Social Activities

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About

Social Activities Program Brochure(PDF, 704KB)

Social Activities Calendar(PDF, 1MB)

We understand that being social and staying connected with your community is important for continued wellbeing.

You have interests, things you want to learn, achieve and do. We can connect you with a range of opportunities to continue these interests, take up new ones, make new friends or reconnect with those you haven’t seen in a while.

Who is eligible?

The City of Burnside Home Support Program social activities and programs are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Eligibility for CHSP funded services is assessed on your support needs and age. To be eligible for services, you must be aged 65 years or older or 50 years or older if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

To access services you will need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. My Aged Care will assess which types of services you are eligible for and provide you with approvals for these services. Once you have the approvals you can then choose the City of Burnside as your provider.

How can we help?

Contact us, we are here to listen. Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you might have and connect you with the services you choose.

Social: 8366 4144

Men’s Shed

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The Men's Shed program offers a friendly and safe meeting place for men to gather, chat and get involved in interesting projects.

The program is available to older men including those with mild memory loss, living in the Eastern region.

Where: The Shed, Conyngham Street, Glenside

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Duration: 3 hours

Contact: 8366 4176

Community Information Sessions

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Come and learn something new at our regular community information sessions. With topics covering a variety of themes, these sessions give you the opportunity to engage with experts about subjects of interest including health and wellbeing, technology and local history.

Where: Burnside Library

When: Once a month - days and times to be advised.

Contact: 8366 4166

Bus Trips

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Regular bus trips visiting a wide range of locations in Adelaide. Trips include tours, movie trips, shopping trips, afternoon teas, and lunch outings.

View the Social Calendar(PDF, 1MB)

Contact: 8366 4166

Come ‘n’ Try Singing

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Warm up your vocal chords, followed by afternoon tea.

Beginners welcome. No experience necessary.

Where: Burnside Ballroom

When: 1.30 pm - 3 pm Mondays

Contact: 8366 4144

Chess

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Come and play chess with a cuppa and some friends.

Chess sets provided. 

 Where: Burnside Community Centre

When: 9.30 am - 11.30 am Tuesdays

Contact: 8366 4144

3Rs: Respite, Recreation & Revitalisation

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The 3Rs program allows isolated older adults to take part in weekly group activities and reconnect with their community. Activities include art, music, exercise and outings.

Make friends and learn some new skills, while offering carers a regular, planned break throughout the week.

This program is available to older adults including those with mild memory loss and younger people with an acquired brain injury.

Where: Various locations across the Eastern region

When: 10 am – 2 pm on various days of the week

Contact: 8366 4144

Knitting Group

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Fancy some knitting and a good chat? Come and join our weekly knitting group.

Beginners welcome, there are plenty of people on hand to help get you started.

Where: Burnside Community Centre

When: 10 am - 12 noon Tuesdays

Contact: 8366 4166

Gents’ Day Out

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Are you a gentleman who likes to get out and about? Join us for a day trip, make some new friends, see interesting locations and enjoy a bite to eat at a local hotel or café.

Where: Bus departs Burnside Civic Centre

When: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

Bookings: Limited seats available, bookings essential.

Contact: 8366 4176

Men's Breakfast

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Looking for a great way to catch up with other blokes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? Join us for some good food, great coffee and even better conversation at our weekly men’s breakfast.

Where: Kensington Baseball Club, Newland Park, Erindale

When: 8.30 am – 10.30 am Mondays

Contact: 8366 4176