Support and Resources For Seniors

Our services

Vincent is a positive place to age. We provide a range of services to help older members of our community feel involved, supported and valued. 

Books on Wheels

Our Books on Wheels service is a home-delivery of hand selected books for residents of the City of Vincent who are unable to physically access the library.

Books on Wheels  

Transport Assistance

Eligible seniors and people with disability who have difficulty accessing transport to and from their medical appointments can get transport assistance from the City of Vincent through a prepaid taxi voucher.

Requests for assistance are assessed and approved by administration based on funding guidelines and criteria. An amount of up to $100 may be available to individuals and $150 to each couple per year.

Read the guidelines and criteria to see if you are eligible, then apply by completing our online or printable application.

Guidelines and criteria

Transport assistance application

Transport assistance printable application

Verge Mowing Assistance

The City provides a Seniors Verge Mowing Service to residents who are physically unable to maintain their verges due to age or disability.

This service does not include a regular mowing service however it allows verges to be mowed and tidied up approximately four (4) times per year.

To register, contact Parks Services on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.

Outdoor exercise equipment

LifeTrail Equipment is a series of exercise information stations designed specifically to meet the needs of active older adults. Stations have been installed in ten parks and reserves across Vincent.

LifeTrail stations contain a range of information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle including the benefits of exercise, healthy eating, Tai Chi, stress reduction and exercises for your mind. The stations provide exercise for the heart, lower body warm up, torso stability, upper body warm up, stretches, forearm rolls and balance.

Find outdoor exercise equipment at these parks: 

Hyde Park

10 LifeTrail equipment items

Britannia Road Reserve

3 LifeTrail equipment items

4 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Banks Reserve

3 LifeTrail equipment items

4 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Robertson Park Reserve

4 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Beatty Park Reserve

4 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Menzies Park

8 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Charles Veryard Reserve

8 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Mick Michael Reserve

4 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Les Lilleyman Reserve

8 Outdoor Gym equipment items

Forrest Park

8 Outdoor Gym equipment items 

Meals on Wheels

The City provides Meals on Wheels services through the Stirling Community Care 'Community Food Services' program. Meals on Wheels services are available to people with disability or a health condition that makes preparing their own meals not possible, via a referral to the program and provided they meet the eligibility criteria. A referral can be made by anyone including the person needing the meals, relatives, friends, neighbours, Home and Community Care, hospital or a doctor. 

Meals are prepared fresh and are delivered Monday to Friday each week. Additional meals are provided for weekends and public holidays. Where public holidays fall on nominated delivery day’s alternative delivery arrangements are made.

Stirling Community Care is able to cater for some individual requirements, such as texture modified meals or specific diet related meals, like vegetarian or diabetic friendly. They also accommodate medically diagnosed food allergies, other than nut allergies or intolerances.

To apply for Meals on Wheels services, please visit the Stirling Community Care website, call 9205 7632 or email community.care@stirling.wa.gov.au

 

Other services and support

In addition to services provided by the City, there are plenty of free and low cost programs on offer by other organisations. 

Aged Care

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is an Australian Government website and phone line to help you find out what aged care services you may be eligible for. Talking about getting some extra help doesn’t mean you can’t live an independent or active life. You may be eligible to receive services such as: 

Help at home

  • personal care like help getting dressed
  • transport
  • modifications to your home like hand rails or ramps
  • nursing, physiotherapy and other care
  • meals
  • household jobs like cleaning or gardening
  • equipment like walking frames
  • social activities

Short-term help

  • when you have had a setback and want to get your independence back 
  • recovery from an accident or illness, including after a hospital stay 
  • when you or your carer needs a break 
  • Care in an aged care home

If you find you need ongoing help with day-to-day tasks or health care, a residential aged care home lets you live in a supported environment where help is available 24 hours a day. 

Call 1800 200 422 for further details, or visit the My Aged Care website by clicking below.

My Aged Care

Retirement Villages

Leederville Gardens Retirement Village

Aged Care Online - one of Australia's most trusted online directories of Residential Aged Care Homes and Home Care Services

Health and Wellbeing

Department of Health - Find your nearest health service - Find your nearest health service.

Health Direct - Seniors health information - Seniors health information.

National Public Toilet Map

Social Isolation

Red Cross Telecross Service - a daily telephone call to check you are well. Telecross is for people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed.

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) - matching eligible community members with a volunteer visitor for companionship.

Assistive Technology

Indigo- help people to select and access helpful devices and equipment to maintain or restore functionality.

Technology for Ageing & Disability WA (TADWA)

Carers

Carer Gateway- A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers.

Carers WA- Information and support for carers.

Education

The At Home Guide

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Western Australia has developed ‘The At Home Guide’ to support older Western Australians to live well. It is designed as an ongoing companion for seniors at home. The Guide gathers together information on health, day-to-day living, nutrition, accessing government services and finances, as well as a compendium of important telephone numbers.

The At Home Guide

Tech Savvy Seniors Project 

Seniors Recreation Council of WA provide free Tech Savvy Seniors Resources and can offer support for seniors wishing to stay connected with friends and family. Learn cyber safety tips and more with the monthly newsletters or attend an in-person workshop. 

Tech Savvy Seniors

For more information, contact Martin Yates, Tech Savvy Seniors Project Manager on (08) 9492 9774 or email martin.yates@srcwa.asn.au. 

Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology.

Be Connected

Government Support

WA Government- Seniors Card

Concessions WA- Information for Seniors on eligible concessions.

Department of Social Services- Benefits and payments information for seniors.

Older Australians- Retirement advice, help with medical and pharmaceutical costs and financial support.

Seniors Housing Advisory Centre- a free, independent information and advice service covering the full range of housing options for seniors in WA.

Legal, Rights and Safety

Older Persons Advocacy Network

Advocare - an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation supporting and protecting the rights of older people in Western Australia through information, advocacy and education.

Age Care Complaints Commissioner

Elder Abuse Helpline

Seniors and Elder Abuse - WA Police Force

Legal Aid WA

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre

COTA WA - Council of the Aging


If you have any other questions or queries on support and services please contact Community Development on 9273 6000 or community.development@vincent.wa.gov.au.