Social outlet for seniors
FORMING friendships, playing games and learning new skills are all part of a new seniors social club that has formed in Beeliar.
The new group was the brainchild of local resident Henry Peters, who approached the City of Cockburn and Beeliar Community Voice with the hope of establishing a Senior Citizens Club to banish loneliness among older residents and to give them something social to look forward to every week.
People at each session have a chance to enjoy a chat over morning tea, share stories and play board games, with future adventures including excursions, a fitness group, cooking classes, art and craft and a writing group.
Beeliar Community Voice president Wendy Campbell said the club had started well, with more than a dozen seniors attending each session since it started on May 7.
“Each week the club is full of laughter and many great conversations – whether as a whole group or various little groups,” Ms Campbell said.
“It is very important to offer the Beeliar senior community a social club where they can meet new people, share their knowledge and skills, and continue to build on their health and wellbeing in the later stages of their lives.
“Mental health and staying active are very important issues for everyone as we age and we hope the Beeliar Senior Social Club will be a big part in helping people commit to healthy lives.”
The Beeliar Seniors Social Club meets every Tuesday from 10am to noon at the Beeliar Community Centre.