Active Seniors in Point Cook
With such a wide range of resort style activities and facilities on their doorstep, it is hard to believe that Point Cook Village residents would ever want to leave. But, however comfortable the environment, it’s always good to get out there and broaden the horizons. Those residents that do venture out into the wider community have found that there are plenty of activities and opportunities for seniors to get involved in the Wyndham area, and meet new people from different walks of life. The Wyndham Shire Council takes a proactive approach to encouraging local residents of all ages to keep fit and healthy. There are a number of indoor and outdoor walking groups that seniors can take advantage of, at Point Cook town centre, Wyndham Vale and Werribee. Many residents enjoy getting out into the community with these groups, and seeing new places, as well as meeting other active seniors.
In addition to walking groups, there are plenty of other fitness-based activities to be found around Point Cook Village, including bike groups and specific exercise programs that are tailored to those with long-term health conditions. Heartmoves runs in a number of locations, including Point Cook and Hoppers Crossing. There is also a senior specific exercise program (GEMS), which operates from Werribee.
Residents who feel they want to make a positive contribution can get involved in volunteering at a number of different places, including local healthcare facilities, hospitals, schools and not-for-profit organisations such as the Salvation Army. Many Point Cook Village residents find that volunteer work is fulfilling, and is a great way to keep active and participate in the local community. Seniors have a lot to offer when it comes to volunteering, and their life experience can make a very positive contribution.
For those who prefer more intellectual pursuits, there are opportunities for Point Cook residents to get involved with the U3A and learn new skills. There is also a thriving cultural scene in and around Wyndham, with four local libraries in the area and a community arts centre which co-ordinates a wide range of cultural and performance art activities throughout the year. A craft group for seniors also runs at Point Cook, so seniors can enjoy exploring their more creative side and meeting other people with similar interests.
For travel minded seniors, there are a number of caravan clubs in the Wyndham area, which provide opportunities for retirees to go away together, share advice and travel stories, and meet other intrepid travellers. Most have regular meetings at different locations and enjoy other, more local social activities such as dinners and social gatherings in the area.
Residents at Point Cook can make the most of their retirement with plenty of activities on offer both within and outside their retirement villages.
No matter their interests, there is bound to be something to do or see, and like-minded people to meet, by getting out into the community and getting involved.