Seniors strategies and initiatives

Learn more about the City of Stirling's seniors strategies and initiatives that support and encourage long-term independence for senior members of our community. 

Age-friendly strategy

The City of Stirling has over 43,000 residents over the age of 60 living in the community, so it’s important that we provide services and support to our residents as they age.

The City consulted with the community on important issues and included discussions on:

  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Support and health services
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Transport and much more.

This identified our priorities and objectives to help us become an age-friendly city, which can be found in our Age Friendly Strategy 2017 – 2022.

Age Friendly Strategy 2017 - 2022

Hard copies of the strategy are available at the City’s community centres, libraries and at the Administration Centre in Stirling.

For more information, please email carol.booker@stirling.wa.gov.au

Seniors initiatives

Get On Board program

The City of Stirling has created the Get On Board program to support those aged 55 years or over who want to learn about and catch public transport. This free program provides trained volunteers to help participants, one-on-one, with a partner or in small groups to learn how to use the public transport system. This encourages long-term independence while also connecting them with their community.

Electric wheelchair and gopher charging points

The City of Stirling in partnership with RECHARGE Scheme Australia, has allocated recharge points for electric wheelchairs and gophers at the following locations:

  • Dianella, Inglewood, Mirrabooka, Osborne and Scarborough libraries
  • Nollamara Community Centre
  • Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka
  • Karrinyup shopping centre.

Beach wheelchair

A beach wheelchair is available to the public from the City’s beach services team, who are located at the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club.

For more information, please phone our beach services team on (08) 9205 7470.

Portable pool hoist

The City's Stirling Leisure Centres - Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre in Inglewood has a portable pool hoist which enables access to the 25-metre indoor lap pool and the 50-metre outdoor pool.