City of Rockingham Autumn Centre reaches record breaking milestone

 Autumn Centre member Audrey Hancock is presented with a certificate and a box of chocolates from coordinator Brett McDonald. Picture: City of Rockingham.
Autumn Centre member Audrey Hancock is presented with a certificate and a box of chocolates from coordinator Brett McDonald. Picture: City of Rockingham.

THE City of Rockingham Autumn Centre reached a record breaking milestone after welcoming its 1567th member.

Rockingham resident Audrey Hancock was welcomed to the facility just over six months into the 2018/2019 membership year.

This broke the previous membership record set in 2015/2016.

The Autumn Centre offers an active and social environment for people over the age of 50 to pursue personal interests and create support networks.

It is also open to people with disability over the age of 18 accompanied by a carer.

Having lived in Rockingham for 37 years, Mrs Hancock decided to join the centre to get involved in carpet bowls having previously been a lawn bowler. Mrs Hancock also plans to use the Autumn Centre’s library, hairdressing and massage services.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the centre was an important community asset offering senior residents a number of programs and services.

“The facility continues to experience terrific membership growth,” he said.

“The Autumn Centre has been a part of our community for over 25 years and it is a testament to the members who make it such a great place to visit, as well as the hard working City staff that consistently strive to provide an engaging and welcoming environment.”

Activities offered at the centre include dance and fitness classes, arts and crafts, games and support groups, excursions, and services including podiatry and hairdressing.

The Autumn Centre is on McNicholl Street in Rockingham and is open Monday to Friday from 7.15am to 4.30pm.

Call 9528 8560 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.