City of Kalamunda Celebrates Seniors

15 November 2019 5:30 PM

The City of Kalamunda’s 2019 Seniors Week celebrations ended with a rousing afternoon of bingo on Friday, wrapping up a jam packed two-week program of events.

City of Kalamunda Mayor Cr Margaret Thomas said recognising the valuable contributions made by the over 55s to our community was important.

“I am pleased so many people could join us for the fun, free activities including a Melbourne Cup lunch, fish-n-chips in Fremantle and an amazing supper club experience,” Mayor Thomas said.

The events and activities kicked off on 1 November with a special exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery titled ‘Reimagined’. The exhibition showcased the art of City of Kalamunda senior residents and remained on display until 10 November, drawing locals and visitors to the gallery.

More than 150 seniors celebrated Melbourne Cup in style at the Woodlupine Family and Community Centre dressing to impress while enjoying a morning of race day entertainment, fashion parade and long lunch.

The Supper Club Variety Show on 14 November was a massive success, maxing out the High Wycombe Recreation Centre where seniors were treated to an evening of performance, dance and music and quickly took over the dancefloor!

Celebrations came to an end on  Friday (15 November) with the Forrestfield Leisure Club’s annual bingo event, with more than 100 seniors joining the bingo fun.

Across Seniors Week, many used their free pass to try the Active Seniors Program, offered by Hartfield Park Recreation Centre, enjoying Zumba, Social Table Tennis, Stretch and Tone, Live Active and Living Longer, Living Stronger. The program is offered year round and aimed at keeping seniors physically and mentally healthy.

The City looks forward to delivering another amazing Seniors Week program in 2020 – so watch this space for more details.

The City reminds any seniors needing a little pick-me-up following the end of this year’s Senior’s Week celebrations, to contact the Jack Healey Centre, Kalamunda, on 9293 3088 to find out about its offerings including a range of hairdressing services at affordable prices, Monday to Wednesday and Fridays from 9am.

In addition, podiatry consults are $30 (eligibility criteria applies) with appointments Monday and Tuesdays from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Podiatry appointments are also available at the Woodlupine Community Centre, Forrestfield every second Thursday, along with an array of ongoing Seniors groups events, activities and opportunities.

If you would like more details about any of the City’s other services and programs call 9257 9999 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

Five guests posing with a cut out prop of a dancing couple during the Seniors Week 2019 Supper Club event   Three ladies posing by a prop jukebox during the Seniors Week 2019 Supper Club event   Five ladies with arms around each-other facing the camera smiling during the Seniors Week 2019 Supper Club event

© City of Kalamunda 2019