APMA provides advice, assistance and advocacy as the voice of Australians living with chronic pain. We work with governments, health clinicians, researchers and the community generally to deliver evidence-based pain-management services and ameliorate the person and economic impact for people living with severe pain.
To provide a place where men may meet, socialise, learn and support one another and their community through active involvement in woodwork, metalwork, gardening and other worthwhile pursuits.
Social connection, information and education for people with low vision and blindness.
Postal address: PO Box 101 Victoria Park WA 6100
Provides information for seniors and people with access and inclusion issues. Supporting and advising local community groups. Putting the community in touch with groups.
We are a support group that aims to provide help and networking opportunities for people in WA with communication difficulties. Since our establishment in 2006, our focus has been to increase community awareness and services available to those who have communication difficulties.
Provides cultural appropriate services for frail seniors from a CaLD speaking background in the community who may be at risk of social isolation for linguistic or cultural reasons.
PO Box 411 Bentley WA 6982
Helps members to manage their own Diabetes and any other grievances they have from Diabetes. Encourages a healthy lifestyle and provides information through guest speakers and professionals.
Advocates for changes to WA statute law and to medical ethics to allow a person; suffering severe pain or distress with no reasonable prospect of recovery; to receive; with the proper safeguards; a painless medically assisted and dignified death.
Our aim is to target low income earners, families and the general community, offering them low cost courses for enhanced life skills. Participants gain interaction with others, increased self-esteem, employment prospects, new perspective on health issues, positive parenting skills, community awareness, networks, and referral to other services, to cater to their specific needs.
To provide a safe and welcoming place for all men within the Gosnells area to meet and partake in mutual interests. To partake in the various activities available and acquire new skills.
GRAI works to protect the rights and well being of LGBTI elders, building visibility of their needs to ensure that they will be safe and welcomed whether accessing aged care services or in the community.
In the community we work to strengthen friendship networks and combat social isolation, organising social events such as film nights and picnics, and an annual intergenerational cafe as well as information forums on issues such as end of life planning, housing, and cyber safety. We have 2 on-going social programs, a discussion group that meets fortnightly in Mandurah and Perth, and a monthly lunch group for older lesbians.
Our work with aged care providers promotes LGBTI inclusive services. We deliver training to the sector, offering full and half day workshops, as well as a 5-day program that runs over 8 months. We also speak at conferences and deliver specially tailored training if requested.
Advances the health and well-being of members by providing a safe and happy environment where skilled and unskilled members can, in the company of other members:
- Pursue hobbies, pastttimes, and interests
- Learn new skills, practice, and pass on old skills
- Learn about their own and other men’s health and well-being
- By their own efforts, contribute to their families, their friends, the Shed, and their community.
Jurien Bay Community Men’s Shed (JBCMS) delivers programs and activities that not only target men’s health, but also provide a range of services designed to benefit the broader community. A specific target group of JBCMS is men who for whatever reason have become socially isolated, disconnected and/or withdrawn. These men are more likely to suffer mental and physical health issues, including anxiety, depression and other stress related illness. Such men are at risk of self-harm.
Most “shedders” see themselves as having a strong sense of belonging and ownership of their shed. They share fellowship, camaraderie and interests. Many devote a considerable amount of their time towards worthwhile community projects, fundraising activities and events.
JBCMS maintains an open door policy and does not reject any person on the basis of race, disability, religion, age, sexual preference or ethnic background. Restrictions may be placed on participation in certain activities for safety reasons or if a member requires the assistance of a carer.
JBCMS has proven itself to be a viable, successful and well managed organisation over the past 7 years. During that time it has grown its membership to 55 and become the “go to” organisation in Jurien Bay when other groups, clubs or organisations, including the Shire of Dandaragan need to have a job done, something made or volunteers to help out. JBCMS has also become a regular source of funding for charitable and other groups looking to fund raise for men’s health issues, depression, suicide prevention and other worthy causes.
A self funded and managed service contributing to the well being of men from all walks of life and backgrounds within the wider community to benefit from the camaraderie and activities provided in the Shed.
Living Longer Living Stronger is a Health & Fitness program for people aged 50 and over. Using each client’s medical and prescription history, a unique progressive strength training program is created for each person, that is then enjoyed in a fun group setting. In over 50 locations in Western Australia, it is our state’s best evidence based exercise program for Seniors.
Our Historical Society predominantly provides a community service to locals and visitors. By being able to join our group of volunteers we provide a friendly environment in which to learn about the local history of Margaret River. The group enjoy the companionship of each other and share the common thread of history and the knowledge is then taught to the young, visiting school children on excursions, overseas and local visitors and to the elderly groups throughout the year.