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Classes for Seniors Wanting Something to Do

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by finy (subscribe)
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Published September 21st 2017
Find a Programme that Suits YOU in Your Local Council
So you are "suddenly" over 55, and perhaps you have retired or are about to retire, and do not know what to do with some of those days that can turn out very long?

This list will give you some idea of things you "could" do with your precious time, and guide you to the people and places you would like to mix with.

What can I do? Image: Pixabay

Sometimes, it is possible to just do one lesson or session, without paying for a whole series, and in this way, you would get some idea if it is really an activity that you would like to spend your time doing.


I hope that this list will bring you a lot of pleasure, and heaps to do outside your home, should you so desire!

This is an example ONLY of what is available for seniors, and I cannot list each shire as the article would be too long. You therefore simply contact your Shire, or find them online and check what courses and times are available in your particular area, and take it from there!

All shires have some sort of programme as long as they have a library or similar where they can hold events and things of this nature.


I have chosen the Cockburn Shire to illustrate some of the programmes that a Council MAY run, as Cockburn have a good "mix" of courses on offer.

Zumba Gold
From 9 am to 10 am
4 per session

Caring & Sharing Craft Group
From 10 am to midday - free

Carpet Bowls
From 10.15 am to 12.15 pm - free

Tai Chi
From 1 pm to 2 pm
4 per session

Book Club
From 1 pm to 2 pm - free

Table Tennis
From 2.15 pm to 4.30 pm
2.50 per session

Fit for Life
General from 8.45 am to 9.30 am
Beginners from 9.30 am to 10.30 am
Experienced from 10.30 am to11.30 am
$4 per session

from 10 am to 2 pm - free

Carers Support Group
From 10 am to midday - free

From 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
$4 per session

Line Dancing
Beginners from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Experienced from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
$5 per session

Travel Club
from 9 am to 10 am - free

from 10.30 am to 11.30 am
$4 per session

From 10.30 am to 11.30 am
$5 per session

From 1 pm to 2 pm
$4 per session

Social Cards (Bridge or Bolivia)
from 1 pm to 4 pm - free

Image: By Government Press Office (Israel),

Family History Group
from 1 pm to 3 pm - free

Social Dancing
from 2 pm to 4.30 pm
$5 per session

Zumba Gold
from 9 am to 10 am
$4 per session

iPad Social Group
from 11 am to 12.30 pm - free

Tai Chi
from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
$4 per session

Carpet Bowls
from 1 pm to 2 pm - free

Progressive Whist
from 1 pm to 4 pm
$2 per session

Weight Watchers
from 9 am to 9.30 am
$1 per session

Darts & Pool
from 9.15 am to 11.15 am - free

Sit & Sew
from 9.30 am to midday - free

Craft Group
from 10 am to midday - free

from 10 am to midday - free

Sundowner (1st Friday of the month)
from 4 pm to 7 pm
$2 per session

Quiz (2nd Friday of the month)
from 1 pm to 3 pm - free

Tales of Times Past
from 1 pm to 3 pm - free

Karaoke (2nd & 4th Friday of the month)
from 2 pm to 4 pm - free

Bingo (3rd Friday of the month)
from 1 pm to 3 pm
$2 per book

Movie Meal Deal
from 12 noon to 3 pm
$10 per ticket

All classes are at Cockburn Seniors Centre, and are for over 50's only, and non-members pay a $4 casual membership per day.

They also run a monthly sundowner at Cockburn Seniors Centre from 4 pm to 7 pm on the first Friday of the month. Live entertainment is by a selection of local performers and bands, including hits from rock 'n' roll, country and easy listening genres, as well as music from the 50's, 60's & 70's.

Cockburn Seniors Centre
9 Coleville Crescent,

For your convenience I have listed other Shires in metropolitan Perth and have linked their seniors programmes so you can either email or phone them: (you can click on any of them to take you to this information):

TOWN OF BASSENDEAN or phone 9279 1944
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE Scroll down to Cambridge Club Programme
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