Age Friendly Activities and Events

Opportunities to Have Fun and Stay Fit

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

Westfield Booragoon Memory Cafe

We are sad to announce, that after nearly four years, the Westfield Booragoon Memory Café held at Coffea Fine Espresso (Food Court) will close. Coffea Fine Espresso had to shut their doors in the Food Court on Sunday 2nd August, 2020. We would like to wish Euro and his staff all the best and thank them for four wonderful years.  On a happier note, the City of Melville and Hawaiian Melville are excited to announce that another Memory Café will be opening in September, see below for more information.

Milano's Melville Plaza - New Coming Soon in 2020

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

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

 

South of the River Forum - 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.

Join us to watch the 45 minute ‘At Home Guide’ video, followed by a facilitated discussion on the topics covered in the video. Special guests from COTA WA include Chief Policy Officer and presenter of the video – Chris Jeffery, Christine Allen, CEO.

Date: Monday 10 August, 2020

Time: 10am start (registration from 9.30am) followed by a facilitated conversation by guest presenters, finishing at 11.45am.

Venue: City of Melville Conference Room, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon

Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential. Places limited to 40 Book online by Clicking Here or call 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666 and a friendly Customer Service Team member will register your name/s.

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

The Perth Brain Centre specialises in helping people with anxiety, depression, migraine, memory problems and performance. Special guest Daniel Lane, Clinical Director for the Perth Brain Centre, will share how QEEC Brain Imaging helps the brain by utilising natural ways to help the brain's natural ability to change, known as "Neuroplasticity"

Date: Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Time: 10am start (registration from 9.30am) finishing at 11.30am

Venue: City of Melville Conference Room, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential. Places limited to 40.

Reserve your place online or call 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666 and a friendly Customer Service Team member will register your name/s.

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 more to come! Stay tuned.

Date: Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre, Moolyeen Road, Brentwood

Cost: Free

A pop up café and sausage sizzle will be available for you to purchase refreshments on the day (cash only).

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 for February 2021. Watch this space or in the local community newspaper for dates.

In the meantime, to assist you with more information on this topic, please visit https://www.publicadvocate.wa.gov.au

Date: February 2021

Venue: City of Melville Civic Centre, Booragoon.

Cost: Free

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