Friendship & Activities

Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley, Blackburn South
87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Phone 9808 2000. Social groups meeting weekly for interests including sketching, scrabble, crochet & cards for social players.

Association of Independent Retirees
For those who intend or do fully/partly self-fund their retirement. Social meetings in Forest Hill. Ph. 9886 8516. w:

Boroondara Life Activities Club, Canterbury
Different venues. Mondays: mahjong, solo, golf. Tuesdays: scrabble. Wednesdays: evening table tennis. Thursdays: table tennis. Fridays: day trips, dine outs. Saturdays: Variety and Entertainment. Sundays: evening table tennis. ‘Life is better together’. Address: 10 Milton Street, Canterbury.  Phone 9836 8027.

Box Hill Senior Citizens’ Club Inc.
Carrington Centre, 79 Carrington Road. Phone 9890 4979. Mondays at 1:30pm – cards, bingo. Tuesdays: mahjong. Fridays at 1:30pm concerts, cost $10. Lunch from 12 noon Mondays to Fridays. Subscription $8.90 pa.

Burwood Ladies Social Group
Come meet new people and plan outings over tea or coffee. Monthly First Tuesday at 1pm. Phone 9808 6292.

Camberwell Italian Senior Citizens
405 Camberwell Road, Camberwell. Outings, bingo, lunches. Meets 1:30-4:30 pm Thursdays. Activities and occasional outings. For information phone Teresa Donato 0412 840 703.

Canasta Group, Canterbury
Players Wanted. Tuesdays 1pm. RSL Hall cnr Keats St & Canterbury Rd. All Welcome. Ph. 9859 6732.

Coffee Connect@Camberwell Baptist
Friendship time over coffee Wed. morning in Fellowship Centre; enter Riversdale Rd. Weekly during school terms 10am–noon.  Share and make new friends. Ph. Margaret on 0412 422 309.

Free Community Meal, Forest Hill
First Thursdays. 12:30-1:30 pm. Join us for a two course meal and meet others in your community. St Mark’s Anglican Church, 303 Canterbury Rd. Ph. 9878 2848.

Don’t be Lonely on Saturday nights.  FRENZ-IN-DEED known as FID is a long established Eating-Out Group Saturday nights for mainly senior singles & couples. Friendly and fun at many Hotels and Thai, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, German, Italian, French Restaurants.  Phone Robin 0407 548 116.

GOLD Group
The GOLD (Growing Older Living Dangerously) group is for friendly, supportive, vibrant and positive women over 55 who are willing to embrace life. The group shares fun and new experiences both at the Craig Family Centre, 7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton, and Melbourne/Victoria. Meets 10:35am–12:30pm on 2nd Thursdays. Phone 9885 7789. Email:

Nieuw Holland Social Club, Blackburn
Blackburn Senior Citizens’ Hall “The Pines”, 25 Central Road [near Blackburn station], Blackburn. Meet Thursdays 9:15am-1:15pm Play bingo [Dutch/English] and klaverjassen. New members welcome. Phone Petra 9790 0945 or Clary 9878 8982.

Vietnamese Senior Cultural Association Inc., Ashburton
296 High Street, Ashburton. Senior Vietnamese Social Group meets weekly Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm. Exercises, singing group, lunches, dancing, table tennis. All welcome. Phone Yen 0412 157 228. w:

Wominjeka Garden, High St, Glen Iris
St Oswald’s Anglican Church Meditation and Prayer – 7:30am Wed. 8am Mon, Tues, Thurs. Wednesday Night Conversation & Shared Meal (bring a plate) fortnightly at 6pm. Ph. 9885 1125; w:

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