Activities for older adults
Darebin has many groups, clubs, services and activities. We can help connect you with the ones that meet your needs, interests and culture.
To help you stay active in a way that interests you, we have put together the Older and Active in Darebin Directory. In this handy guide, you will find over 200 services, groups and programs that welcome older people.
In the bimonthly Older and Active Newsletter you can find out about upcoming local events and information that may be of interest for you.
You can pick up a hard copy of the newsletter and the directory at a Darebin Customer Service Centre.
For a word version or alternative format call us on 03 8470 8828.
You can also subscribe to the Older and Active eNewsletter.
Some of the activities include:
- gentle activity groups
- art, craft and dancing activities
- social groups and outings
- learning something new
- games including bowls, bocce, trugo, cards and billiards
- community bus
- opportunities to socialise and to participate.
Get involved in age-friendly Darebin with activities for older adults
Darebin is progressing well toward becoming an Age Friendly City.
In 2019, an independent panel presented the "Age Friendly Darebin" report to us. It included 98 recommendations on how older residents can be better supported to live well in our community. The recommendations encouraged new initiatives and services, increased advocacy, and age friendly principles embedded in our plans and strategies.
In 2020 the Aged and Disability department presented the "Age Friendly Darebin Year One" report to us. A snapshot of this progress report was designed in co-operation with a group of community members. It reflects some of the new programs and services, trials, and initiatives that we started to support for older people in 2020. It also describes the challenges that came along with the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to limit the impacts on our community.
Visit the Your Say page on Darebin website for more information and to read the full Age Friendly Darebin report.
Contact us if you would like to contribute, or participate in consultations and other age-friendly Darebin activities.
Supported and Connected Living team
Phone: 03 8470 8828
You can call us yourself, or if you give consent to a family member, friend, doctor, or health service who can call us for you.