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Support for seniors

The Town’s Community Development Officers play a key role in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for older people and people with disabilities within the community.  The Council funds and facilitates programs and services and acts as a referral point for care needs and health, housing and accommodation, sporting and recreation needs.

The Town regularly engages with residents to identify seniors’ needs and wants and the correlating strengths and barriers in service provision in our local communities. This information is used to develop strategies to address any identified issues, plan for the future needs of our growing senior population and ultimately be recognised as an age friendly community.

Each year the Town hosts a Seniors Week Morning Tea in November and free First Aid course for seniors in March/April. For more information or to register your interest in these events contact the Community Development team on 9383 6600 or email community@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au for more information.

 

My Aged Care

Arranging the aged care services you need can be a complex and daunting task. Whether you need some help around the house, or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is the Australian Government’s starting point on your aged care journey and can provide support to help you access the Australian Government-funded aged care services you need.

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ or call 1800 200 422  (This is a free call from landlines and most mobile phones)

My Aged Care are open:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturdays: 10am to 2pm
  • Closed on Sundays and national public holidays.

Need help with calling My Aged Care?

  • You can ask someone to speak on your behalf. Find out how on their representatives page.
  • If you speak a language other than English, you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 for support to talk to My Aged Care or with your aged care provider about your services.
  • To use the National Relay Service to choose your preferred access point on their website, or call the NRS Helpdesk on 1800 555 660.

SHINE Community Services

SHINE Community Services is funded and supported by the Town of Mosman Park in co-operation with the Towns of Claremont, Cottesloe and Shire of Peppermint Grove along with the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Package Program (HCP). Their services cater for seniors or younger people with disabilities, and carers of both groups. Services are designed to promote independence and assist people to continue to live in their own homes, as well as promoting well-being and an active social life.

SHINE offers a range of services to assist clients both in the home and the community. These include:

  • Art Class, Scrabble and Canasta Group
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Exercise Classes
  • Garden and Home Maintenance
  • In House events including Afternoon Teas, Lunches, Entertainment
  • Leisure Outings
  • Meal Preparation
  • Personal Care
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
  • Shopping Bus
  • Social Club
  • Social Support
  • Transport

For more information or to book service visit their website www.shinecs.com.au or call 9383 2663.

COTA WA at Home Guide

Council on the Ageing Western Australia has developed a guide to support older West Australians to live well. It is important for all members of our community to feel safe and supported, with easy access to information and support services. The document contains a comprehensive directory of resources available to assist older Australians.

A 48 page hard copy At Home Guide for those who do not have access to online technology is available from the Town of Mosman Park Administration Building.

A downloadable online viewing version is available by clicking on the link http://www.cotawa.org.au/the-at-home-guide/

Community groups

There are a number of local community groups which cater to older residents. Visit the Community Directory page or contact the Community Development team on 9383 6600 or email community@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au for more information.