The Community Development Officers provide support for the development of services, programmes, events and facilities which benefit seniors.
You can contact a Community Development Officer for information about:
- The Over 55's Well & Wise Calendar
- Community Centres and Groups
- Seniors Events
- Health Services
- Legal Services
- Leisure for all ages
- Nursing Homes and Hostels
- Respite Services
- Resource Centres
- Retirement Villages
- Support Services for Seniors
The Community Development Officer can assist community members by providing support, advocacy and referral where appropriate.
Community Development Officer
9273 6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Australian Government
Department for Communities - Seniors has information for seniors on discounts, concessions and other services available. Seniors Card. Research and policy development on seniors' issues. Speakers programme for community groups covering seniors' issues.
Department of Sport and Recreation provides information on a wide range of sporting and leisure activities and clubs, including details of events and organisation contacts such as Seniors' Recreation Council.
Senior's Information Service is a telephone referral service which can refer women to Government and non-profit organisations.
Centrelink provides details of various health and concession cards including pensions, allowances and family payments.
Department of Veterans Affairs provides services to veterans, their war widow(er)s and dependants through programmes of care, compensation and commemoration.
Department of Health and Aged Care has a number of subsites with information on aged and community care, home and community care and carers.
Seniors provides a single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians.
Non-Government and Community Groups
ACROD offers a special programme for people who cannot use regular parking, either as a driver or passenger, because of physical limitations resulting from a disability.
AdvoCare offers support and advocacy to people with concerns or complaints about services provided by organisations in the areas of aged care facilities, home and community care, domiciliary nursing care benefit, aged care assessment teams and community aged care packages.
Carers' Association of Australia provides information, programmes, support groups and services to support people in the community caring for others.
Citizen's Advice Bureau is a non-profit organisation that can provide a range of information including probate and family law. You can also have your questions answered online.
Council on the Ageing WA is an independent organisation offering a range of advocacy, advisory and other community services including computer classes for seniors.
National Disability Services promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.
St John Ambulance includes information on first aid training, community care, medic alert and volunteering.
Volunteering Western Australia aims to enrich the lives of seniors by providing them with opportunities to participate more fully in their communities through volunteer work. Volunteering WA is also responsible for maintaining the electronic database, Skillsbank, to enable agencies to access volunteers with specialist skills ranging from financial managers, information technology experts, accountants and electricians, to bricklayers and rose pruners.
Volunteer Task Force provides practical assistance to the aged, disabled and disadvantaged, including gardening, minor home maintenance and voluntary transport.
Your Life Choices offers a comprehensive Australia-wide guide to Government departments and health organisations as well as lifestyle interests such as sport, computers, hobbies and travel.
Education and Leisure
CyberSeniors is an interactive site specifically for seniors.
University of the Third Age provides learning opportunities for people over the age of 50 in a non-structured, non-competitive environment.
Seniors' Recreation Council publishes a director of sport and recreation activities for adults called 'Add Life to Your Years'.