Seniors’ Sites Perth and Western Australia
- Aged and Community Services WA – An independent body representing charitable, religious and benevolent not-for profit organisations and provides a forum for information exchange at State and Federal levels.
- Carers WA – A non-profit community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 200,000 family Carers living in Western Australia. Part of the National Carers Association, we are the peak body recognised both state and federally, as the voice of family carers, representing your interests in the Western Australian community.
- Cota WA – Connecting Over 50s Throughout Australia, formerly known as Council on the Ageing, is an independent consumer organisation run by and for senior Australians. for local information
- Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
- Independent Living Centre of Western Australia – Non-government, not-for-profit, community based equipment information and advisory resource service.
- People Who Care provide services to the frail aged and people who have a disability to assist them to stay living independently in the community.
- Retirees WA - Formerly known as the Australian Pensioners League of WA, offers members information on all aspects of retirement and acts as a lobby group.
- Seniors Card
- Silver Chain Nursing Association Inc – Offers a diverse range of quality services to support people with disabilities and/or life-limiting illnesses, regardless of age and status, to live in the community.
- Seniors’ Recreation Council publishes a directory of sport and recreation activities for adults called ‘Add Life To Your Years’
- Seniors’ Resources Online – Department for Community Development information site.
- Southern District Support Association Inc – Assists people living within the Perth south-east corridor to remain in their own homes for as long as they wish, to prevent inappropriate placement in hostels and nursing homes.
- Support & Therapy Centre – Murdoch Community Hospice – The Centre caters for both public and private patients living in the community and inpatients at Murdoch Community Hospice who have an active/progressive illness. These services are extended to carers in recognition that they also require practical and emotional support. In keeping with the guidelines of Palliative Care Australia, the Support and Therapy centre offers a holistic approach to health care by providing a range of social, complementary and diversional therapies to complement conventional medicine.
- WA Day Clubs: The Day Club program is designed to assist veterans, war widows and general members of the community to stay independent through participation in activities and develop social connections. Day Clubs offer their members an opportunity to
• Meet new friends;
• Participate in games and activities;
• Challenge their thinking with discussions and quizzes;
• Relax in a social setting;
• Get out and about;
• And most of all, have FUN!
There are several Day Clubs currently running in Western Australia, see the website for details.
Hospitals and Medical Services in Perth and Western Australia
Useful online stores
- Bad Backs has articles, discussion forums and a range of traditional & alternative back care products to help relieve injury or chronic pain conditions and help healing. They also have preventative products and relief for people who spend a lot of time sitting at computers.