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Seniors Groups in Mt Gravatt and Surrounds

Groups That Are Involved

Details of some of the local community groups, clubs and activities are below. Click on their names to go to their websites.

Feel free to contact our Link Workers, Elise or Danne, on 07 3343 9833 for more information about the groups and/or to be introduced to the groups. If you are interested in finding a faith group in your local area you can check this list of faith groups such as Mosques and Churches for ones in your suburb.

  • Mt Gravatt Community Centre

    The Mt Gravatt Community Centre can be accessed by all members of the community in a diverse number of ways; individually and groups.  There is a place and space for everyone. Activities and groups include painting, crochet and knitting group, card making, English conversation, computer lessons, sewing group, music groups and senior’s social group.

  • St Mark‘s Uniting Church Senior’s Social Group

    Meets 1st Wednesday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am at the St Mark’s Uniting Church on the corner of Springwood and Hicks Streets, Mt Gravatt. Come along for a social chat and morning tea. Contact Carolyn on 0468 930 050.

  • Heart Fit

    General to moderate exercise sessions for Seniors. 14 classes across various locations in Brisbane. Improved balance, renewed energy, increased strength, prevent disease, more confidence, increased bone density, better mobility, defy dementia. Very welcoming environments. Each week is different type of exercise however all exercise focusses on strength (using light weights), stretch bands. They also have chairs for balance. All equipment supplied.

  • St. David’s Neighbourhood Centre

    St. David’s Neighbourhood Centre is a place where people find the opportunity to meet their community, family and personal needs in a friendly and supportive environment. The Centre is committed to empowering people to reach their full potential through friendship, education, social action and community building. We offer a range of programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • St Marks Lutheran Church

    A culturally diverse community of believers. They offer children’s music group, senior’s morning tea and games, and family and youth camps.

  • The McGregor Probus Group

    A social group with activities for members rangeing in age from 60 to 80. The Probus Club of MacGregor meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall, 189 Lister Street, Sunnybank, Brisbane. Meetings commence at 9.45am and finish at 12 noon. Outings/activities are run throughout the month.

  • Metro Community Hub

    Metro Community Hub specialises in supporting older people to maintain their independence, and stay connected to their community. We believe that forming and maintaining connections to neighbours, friends and the community is important throughout the whole lifespan, so our activities focus on people over 50.

  • Seniors Exercise Groups for Women

    Gentle Seniors exercise classes for women are available at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Cnr Logan & Mountain St, Mt Gravatt and Tarragindi Uniting Church Hall, 24 Pope St, Tarragindi. They are also available at Mt Gravatt PCYC, 90 Klumpp Rd, Mt Gravatt. All classes involve gentle exercise variations and some involve working with chairs. The classes at the PCYC are free as they are sponsored by Brisbane City Council and must be pre-booked by contacting Margaret Coates on 0421 314 392.  Other classes allow one free visit for people to decide if it suits them. Participants just need to bring a water bottle and clothes suitable for exercise (e.g. not thongs or dresses).

    To view the flyer with all the class details and costs click here: Margaret Coates Exercise Classes Flyer – GE term1-2020

  • Carina Senior Citizens Club

    Carina Senior Citizens Club provides a welcoming environment to seniors, offering a wide range of activities six mornings per week. They welcome people to come to the venue, make new friends and get out of the house to prevent social isolation and loneliness. The Club describes itself as a “happy group”. Carina and District Senior Citizens Club Inc offers a wide variety of activities including indoor bowls, darts, table tennis, cards, bridge, craft, art classes, painting, tapestry, crochet, patchwork quilting, bingo, line dancing, square dancing, old time and new vogue dancing and concerts, a library, a talent group and trivia. Several bus trips are organised each year. A welfare officer is available for club members.

    Address:  1 Edmund Street, Carina 4152

    Phone:  3395 4636

    Email: carinaseniorcitizensclub@outlook.com

  • Probus Club of Holland Park Central

    Social group for retirees. Probus provides you with the opportunity to join together in clubs and to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities with retirees in your community. Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships, you can hear wonderful guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.

  • Sunnybank Theatre Group - Seniors Group

    Theatre and drama group for over 50s. Facilitated by a retired drama lecturer from James Cook University. The group works through elements of drama, caters to beginners. The group works on a couple of productions each year. Nerida describes the group as very social and inclusive. Roughly 20 – 25 people involved. Group meets every Thursday from 10:30 – 12:30.

  • Brisbane City Council Gentle Exercise Classes

    Seniors gentle exercise classes. Classes are suitable for anyone. Some bring their own hand weights, others use body weight. Class runs for an hour, but usually 40 minutes of exercise after time for breaks. Everyone works to their own level of ability. Bookings are essential and online booking and payment are encouraged. For those unable to book online, they can ring or text Liz and pay on the day (Liz has a card reader with her for EFTPOS). The group is very warm, welcoming and inclusive and Liz has seen many make social connections.

  • Active Lifestyles

    Facilitates day trips and outings for people over 65 in the Sunnybank Hills to Cannon Hill area (transport provided, pick up and drop off).

Mt Gravatt Community Centre
1693 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
P: 0491 625 869
E: linkworker@mgcci.org.au

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