Age Friendly Activities and Events

Opportunities to Live Well, Stay Fit, Participate and Connect

The City of Melville offers many opportunities to have fun, stay fit and meet new people. View the following pages to find out more:

Our events page is also a great place to stay connected and keep up to date with events hosted by the City as well as community-run programs and events available nearby.

Be Fit for Life - Exercise Inspiration for Over 65s

Exercise is one of the best things you can do to counter the ageing process, and it doesn't have to be boring.

Watch our video and find your exercise inspiration!

Then browse through the wide range of exercise groups located within the City of Melville below, and find your fit!

Memory Cafe

Milano's Melville Plaza

Venue:  Milano's, Hawaiian Melville (near the outdoor parklet).

Date: Held on the last Tuesday of the month (except December and January as it’s Australia Day)

  • October 27th 2020
  • November 24th 2020
  • December – closed
  • January – Australia Day Holiday
  • February 23rd 2021
  • March 30th 2021
  • April 27th 2021
  • May 25th 2021
  • June 29th 2021

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Cost: Free to attend, food and beverages at own cost

Bookings: No need to book, just come along and enjoy.

A partnership between the City of Melville, Hawaiian Melville and Milano's

COTA WA 'At Home Guide'

Council on the Ageing Western Australia (COTA WA) has developed a new guide to support older West Australians to live well. It is important for all members of our community to feel safe and supported, with easy access to information and support services. What ever your situation, be assured that there are many community networks and volunteers who are there to assist.

Grab a cuppa and watch the 45 minute video by clicking here.

Moove ‘n’ Groove

Coffee morning for people with dementia and their carers. Listen to old time piano favourites, and finish with relaxing Chair Yoga. Morning tea provided.

Start date:       Fortnightly from Thursday, 27 August, 2020

Time:               10.00am to noon

Cost:                $2.00 per visit

Venue:             Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood

Enquiries:        9364 0148

South of the River Forum - Dementia Awareness Month - Brain Health

Thank you to Daniel Lane, Clinical Director of The Perth Brain Centre who came along and gave an amazing presentation on Brain Health. Click for more information about the Perth Brain Centre.

Senior's Week - The Man Cave

A Senior’s Week mini expo, showcasing what clubs, activities and groups are out there in your community. Have a go at an activity, pick up some information, have a cuppa or just come for a chat. Focusing on activities for Men but all are welcome.

So far we have confirmed the following stall holders: Melville U3A, Cycling Without Age Australia, Blue Gum Tennis Club, WA Historic Telecommunications Society, The Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Club, Friends of Blue Gum Lake, Melville Volunteer Resource Centre, presentations by COTA WA on Cyber Safety and Strength for Life, Tai Chi demonstrations, have a go at Pickle Ball and Table Tennis, Ukulele performance by Ukendoit and Piney Lakes Community Garden will be giving away free seedling pots donated by Bunnings Melville. Voice Male Choir, Tin & Collectables Club, Melville Woodturners Group and Café deNada pop up café. More to come, so stay tuned.

Date: Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre, Moolyeen Road, Brentwood

Cost: Free

Getting there: Plenty of free parking out the front or catch bus #500 from Booragoon Bus Station

A pop up Café deNada will be available for you to purchase refreshments on the day (cash and card)

Wills & Planning Ahead Talk

Thinking about updating or making a new Will or Power of Attorney?

Without a valid and up-to-date Will, loved ones can be left guessing your last wishes and your estate may be distributed not as you had planned, but instead, as per a pre-determined government formula.

Join the Public Trustee for a free information session during Seniors Week where you will learn more about the importance of having a Will, navigating the deceased estate administration process and safeguarding decision-making in later life by preparing an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), Enduring Power of Guardianship (EPG), Advance Health Directive or by applying for Guardian & Administration Orders.

  • Why make a Will?
  • What really happens if you die without a valid Will?
  • How do you document your wishes regarding beneficiaries, testamentary trusts, guardians for children, and funeral arrangements?
  • What is the Family Provisions Act?
  • Who can challenge your Will?
  • Executor duties & common problems
  • Benefits and risks of Enduring Powers versus Guardianship & Administration orders.

Dates/Time: Tuesday 10th  OR Thursday 12th November 10.15am -11.45am

Location: Perth CBD - Public Trustee (Level 1, 553 Hay St Perth.

Bookings Essential: Click Here or Phone 1300 746 116

Complimentary morning tea and information packs provided.

The events will be hosted in accordance with Government health guidelines and are subject to change.

For more information regarding Public Trustee services please visit their website

South of the River Forum - Transperth Mystery Tour

The City of Melville, in partnership with Transperth, will be re-scheduling Mystery Bus Tours to 2021. In the mean time, why not have a go at navigating the train and/or bus system on your own, with a friend or a group?

Plan your journey by visiting www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner or give the friendly Transperth team a call on 13 62 13.  To call via the National Relay Service TTY 133 677 Voice Relay 1300 555 727 or for Translation and Interpreters call 13 14 50 and ask for the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13

South of the River Forum - Estate Planning and Administration

Due to the cancellation of this forum due to Covid19, Simply Estates have kindly offered the following online learning:

Online Learning - Uncover 5 Important Areas of Estate Planning You Must Know About

Join the five-part education series online to learn about important insights, common myths and practical tips for simple estate planning preparations you and your family can make now.

If you are over the age of 65 or know someone who is, then you should watch the videos covering:

  1. Why Plan Your Estate;
  2. Capture Critical Information & Wishes;
  3. Prepare Legal Documents;
  4. Plan Finances, Superannuation and Insurance; and
  5. How to Plan Your Estate.

No matter if you already have a Will or not, you will learn the answers to some important questions we must all ask ourselves:

  • Is a Last Will & Testament really all I need?
  • What happens when I can no longer make decisions?
  • What do 9 of 10 West Australians forget about estate planning?
  • Why is the family home often the reason for families breaking?
  • What simple steps can save your family up to 120 hours?

Presented by simplyEstate.

Date: Anytime Online

Link: www.simplyestate.com.au/estate-planning/why-plan-estate/

Cost: Free

South of the River Forum - Enduring Power of Attorney and Guardianship

The City of Melville has re-scheduled this Forum to:-

Date/TIme: Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 - 10am – Noon

Location: City of Melville Civic Centre, Booragoon

Cost: Free

Booking information will be made available in January 2021

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