• Welcome to the Shire of Northam

Useful Information 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.1

Senior Sport

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 $150 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.

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

Financial Assistance for Active Seniors

Seniors Exercise

Lock & Light Program

The Lock & Light Program supports vulnerable residents who are seen to be soft targets in our community to live independently through improving their personal safety when in their homes. The program aims to increase their sense of wellbeing and improve their resilience to crime, whilst reducing their sense of vulnerability. 

Contact the Shire of Northam's Community Development Officer on 9622 6100 or email cdo@northam.wa.gov.au

Killara Adult Day Care & 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.

Things to do & who to contact:

Seniors Social Groups

Northam Over 60’s 0403 804 721  
Silver Wings Over 55’s (Wundowie) 9574 0133  
Northam Seniors Social Club(carpet bowls)   barbbrowning646@gmail.com

Sport & Fitness

Seniors exercising

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 990 715 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 5335 www.inbalancephysioandgym.com
Northam Hospital Falls Group 9690 1320             
Euphoria Health                           9622 5288  www.northamgym.com.au
Sharon Luggett-Hassell   (personal trainer)             0400 232 503  shazfit4life@gmail.com
Northam Swimming Pool 9622 1535  
Bakers Hill Golf Club                         0439 930 339  
Bakers Hill Tennis Club 9574 1524  
Wundowie Ladies Darts   9573 6375  
Wundowie Golf Club          9572 3237  
Wundowie Tennis Club     0417 796 401  
Wundowie Pool                                     9573 6344  
El Caballo Social Golf Club Inc. 9573 1288 ecsgc.treasurer@gmail.com

Special Interest Groups

Sing Australia 9622 2306  
Avon Valley Arts                                   9622 2100  
Avon Valley Environmental Society     9622 1453  
Bridgeley Centre - Craft Group 9622 3981  
Northam Aero Club 0407 873 700  
Northam Men’s Shed 0417 955 627  
Northam Aboriginal Men’s Shed 0438 995 246  
Northam Theatre Group 9622 3255  
Northam Craft Shop 9621 1288  
Bakers Hill Spinners and Crafts 9574 1556  

Progress Associations

represent the needs and interests of the community

Bakers Hill                               0419 194 161 julie.williams13@bigpond.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                   0429 693 094 matthew.letch@gmail.com
Wundowie   0402 933 620   janetteseagrim@gmail.com

Walking Trails                  

www.northam.wa.gov.au/tourism

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

 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

 Other community services

Killara Day and Respite Centre                                   9622 5765

Meals on Wheels                                                           9622 5195           

Share and Care Community Services Group            9622 2828

Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service                         9690 2888

 

1World Health Organization

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