Seniors

The median age of people in Plantagenet (2016 Census data) is 46 years and 20.9% of people are aged 65 years and over. Compared to Regional WA, there is a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

The Shire of Plantagenet has endorsed a positive and coordinated approach with regard to older people in the community. Following substantial changes in the aged care sector in 2018 and after listening closely to the needs of the community, the Council supported the establishment of a Seniors Hub in Mount Barker and worked with the City of Albany and the Great Southern WA Primary Health Alliance in developing the  Age Friendly Charter Lower Great Southern 2019-2024

The Charter aims to provide a future road map that reflects the voice of older community members in the Lower Great Southern region.

Plantagenet Village Homes

Plantagenet Village Homes is a non-council organisation that provides self care accommodation for the aged in Mount Barker. Click here to visit their website.

Empowering Plantagenet Seniors (EPS)

Empowering Plantagenet Seniors is run by a passionate group of volunteers, dedicated to the seniors within the Plantagenet community.

They provide a safe and friendly social environment, meals at a minimum cost, informal and formal advocacy, access to professional and volunteer services, and programs specifically targeting seniors. EPS offer a wide range of information for seniors and can help you find services, provide advice and support.

EPS are located at the Lesser Hall (Lot 250), Memorial Road, Mount Barker. For further information, visit their website  HOME | Empowering Plantagenet Seniors (eps.org.au) or follow their Facebook page @plantseniors for updates and news.

Local Organisations, Agencies and Groups

The Shire of Plantagenet's Community Directory enables a broad range of groups and services to be found, including those for seniors.

If you would like to submit a new listing, click here.

Exercise Programs for Seniors

NEW day and time!

Plantagenet Active Seniors is offering a new fitness program for over 55s every WEDNESDAY

Join us for:

GROOVE at Plantagenet Village Homes at 9am for an upbeat fitness class.

Steady Fitness at Empowering Plantagenet Seniors at 10am for a gentle chair-based class.

For further information, contact the Community Development Officer on:

Phone: 08 9892 1111
Email:  info@sop.wa.gov.au 

  

Classes for Seniors at the Mount Barker Recreation Centre

The Mount Barker Recreation Centre is offering group exercise classes for seniors on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 24 hour access to the Gym is available for membership holders. Programs can be tailored to all ages and ability.

Click here for a copy of the Mount Barker Recreation Centre Brochure

Click here for Group Fitness Current Timetable 

For further information, contact our friendly Recreation Centre Staff:

Phone: 08 9851 2122
Emailrecreation@sop.wa.gov.au 

Services for Seniors | Great Southern

Great Southern Seniors Health and Community Rehabilitation Services

The Great Southern Seniors Health and Community Rehabilitation team is dedicated to maintaining and improving the health independence and quality of life of older people, those with disabilities, their families and carers by ensuring high quality services are delivered in an equitable and timely manner.

Services provided by Seniors Health and Community Rehabilitation within WACHS Great Southern include the following:

  • Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
  • Community rehabilitation
  • Older Patient Initiative (OPI)

WA Country Health Service - Great Southern seniors health and community rehabilitation services

Great Southern Local Health Directory

Access the Great Southern local health services directory which includes contact details for hospitals, aged care, community and public health and mental health services here: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/australian-health-services 

Great Southern Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities is a global movement that encourages our whole community to be involved in supporting people, their families and carers through serious illness or at the end of life. For helpful links and resources click here