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Addie Mills Centre

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Addie Mills

Programs and Services include:

  • Capacity building programs for seniors including brain training, exergaming, pole walking, chair yoga, singing, tai chi and more.
  • Monthly activities such as workshops and outings
  • 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 on 9391 6030 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+

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 the Commonwealth Home Support program.

COST – Commonwealth Home Support Program (eligible Customers)

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

FULL COST

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

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

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels service provides a freshly cooked nutritionally balanced meal delivered to your door by a volunteer. Options include a soup, a main meal and a sweet. Meals are delivered to your home daily Monday to Friday.  Weekend meals are delivered on Fridays. 

Eligibility

To access Meals on Wheels, people need to live in the City of Gosnells and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • 65 years or older,
  • Have a disability  
  • Require assistance short term with meal preparation

Referrals

Clients can self-refer or alternatively referrals can be received from - hospitals, doctors, social workers, service providers, relatives, friends, carers or neighbours.

The Commonwealth Home Support Program is a government funded program to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. Clients may be eligible for a subsidy from the Commonwealth Home Support Program if they are 65 years or over and are referred by My Aged Care – 1800 200 422 https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

On occasion, clients may not be eligible under the Commonwealth Home Support Program guidelines but may still need assistance with meals if they have a disability or require the service for a short period of time, i.e. recent admission to hospital or following surgery. On these occasions, at the discretion of the Centre Supervisor, clients may be accepted on a Full Cost Recovery basis.

Full Cost Recovery

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

Subsidised Cost – Commonwealth Home Support Program (eligible clients)

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

For further information please contact the Addie Mills Centre, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm , on 9391 6030 or amc@gosnells.wa.gov.au

 

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 wide range of activities. 

For more information please contact the Social Club on 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.

Please note that places are limited so bookings are essential.

This program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Seniors participating in activities such as cards and board games
Card Group

When: Thursdays 10 - 11:30am

Card games are an inexpensive and fun way to keep your mind active. 

Whether you're a card shark or a novice, start your day with a cuppa and a friendly game of cards with a social and welcoming group.

 

Bookings essential, please call 9391 6038 to register. 

 

This program is open to CoG residents aged 55+


 

 

 

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Chair Yoga

When: Mondays and Thursdays 11am - 12pm

Please note both classes are currently full.  Please call 9391 6038 to be placed on a wait list.

 

Yoga has been shown to increase strength and balance and helps reduce the risk of falls.

Chair yoga uses a chair for stability to achieve the yoga poses while having the same health benefits.

Added benefits include flexibility, reduced stress and social interaction.

Facilitated by an accredited Yoga instructor it is a fun and gentle way to achieve great health results. 


This programs is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+.

Fees: $7.50 per class, bookings are essential
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Computer Hub - Be Connected

When: First and Third Wednesday of the month.

If you’d like to build your confidence and skills in using technology, drop in and visit our friendly tech volunteers at Computer Hub.  Our team will help you make the most of your device in one-on-one sessions of up to 30 minutes. 

Come along with a specific goal in mind so our team can know how best to assist. Topics covered include wi-fi, email, digital photos, social media, video chat, online resources and more!

Please note no appointments are needed as participants are assisted by the next available tech volunteer throughout the session. 


The program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Exergaming

When: Mondays 1:30 - 3pm

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.

Please note that places are limited so bookings are essential.

This program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Exergaming is fun and interactive
Grow and Share Cart – cancelled

When: Weekdays from 8am to 4.30pm

Grow and Share community carts are popping up all over Australia and we think it’s time Gosnells got involved.

Growing a supportive community can start right from your own home. Do you have a laden lemon tree or more silver beet than you could possible eat? Maybe you have a cupboard filled with glass jars, spare knitting wool or more pot plants than you can count? If you have more than you need, we encourage you to share your bounty and offer what you can to others.

The City has launched our Grow and Share Cart and we encourage you to stop by, give what you can, take what you need and help grow and nurture our Gosnells community.

If you would like to know more, have something to share, or are keen to volunteer as a Cart Caretaker, please contact Addie Mills Centre on 9391 6038.

Suitable items will be accepted weekdays from 8am to 4.30pm.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Adults, Children, Carers, Families, Seniors, Teenagers, All community, 

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Mahjong at Addie Mills

When: Tuesdays 10am - 11:30am

Share some time with friends and settle in with a cup of tea or coffee for a fun game of Mahjong.

Experienced and friendly players are happy to assist new-comers to the game.

 

Please note that places are limited so bookings are essential.

This program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+

 

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

mahjong
Older, Wiser, Livelier – OWL Series

When: The second and fourth Friday of the month

OWL is a series of free healthy aging workshops that meet the needs of of the older, wiser and livelier members of our community.

This series delivers a variety of relevant and engaging information in a welcoming social setting, and provide great opportunities to learn something new.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own cup/mug for morning tea.

Upcoming workshops

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 

hula hoop
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.

 

Please note that places are limited so bookings are essential.

This program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Pole Walking

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 10am (winter times)

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.

 

Please note that places are limited so bookings are essential.

This activity is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 

Pole walking promotes health and wellbeing
Singing for Fun

When: Tuesdays during school terms, 2pm – 3:30pm

Recommencing Tuesday 13 October.

This group is for those who enjoy singing. Singing is not only great for your body and posture, it’s wonderful for the soul.

This welcoming and social group explore different musical genres with the help of an experienced facilitator. What could be more fun that singing in a group, learning new skills and making new friends?

No musical experience is required and a light afternoon tea will be provided.

Please note that places are limited so bookings are essential.

This program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Kings Park Wildflower Tour - Sat 3 Oct 2020
When: Saturday 3 October, 8.30AM - 2.30PM

Learn more about WA’s native wildflowers and surround yourself in colour during this informative and engaging guided tour through Kings Park.

Fees: $10
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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OWL Seminar - UWA Exercise and Fitness Pre-surgery - Fri 9 Oct 2020
When: Friday 9 October, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

Surgery can be a daunting prospect for some,however as technology and physiotherapy knowledge improve, so do our options.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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OWL Series - Security and Safety Online - Fri 23 Oct 2020
When: Friday 23 October, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

Gain confidence and skills in safely using the internet for shopping and online banking.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Coastal Hike - Wed 28 Oct 2020
When: Wednesday 28 October, 2.00PM - 8.00PM

Take in the fresh sea air and stretch your legs on this beautiful walk along Perth’s northern coastline.

Fees: $10
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Seniors Week - Sing and Strum - Tue 10 Nov 2020
When: Tuesday 10 November, 1.30PM - 3.00PM

If you have a song in your heart, we invite you to come along and join in a merry sing-along for all.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
piano
OWL Seminar – The Journey with Dementia - Fri 13 Nov 2020
When: Friday 13 November, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

Join us for this open-hearted conversation with dementia educator and author, Theresa Bates.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Seniors Week - Community Barbecue - Fri 13 Nov 2020
When: Friday 13 November, 5.30PM - 8.30PM

Come along, meet new people or mingle with old friends while enjoying a delicious meal, and kick up your heels with some great Australian folk music.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
Seniors Week Community BBQ
OWL Seminar – Getting Strong, Staying Strong - Fri 27 Nov 2020
When: Friday 27 November, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

Edith Cowan University Professor Dennis Taaffe will cover the background and basics of strength training for older adults as well as exercises that can be undertaken.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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OWL Seminar - The Brain on Music - Fri 11 Dec 2020
When: Friday 11 December, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

We know that music can often bring out strong
emotions or help us reminisce, but how does it actually
stimulate our minds and what are the positive effects of
having more music in our day?

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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