CITY of Melville is launching a booklet and hosting a number of events as it celebrates Seniors Week from November 6 to 13.
The week began on a high note when the Melville Age-Friendly and Accessible Businesses network – a collaborative effort with Garden City – was presented the business award at the WA Seniors Awards on Sunday.
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 environment.
“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,” he said.
“We are celebrating Senior’s Week 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.
“The booklet includes opportunities ranging from learning 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.”
A free two-part workshop providing information on asset management, organ and tissue donation and health care will be hosted in conjunction with Council on the Ageining WA and Palliative Care Assistance.
Part one of South of the River Forum – Planning for Quality End of Life is on Thursday, November 10 and part two is on November 17.
Both sessions are at the City of Melville Civic Centre. For more information and to register, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/seniors or call 9364 0666.
Copies of the seniors guide are available at all City library locations, LeisureFit Centres and the Civic Centre, or on request by calling 9364 0666.