Excursion program

We offer a variety of excursions to help you stay connected and involved in community life. Our trips include visits to:

  • galleries

  • music performances

  • historic homes

  • gardens

  • museums 

  • movie screenings.

Our excursions also include a stop for either morning tea, afternoon tea or lunch.

Excursion participants are picked up and returned to their home at the end of the trip. We may also be able to assist with community transport to and from other activities and are always happy to talk about your transport requests with you.

Excursion participant Trudi Beiber from Balwyn North has been part of the program for 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 registered with My Aged Care to receive social support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) before we can provide you with these services.

How to access My Aged Care services

Existing clients

If you already receive 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 that also provide regular outings and other opportunities for socialising. For example, aged care residential centres 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 
  • exercise classes.

Many of these activities also provide transport to and from the venue.

Search our Activities for Over 55s to find options near you.

We have over 40 Seniors Clubs in our city, including:

  • U3As
  • Life Activities Clubs
  • Seniors Citizens Clubs
  • Probus Clubs. 

We also have clubs from different cultural backgrounds such as Greek, Italian, Chinese, German and Vietnamese clubs.

Some support providers also offer friendly visiting programs where volunteers will call or visit a person in their own home.

 

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