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Addie Mills Centre

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Addie Mills

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm.  The centre is closed on Public Holidays.

Programs and Services include:

  • Capacity building programs for seniors including brain training, exergaming, pole walking, chair tai chi and more
  • Daily activities such as pool, billiards, snooker and puzzles
  • Meals on Wheels, in-centre dining (lunch only) and hairdresser by appointment - see the Whats Here tab above

Like to know more or make an appointment? Please call the Supervisor Senior Services on 9391 6036 or email amc@gosnells.wa.gov.au

Volunteering

Volunteering gets you involved in your community while helping others.  The Addie Mills Centre provides many programs and services to seniors and people with disability that require volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the Addie Mills Centre.

Venue Hire

Venue for meetings and workshops for not for profit organisations that have been established expressly to provide services to seniors or people with disability and their families. See the link below.

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LOCATION
2 Astley Street, Gosnells WA 6110
CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone
9391 6030
Email Address
AMC@gosnells.wa.gov.au
FEATURES
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Universal access
  • Accessible parking bays
  • Accessible toilet
WHERE IS IT?

What's here+

Disability Services

The City offers a range of community based services and programs for people with disability, their brothers and sisters and families. 

Including people with a disability in their community and working with individuals and families/carers to ensure that programs and services remain responsive to individual needs is the focus of the City's Disability Services Branch. 

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Hairdresser

The Hairdresser is available from 8.30am Tuesday to Friday.

Please ring the hairdresser on 9398 3449 after hours 0415 650 633.

Please Note: The hairdresser works to her own hours, not the Centre’s hours.

In centre dining

Many people dislike preparing a meal to eat by themselves.  As eating is an important social activity, the Addie Mills Centre provides a midday meal  Monday to Friday so that seniors and people with a disability can enjoy the company of others.

Bookings for lunch are essential, so to avoid disappointment you are required to book before 10:30am on the day you would like to come in.

Subsidised meal prices are offered to customers assessed as being eligible for Home and Community Care services.

COST – Home and Community Care (eligible Customers)

Three Course Meal: $9
Main Only: $7.50
Soup: $1.00
Sweet: 50c

FULL COST

Three Course Meal: $10.50
Main Only: $9
Soup: $1.00
Sweet: 50c

For further information please contact the Addie Mills Centre on 9391 6030.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels service provides a freshly cooked nutritionally balanced meal, including soup, main course and dessert, delivered to your home daily Monday to Friday.  Weekend meals are delivered with the Friday meal.  A subsidy is received from the Home and Community Care Program, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.

Eligibility

To access Meals on Wheels, people need to meet the following Health Department criteria:

  • Are older frail and having difficulty with everyday tasks;
  • Have a disability;  

Referrals

Customers can self refer or alternatively referrals can be received from - hospitals, doctors, service providers, relatives, a friend or a neighbour.

On occasion customers may not be eligible under the Home and Community Care guidelines but may still need assistance with meals for a short period of time, i.e. recent admission to hospital or requiring short term assistance following surgery. On these occasions, at the discretion of the Senior Services Coordinators, customers may be taken onto the program as Full Cost Recovery clients.

Cost – Home and Community Care (eligible Customers)

Three Course Meal: $9.00
Main Only: $7.50
Soup: 50c
Sweet: $1.00

Full Cost

Three Course Meal: $10.50
Main Only: $9.00
Soup: 50c
Sweet: $1.00

For further information please contact the Addie Mills Centre on 9391 6030.

Social Club

The Addie Mills Social Club operates from the Main hall of the Centre.

New members (over 55) are welcome. The club organises a number of activities which include:

Activity

Day

Time

Carpet bowls Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 2pm 
Old time dancing Tuesday 10am
Concert Tuesday 1pm
Bootscooting Thursday 9.30am
Bingo Thursday 12.40pm

For more information please contact the Social Club 9398 7139.

Transport and referral services

Transport

A transport service is available to take people to and from the Addie Mills Centre.  A modern, comfortable bus with attendant can pick up and deliver home 17 customers per day.

This service is offered Monday to Friday free of charge.

For further information please contact the Addie Mills Centre on 9391 6030.

Referral

The City senior services team is committed to ensuring that customers are provide with timely and accurate information in relation to services available to meet their individual needs. In the event the services are not within the scope of the City, customers are referred to appropriate agencies.

For further information please contact the Addie Mills Centre on 9391 6030

Volunteering

There are a number of different volunteer opportunities available at the City of Gosnells and the Addie Mills Centre.

If you would like to enquire about volunteering please contact the volunteer E-Hub.

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Brain Training

When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am – 11.30am

A fun social group engaged in stimulating activities including cards and board games, puzzles and bingo.

Along with keeping the mind active it is an opportunity to meet new people. Morning tea included.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Seniors participating in activities such as cards and board games
Computer Hub

When: Wednesdays, by appointment

Seniors computer classes have been customised to the needs of the individual with one-on-one training. Each participant can nominate the area in which they need specialised instruction e.g. email, uploading photos, skype, internet, tablets use.

45 minute sessions are available once a week, over 3-6 weeks and attendance is mandatory at every session booked to maintain your place. There is currently a wait list.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 

One on one computer training at Addie Mills
Exergaming

When: Thursdays, 10am - 11am

Exergaming is a mix of low impact exercising and games using an XBOX. There are games to suit everyone. It is fun and interactive and requires no previous experience or skill. Ask for a demo.

This is a small group looking for more seniors to help in their team challenges.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Exergaming is fun and interactive
Open Eye Meditation

When: Tuesdays, 9am – 10am

Start your day with a peaceful and inspiring hour of meditation.

Lead by experienced facilitators, participants will be guided through a relaxing meditation and offered a mindfulness card to take home to encourage further contemplation.

A light morning tea will be provided.

Bookings now open.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Pole Walking

When: Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30am to 9.30am

Come along and join in a fun interactive walking group which utilises the use of poles to provide a low impact cardio exercise while enjoying the company of likeminded people. Pole walking is an enjoyable method of walking using specially designed poles that exercise both the upper and lower body. Poles are available for loan or you’re welcome to use your own.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Pole walking promotes health and wellbeing
Seniors Home Safety Audits

When: Tuesday by appointment, May - October

City of Gosnells and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) will visit your home to advise on fire and crime prevention measures that can be implemented in your home.

The advice provided in the supplied checklists can make the difference in preventing a fire or home burglary or theft. It is often the simple things that can get overlooked but an audit brings them to your attention.

Residents are provided with a free fire blanket, crime prevention information kit, and completed checklists. A battery operated smoke detector will be installed if required. 

Participants must reside within the City of Gosnells and be aged 55 and over.

 

 

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 

saeniors home safety alarm
Table Tennis Program 55 years plus

When: Mondays, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Enjoy the benefits of physical exercise in a fun, social setting.

Table tennis provides an opportunity to meet new people while improving overall fitness, strength, agility and improve hand to eye coordination.

Fees: Cost is $2 per session includes tea, coffee and biscuits.
Suitable for: Seniors, 

seniors playing table tennis
Table Top Games

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 11am

Share some time with friends; enjoy a great game, and some morning tea.

On Tuesdays, learn games such as Mahjong, and Rummy-o.

Thursdays is a card group and other groups are welcome to share the space.

Morning tea provided.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Senior enjoying a card game
Get on Board Series – January to March - Tue 22 Jan 2019
When: Tuesday 22 January, 10.30AM - 2.00PM
Tuesday 19 February, 10.30AM - 2.00PM
Tuesday 19 March, 10.30AM - 2.00PM

Make the most of Transperth’s services and free public transport entitlements for WA Seniors card holders.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Kings Park Twilight Picnic - Fri 25 Jan 2019
When: Friday 25 January, 4.00PM - 8.30PM

Enjoy Kings Park on a summer evening with a twilight picnic and a storytelling session on the indigenous cultural significance of the area. Participants can bring their own

Fees: $15
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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‘Seniors Save the Planet Series’ – Cleaning with Chemistry - Thu 31 Jan 2019
When: Thursday 31 January, 2.00PM - 4.00PM

This workshop is perfect for those looking for environmentally friendly, allergy free, non-toxic alternatives to traditional household cleaners that are also easy on the budget.

Fees: $5
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Kent Street Weir hike - Sun 10 Feb 2019
When: Sunday 10 February, 7.00AM - 11.00AM

Starting from the Kent Street Weir, start your day with a scenic 5km walk around the Canning River while taking in the beautiful scenery that this trail has to offer.

Fees: $7.50
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Guided Ghost Walk - Fri 15 Feb 2019
When: Friday 15 February, 6.30PM - 11.00PM

Come along to enjoy a fully guided 5.5km moonlit historical walk along a well-marked bush track.

Fees: $20
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Tales of a Lifetime - Thu 28 Feb 2019
When: Thursday 28 February, 1.00PM - 3.00PM

Discover the personal stories of the Gosnells area and even share your own. Participants are encouraged to bring an item of personal or historical significance.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Sculptures by the Sea - Wed 13 Mar 2019
When: Wednesday 13 March, 9.00AM - 2.30PM

Enjoy a day trip to Cottesloe Beach and immerse yourself in the art on display as you explore the largest free public sculpture exhibition in Perth.

Fees: $15
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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‘Seniors Save the Planet Series’ – Create your own wax food wraps - Sat 16 Mar 2019
When: Saturday 16 March, 2.30PM - 4.30PM

This hands-on session will enable participants to gain the skills required to create their own wax wraps.

Fees: $5
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Cyber Safety – Fraud and Scam Awareness - Wed 27 Mar 2019
When: Wednesday 27 March, 6.00PM - 8.30PM

This workshop will provide information about fraud and scam activities that are currently circulating Australia.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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