Make the most out of retirement and age gracefully
These activities and groups are often put together by other members of the community and can lead to new friendships and newfound hobbies.
Probus 14 meets at the Anglican Church Hall, Shannon St, on the first Thursday of the month. This is a mixed group where newcomers are welcome. During the meetings which begin at 9.45am during the winter months, you can expect to hear a member give a short profile of their life. You can also purchase raffle tickets for 10 prizes every month. Guest speakers often attend and amazing stories are told. There is a small annual subscription.
Probus Club of Alexandra and Districts
This is a group that meets in the Lounge of the RSA at 10am on the first Tuesday of every month.
Queenstown Altrusa meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month. This is a group for likeminded women of all ages who fundraise and enjoy social events together. Meet at the Senior Citizens Rooms, 10 Memorial St from 5.30pm.
Queenstown Bridge Club
If you enjoy Bridge, then you will love the Queenstown Bridge Club. Games of bridge will be held on Tuesday from 7-11 and 11am-3pm at the Events Centre.
Housie is held at the Events Centre on Monday from 7pm-9.30pm. Phone 03 442 3664 for more information.
RSA Bowling Club
Come check out the RSA Bowling Club! Friendly, free coaching, loan bowls, cheap subs. All welcome. Phone John on 03 448 6722 for more information.
The Medicine Club
For single residents over 50 who live alone. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and mix with other singles.
Age Concern offer a volunteer visiting service for older people within the community. Contact Marina at Age Concern on 03 448 7075 for information on receiving or becoming a visitor.
Wakatipu Spinners & Weavers
New members are welcome! Spinning and weaving is held at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Frankton at 10am every Wednesday. Phone 03 442 1557 for more information.
Want to get out and about but want an excuse to do so? Join the Wakatipu Walkers! They meet every Thursday morning rain or shine. Contact Bruce on 441 4616 or visit www.wakatipuwalkers.blogspot.com.
Widows and Widowers Support Group
This group meets every second Thursday of each month at Central Stories. All welcome, phone Rosemary on 03 448 8130 for more information.