Older Persons Groups

women at Richmond Bowling Club There are a range of social and recreational groups in Yarra that cater for the needs and interests of the senior community. These groups offer a variety of activities, ranging from arts and craft to gentle exercise.

The table below lists the groups that are currently operating in Yarra. For further information about local seniors groups, contact Council's Aged and Disability Services Unit on 9205 5285.




Club Name

Contact Details




Agrupacion de Pensionistas Y Tercera Edad 


Laura Di Maro

9381 2431



Cards, bingo, monthly lunches




59-61  Johnson St, Fitzroy

Arabic Elderly Pensioners Group Inc 


Mohsen Wasef


Lunch, dancing, outing groups and monthly outings


480 Lygon St, Carlton Ground Floor

Australian Croatian Senior Citizen's Club of Clifton Hill 


Dragicia Spoljaric

9467 7702

Bi-weekly lunch at


Church Hall, 69 Hodgkinson St, Clifton Hill

Australian Vietnamese Women's Welfare Assoc 



9428 9078

Exercise, guest speakers and lunch


AVWA 30-32 Lennox St, Richmond

Australian Yugoslavian Pensioners Group 


Stanko Radonic


Lunch, card games, social activities


International House

Chinese Mandarin Community Friendship Association 


Kim Wang

9417 6464

Meets weekly social gatherings, dance, singing, craft, Chinese calligraphy, lunch provided f’nightly


90 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Chinese Tenants Association Inc 


Xiao Yue Wang


Singing, dancing exercise,    Mah-jong and cards, information sessions, and outings.


90 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Circolo Pensionati Italiani di Richmond 


Rosario Cicero

9428 6943

Coffee, cards and social interaction


Loughnan Hall

Collingwood Greek Senior Citizen's Club 


Peter Latifis

9489 5484

Lunch,  cards, backgammon, social get togethers

Tue, Wed, Thur

Mark St Hall, Mark St, Nth Fitzroy

Fitzroy Brunswick Residents Solidarity Society



Jing Mo

9419 2978


Lunch, guest speakers, table tennis at weekends, outings, walking groups


90 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Fitzroy Chinese Residents Association 


Susan Chow

9090 7161

Exercise, walking, games, health promotion, social activities

Thursday 10.30 – 3.00

90 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Greek Elderly Senior Citizen's Club of Nth Fitzroy & Nth Carlton 


Jack Athanaisadis

Maria Petridis

9383 4279

9482 5425

Lunch, cards and social


Hall, 10 Salisbury Cr, North Fitzroy

Greek Pensioners Club of North Fitzroy 


Katrina Galanopoulous

9489 4065


Lunch, cards and social


International House, Edinburgh Gardens

Greek Senior Citizen's District of Richmond 


Steve Elias

9429 4291



Lunch, social outings, Easter and other celebrations, bingo, cards


Loughnan Hall, Burnley St, Richmond

Italian Pensioners Club of Nth Fitzroy 


Vito Palmisano

9387 4514

Lunch, cards, bingo, physical activities


Dining Room, Fitzroy Football Pavilion.

Italian Women's Handcraft Group 


Matilda Costanzo

9481 3271


Handcraft, needle work

Tuesday mornings

International House

North Carlton Neighbourhood House


Mary Dykes

9380 6654



Exercise for older people

Mon 11.00 – 12.00 during school term

Neighbourhood House, Solly Ave

North Richmond Community Health Centre


Renee Lee

9418 9886



English conversation and social activities

Tuesday 1.30 – 3.00 during school term

Nth Richmond Community Health Centre, 23 Lennox St

North Richmond Community Health Centre


Lan Vuong

9418 9800


Gentle exercise, social meals  and Swimming for Vietnamese and Chinese women

Exercise Friday and Water Aerobics Thursday

Richmond Leisure Centre

North Yarra Community Health Centre

Bich Ha

9349 7307


Collingwood Greek Women’s Group and the Cultural Vietnamese Women’s Group. Gentle exercise health information and social activities.

Greek Group Tue 9.30 -12.00

Vietnamese Group- Thur 11.00 – 2.00

North Yarra Community Health Centre, 365 Hoddle St, Collingwood

Nth Richmond Elderly Chinese Frienship Association

Xue Li Zhao

9429 7637


Singing, Dancing, Beijing Opera, Computer, Cooking


 110 Elizabeth Street, Richmond

Positive Attitude


Evonne Gardiner

9471 0033


Lunch with residents with a diagnosis of HIV


Dining Rooms, Fitzroy Football Ground

Richmond Chinese Elderly Welfare Assoc


Phat Tieu



Lunch once a month,  Table tennis, mah-jong, chess, singing, dancing  Chinese opera.

Mon – Friday

2/110 Elizabeth St, Richmond

Richmond Hill Seniors Club


Giovanni Scollo

9429 1106

Afternoon tea, social activities, cards, bingo and games.

Mon 12.00 -5.00

St Ignatius, 326 Church St, old school building behind the church

Richmond Public Tenants Assoc Inc


Pauline Segelyn



Bingo, gardening, outings, lunch, art work

Monday 10.00 – 3.00 & Friday 10.00 – 12.30

19 Duke St Richmond

Serbian Pension Club


Brkic Mile
9824 2114

9521 4734




10.30 – 3.00

International House, Edinburgh Gardens

University of the Third Age U3A

Jenny Johns

9388 0851

Office: 9416 3443



Volunteer-run learning co-operative

Host learning opportunities Mon - Fri

17 Stanton St, Abbotsford 3067

Richmond Senior’s Hub, Hosie St

Kerrie McLean

9205 5460

Tuesday Bingo

Wednesday 11.30 Free fresh fruit and vegetables

1.30 – 2.30 Music and singing

Thur 10.30 – 11.30 Fitness class focusing on strength and exercise.

Art class 12.00 – 2.00

Tue - Thur

4 Hosie St, Richmond

Collingwood Senior’s Hub, Eddy Crt, Collingwood

Kerrie McLean

9205 5460

Lunch provided through Council’s meals delivery team, cost $5.60. Mondays 11.30, free fresh fruit and vegetables.


Eddy Crt, Collingwood


Further information
Aged and Disability Services
9205 5285

National Relay Service
 users phone 133 677 then ask for 03 9205 5555.
Speak & Listen users (speech-to-speech relay) phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 9205 5555.
Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service via www.relayservice.com.au and then ask for 03 9205 5555. 

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