Growing Older in your Community

Rural Health West, on behalf of the West Australian Country Health Service are currently conducting a survey about your views of growing older or ageing in your community and will help understand what are the barriers and increased opportunities for people to ‘age in place’ within their local community.  The target demographic for this survey is people aged over 65 years of age, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people over 50 years of age, that live in the communities of Beverley, Boddington, Cunderdin, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mingenew, Mullewa, Northampton and Wagin.

The survey is also open to people in this age bracket that may have close ties to these towns, but may not live within the boundaries. For example, if you complete your regular grocery shopping, attend a medical practitioner or participate in other regular social or community activities in one of these towns, we welcome your contribution to this survey.

We expect the survey to take approximately 20 minutes to complete and there are various ways that you can provide your feedback:

  1. Complete the survey on paper and return it by pre-paid return post (copies are available in the Shire office or the Library); or
  2. Complete the survey on-line via Survey Monkey – click ; or
  3. Register your interest in the survey by telephoning 08 6389 4500 and Rural Health West can call you back to complete the survey by telephone or let you know when and where you can attend one of the upcoming face to face community sessions in your area.