Connecting with a local community group or organisation can improve your mental and physical health. Many offer ways to stay connected via online platforms, so even if you can’t physically get to a group activity or meeting you can still connect to them online.
Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHVic)
(03) 9602 1228
Sometimes called community centres, learning centres, community houses or neighbourhood centres, these are a great resource for connecting with your local community and taking part in activities. Find your local neighbourhood house through NHVic, the peak body for the Neighbourhood house sector.
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)
ECCV’s mission is a peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds. They advocate for human rights, freedom, respect, equality and dignity for ethnic and multicultural communities and work to build a socially cohesive and inclusive Victorian community.
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
(03) 9480 7000
ADEC is a Victorian organisation that helps people with a disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to have independence and participate in the community.
AGEING WELL/ AGE FRIENDLY CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
The age-friendly declaration provides a commitment for both state and local levels of government, to work together to create age-friendly communities. Contact your local council to speak to the Positive Ageing Officer or Ageing Well coordinator and find out what programs and initiatives they have in place to support older people in your community.
The Seniors Card encourages people over 60 years old to keep active and engaged in the community through offers and incentives that make it affordable to get out and about. If you meet the eligibility requirements you can apply for a Seniors Card for free.
University of the Third Age
(03) 9670 3659
U3As offer courses for people who are retired or semi-retired, in a wide range of subject areas, dependent upon the membership's own expertise, knowledge and skills.
U3A Alliance Victoria is a network of U3A in Victoria where you can find a local U3A.