Seniors

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale offers a variety of age inclusive community events and workshops. As an integral part of our community’s history, present and future, we endeavour to provide Seniors with activities that are entertaining, informative, inclusive and even adventurous!

By working with local service providers, we are able to facilitate and support

  • Exercise Groups
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Groups
  • Arts and Crafts

Be sure to check our event calendar here so you do not miss all the activities and programs our Shire has to offer.

Looking for ways to stay active and make new friends? Why not join a local volunteer organisation, craft group or sporting group? Click here to see the range of community groups active in the Shire and find your new adventure today.

The Mundijong Library boasts a range of resources and activities for all ages, find out more about what the Library has to offer here.

Upcoming Events

Seniors Week

WA Seniors Week is an annual event that encourages people of all ages to celebrate the contributions of older people to the Western Australian community. WA Seniors Week is also a celebration of seniors’ active participation in community life. Be sure to check back to see what the Shire has planned for Seniors Week each November. 

Students and Seniors at the 2020 Seniors Week Garden Party

Court Grammar School Students provide lunch and entertainment to Seniors at the 2020 Seniors Week Garden Party held at the Serpentine Falls Home and Tourist Village. Proudly supported by Stay on Your Feet WA.

Resources

State Government $400 Safety and Security Rebate

WA Seniors Card members can once again claim $400 rebate to assist with purchase and installation of home security equipment.

Eligible items include home security, fire safety or electrical safety items

  • home alarm and CCTV systems;
  • security door screens;
  • door and window deadlocks;
  • security window screens or shutters;
  • security sensor lights;
  • WiFi video doorbells;
  • residual current devices;
  • mains powered smoke alarms; and
  • fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

To meet the requirements of the Safety and Security Rebate, items purchased must meet the relevant Australian Standards, and any installation work required must be carried out by a licensed tradesperson.

The rebate is administered by the WA Seniors Card Centre, with more information available by calling 1800 671 233 or visiting http://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au

Hard copy application forms can be requested from the WA Seniors Card Centre or downloaded from the WA Seniors Card website.

Many safety and security equipment suppliers also provide discounts to WA Seniors Card members. A list of suppliers providing discounts to WA Seniors Card holders is available here.

To be eligible for a WA Seniors Card, people must be aged 64 and above, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, reside in WA and work less than 25 hours per week.

"Every Western Australian deserves to feel safe and have peace of mind in their homes and this is especially so for our seniors - and the Safety and Security Rebate is an investment in keeping our seniors safe.” (Seniors and Ageing Minister, Don Punch)

Aged Care Guide 

The Aged Care Guide provides senior Australians with comprehensive information on the many considerations around aged care. Search more than 5,000 nursing homes, retirement villages and home and community care options in your state, council area or suburb. Use cost calculators, read information articles on specific topics such as respite, dementia and more. 

View free online copies of their publications by clicking the images below.

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Employment webinars

The Shire has engaged award winning career coach Alison Bannister to deliver a series of online webinars around a range of employment related topics. A new webinar is released each month from September 2021 until June 2022 and each release is available for six months. You can watch all the webinars by clicking the image below.

Webinars have the advantage of being able to be watched as many times as you like, paused when you need to and watched at a time of day or night that suits your schedule. Set your own pace and volume and if you would like a copy of the slides to read please contact the Shire on communityactivation@sjshire.wa.gov.au or 9526 1111.

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Dementia Awareness Resources

In Australia, limited awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often results in delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and a higher burden of care on families and health systems.

Moving Pictures, an innovative multi-media project, aims to change this through the production of short films co-produced with people from CALD backgrounds. The Moving Pictures team has so far produced 27 short films in 9 different linguistic communities. For each language, there are three films: Detection and Diagnosis, Navigating Care, and the Carer Journey. The Moving Pictures films are based on the stories and lived experiences of carers of people living with dementia, and the expert views of key service providers, all videos feature subtitles in English. 

In addition to the short films, the team has developed comics to complement the films. The Moving Pictures comics are available on-line, but can also be ordered free of charge directly from the Moving Pictures website using the order form

Videos and comics are available in the following languages: 

عربى Arabic                     廣東話 Cantonese                     Ελληνικά Greek                     हिंदी Hindi                     Italiano Italian       
普通话 Mandarin           Español Spanish                       தமிழ் Tamil                          Tiếng Việt Vietnamese

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