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Published January 16th 2023
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If your new year's resolution included "meet new people" or "learn a new skill" then you should consider becoming a member of the Donald Simpson Community Centre. The centre is located in the heart of Cleveland in the Redlands and opened in 1987 with funds from State and Local Government and donations from the community. Its purpose is to provide a venue for social, intellectual and physical activities for the seniors and future seniors of the Redland Coast and neighbouring areas.
Currently, the centre provides over 40 activities and information programs every week. These activities cover the areas of health, education and craft with new programs being implemented.
Due to its popularity and functionality, the Community Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Redlands Coast Australia Day Award 2023 under the category of Best Community Organisation.
There are so many classes restarting over the next few weeks making it the perfect time to become a member and meet those new year goals head-on.
Here's a list of the current classes and the dates they restart:
You must be a member of the Donald Simpson Centre to participate in any of these activities. Membership fees will be due for all members from 1st July.
New membership till 30th June 2023 individual – $11.00 New membership for a couple till 30th June 2023 - $20.00
New membership till 30 June 2024 individual – $27.50 New membership for a couple till 30th June 2023– $50.00
On top of the yearly membership fee, you only pay a nominal fee for each activity in which you participate and you can be as active as you so choose. All new members are invited for a Welcome Morning Tea hosted by the CEO of the centre and you can enjoy the benefits of a professionally run cafe, and a well-equipped library, and participate in free information seminars.
The centre also organises reasonably priced day trips by a coach that cover a wide range of interests, including theatre outings, river cruises, and lunches at tourist destinations.
The Donald Simpson Centre is located at 172 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland with a bus stop out the front and plentiful off-street parking. For further information, contact the centre on 07 3821 1089 or go here.
The onsite cafe is a great spot for catching up with friends and on your birthday you can claim Free Cake and Coffee. Yay! Staff and volunteers are always happy to answer any questions if you would like to drop by to check out the venue. And remember: "You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing" ~George Bernard Shaw