Seniors Social Groups

We provide a variety of services and activities for Seniors across Canberra that focus on capacity building, wellness, inclusion, maintaining independence and social participation.

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Social and Recreational Activities for Seniors

Communities at Work offers a variety of programs and activities for seniors across Canberra, including seniors’ centres in Ngunnawal and Holder.

At our seniors’ centres, you will have the opportunity to develop friendships, enjoy fun and interesting activities, and maintain your health and wellness.

Our seniors’ programs and activities support wellness and continued independence to foster social connectedness and good health outcomes for you while you continue to live at home.

Whether you are after some gentle exercises, interesting outings, guest speakers covering a range of topics, arts, crafts, gardening, looking to join a men’s or women’s group, or simply meeting and making new friends, we have something for you.

We also offer In-Home Care and Community Support, and Community Transport services for older people in the community – follow the links to find out more.


Activities at our Seniors’ Centres

Please find information about our activities below, and in our downloadable program:
Seniors Weekly Program Activities Overview – 2022 (pdf download)

Monthly Activity Calendars

Please note that places are limited for all groups and bookings are essential.

Please book your spot by calling contacting our Seniors’ team on (02) 6293 6254 or emailing seniors@commsatwork.org

Need help with transport to and from home?
Our friendly, professional community transport drivers are available. Just let us know or visit our transport page for details. 

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Activity Snapshot

The Woodwork Group (Ngunnawal only)
Work on a range of projects including wooden ornaments, children’s toys, chopping boards, serving trays and much much more! Whether you are new to woodwork or are a seasoned pro, have fun as you meet new people, learn new skills, and try something different! Afternoon tea will be provided.

Men’s Business (Ngunnawal only)
Connection, construction and conversation! Get your hands dirty in the
garden, work on small woodwork projects in the workshop, join in some healthy
competition with a game or two, and join us in exploring new places around Canberra. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Spice of Life (Ngunnawal and Holder)
Variety is the spice of life. From trivia to travel, bingo to bowling, pen pals and performers, there is something for everyone at the variety group – including a whole lot of excursions (fun outings). Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

 

Creative Projects (Ngunnawal and Holder)
Work the right side of your brain and get your creative juices flowing with the Creative Group. There will be a wide range of creative activities on offer! Music to mosaics, painting to pottery, gardening to glazing, as well as some exciting collaborative projects, you are only limited by your imagination! Afternoon tea is provided.

Healthy Living (Ngunnawal and Holder)
Spend the first half of the session engaging in various forms of exercise including chair yoga, strength and balance, and weight and resistance exercises. Then, have a great time chatting with friends over morning tea before joining in a range of activities focusing on health and nutrition. There will be cooking classes, market tours, informative talks and yummy lunches, all in a friendly and fun environment!

Download our calendar of activities for the most up-to-date information.

Accessing our Services for Seniors (Social Groups)

We welcome all seniors, aged 50 and over!

If you are aged between 50 and 65, we will register you under our fee-for-service schedule, where you pay a fee per group that you participate in. Please contact us to find out about our current fee schedule.

If you are aged 65 or older, or if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and 50 years or older, you will need to be registered through My Aged Care and have a Social Support (Group) referral. Once you have this referral, you can call us to register with our program. If you are not sure if you are registered with My Aged Care., you can contact them using the details below.

My Aged Care Contact Information

  • Phone: 1800 200 422
  • Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Saturday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • www.myagedcare.gov.au

Once you are registered with our program, you are welcome to attend our seniors’ groups at our Holder and Ngunnawal Seniors Centres. We ask clients for a small contribution fee per group.

Contact our Seniors Programs

You can make your booking, discuss program contributions or direct any general enquiries by giving us a call. Please note that places are limited for all seniors’ groups at Communities at Work (both Ngunnawal and Holder). Bookings are essential and can be made over the phone or by email.

Phone: (02) 6293 6254
Email: seniors@commsatwork.org

If you’re unable to reach our Seniors team on phone or email, you can get in touch through the main Communities at Work line to be redirected to the Seniors team:

You can also reach out to us by filling out the Get in Touch form on our website.

 

Download Programs Handbook

 

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Locations

Communities at Work Weston Creek

John Turner Building, 172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611

Communities at Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre

Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913

Communities at Work Weston Creek

John Turner Building, 172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611

Communities at Work Ngunnawal Seniors Centre

Ngunnawal Community Centre, Jabanungga Avenue, NGUNNAWAL ACT, 2913

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