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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 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 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 the Commonwealth Home Support program.

COST – Commonwealth Home Support Program (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

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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Afternoon Bridge

When: Fridays, 1pm - 3pm

Whether you’re a card shark or have never played before, bridge is a fun and social game for everyone to enjoy.

Make new friends and learn this popular card game, known as ‘the game for a lifetime’.

Volunteers are available to teach newcomers to the game.

A light afternoon tea is provided.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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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
Chair Yoga

When: Mondays: 11am - 12pm, Thursdays 10am - 11am

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.

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

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Exergaming

When: Thursdays, 9:30am - 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
Grow and Share Cart

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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Heartfulness Meditation for Seniors

When: Thursdays, 1pm - 2pm

Join an experienced practitioner for a beautifully simple meditation, which is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep and enhance emotional intelligence. Finish your session with a cuppa and chat with the group.

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

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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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, 

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Singing for Fun

When: Tuesday 2.30pm – 4pm

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.

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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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, 

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Table Top Games

When: Tuesdays 10am - 11:30am

Share some time with friends and settle in for a fun game of cards or try a new board game.

A wide range of games are available, including Mah-Jong, Scrabble, Chess and Rummy-O.

Morning tea is provided.

 

Fees: $2
Suitable for: Seniors, 

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Get on Board Series - October - Tue 22 Oct 2019
When: Tuesday 22 October, 10.15AM - 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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Point Walter and Blackwall Reach Walk - Sat 26 Oct 2019
When: Saturday 26 October, 8.00AM - 1.00PM

Take in the sweeping views across to Chidley Point, Mosman Bay and Freshwater Bay, as you wind your way around Point Walter and Blackwall Reach.

Fees: $10
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Big Day Out - Convicts and Colonials - Wed 6 Nov 2019
When: Wednesday 6 November, 8.30AM - 2.30PM

Discover fascinating details about Perth’s colonial and convict past on this group outing, via public transport, using your WA Seniors card.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Banking Fraud Awareness - Fri 8 Nov 2019
When: Friday 8 November, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

Join us for an informative talk on banking fraud.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Seniors Week - Have-a-Go Day - Wed 13 Nov 2019
When: Wednesday 13 November, 10.00AM - 3.00PM

City of Gosnells seniors are invited to Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc. ‘Have a Go Day’ which boasts a mix of over 230 informative stalls and engaging activities.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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Seniors Week - Community Barbecue - Fri 15 Nov 2019
When: Friday 15 November, 5.00PM - 8.00PM

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, 
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Gosnells Postive Ageing Session - December Session - Fri 20 Dec 2019
When: Friday 20 December, 10.00AM - 11.30AM

The Feldenkrais method offers gentle ways of performing activities that can help improve poor habits and correct posture.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Seniors, 
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