Kilmore Senior Citizen Club meet together for bingo each Tuesday.

By Tricia Mifsud

KILMORE Senior Citizens Club is opening its doors and inviting the senior community of Kilmore and surrounds to join the group, with something to offer for all its members.

As the state transitions back to normality following the pandemic, the club is hoping more residents are comfortable to head out into the community, and consider joining to meet new people and to make up for lost time socialising.

“The more the merrier,” vice president Jenny Preston said.

“It’s nice meeting with other people, being able to talk to people and form friendships.”

At last week’s bingo session, the club welcomed about 20 members, and they hope all activities will begin to attract the same amount of attendees.

A fixed calendar of events includes bingo on Tuesdays, Hoy on Thursdays, line dancing on Mondays and Thursdays and art classes on Fridays, with other activities scheduled across the month as well.  

The group goes on monthly day trips on the first Wednesday of each month where the club joins with Lancefield Senior Citizens Club. The club also schedules short-stay trips away usually of a duration of two nights.

Activities in December include the annual Christmas luncheon on December 13, and a trash and treasure event on December 11, also at the hall.

For those concerned about being able to make their way down to the hall, club president Ray Peterson makes sure that no one misses out on attending activities.

“I always enjoy my two days here, I come on a Tuesday and Thursday and I go and pick people up and take them home,” he said.

“There are a couple of ladies who live on the back end of Kilmore, but we make sure that everyone can get here.”

All gatherings are at the Kilmore Senior Citizens Club Hall, at 7 Sydney Street, Kilmore.

An annual membership cost of $5 goes towards purchases for the club.

People who would like to find out more about the club or to sign up, call Mr Peterson on 5782 2317, Ms Preston on 0438 225 756 or email nelsonjan@gmail.com.