Seniors groups and other resources

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Senior Citizen Clubs 

We support a number of seniors groups across the Yarra Ranges. By providing Federal Government funding, we aim to encourage social connection and active lifestyles. Browse our Senior Citizens Clubs below or click on this link to the Seniors Clubs brochure(PDF, 7MB) to download or print a copy. 

Chirnside Park Senior Citizens Club Inc

Meets at Chirnside Park Community Centre, 33 Kimberley Drive, Chirnside Park 
Meeting time Tuesdays from 11.30am - 2.00pm
Phone contact Maureen 9725 5226

Please call for more information or to come for a free "come and try" session.

 

Circolo Pensionati Italiani Di Lilydale

Meets at Lilydale Bowling Club, Hardy Street, Lilydale
Meeting time Wednesdays from 12pm - 4pm
Phone contact Franca 9736 9115 / 0414 659 277

 

 Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

Coldstream Over 50's Friendship Club

Meets at Kelso Street Community Centre, Coldstream
Meeting time Mondays from 9.30am-12.30pm
Phone contact Dennis 0448 772 327

 

Please call for more information or to attend a free 'come and try' session!

 

Healesville Senior Citizens Club

Meets at 18 Green Street, Healesville
Meeting time Tuesday (General) 11am-2:30pm, Friday 1.00pm-3.30pm (Bingo)
Phone contact Ken 5962 1550

Lilydale Seniors Club

Meets at 7 Hardy Street, Lilydale
Meeting time Wednesday 11am - 3.30pm & Friday 12pm - 2.30pm
Phone contact  Brian 9725 6371

Kilsyth Senior Citizens Centre

Meets at Japara House, 54-58 Durham Road, Kilsyth
Meeting time Tuesdays from 10.00am-2.00pm
Phone contact 9728 3587

Montrose Senior Citizens

Meets at Montrose Town Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd, Montrose
Meeting time Friday from 9.00am - 3.00pm
Phone contact Gwen 0427 206 693

 Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

Mooroolbark Senior Citizens Club

Meets at 125A Brice Ave, Mooroolbark
Meeting time Open every week day. Main club day Thursday
Phone contact June 0448 506 109

 Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

Olinda / Sassafras Senior Citizens Club

Meets at Olinda Community House, 79-81 Olinda Monbulk Road, Olinda
Meeting time Tuesday 11am - 3pm
Phone contact 9751 1264

 Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

Wandin Senior Citizens Centre

Meets at Senior Citizens Hall, 401 Warburton Highway, Wandin
Meeting time Tuesday 1pm - 3pm and Thursday 9am - 3pm
Phone contact Ray 9780 2100 and Leo 0475 116 483

 Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

Yarra Glen Senior Citizens

Meets at Memorial Hall, 45 Bell St, Yarra Glen
Meeting time Tuesday from 1pm - 3.30pm
Phone contact Diane 0429 057 940

 Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

Yarra Junction Over 50’s Friendship Club

Meets at Yarraburn
1 Park Road
Yarra Junction 3797
Meeting time Mon 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Phone contact Carole 0400 515 755

Please call for more information or to attend a free "come and try" session.

University of the Third Age (U3A)

U3A is a learning cooperative for older people to share educational, creative and leisure activities.  Membership is open to anyone in retirement or semi-retirement.

When you join a U3A group at Healesville, Mt Dandenong, Sherbrooke, Upper Yarra or Yarra Ranges for an additional $10 you can access classes across the 5 groups.

U3A Healesville

Old Court House - 42 Harker St, Healesville 3777

0490 917 975

healesville.u3a@bigpond.com

Healesvilleu3a.org.au

 

U3A Mt Dandenong & District

Farndons Hall - 42 Falls Rd, Kalorama 3766

0491 064 569

u3amtdandy@gmail.com

u3amountdandenong.org

U3A Sherbrooke

1 Mahony St, Upwey 3158

9754 3339

Office@sherbrookeu3a.org.au

sherbrookeu3a.org.au

U3A Upper Yarra

Cnr 2444 Warburton Hwy & Hoddle St, Yarra Junction 3797

9754 3339

office@upperyarrau3a.org.au

upperyarrau3a.org.au

U3A Walmsley Village

Greeves Dv, Kilsyth 3137

9725 3409

alanandliaoldman@bigpond.com.au

 

 

U3A Yarra Ranges

Japara House - 54-58 Durham Rd, Kilsyth 3137

9728 1132

secretary@u3ayarraranges.com.au

u3ayarraranges.com.au

 

Visit the U3A Yarra Ranges website

Other seniors groups

Other groups of interest include:

Country Women's Association (CWA)

County Women's Association (CWA) is an organisation of women supporting women, children and families across Victoria. It is a vibrant, self-funded, volunteer philanthropic organisation with a focus on friendship, personal development and advocacy. CWA have day, night and weekend branches to cater to your needs.

Find out more about the CWA

Lions Club

Lions are friends, family and neighbours who share a core belief: community is what we make it. Lions Clubs assist with local community fundraising for special causes and help with the development and building of local parks, community venues, and sporting centres.

 

Find out more about Lions Club

Mens Shed

Mens Shed are non-profit local organisations that provide a space for craftwork and social interaction. Mens Shed aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of older men.

Find out more about Mens Shed

National Seniors Australia

National Seniors Australia branches are a great place for older Australians to get involved in discussing community issues, participate in social events, hear informative guest speakers and meet like-minded members. Branch members can ensure their voice is heard on issues affecting millions of older Australians.

Find out more about National Seniors

 

Neighbourhood Houses

Neighbourhood houses offer a variety of technology classes, some are free.

For more information contact your local neighbourhood house.

 

Probus

Probus are local associations of retired people who come together in non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit, autonomous clubs. Probus provides regular opportunities for members to meet others in similar circumstances, with similar levels of interest, make new friends, and maintain and expand their interests.

Find out more about Probus

Rotary

Rotary is an international service organisation with the stated purpose of bringing  together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
 
Find out more about Rotary

 

 

Resources

Need more information? Below are some seniors resources and contact information:

My Aged Care

My Aged Care

If you need some help around the house or think it is time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help.

Website: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

Phone: 1800 200 422

Council of the Ageing (COTA)

Council of the Ageing (COTA)

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged 50+ in Victoria.

COTA also provides free information on a wide range of issues of interest to older Victorians including housing options, concessions and pensions, homebased and community services, general information on financial and legal issues, new learning opportunities and much more.

Website: https://www.cotavic.org.au/

Phone: 9655 2100 

Seniors Rights Victoria

Seniors Rights Victoria

Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) is the lead state-wide organisation tackling elder abuse in Victoria. We work with people to increase their degree of self-determination, enabling them to represent their own interests and claim their rights.

Website: https://seniorsrights.org.au/

Phone: 1300 368 821 

Seniors Victoria

Seniors Victoria

Provides information to senior Victorians to participate in community life, maximise their health and wellbeing, and age well.

Also, where you apply for a Seniors Card. Which includes discounts on goods and services from a range of businesses plus free or concession public transport.

Website: https://www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/

Phone: 1300 797 210

 

 

 

 

Office of the Public Advocate

Office of the Public Advocate

Promotes the rights, interests, and dignity of people with disabilities (intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, or dementia) living in Victoria.

Website: https://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/

Phone: 1300 309 337

 

 

Community Safety Register

Community Safety Register

The Community Safety Register, is a free program run by volunteers and is designed to help seniors in Yarra Ranges to feel safe and connected to their community.

The register contains people’s emergency information that is held by Victoria Police and may be used to contact key people in the event of an emergency.

The program aims to give residents, relatives and friends peace of mind, knowing that someone is checking on their welfare.

Lilydale Police Station: 9739 2396