Aged Care

There is a suite of services for the aged available within the Shire of Peppermint Grove. The Shire is directly associated with neighbouring local governments for the provision of services for the Aged in surrounding suburbs.

SHINE Community Services

SHINE Community Services is located at 81 Forrest Street, Cottesloe. It is funded and supported by the Shire of Peppermint Grove in co-operation with the Towns of Claremont, Cottesloe and Mosman Park. Home and Community Care (HACC) funding is also received from the State Government to maintain this ongoing service. The service is run primarily by paid staff, with the assistance of volunteers and provides assistance for the elderly and people at risk in the areas of transport services, small maintenance requests, shopping and home visits.

SHINE’s services include the following:

  • Art classes, scrabble group, canasta, computer/tablet classes
  • Domestic assistance
  • Exercise classes and seated yoga
  • Garden and home maintenance
  • In house events including afternoon teas, lunches, entertainment
  • Leisure outings
  • Meal preparation
  • Personal care
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
  • Social support and shopping services
  • Social club (in centre)

Although the service is physically located at Cottesloe and funded by the four councils of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe, Mosman Park and Claremont, its services are not limited to clients within these four western suburbs.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact SHINE on 9383 2663 or at



Curtin Aged Persons’ Homes

The Curtin Aged Persons’ Homes (CAPH) owns and operates two low-care hostels:

  • Wearne Hostel
  • River Sea Hostel

Both hostels are managed by the Church of Christ Homes and Community Services Inc. and have sleep over staff on duty, but are not available for dementia care. Access to registered nursing care, physiotherapy and an Activity Coordinator is available. All rooms are single with ensuite facilities.

Wearne Hostel

Wearne Hostel is a stand-alone hostel, offering 50 low-care beds, including two respite places.

1 Gibney Street
Cottesloe WA 6011
Ph: (08) 6222-9200
Fax: (08) 9384 1383

River Sea Hostel

River Sea Hostel is a stand-alone hostel in a five house cluster design, offering 44 low-care beds, including two respite places.

720 Stirling Highway


Ph: (08) 9385 3766

Fax: (08) 9385 3736

River Sea Village

14 independent living units are also available at the River Sea Hostel. Contact the River Sea Hostel for further information on (08) 9385 3766.

Meals on Wheels

At the Shire of Peppermint Grove we co-ordinate a ‘Meals on Wheels’ service to aged and disabled residents which is provided by a team of voluntary drivers through the City of Stirling.

The nutritious 2-course meals, a main meal and dessert, are cooked daily in our purpose-built kitchen and delivered 5 days a week—we cater for one main meal a day, 7 days a week (multiple meals may be purchased). A bottle of orange or apple juice is also supplied once a week. Currently an 8-week cyclical menu is in place.

The meals are delivered freshly chilled, so you can heat and eat when it suits you. We are able to cater for some individual requirements such as texture-modified meals, or specific diet-related meals such as vegetarian and diabetic friendly meals.

City of Stirling food services is proud to have achieved and maintain an internationally recognised food safety program (HACCP). This food safety system is independently externally audited twice a year and ensures the safety of your meals.


A referral can be made by anyone including the person needing the meals, relatives, friends, neighbours, hospitals or doctors. Meals are able to be delivered the next working day. The meals are available to people who have a disability or health condition that makes preparing their own meals not possible.


The City of Stirling has adopted the ‘wellness approach’ which aims at assisting the client to remain independent and maximise their functional independence and wellbeing. A Regional Assessment Officer (contact 1800 052 222) will make a home visit and do a Home and Community Care assessment regarding the client’s health, social and personal needs.

Register for Meals on Wheels

If you would like to register for Meals on Wheels or would like to receive further information about the service, please telephone (08) 9345 8848.


The cost of a delivered two-course meal is kept to a minimum. For the current price, please telephone Community Services on (08) 9345 8578 or the Meals on Wheels kitchen on (08) 9345 8848.