Older people in Yarra can take part in some activities at the Richmond and Collingwood seniors' hubs:
- Richmond Senior's Hub - 1 Hosie Street, Richmond
- Collingwood Senior's Hub - 4 Eddy Court, Collingwood
There is a cost of $6 per person for lunch and pre-booking is required. Free transport to and from the hubs is available.
To book transport, lunch or for more information, call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email email@example.com.
Richmond Senior Hub
The Richmond Senior Hub is managed by a community committee.
Activities range from strength and balance exercise, art and craft classes, bingo, singing and music, Second Bite produce exchange and social gatherings.
Collingwood Senior Hub
Activities include strength and balance exercise activities, social gatherings and Second Bite produce exchange.
Meals are provided Monday to Friday.
Bargoonga Nganjin - North Fitzroy Library
This is Yarra's seniors multicultural hub - 182 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy.
Cultural groups meet at the hub each day of the week to enjoy activities, play cards and board games. A meal is prepared by members of the group each day. The Yugoslavian, Serbian, Greek and Syrian groups meet throughout the week.
To find out about other groups in Yarra have a look at the other groups contact list.
Older persons social and recreational groups
There is 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.
Visit our events calendar to find out about what's on offer in Yarra.
For more information about local seniors groups, call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yarra Men's Shed
Woodwork, gardening and participating in community projects are just some of the activities enjoyed by people who attend Yarra Men’s Shed.
Yarra Men's Shed welcomes men and woman
The shed welcomes both men and women, any age and from all cultural backgrounds to meet and work on projects at their own pace. Members have the opportunity to become involved in 2 or 3 community projects a term and have access to a woodwork shed.
Executive Committee Member Kevin Shea says:
Men's Sheds are places where men can get together, work on projects to help their local community and at the same time talk over their problems.
Secretary Richard de Kleyn says:
The space provides an opportunity for members, community organisations and residents from the broader Yarra community to be welcomed, feel connected and participate in great initiatives and activities.
Where is the Yarra Men's Shed located?
Yarra Men’s Shed is located in Hoddle Street, next door to Collingwood Neighbourhood House and operates from Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 1pm.
To join or find out more, call Richard de Kleyn during operating hours at 9417 4856.
The Yarra Men’s Shed is supported financially by Yarra City Council, the Office of Housing, Collingwood and Collingwood Neighbourhood House.
Other community activities and groups
Many other services and community groups provide social, exercise and learning activities for residents over 50 years of age.
Other activities include:
- Yarra University of the Third Age (U3A) email email@example.com
- U3A Chinese in Yarra
- Yarra Table Tennis Association
- Yarra Men’s Shed
- Yarra City Council’s Richmond, Fitzroy and Collingwood Leisure Centres
- Library services
- Health centres
- Neighbourhood Houses
- Carringbush adult education