27 July 2010

Looking for Oldies

| pajumist
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I have an 81yo grandmother that is looking for someone to play with !

She’s looking for someone in her age bracket who likes to laugh, to play board games like upwords, card games like skip-bo, and who likes to go to lunch, and see movies – sci-fi/action etc, not chick flicks or horror.

She drives, but isn’t particularly spry so group outings are out. She’s more than happy to visit, or to have visitors, but has already visited the seniors groups around the traps and hasn’t felt comfortable.

I’m hoping there’s someone out there in a similar situation, so if you know of one, please let me know and we can organise a play date. 😀

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Thanks for the tips guys, I’ve already looked into these clubs but I was hoping someone had an elderly relative, neighbour or friend in the same boat. We’re northside if that helps. 🙂

I’m not sure where your mother lives but Belconnen Community Service runs the BEST Club (Belconnen Energetic Seniors) I don’t think it’s too energetic and I know the members all love the club.

hairy nosed wombat10:31 am 28 Jul 10

My parents are involved in a seniors day club that meets on Tuesdays at the Gungahlin Lakes club. There are other such clubs around Canberra, but i cannot find anything on the net.

There are the seniors clubs around Canberra (Belconnen, Turner and Woden) Link to the Web page for the Turner club. I cannot be bothered to look for the web pages of the Belconnen and Woden clubs for you (Try Google and/or go for a walk).

Also don’t forget the Probus Clubs.

I believe there is an over 50s group that “advertises” on the community board in the local free paper.

I can have a look tomorrow when it comes!

So did she find anyone? please tell me she did!

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