Active Seniors in Mornington
Seniors living in Beleura Village in Mornington have a lot to be happy about. Not only do they have access to resort style facilities as part of their retirement village, there is plenty to keep them busy in the wider community. Just because retirees live in retirement villages doesn’t mean they can’t get involved with the rest of the community, and in Mornington, residents are spoiled for choice. Sports lovers can find plenty to keep them occupied in and around the Mornington Peninsula. From weekly games of golf at Mount Martha Golf Club, to watching and supporting local footy teams, whether they want to watch or participate there is plenty to do. As well as golf and footy, there are also tennis and bowls clubs in the local area that offer seniors a chance to participate in matches and tournaments.
For residents who like to keep fit and active there are plenty of opportunities to participate in fitness programs for seniors. Fitness minded retirees can enjoy aqua aerobics at Pelican Park Recreation Centre in Hastings, or if they prefer to stay on dry land there are a couple of local bike riding clubs based at the David Collins Leisure Centre in Mornington and the Pelican Park Recreation Centre. Dance loving seniors might also enjoy taking dance classes.
For a more gentle form of exercise, there are a number of walking groups that meet at various locations around the Mornington Peninsula, including at Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville. All walks are accessible, and cater for a range of people at different fitness levels.
For the less physically active, there are plenty of other activities on offer around the Mornington Peninsula. Many retirement village residents enjoy getting involved in local cultural events, such as the Mornington Jazz Festival, or taking a tour of the local wineries. There are also regular seniors lunches and group dinners and breakfasts at Mornington racecourse and a number of other local eateries. For those who want to experience a bit of culture, there are art galleries at McClelland and MPRG, which seniors can enjoy or even volunteer at.
The volunteering opportunities around Mornington are numerous, from volunteering at the local libraries and op shops, to hospital work and supporting disadvantaged children at local schools. Beleura village residents also recently participated in a fundraising auction, and raised $800 for the Cancer Council. Many seniors volunteer to help out in local aged care facilities, or teach fitness programs for seniors.
Seniors who like to travel can find caravan clubs, or take fishing charters as a group to broaden their horizons and enjoy the wider community. Caravan clubs are a great way to share stories or plan trips, and meet other adventurous retirees.
Keeping active is easy in Mornington, with an almost overwhelming array of activities to choose from both inside and outside Beleura retirement village.
Whatever interests and skills they have, seniors in the Mornington Peninsula area can keep their minds and bodies active, and meet new people, as part of their wider community.