Seniors register and the linking neighbours program

Ours Linking Neighbours Seniors Register is free and enables you to attend trips and activities to meet local people.

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 Community Development and Liaison Officer in Diversity and Inclusion, or get in contact for an application form to be sent to you:

Email: linkingneighbours@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9209 6777 via ASSIST

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 to 11 am
  • Neighbours Café, corner Inkerman and Chapel Streets, St Kilda from 11 am to midday

Wednesday

  • PM’s Café Port Melbourne, corner Bay and Liardet Streets from 10 to 11 am
  • Jack the Geezer, corner of Armstrong St and Canterbury Road, Middle Park from 10:30-11.30 am

Thursday

Priscilla's Café, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park from 11 am to 12 midday

Walking group

First Friday of the month starting at 10 am.

Location start is listed on the six weekly newsletter 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 Monday 10.30 to 11.30 am. *Please arrive by 10.20 am. Just turn up and have fun.

Digital crossword puzzles at St Kilda Library

Every Wednesdday from 1.30 to 2.30 pm you can drop into the St Kilda Library, make new friends and learn how to do crossword puzzles on a digital device. It will be a fun way to get comfortable using technology and your brain power. This will run every Wednesday until further notice so please come on down and meet us at 1.30 pm.

If you have an iPad or Tablet, please bring it along, otherwise we have devices you can use.

Location: St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Port Phillip community group gym classes

Life-Fit gym classes (circuit training) with a PCYC personal trainer, 2 to 3 pm Tuesdays at PCYC St Kilda.

This class is for people of all abilities. Do something for your health and wellbeing and meet some new people along the way. Classes are run in a welcoming and non-judgmental space and all levels are encouraged to join!

Pre-exercise registration form to be completed prior to starting class. Please bring a water bottle and towel.

Bookings essential and can be made by phoning Dean at PPCG on 0459 771 632.

Cost: $5 per class
Location: PCYC St Kilda, 179 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
When: weekly on Tuesdays at 2 to 3 pm

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 the 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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