Look­ing for friends? Why not try Mathoura’s group

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

ARE you aged over 65 and look­ing for a place where you can go each week and meet up with peo­ple around your age?

The Mathoura Friend­ship Group meets weekly for a cuppa and a chat and would like more peo­ple to join them.

Reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude Bingo, art and craft, card and board games, ‘brain teasers’ and word games, as well as the oc­ca­sional out­ing.

In­tereach com­mu­nity sup­port team care co­or­di­na­tor Anna Scott said the most im­por­tant as­pect of the group was the so­cial in­ter­ac­tion, friend­ship and con­ver­sa­tions.

“We al­ways wel­come new peo­ple to the group,” she said.

“You can come along each week, or just turn up when you can; it’s a great way to meet new peo­ple and to keep your­self ac­tive and en­gaged.

“There are al­ways ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer, and great con­ver­sa­tion.”

A Friend­ship Group has also been meeting in Barham for many years.

“Com­mu­nity trans­port can be ar­ranged for Barham par­tic­i­pants, and we also wel­come peo­ple to come across from Koon­drook,’’ Anna said.

Both groups meet each Wed­nes­day from 10am to 3pm and the cost is $15 per at­ten­dance which in­cludes lunch.

Mathoura par­tic­i­pants meet at the Mathoura Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre and Barham par­tic­i­pants at the Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre at the Barham Hospi­tal.

For in­for­ma­tion, phone the In­tereach com­mu­nity sup­port team on 5890 5200.

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