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The Darling Range Seniors' Hub is a new initiative being introduced across the City of Kalamunda following on the success of other such community 'Hubs' in Australia and the USA. This exciting new concept is driven by our desire to support our valued senior citizens in continuing to live independently in their own homes and neighbourhoods for as long as possible, as well as possible, and as inexpensively as possible. Our 'Hub' is designed to connect seniors with a local 'mutual support' network and their local community. It will provide members with access to trusted and vetted business referrals, volunteer support, social and neighbour connection, and community engagement opportunities.
Following a series of information sessions across communities within the City of Kalamunda, an Establishment Committee of 17 persons has been created, chaired by Jen Irvine. An initial Board was elected in December 2019 for more details see About Us. The launch of the Darling Range Seniors Hub will be held at 9am on Friday 27 March 2020 in the Kalamunda Town Square. A special feature of the Launch will be a live broadcast by ABC Radio statewide focussing on the ’importance of social connection’.
Studies reveal that 3 out of 4 adults aged 50+ years want to remain in their homes, streets and communities as they age. The 'Seniors Hub' movement is a grassroots response to this overwhelming desire of most people to age in place and continue living independently for as long as possible and engage socially within the local community.
The first Australian Seniors' Hub was established in 2013 as The Waverton Hub, in North Sydney. It defines itself as “an organisation run by members for members. It enables us to age well in our own homes for as long as possible; as meaningfully as possible; and as inexpensively as possible". The second is in Victoria Park, Western Australia – Connect Victoria Park. Short videos on both are worth watching-…..
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“ We would like to acknowledge the practical support and inspiration we have received from the first two Seniors Hubs in Australia, namely the Waverton Hub (NSW) and Connect Victoria Park (WA)”