Seniors’ Clubs Around Pakenham
For many seniors, retirement is a time to enjoy life and get out and about meeting people and trying new activities. Getting involved in the community, meeting new people, and trying new things can all help contribute to seniors having a happy and healthy retirement. For seniors who reside in the Pakenham area there are plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people and get involved in the local community. Residents of Cardinia Waters Retirement Village can benefit from a number of structured activities on their doorstep, and they can also take advantage of a number of different seniors’ clubs and associations in the wider community.
Senior Citizen Clubs
The local council supports a number of senior citizen clubs located around Cardinia Shire. Senior citizen clubs are designed to provide social support, along with educational opportunities and meals for residents in the local area aged over 55. Meetings are scheduled weekly or monthly, and they also hold activities and events on a regular basis. The senior citizen clubs in Cardinia are located in Cockatoo, Emerald, Garfield, Gembrook, Koo Wee Rup, Lang Lang and Pakenham.
Some of the activities that are held at senior citizen clubs include bowls, card games, knitting, dancing, bingo and regular lunches and dinners.
The Rotary club is a worldwide organisation with chapters that meet regularly for social gatherings, as well as participating in fundraising and charitable work for the local community and internationally. The Pakenham Rotary Club is highly active in the area with weekly dinners every Tuesday night at the golf club. The Rotary club also holds other structured activities for seniors who want to participate in the community and meet new people.
Life Activities Club
The Life Activities Club is based in Cardinia, and is aimed at active seniors who want to get involved in physical activity as a group. The aim of this club is to help members stay physically and mentally active into their retirement, and to give retirees or those about to retire the opportunity to meet like-minded active people. Members enjoy a number of structured activities including theatre trips, dancing, table tennis, lunches and regular social events and dinners.
In addition to formal seniors’ clubs and organisations, there are a number of local businesses and organisations that hold regular seniors’ events. These events give seniors the opportunity to get together and enjoy community facilities, often at a discounted rate.
Pakenham Sports Club holds a seniors’ day every Thursday, which includes two raffles and a separate members raffle held in the Bistro at the club. The Pakenham Golf Club has ladies’ bingo every Friday morning. These events are ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy a more informal social experience that is aimed at seniors.
With so much to do in the area, it is no wonder that seniors are getting the most out of their retirement at Cardinia Waters. Whatever their taste and interest, there is bound to be a club or event for them, and like-minded people for them to enjoy new experiences with.