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Short Story Book Club

This group is for older people to meet and discuss short stories, discover new authors and share a love of reading and exploring literature.


Tuesdays fortnightly, 10.30am–12.30pm, starting 1/2 (5wk), $106*, 26/4 (5wk) $106*

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

Hawthorn, Cinema, Chat

 Cinema & Chat

A fortnightly event where our host Maree will select a movie to watch from the extensive SBS on Demand catalogue. A great opportunity to connect with others and participate in engaging discussions. Maree has run our Short Story Book Club for many years and is well versed in finding interesting angles for conversation. It’s so simple, first watch the film at home, and then join us for a discussion in person.


Mondays fortnightly, 11am–12pm, starting 31/1 (5wk), $53*, 2/5 (5wk) $53*

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

Old Man Sitting

Lifelong Learning Meetings 

For older people who are keen to learn, share stories and make new friends. Program includes armchair travels to faraway places, Melbourne’s lost architecture, a visit from the curator at NGV, and much more.


Thursdays 2pm–4pm, starting 3/2 (10wk) $40 (MAC), 28/4 (9wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

Fridays (fortnightly) 1.30pm–3.30pm, starting 4/2 (5wk), 29/4 (5wk), $20 (MAC)

Location: Ashburton Community Hub 

* Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

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Beginner iPads

A new group to help you start your journey with iPads, exploring the variety of functions this device offers. Progress at your pace in a relaxed and friendly environment. BYO iPad.


Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm, starting 3/2 (10wk) $40 (MAC), 28/4 (9wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd​

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

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iPads at Your Pace - cont'd

A group that explores the variety of opportunities and functions this device has to offer. Learn about and practice iPad functions to enable you to get the most out of using it at home. Progress at your pace in a relaxed and friendly environment. BYO iPad.


Thursdays 1pm-3pm, starting 3/2 (10wk) $40 (MAC), 28/4 (9wk) $40 (MAC)

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd​

*Concession rate available with My Aged Care referral

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Tech Talk for All

A program to support you in learning to use your digital device. Participants will work through the modules for Be Connected and be individually teamed up with a volunteer mentor for guidance, assistance and encouragement. Contact us to enrol.

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Rendezvous to Write

A series of fortnightly sessions to assist you to write about your life and to provide useful ideas and strategies to ensure your writing comes to life on the page. 

Life writing topics, readings from published memoirs and stories shared by the participants will inspire group members to recall their own personal histories. So often we find that one person’s memory brings back a flood of recollections in another. There is much joy in finding your own voice and the right words to express your experiences. 


Tuesdays fortnightly, 1pm–3pm, starting 1/2, 26/4, $40 per semester

Location: Level 1, 584 Glenferrie Rd

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Life Writing

Our Life Writing Program is for
aspiring writers who may be
housebound or physically isolated
but not thoughtbound.
It is an opportunity to reflect
together, for older members of our
community who have a desire to
write. We link each writer with a
personal encourager who provides
constructive feedback to help
develop the writer’s skills.
Topics can include memories of:
families, friends, world events,
bygone eras, past lives and current
interests –in prose and poetry.
It is a wonderful opportunity to
write, reflect and share your life
experiences with others. Contact us for details.

Cost: $40

Hawthorn, OMNI, older men new ideas

Men’s OM:NI group

OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas) is a small and lively male–only discussion group where men chat and share their knowledge and experience in a supportive environment. The group fosters a strong sense of belonging and wellbeing, with a greater interest in life after retirement.


1st & 3rd Fridays every month, 10am–12pm, starting 4/2, 29/4,

Gold coin

Location: 32 Henry Street