Positive ageing

The City of Fremantle offers many opportunities to have fun, stay fit and meet new people.

Wanjoo Welcome Lounge

Located at the library at Fremantle Oval, Wanjoo Welcome Lounge is a community space for people over the age of 55 years. It is run by volunteers and is opened Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm.

The space has a courtyard equipped with BBQ, a large kitchen and new comfortable leather lounges. You can have a cuppa, read the daily newspaper, have a chat with other visitors, or access all the library services such as computers, books and magazines.

New Age Friendly City Plan 2019-2024

The City of Fremantle is committed to being the most positive place it can be for our over 55 community. The City of Fremantle is a registered age friendly city through the World Health Organisation Global Network. The new Age Friendly City Plan is now under way to guide our direction over the next five years.

To assist with the development of the new Age Friendly City Plan a working group consisting of the Mayor, Elected Members, Service Providers and Community Representative was established. The working group helped identify issues, focus areas and stakeholders.The City also heard from people who live, work or visit the city via an online survey (closed on Sunday 9 December 2018), meeting with groups and face to face conversations.

If you are interested in knowing more about outcomes from the previous plans here is Age Friendly City Report 2015-2018.

The draft Age Friendly City Plan 2019-2024 will be developed and available for feedback via the City’s My Say website - mysay.fremantle.wa.gov.au. The new plan will then be finalised and presented to Council for endorsement.

More information will be updated in early 2019. For any enquiries please call 08 9432 9999 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

Memory Café

On the second Wednesday of each month a special morning tea is held for people living with dementia. The Memory Café is a warm, inviting environment and a great way for people with dementia to remain socially active and make new friends. Memory Café runs from 10-11.30 am on 9 January, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April, 8 May and 12 June 2019 at Bistro 21, South Fremantle.

Home collection for over 55's 

Fremantle residents aged 55 and over can now have selected unwanted household items collected from their doorstep for free. The City will collect whitegoods like fridges and washing machines, old mattresses, and e-waste like TV's and computers and take them away to be recycled.

Dance Hall Days for over 55s

Over 55s are invited to Dance Hall Days with dance lessons from 2 - 3 pm and live music from 3 - 5 pm on the third Friday of the month at the Italian Club at 65 Marine Terrace, Fremantle. Please note, due to Easter, there will be no dance in April 2019. The events are free entry and venues are wheelchair accessible with easy parking and tea and coffee available.

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Contact us

Fremantle Oval,
70 Parry Street, Fremantle
08 9432 9999