The City of Rockingham invites people living with dementia and their carers to attend one of two Reminiscing and Life Story Books Workshops at the Rockingham Arts Centre on Wednesday 7 November.
Running from 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm, the free workshops will be facilitated by Alzheimer’s WA and are designed to help participants create a life story book of their own to share with family and friends. Life story books are regarded as a wonderful way to bring back memories for people living with dementia.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents who were interested in the workshops to secure their booking as spaces are limited.
“Participants in the workshops will learn about the value of creating a life story through reminiscing with people who live with dementia,” Mayor Sammels said.
“The books can be shared with family and friends and offer a wonderful opportunity to bring back memories for people living with dementia.
“Caregivers may also learn some useful information about the individual they are caring for, so I encourage residents to sign up for the workshops as soon as they can because spaces are limited.”
The City has been a World Health Organisation Age-Friendly Community Global Member since 2012 and has also made a commitment through the Seniors Strategy 2017-2021 to become more dementia friendly.
The workshops are only for people living with dementia and their carers.
For more information contact the City on 9528 0333
Perth’s three recycling plants have developed one set of recycling rules for the metropolitan area to improve the quality of recycling products.
This update has been developed in response to the changing recycling market caused by China’s ban on imported products.
What this means for Rockingham residents
The following items can no longer be placed into the recycling bin:
- soft “scrunchable” plastics e.g. plastic bags or bread bags
- polystryrene e.g. foam meat trays or foam packaging
- aerosol cans e.g. deodorant spray or air freshener spray
- silver-lined UHT containers e.g. long life milk or soy milk containers.
These items can be placed into the red lidded waste bin. Soft plastics can be recycled recycled through REDcycle at Coles or Woolworths, and aerosols can be taken for free to the Millar Road Landfill Facility.
It is important that when recycling, items must be:
- empty or clean (a rinse may be required)
- lids removed
- placed into the recycling bin loosely, not bagged
- flatten cardboard boxes.
For more information please download the Bin Collection Flyer (187 KB).
Two City of Rockingham Libraries will come to life with art throughout November, as pieces from the Big Head Art Project go on exhibition at the Rockingham Central Library and the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.
The Big Head Art Project was inspired by the artistic efforts of 16 children who took part in the Art Explosion October school holiday program at the Rockingham Arts Centre.
Facilitated by artists Jacq Chorlton and Carol Clitheroe, children aged eight to 12 use their papier mache skills to create a number of large, wearable and colourful heads.
Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to visit the libraries to see the big heads up close.
“With support from two fantastic artists in Jacq Chorlton and Carol Clitheroe, the children who took part in the Art Explosion October school holiday program have created some fantastic pieces of art,” Mayor Sammels said.
“Visitors to both the Rockingham Central Library and the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre will be greeted by the artwork as they search the shelves for their favourite books.”
The big heads will be on display at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre from 5–16 November while the Rockingham Central Library exhibition will run from 19–30 November.
The City is currently developing its Heritage Strategy and needs your input. We will be running a Heritage Strategy Community Workshop on Thursday 22 November 2018 from 6pm–8pm.
The Heritage Strategy will establish an Action Plan to identify how the City can improve the management of its heritage under the themes of understanding, protecting, sustaining and promoting.
Heritage refers to aspects of our past that we want to keep: a place which has played an important part in our history, an historical archive or account, a building which has significance because of its architectural quality or association with a person, or a natural feature such as a rock formation, fossil site or landscape – things which we would like future generations to enjoy. This will include European and Aboriginal heritage, such as the Chesterfield Inn in East Rockingham and Lake Richmond in Rockingham.
More information on the City’s heritage is available on the City’s heritage page.
Please ensure you RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 20 November if you wish to attend, as places are limited. Please arrive by 5.45pm for registration. Tea and light refreshments will be provided.
What: Heritage Strategy Community Engagement Workshop
When: Thursday 22 November 2018 6pm–8pm
Where: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Gayle O’Leary on 9528 0333. If you are unable to attend the workshop but would still like to have input, visit Share your thoughts.
The skills of the best amateur photographers in the City of Rockingham were acknowledged on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the 10th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition Exhibition Awards.
Sixteen photographers were recognised as winners across a variety of categories during the awards night which was held during Mental Health Week at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
PhotoVoice involves participants of all ages taking photos under a particular Act-Belong-Commit theme. Photographers then include a sentence or short paragraph explaining their photo, giving it a ‘voice’. Ultimately, PhotoVoice aims to promote positive mental health in the community.
More than 450 entries were received in this year’s competition, with 100 of them going on display at the Gary Holland Community Centre during the PhotoVoice Exhibition.
A six-person panel was responsible for judging the photos on their composition and their communication of the Act-Belong Commit message. This year saw the introduction of the theme of ‘standing strong together’, applying the Act-Belong-Commit message in Aboriginal culture
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated the winners on their efforts.
“The 10th edition of the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition had some fantastic entries from participants of all ages and I congratulate the winners on their outstanding achievements,” Mayor Sammels said.
“PhotoVoice has become one of the City’s biggest events promoting positive mental health and I’m delighted to see the dedication and skill of our amateur photographers.
“Judging the winning photographs was an incredibly difficult task for the panel and it is a testament to the quality of work submitted by all entrants.”
The event was proudly sponsored by Healthway and the Act-Belong-Commit campaign and the City gratefully acknowledges their contribution.
The 2018 PhotoVoice Exhibition winners include:
12yrs and Under Modified- Daniel Kurian, Shoulder to Shoulder
12yrs and Under Non-Modified – Mia Townrow, Beach Time
13-17yrs Modified – Ethan Manning, Passed on Knowledge
13-17yrs Non-Modified – Mackenzie Bauld, A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved
18-59yrs Modified – Trudi Davies, Committed
18-59yrs Non-Modified – Katie Hughes, Challenges are What Keep us Moving Forward
60+yrs Modified – Peter Le Scelle, Milky Way at Heron Point
60+yrs Non-Modified – Thelma Murphy, This is Not Going to End Well
Student Workshop Modified – Keely Jones,Natural Beauty (South Coast Baptist College)
Student Workshop Non-Modified – Abbey Schroder, A Sky View (East Waikiki Primary School)
Student Workshop Abilities – Aiden Atkins, A Young Man’s Best Friend (Rockingham SHS Education Support Centre)
ACT Award – Steph Moses, Free Spirit
BELONG Award – Daniel Kurian, Shoulder to Shoulder
COMMIT Award – Joseph Ford, A Bridge to Race Day
Standing Strong Together Award – Sally Newman, Emily’s Song
The Public Choice Award – Amanda Hanlon, A Cheeky Snap
The 2018 Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Rockingham winning entries below capture how people of all ages, keep mentally healthy along with this year’s theme of ‘Standing Strong Together’ applying the Act-Belong-Commit message in Aboriginal culture.
First, second and third place were awarded for both modified and don-Modified sections in each of the four age categories, and an over-all award for the photo most fitting to the themed categories of ‘Act’, ‘Belong’, ‘Commit’ and ‘Standing Strong Together’ were also presented.
All who attended the exhibition were able to cast a vote for the Public Choice Award and the prize was awarded on 10 October to the photo with the highest count of votes.
All the winning shots can be viewed on the City’s website: 2018 PhotoVoice Winner Gallery.