• Welcome to the Shire of Northam

Information & Activity Ideas for Seniors

Here at the Shire of Northam we value senior members of our community and we are working hard to provide a safe and inclusive environment for our over 60’s. We encourage active aging by providing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life for our seniors.

Senior Sport Program

The Shire of Northam’s Senior Sport Program provides financial assistance to approved residents aged 60 years and over who wish to participate in sport and active recreation. Up to $100 is available for the payment of fees to join a participating club or activity. Applicants must hold a valid Health Care Concession or Pension Concession Card, live in the Shire of Northam and provide proof of age.

For a list of approved Senior Sport suppliers, please click here.

Contact the Northam Recreation Centre on 9622 5153 or recreation@northam.wa.gov.au

Killara Adult Day Care and Respite Centre

Killara provides flexible centre based day care, respite and social support services for aged and disabled (over the age of 18) people and their carers. Services are provided so these people may remain living in the community.

Contact Killara on 9622 5765 or email killara@northam.wa.gov.au.

Seniors Social Groups

Northam Over 60’s 9621 1481  Alan Eades
Silver Wings Over 55’s (Wundowie) 0408 660 549  pjod49@gmail.com 
Northam Senior Citizens Social Club (Carpet Bowls) Over 55's 0417 181 166 kpakaccessories@bigpond.com 

Northam Senior Citizen Social Club (Over 55's)

Every Tuesday at the Rec Centre, starting at around 9.00am finishing at 12.00pm. The club has a break over Christmas from the end of November to the end of January.

The Ladies lay out a lovely morning tea which starts at around 9.45am.

Guests are most welcome to attend on Tuesday or contact Kim on 0417 181 166. 

Silver Wings Over 55's (Wundowie)

The Silver Wings have a number of activities organised throughout the year. Information on activities and outings can be found here.

Northam Boulevard Morning Tea

4th Thursday of every month

From 10am to 12pm

Come and join the Northam Boulevard for their FREE Seniors Morning Tea event. There will be live entertainment (alternating between Retro Bingo and Live Music each month), giveaways, yummy food, coffee and tea.

www.northamboulevard.com.au

 Sport & Fitness

Northam Recreation Centre(social sport, group fitness, walking groups, carpet bowls, zumba, pilates 9622 5153 recreation@northam.wa.gov.au 
Northam Lawn Bowls 9622 2002 Northam.bowls@bigpond.com
Northam Country Club
Golf – Andrew Quin
Lawn Tennis – Kathy Saunders
Squash - Deanne Willis
9622 1050 northamcountryclub@westnet.com
Northam and Districts Gun Club 0417 9907 15 northamgunclub@gmail.com
Avon Valley Adult Riding                     0499 030 177  
Northam Running Club   northamrunningclub@gmail.com
Northam Women’s Keep Fit Club         9622 5887  
Regional Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic(Gym, group fitness, Living longer living stronger provider, seniors men’s classes) 9622 5452 regional_physio@westnet.com.au         
Northam Hospital Falls Group 9690 1320             
Euphoria Health                           96225822 jjeuphori@icloud.com
Sharon Luggett-Hassell   (personal trainer)             0400 232 503  shazfit4life@gmail.com
Shire of Northam Swimming Pools 9622 5153 pool@northam.wa.gov.au
Bakers Hill Golf Club                         0488 359 385  bhgcwa@gmail.com 
Bakers Hill Tennis Club 9574 1524  
Wundowie Ladies Darts   9573 6375  
Wundowie Golf Club          0418 581 622  wungolf111@gmail.com 
Wundowie Tennis Club     0417 796 401  vseagrim@yahoo.com.au 
El Caballo Social Golf Club Inc. 9573 1288 ecsgc.treasurer@gmail.com

Special Interest Groups

Sing Australia 0411 151 301  yorkcottages@wn.com.au 
Avon Valley Arts Society            0402 327 458  avas1@wn.com.au 
Avon Valley Environmental Society    0428 221 453 fibretec@bigpond.net.au 
Bridgeley Centre - Craft Group 9622 3981  kym.edwards@bridgeley.org.au 
Northam Aero Club 0428 738 808  secretary@northamaeroclub.com 
Northam Men’s Shed 0456 050 434  col.e@iinet.net.au 
Northam Aboriginal Men’s Shed 0428 753 780  karl.walsh@bigpond.com 
Northam Theatre Group 0439 972 607  ntg.treasurer@gmail.com 
Northam Craft Shop 9621 1288  
Bakers Hill Spinners and Crafts 9574 1556  
Northam Pistol Club 0417 990 715 northamgunclub@gmail.com

Progress Associations - represent the needs and interests of the community

Bakers Hill                               0419 194 161 bakershillprogress@gmail.com 
Clackline 9574 1413   eadine37@bigpond.com
Grass Valley                         0428 950 813   arborist@westnet.com.au
Southern Brook                     0419 025 917 seldomseenfarm@bigpond.com
Spencers Brook                   0419 805 186 cheslyn@westnet.com.au 
Wundowie   0407 440 573   wundowiepa@gmail.com 

Other community services

Killara Day and Respite Centre                                   9622 5765    

Share and Care Community Services Group            9622 2828

Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service                         9690 2888

Share and Care Community Services Group

Commonwealth Home Support Program: 

The aim of the Commonwealth Home Support Program is to help older people live as independently as possible – with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you. It is about working on your strengths, capacity and goals to help you remain living independently and safely at home.

You may be eligible under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme if you are:

  • having trouble doing everyday activities without help, and
  • need support to live independently in the community

and are:

  • 65 years or older (50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person) or
  • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless or at risk of being homeless.

If you have been injured or hospitalised you may be eligible for extra services through the program for a short time to help you get back on your feet after you return home.

Home Care Packages: 

A home care package is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently in your own home for as long as you can. Some people receive services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and are then assessed for a home care package. Others will start with a home care package.

The benefit of a home care package is that your home care provider will work with you to:

  • choose care and services that best meet your needs and goals
  • manage your care and services.

There are four levels of home care packages to help meet the different levels of care needs. During your aged care assessment (completed by the Aged Care Assessment Team), your assessor will discuss your current care needs and determine the best level to meet them.

Walking Trails                  

  • Kep Track
  • Dorntj Koorliny (Walking Together) Track
  • Mt Ommanney
  • Burlong Pool
  • Enright Park

For more information visit www.northam.wa.gov.au/tourism

Online Resources and activity ideas

Seniors recreation Council Add life to your years Directory                           

www.srcwa.asn.au 

Trails WA                                                                

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/tralis-wa 

Trails in Parks                                                       

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/trails-parks 

Bushwalking                                                 

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/activity.bushwalking 

Citizen Science – Birdwatching                                  

www.birdlife.org.au/support-us/volunteer/ 

Citizen Science – Recording Wildlife                                                    

www.climatewatch.org.au

Active Transport                                      

www.transport.wa.gov.au/activetransport/cycling.asp 

Mind Games – Thinko!                                                                  

www.thinko.org.au/play/#/home

              

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