The Shire of Manjimup’s population is ageing, reflecting not just a state-wide but world-wide trend. This change in the Shire’s demographic may mean changes in future service delivery to maximize opportunities for residents to maintain their independence, wellbeing and quality of life as they age.
The Shire has pro-actively acknowledged that seniors represent a significant and growing sector of the community. Extensive consultation was undertaken to develop the Shire of Manjimup Age-Friendly Communities Plan 2016-2021, which provides recommendations to meet the diversifying needs of the ageing population.
There are a large number of organisations and community groups that provide services and programs to seniors. You can find out about them at www.myagedcare.gov.au or check out our Home and Community Care (HACC) page.
Additional information for seniors
Seniors week is held in November each year. This event celebrates the role seniors play and the contributions they have made and continue to make to the community. Events, activities, programs and support offered to seniors during Seniors Week will be made available on the Shire website and in the Manjimup Home and Community Care monthly program for November.
The Manjimup Home and Community Care Wellness and Lifestyle Expo provides seniors, people with a disability and carers the opportunity to browse exhibition displays with information on the services, programs, activities and support available to them. Local groups, service providers and businesses will participate in this free community event. The Expo is held biennially and will showcase again in April 2017. For more information contact the Manjimup Home and Community Care office on 9777 1455