A bus is available for Capel, Boyanup & Gelorup Seniors. The bus travels to major shopping centres and medical centres in Bunbury. The Shire of Capel and the Department for Communities sponsor the bus and it costs $10 per person for a return trip.
Please phone Donna Sims on 9727 0222 or Contact Us for more information.
Seniors’ Yoga Classes
Yoga classes specifically tailored for seniors are held on a weekly basis at the following venue and time:
- Dalyellup Community Centre – Mondays 9.30am – 10.30am
The Shire of Capel and the Department for Communities sponsor the yoga classes and they cost $8 per person.
One senior provided the following feedback:
“I am writing to say thanks to you and Shire of Capel for introducing The Senior Yoga class this year that is run at the Dalyellup Hall. As a senior 70-year-old type 2 Diabetic I didn’t think Yoga would suit me or have any great benefit but it has in fact been quite beneficial in making me aware of good posture, muscles are moving more freely and I am feeling well in body and mind. I think we are very lucky having the Yoga Instructors we have as they are very understanding of the needs of our young oldies (55 to 87) and are able to teach us all the benefits of Yoga. Everyone in the sessions keeps telling us how much they love and enjoy our weekly yoga.”
The Shire develops and distributes a monthly newsletter for Seniors. The aim of the newsletter if to make it easier for our Seniors to know what social, recreational and cultural activities are taking place in our Shire.
Please contact Donna Sims on 9727 0222 or Contact Us if you would like to receive this monthly newsletter, which is available by email or post. Please also contact Donna Sims if you would like to promote an event/activity in the Seniors’ Link
Age Friendly Communities Plan
In response to our ageing population, the Shire of Capel developed an AFCP to identify how age-friendly it is, what barriers to ageing exist and how these can be addressed. A Strategies & Implementation Plan with objectives and actions was developed to guide Council’s decision-making in ensuring the Shire of Capel develops as an age-friendly community.