesdays (please call to reserve a place)
Time: 11:00am - 12 noon (Morning Class)
Cost: $10 including morning tea served before class at 10.30am. Transport available for $5.
Details: Lessons on how to use computers and/or tablets. With plans for both beginner and intermediate classes,
there is a place for everyone at all Tech savvy levels.
Beginner Afternoon Classes: Afternoon classes designed for absolute beginners will run 1pm to 2pm to provide guidance on specific topics. Please call reception for more details.
Connections Café: Is available to help you with any IT issues, or specific questions you may have. Join our volunteer Alison between 10am and 11am Tuesday mornings for internet surfing/practice and morning tea (cost $5).
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Details: Get up and moving! Every week the Tuesday exercise group comes together and enjoys an hour of early
morning fitness. Anthony, a physiotherapist from Life Care Physio, runs through a range of exercises to keep
clients active and improve their fitness, balance and overall wellbeing.
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $3, including afternoon tea prepared by Sarah
Details: Come and play Canasta in our dining room. For those that haven’t played, the game is easily mastered with some practice. Our clients and volunteers are more than happy to teach you and we always welcome newcomers!
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 1:00pm –2:30pm
Cost: $3, including light afternoon tea
Details: Come and play Scrabble in our dining room! Challenge your word skills and maybe learn some new ones. See if your vocabulary can get you the highest word score. Our clients and volunteers are more than happy to teach you if you haven’t played for a while, or are new to the game.
Functional Exercise Classes
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 9:45am – 10:30am
Details: Esther Lane, a qualified personal trainer, runs a functional training class. These exercises will help to increase strength and stability to keep you active and able. These classes are designed to assist your well-being – prevent falls and other physiological injuries and to have fun! Esther will work with your fitness levels and any conditions you may suffer from.
Chair Exercise Classes
Day: Every Friday
Time: 9:30am – 10:15am
Cost: $5, plus a gold coin donation for morning tea
Details: Sheila has been a yoga instructor for decades and has taught clients well into their 80s. The classes are suited to all levels of fitness and ranges of motion, with the option to increase or decrease the difficulty of movements to suit your comfort level.
To register your interest in any of the activities offered by SHINE Community Services and to book your place, please call: 9253 5555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or book online: www.shinecs.com.au.
Please note: Fees indicated are based on clients who are classed as having level one income. A higher rate applies to clients with level two income, however fee reductions can be given if required. If you require additional information regarding income levels, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at SHINE.