A City for Seniors – celebrating Senior’s Week 2016

The City of Melville will be celebrating Senior’s Week, 6 to 13 November 2016, with events, a booklet launch and attendance at the WA Seniors Awards Gala Ceremony, where the Melville Age-Friendly and Accessible Businesses (MAFAB) network - a collaborative effort with AMP Garden City and the City of Melville is an award finalist.

City of Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey said Seniors Week was an opportunity to celebrate senior members of the community and the City’s ongoing commitment to creating an Age-Friendly Melville.

“The City of Melville was formally included in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Age-Friendly Communities Global Network in 2010 and continues to build on its strategy developed with local seniors to progress its vision to be an age-friendly city,”

“We are celebrating Senior’s Week 2016 with the launch of a handy Seniors Guide booklet detailing a range of programs,   activities and  facilities provided by the City for our senior residents, including opportunities to learn new technology skills at our Digital Hub sessions to keeping physically active with Seniors’ programs and fitness classes at our LeisureFit centres,”

“The City will also be hosting events for both residents and aged care professionals addressing topics identified as important issues by City of Melville seniors, we hope these events provide invaluable information,” said Mayor Aubrey.

An event for aged care professionals, “All Grown Up 2.0” will be hosted by the City on Tuesday, 8 November, in partnership with ConnectGroups, Advocare and Council on the Ageing WA (COTA WA) addressing the issue of social isolation and seniors.

A free two-part workshop “South of the River Forum – Planning for Quality End of Life” will be hosted in conjunction with COTA WA and Palliative Care Assistance which will provide information on asset management, organ and tissue donation and health care.

Part one of the workshop is on Thursday, 10 November and part two is on Thursday, 17 November, both sessions are held in the Main Hall, City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon. For more information and to register, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/seniors or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

Copies of the Seniors Guide - What’s on offer in your City are available at all City library locations, LeisureFit Centres and the Civic Centre, or on request by calling customer service on 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

The winner of the WA Seniors Awards will be announced on Sunday, 6 November 2016. For more information, visit www.cotawa.org.au/2016/05/wa-seniors-week-2016.