Dale Cottages were constructed in 1957. In 1956 the community of Armadale and Kelmscott recognised the need to provide accommodation for elderly residents. From the first public meeting it was crystal clear that the community of Armadale and Kelmscott would make this project happen and to this day they hold fast to the principal that Dale Cottages is a community organisation. In October 1959 the first duplex was officially opened in John Street Armadale. Since then their organisation has grown in its mission to care for the community. Dale Cottages currently provide: 170 Independent Living Units, 77 bed Residential Aged Care Facility, 45 Community Aged Care Packages, a range of social and recreational activities for seniors, Community Catering Service, and Wellness and Information Centre for Seniors and the Community.