Eastern Goldfields Community Centre

Find out about the facilities and programs for seniors and disabled people at the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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About us

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides a range of programs and services for seniors, the frail aged and people with disabilities in the community through the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre (EGCC).

The EGCC is located at 13 Roberts Street, Kalgoorlie, next to the William Grundt Memorial Library. It provides services that aim to assist the frail aged and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes.

All services delivered by the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre are carried out by supporting the Wellness Philosophy, which works with individuals to identify their strengths, maximize their independence, well-being and connections to the community.

The  Meals on Wheels service is also based at the centre, where meals are prepared in accordance with strict food safety guidelines, chilled, packed then delivered by a team of volunteers.
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Mission

The mission of the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre is to provide customised programs and services to well-aged and frail-aged seniors and persons with disabilities, enhancing and maintaining their independence, and improving their quality of life.

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Programs

The Eastern Goldfields Community Centre has both a Seniors Program and a  Home and Community Care (HACC) program that utilise the same facility but within different areas.

Download our Seniors Weekly Activities Program.

Seniors Programs

The weekly activities available to seniors include:-

  • Dizzy Fingers craft - Mondays, 8.30am - For those that are crafty and enjoy knitting, sewing and crocheting. Stay for lunch! Served from 12 midday at the centre for a fee.
  • Gentle gym - Tuesdays, 9.30am - Including both chair and floor exercises
  • Meet, Greet and Eat - the first Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm - Enjoy afternoon tea, musical entertainment and a chance to catch up with new and old friends.
  • Exercise group - Wednesdays, 9.30am
  • Indoor bowls - Wednesdays, 1.00pm - Come early and purchase your lunch from the centre from 12pm.
  •  Bingo - Fridays, 12.45pm, eyes down at 1.00pmCome early and purchase your lunch at the centre from 12pm.
  •  Lunch - served daily Monday to Friday, 12.00pm - Purchase a scrumptious lunch at the centre. EGCC membership is essential and booking is required for catering purposes, phone 9021 9800.

Transport can be provided to the above activities if required.

OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livlier Seniors)
OWLS is an organisation for over 50's in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and operate out of the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre. To find out more about OWLS and its activities, contact Esther Roadnight on 0407 218 700.

April 2017 Programs

  • Leading an active lifestyle - 5 April 2017, 9.30am - 10.30am - As part of the Stay on your Feet campaign, the Physiotherapy Department from the Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital will be at the EGCC to give advice on the importance of falls prevention and leading an active lifestyle.
  • Aging Passionately workshop - 27 April 2017, 10am - 12pm - A morning workshop about housing, security and striking out! Register your interest by contacting Esther Roadnight on 0407 218 700.

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Home and Community Care (HACC) Programs

An assessment by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) is required to ensure Home and Community Care (HACC) eligibility.

The service available for Home and Community Care (HACC) include:

  • Domestic assistance
  • Social support
  • Personal care
  • Centre-based day care
  • Meal on Wheels
  • Meal Preparation
  • Transport
  • Counselling, support, information and advocacy.

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Regional Assessment Service (RAS)

The Regional Assessment Service (RAS) will explore an individual’s eligibility for the WA HACC Program. They work in partnership with Aged Care Assessment Team assessors to ensure people access the most appropriate level of assessment and support.
RAS conduct assessments, commence support planning and facilitate access to support within the WA HACC Program and the broader community care sector. Assessors work with the individual and, where appropriate, their carer to explore their goals, abilities, needs and support strategies.

A referral to RAS can be made by a family member, carer or health care professional. The Eastern Goldfields Community Centre can assist with this or the person can contact RAS themselves.

RAS can be contacted on 1300 785 415.

For more information, please go to the Home and Community Care page.
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Home and Community Care (HACC) services

Find out about the HACC program and the services delivered by the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre:- 

Home and Community Care program

Home and Community Care (HACC) is a joint program funded by the Commonwealth and Western Australian State Governments.

HACC services are delivered for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder through the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre.

Aims and Objectives of the HACC program

  • To provide a comprehensive coordinated and integrated range of basic maintenance and support services for frail aged people, younger people with a disability and their carer.
  • Provide support to be more independent at home and in the community, thereby enhancing their quality of life and/or prevent their inappropriate admission to long term residential care.
  • Provide flexible, timely services that respond to the needs of clients.

‚ÄčEligibility for services is based on frailty related to impaired functional capacity. Therefore, individuals do not qualify for HACC support on the basis of their age but because they have difficulties in carrying out tasks of daily living and require assistance and support due to a moderate, severe or profound functional disability.

For more information on HACC click on the following link: http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Home-and-Community-Care-HACC

HACC Common Care Standards

Delivery of services is guided by the HACC Common Care Standards, which aim to improve the quality of services in the program.

The objectives of the Common Care Standards can be found here

WA HACC Standard Fees Schedule (July 2013)

Fees relating to HACC Support Services can be found here

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Meals on Wheels

This service is funded by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.
 
The Meals on Wheels service is based at the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre. Meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen in accordance with strict food safety guidelines. The meals are chilled, packed and delivered by a team of Volunteers assisted by Eastern Goldfields Community Centre staff.
Meals are prepared and delivered from Monday to Friday and consist of soup, main meal and desert.
 
An assessment by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) is required before receiving Meals on Wheels to ensure HACC eligibility. Non-HACC eligible clients are able to receive the service at an un-subsidised cost.

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Programs for persons with a disability

 The Eastern Goldfields Community Centre has a range of programs for persons with a disability in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

These the Home and Community Care program, the Meals on wheels service and the Get Out Club.

Get Out Club

The Get Out Club provides a balanced program of life skills and leisure activities so that people with a disability can enjoy themselves while gaining essential life skills.

Life orientation programs

The life orientation programs at the Get Out Club provide an opportunity for people with disabilities to develop a range of skills to allow for greater independence.

Life orientation activities include:-

  •  Cooking
  •  Health
  •  Arts and Culture
  •  Recreation
  •  Educational Sessions
  •  Library and Museum visits

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Disability Access and Inclusion

Details on this can be found at the following link.


Contact us

Office Hours for the Eastern Goldfields Community Centre are 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information, please contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder via email or:

Eastern Goldfields Community Centre
Tel:     08 9021 9800
Fax:    08 9021 6113
Email: mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au 
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