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Published November 9th 2017
Find a Seniors Social group that suits you
There are many social groups around for seniors and these are mostly well received, as older people often do not have enough to occupy their time.



In this article, I am listing details from two Perth Shires - Bayswater, and Stirling. The City of Stirling is the largest council in the Perth Metropolitan area.

CITY OF BAYSWATER
The City of Bayswater supports six social groups for physically able, socially isolated senior residents.

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Participants must be HACC eligible. The Western Australian Home and Community Care (HACC) Programme is a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and WA State Governments which provides basic support services for eligible people of all ages with a disability, and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home.

Groups include:

Good Companions
Thursday Wanderers
Vagabondi
Let's Escape
Woolly Women
Friendship Group

SENIORS CENTRE
The City of Bayswater also has three centres that cater for the older people of our community, regardless of their situation. Their aim is to promote social interaction for everyone by encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. A minimum annual membership fee is charged and new members are welcome.



The City's Senior Citizen Centres are located in:

Bayswater
Morley
Maylands

Bayswater and Morley Centres have Senior Citizen's Club Incorporations operating from these centres. Anybody wishing to join the Senior Citizen's Club Incorporations as a member is encouraged to contact those Clubs directly.

Some of the activities and programmes run from the centres include:

Social interaction opportunities
Crafts
Bingo
Indoor Bowls
Education and awareness of current community issues
Exercise classes
Bus Outings
Podiatry clinic
Hairdressing
Interactive Workshops

Contact Details
BAYSWATER SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE
27 King William Street
Bayswater
Phone: (08) 9271 5198

MEMBERSHIP FEE is $10 per year.

MORLEY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE
1A Lee Street
Morley
Phone: (08) 9276 6108

MEMBERSHIP FEE is $10 per year.

VOLUNTEERING WITH THE CITY
Seniors who are able, have a choice of volunteering for the City of Bayswater. "The City highly values and recognises the contribution made by volunteers who connect and participate in the community by freely sharing their time, skills and knowledge through volunteer roles."

The City encourages the involvement of volunteers, including seniors within all appropriate programmes and projects managed by the City -

Adult Day Centre
Books on Wheels
Bus Drivers
Computer Teaching
English Language Conversation Group
Good Companions Group
PAWS Pets and Wellbeing Program
Social Support



If you would like to volunteer or would like any further information, contact the City's Community Development Officer on 9270 4122 or email: mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au You may also visit the Volunteering WA website for a further list of volunteering positions in the area.

CITY OF STIRLING
I live in this City, and utilise a few of the activities that they offer to seniors. I attend a pilates class and have also attended Tai Chi in the past.



The City of Stirling has over 43,000 residents aged 60 years and over living within the community.

The City of Stirling provides many activities and events for these seniors such as autumn clubs and the Stirling Silver programme.

The Stirling Silver Programme operates from four of the City of Stirling's community centres:

Scarborough
Balga
Osborne
Bob Daniel at Inglewood

From these centres, they organise the following:

Outings
A range of social activities
Guest speakers (with morning / afternoon teas)
A variety of "hands-on" workshops
Information sessions, including health and well-being
Physical activity
Keeping up with technology.

For more information please contact Community Services on (08) 9205 8555.

The Autumn/Senior Citizens Clubs operate from most of the City of Stirling's community centres and provide a meeting place for mature-aged people who wish to participate in social, educational and recreational activities.

Each club arranges its own programme of activities, which may include:

Social activities
Concerts
Bus trips
Dancing
Cards
Bingo

Recreational activities include:
Indoor bowls
Keep fit
Darts
Pool

Arts and crafts include:
Sewing
Crocheting
Painting



If there is enough interest, a club may also arrange instructional classes. Each club sets its own annual subscriptions and if you are aged 55 years or over, you are eligible to join. Younger residents who receive a Disability Support Pension are also eligible.

There are more social activities including things like:

Lunch and social club events
Friendship Craft Club
Community Board Games Social Club



And these run during the year, though their last meetings are in December 2017 and then there is a break over the Festive Season.
For more information on Stirling Events, you can go to this site.

Most Shires have a programme for Seniors, so if you live in another Shire, just look up yours and either phone them or find the services they offer.

You can also click on this link if you want to find classes for seniors, or if you want a bus tour with seniors, try this link.

As a senior, there is always plenty of things on offer!
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