Garden City Shopping Centre in 2016 WA Seniors Awards

Garden CityGarden City Shopping Centre has been named one of the finalists of this year’s WA Seniors of the Year Awards under the Business category.

The finalists were announced during the International Day of Older Persons which included 15 individuals, local governments and community organisations.

Garden City has partnered with the City of Melville to achieve its vision of having an age friendly city and has implemented strategies to achieve this vision and provide service to seniors.

According to Garden City, the shopping centre employs older staff, supports a community information centre which is manned by senior volunteers and incorporated feedback from staff, customers and external stakeholders to improve its service to seniors.

Garden City started Mall Walking in 2002 and is now one of the most popular and longest running mall walking group in WA. It has established a courtesy lounge for older people and those with disability offering easily accessible drop off bays.

Garden City has also organised training to retailers on age friendly approaches and particularly dementia.

The shopping centre recently launched the Memory Café to support those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, in partnership with the City of Melville and Alzheimer’s Australia WA.

According to the shopping centre’s marketing manager, Garden City’s collaboration with the local council has allowed them to tap into a breadth of knowledge and expertise that builds and strengthens their links and relationships with the community to enhance the shopping experience for seniors.

“The Liberal National Government is pleased to continue to be a part of these awards which are an opportunity to recognise the incredible work done in the community by and for seniors,” said Volunteering Minister Paul Miles.

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