Seniors register and the linking neighbours program

Are you interested in meeting new people and increasing your sense of safety?
Are you interested in being involved in local community activities?
Joining the City of Port Phillip's Linking Neighbours Seniors Register is free and enables you to attend trips and activities to meet local people.

COVID - 19 Outbreak

The City of Port Phillip's priority is to keep all members of the community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, we have postponed all Linking Neighbours Activities until further notice.

At this time you can still join the Linking Neighbours Seniors Register either online or a form can be sent to you in the post.

We will be communicating with members regularly throughout this time.

Food services available

Connecting you to your community

Are you interested in meeting new people and increasing your sense of safety?
Are you interested in being involved in local community activities?
Joining the City of Port Phillip's Linking Neighbours Seniors Register is free and enables you to attend trips and activities to meet local people. Supported by the Bendigo Bank.

Seniors Register

The Seniors Register is for residents who live in the City of Port Phillip. The Register is a confidential and secure list of people's emergency information held at the Port Phillip Council and St Kilda Police Station. The information provided will be used to help emergency services assist you in an emergency situation.

Linking Neighbours

This program aims to create links between Port Phillip residents over 55, enabling you to get to know each other and so better support each other. The Linking Neighbours Program organises a range of outings and activities throughout the year, such as trips, exercise groups and neighbourhood activities.

Once you register your details you will receive information about outings and activities via a bi-monthly letter.

How do I register?

Registrations can be completed using the seniors registration form (PDF 78 KB) by filling in the details you would like to have as your record. You need to download the form to your computer to be able to fill it in, then save the form in your name.

Email the completed form to Sherridan Green, Community Development and Liaison Officer in Diversity & Inclusion: sgreen@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Alternatively, the application form can be sent to you:
Phone ASSIST: 03 9209 6777
Email: sgreen@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Linking Neighbours group on a day trip to Portarlington

Regular group activities

Regular group activities include:

Coffee morning groups

Come along, all welcome.

Tuesday

  • Little Red Bluff, 69 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood from 10 am to 11 am
  • Neighbours Café, corner Inkerman and Chapel Streets, St Kilda from 11 am to noon

Wednesday

  • PM’s Café Port Melbourne, corner Bay and Liardet Streets from 10 am to 11 am
  • Hot Honey, 40-42 Armstrong Street, Middle Park from 11 am to noon

Thursday

  • Albert Park Deli, 129 Dundas Place, Albert Park from 10 am to 11 am

Walking Group

First Friday of the month, 9.30 am start.
Location start is listed on the bi-monthly Linking Neighbours Letter.

Gillian's Gentle Exercises Classes

These exercise classes are invigorating, strengthening and planned for all levels of physical ability.

Cost: $7 per person per session.
Location: The Hall at St Peter and Pauls, corner of Bank and Montague Streets, South Melbourne
When: every at Monday, 10.30 to 11.30 am. *Please arrive by 10.20 am  Just turn up and have fun.

Linking Neighbours Seniors Register Protocols for outings and classes

Liability and Mobility: Members participate in trips at their own risk. The trips are organised for mobile people. The trips include such activities as climbing up and down bus stairs, and walking around outdoors. If members have mobility restrictions they should discuss with the Community Development and Liaison Officer.

Assistance: No physical assistance is provided as this would not be practical for large groups.
Members who require more assistance may choose to participate in trips organised by Cora Graves where more support is provided.

Cancellation and refund: A trip may be cancelled in case of a heat health alert warning being issued by Department of Health and Human Services. It may not be possible to issue a refund as Linking Neighbours is required to pay the coach booking fee and entrance fees and the like ahead of time. Linking Neighbours will try to reschedule any cancelled trips.

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