We offer a variety of excursions including visits to galleries, historic homes, gardens, museums and movie screenings followed by lunch.
Excursion participants are picked up from their homes and dropped back at the end of the day.
We organise 2 types of excursions on a monthly or fortnightly basis to make it easier for eligible residents to get out and about.
Mondays: monthly, full-day excursion to meet people and explore places around Melbourne with lunch at the destination.
Thursdays: fortnightly, half-day excursion for men to mix socially, enjoy a meal and visit places of interest.
We may also be able to assist with community transport to and from other activities and are always happy to discuss your transport requests with you.
Excursion participant Trudi Beiber from Balwyn North has been part of the program for 2 years and absolutely loves it.
“My husband suffers from dementia, so it’s been a great outlet for me to be social and mix with others my own age,” Trudi said. “Each outing involves a different activity or venue but some of my favourite excursions have been visits to the antique shops and listening to talks on road safety and driving tips for seniors. It’s a great day out and I always look forward to the next excursion!”
Before you can use our services
You need to be approved by My Aged Care to receive social support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) before we can provide you with these services.
If you already receive these services from the City of Boroondara, you can contact our Active Ageing Services.
Other social support providers
There are many other aged service providers in Boroondara who also provide regular outings and other opportunities for socialising.
For example, aged care residential centres also often provide social activities for non-residents. Sometimes called 'day programs', these may include activities like sharing a cooked meal, arts and crafts, board games, discussion groups and exercise classes. Many of these also provide transport to and from the venue.
Search our Activities for Over 55s to find options near you.
We also have over 25 Seniors Clubs in our city, including Clubs from different cultural backgrounds such as Greek, Italian, Chinese, Armenian, German and Vietnamese clubs.
Some support providers also offer friendly visiting programs where volunteers will call or visit a person in their own home.