Positive Ageing Activities and Advisory
Positive Ageing Together Newsletter
Positive Ageing Together is Frankston Councils’ bi-monthly newsletter for community members over the age of 55. It contains information on recreational and social activities available within the municipality, and interesting and relevant articles about health, wellbeing or local matters. During the COVID-19 stay at home directives, the Positive Ageing Team is not distributing the Positive Ageing Together Newsletter and instead it will be distributing the Q Zine. The Q Zine will be distributed to anyone on the Positive Ageing Together Newsletter distribution list and contains activities and useful information to help keep you busy and connected to the community during this time.
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Within the Frankston Municipality, there are many senior clubs and groups promoting health and wellbeing, and offering social activities for community members over 55 years of age. For a list of the local clubs and other activities on offer please visit the links below.
To receive a hard copy of the Keeping Active and Involved directory please visit the Peninsula Health Agestrong website.
Community Connector Program for over 55's
Frankston City Council’s Community Connector program uses volunteers to match residents with activities in the local community. Community Connector volunteers contact activity coordinators on your behalf and assist with the process of joining a new group or activity within the area. They can even attend a new activity or group with you until you settle in and feel comfortable to attend on your own.
Who is this for? Anyone who is over the age of 55 or caring for someone over the age of 55 who is interested in finding out what activities are available in their community.
There is a variety of activities and groups that a Community Connector can connect you with, including:
- Exercise classes
- Computer classes
- Friendship groups
- Craft Groups
- Seniors Clubs
- Volunteering, and much, much more
For more information please contact Council’s Positive Ageing Team on 9768 1624 or download the Community Connector Program Flyer (426KB).
Do you want to be a Community Connector Volunteer and help people become more active and involved within their community? If so, please contact the Council’s Volunteer officer on 9768 1624.
Pot Luck Program - Meet and eat
Come along to this weekly community gathering where you can meet new people, make new friends and enjoy a home cooked meal and dessert for only $4!
No bookings required, just come along.
- When: Thursdays from 12 to 1.30pm
Where: Leawarra House, 200 Beach Street, Frankston
Attendees must be over 18 years of age. Program runs every week except between Christmas and New Year.
For more information contact Council’s Positive Ageing Team.
Bowel Cancer Test for over 50's
- Do you know that bowel cancer is the second largest cancer killer in Australia today?
- Do you know Frankston has one of the lowest screening rates in the state?
- Do you know that most bowel cancer can be prevented with early detection?
The moral of the story is get tested! It is easy and free. For more information please visit www.cancerscreening.gov.au or call 1800 118 868. If you have moved recently, please check your mailing address is updated with Medicare to ensure you receive your pack.
Positive Ageing and Disability Services
P. 03 9768 1624