Other activities for seniors

Senior Citizens Clubs, Groups and Activities

Below is a list of clubs, groups and activities that may be of interest to those 45 years and over. Activities and availability are subject to change, please contact the clubs and associations directly for the most up to date information.

Port Phillip Men's Shed Association (PPMSA) welcomes new members and suggestions about other activities that may be of interest to you. Email: info@ppmsa.org.au

Port Phillip Life Activities Club is for over 45s and covers Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda and Elwood. Enquire about membership on their website.

Port Melbourne Probus club is for active retirees living in the Port Phillip area. We meet every fourth Friday morning at Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre in Liardet Street when we socialise and listen to a variety of interesting speakers.  Events and outings are arranged throughout the year.  Prospective new members are welcome to come to our meetings. Email: port.probus@gmail.com

St Kilda Probus  Would you like to go on fascinating day trips in a luxury coach and at the same time make new friends, then this may be for you. St Kilda Probus is a social club for active retirees that meets on the first Monday of each month, to hear from a variety of guest speakers and then journeys on the third Monday of the month to places of interest, stopping on the way for picnic morning tea and then lunch at pubs. As well as these activities, our club has a fortnightly Canasta game, group outings to live theatre such as Evita, monthly Sunday lunches “Christmas in July” and real Christmas lunch in December at the Savoy. All of these at a manageable price!
If this looks appealing to you, call our Secretary Nic Cecic, on 0410 553 993 to discuss attending one of our meetings and/or our bus trip, to see whether it’s “your cup of tea.”

University of the Third Age - U3A Port Phillipoffers many courses to help stay mentally active. Their are no academic entry requirements and the annual membership fee gives you access to these courses. Telephone: (03) 9696 3495. E-mail:u3app@u3app.org.au

Cora Graves Community Centre is located at 38 Blessington Street, St Kilda (opposite the St Kilda Botanical Gardens), and offers a range of community-based initiatives, including the delivery of the social support and centre-based meals programs. Residents can enjoy a nutritious, low-cost 3 course meal in a comfortable and social setting. The centre is wheelchair accessible.

Mary Kehoe Senior Citizens Club 224 Danks Street, Albert Park. Telephone: (03) 9699 4904. South Melbourne Gardening Club meets the third Wednesday evening of month at Mary Kehoe Community Centre. Telephone: (03) 9645 7490

South Melbourne Community Centre and Trugo Club Corner Park Street and Ferrars Place, South Melbourne.

Activities and classes program at South Melbourne Community Centre (subject to change)

DayActivity DetailsMondaySouth Melbourne Greek Senior Citizens Club 1 pm to 4.30 pm
Slimmers Group 6 pm to 8 pmTuesdayTai Chi  for Seniors 9.30 am to 10.30 am    PMNH call (03) 96451476
Trugo 12 midday to 4 pmWednesdayLegacy Widows  Monthly 
(2nd Wed. of Month)  10 am to 12 midday
City of Voices
Theatre group, rehearsal and workshop.  5.30 pm to 7.30 pm  call (03) 9682 5390ThursdayLemnian Greek Senior Citizen Centre 9 am to 12.30 pm
South Port Retired Persons Group Dance 1 pm to 4 pm (pension week)
'Golden Age' South Melbourne Russian Senior CitizensFridayPort Phillip Chinese Women's Association. - Lunch and Social Activities
10.30 am to 2 pmSundaySouth Melb Greek Seniors Lunch,  twice a month from 12 midday to 4 pm.

Sandridge Community Centre and Trugo Club 1 Tucker Avenue, Garden City

Port Melbourne Community Centre and Trugo Club 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne (Next to Edward's Reserve, between Liardet & Bridge Streets)

Gentle Exercises Groups (subject to change)

Monday

  • Sol Green Community Centre
    Corner Montague & Coventry  Streets, 
    South Melbourne
    Time: 9 am
    Telephone (03) PMNH  96451476

Tuesday

  • Elwood Community Centre
    63A Ormond Esplanade, 
    Elwood
    Time: 9.15am
    Telephone: (03) PMNH  96451476
  • Layfield  Court
    70 Victoria Avenue,
    Albert Park
    Time: 2.30 pm
    Telephone: (03) 9646 4413
  • Tai Chi
    South Melbourne 
    Time: 10 am    
    Telephone: (03) PMNH  96451476

Wednesday

  • Mary Kehoe Community Centre
    Albert Park
    Time: 10.30 am
    Telephone (03) LFY 9682 5390
  • Betty  Day Community Centre
    St Kilda
    Time: 10.45 am - Chair based
    Telephone: (03) 92096738

Friday

  • Liardet Community Centre  
    Corner Liardet and Nott St.
    Port Melbourne
    Time: 9.15 am
    Telephone: (03) PMNH 92096738 or 92096716
  • South Melbourne Community Centre
    Corner Park Street & Ferrars Place.
    Time: 10.30 am 
    Telephone: Learn for Yourself (03) 9682 5390

Water Exercises (Subject to change)

St Kilda Swim Centre
97 Alma Road, St Kilda
Days: Tuesday and Friday
Time: 8.45 am to 9.45 am
Cost: $4.00
Telephone: (03) 9209 6716

Further Resources

Foreshore Disability Access

Information on the accessibility features of the City of Port Phillip's foreshore, including downloadable maps of the foreshore detailing the location of key points of interest.

Office for Senior Victorians

Committed to enhancing the quality of life of seniors by promoting positive ageing and encouraging the community to plan for an ageing population.  Includes information on Recreation, Seniors Festival, Health, Services to Seniors and more.

Sport & Recreation Victoria

A state government agency assisting sport, recreation and racing to enhance the lifestyle of all Victorians.

Seniors Information Victoria

A free and confidential information and advisory service provided by Council on the Ageing (VIC) for older people, their relatives, friends and the wider community. Services include: housing options and choices including retirement villages, independent living units, hostels (low care facilities), supported residential services and nursing homes (high care facilities). Home based services and home maintenance, health and wellbeing, pensions and concessions, general information on legal and financial matters, lifelong learning opportunities, retirement, support services.

Life Activities Clubs Victoria

If you are in the over 50s age group, this is the place to find information on developing and maintaining an active and enjoyable life style whether you are retired, nearing retirement or still in the work force.

Grassroots Networking Foundation

rovides affordable access to a full range of technology solutions that will encourage the development of an informed civil and democratic society. Many people do not have access to the tools that are essential to full participation in the information age. Koori's, the elderly, the financially disadvantaged, those with disabilities, and residents of some rural regions lack an affordable and accessible telecommunications services. Further, lack of access to affordable hardware, software and support is also an inhibitor to participation.

About Seniors

Senior citizens, retirees, those about to retire, veterans, pensioners and carers will find this most comprehensive listing of information and links extremely valuable. Provided are links to Australian and State government departments, national and state associations, community service groups, aged care and retirement housing information, as well as to seniors lifestyle interests such as hobbies, sport, health, computing, finance and travel.

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