Social groups

Meet new people, learn new skills and have unforgettable experiences in a safe and friendly environment through our Involve social support groups for seniors.

Involve seniors program

Our social groups for seniors provide a range of opportunities to build social connections within the community, learn and share skills, and improve overall wellbeing.

The schedule of activities and events is driven by the interest of group members, so you can be assured of finding something to suit your needs and interests.

Our regular schedule includes, but is certainly not limited to:

  • gym and exercise programs tailored for a range of fitness and mobility levels
  • music groups 
  • creative art and craft projects 
  • new skills workshops 
  • movie clubs 
  • walking groups 
  • day tours to local attractions and surrounding regions. 

All seniors are welcome, and our services can be accessed at a subsidised rate through eligible Commonwealth Home Support Packages or Home Care Packages.

The costs associated with activities vary, but are kept as low as possible.

If you are a Home Care Package (HCP) recipient, please contact our Community Care Team on 02 6278 8101 to discuss eligibility and pricing.

For more information about supports available through the Australian Government, please visit My Aged Care or phone them on 1800 200 422.

Got an idea for a new Involve activity, group or adventure? We would love to know your ideas. Please email involve@crcs.com.au.

Get Involved newsletter

Read the latest Get Involved newsletter: July 2024

Get in touch

To find out more about the program and how you can join, contact the Involve team by calling 02 6264 0200, emailing involve@crcs.com.au or filling in the form below.

Involve expression of interest

    Involve groups and programs

    These are just some of our regular groups. To find out more, check out the latest Get Involved.

    Get walking and talking

    Keep active, stay connected and build skills and knowledge, all while walking! At our Walkie Talkies group each Monday, you can develop social connections and improve your mental and physical wellbeing, while exploring wonderful locations around Canberra and experiencing adventures you will never forget.

    We provide transport to the walking location from the Belconnen Community Centre or Humpy Hall. Registrations are required.

    Get social

    We run a range of social groups!

    The Belconnen Energetic Seniors on a Tuesday (BEST) Club is a weekly opportunity to socialise in a friendly and stimulating environment. BEST club provides a program of games, guest speakers, activities, outings and exercise.

    Are movies more your style? Our Involve group heads over to Hoyts Belconnen each fortnight on a Friday to check out the latest screenings.

    We also run regular lunches, dinners and other opportunities to catch up, connect, and make new friends.

    Go on adventures

    Travelling can be very beneficial for everyone, especially seniors. Stepping out of your routine to visit new places can improve mental and physical health and provides opportunities make new friends.

    We run regular trips to op shops both in Canberra and the wider capital region, where you can find treasures, as well as day trips to explore the wonders of the ACT and surrounds.

    Get moving in our gym

    We offer a range of gym and exercise programs tailored for a range of fitness and mobility levels, including sessions specifically designed for seniors. Our movement classes are practical, fun, affordable and a great way to meet new friends.

    Get creative

    Enjoy a range of art and craft activities. We have groups where you can learn new artistic methods, develop skills to create your own crafts, refresh your wardrobe by learning new sewing techniques, or just have a chat while doing your own crochet, macrame or knitting.

    We regularly provide opportunities to learn new skills, which have included tie-dye, scrapbooking, mosaics, card-making, and upcycling old items into new objects like bird feeders and planters. All materials are supplied.

    Make music

    Ever thought about learning a new instrument? We can help!

    Our Involve program includes drumming and ukelele classes. You don’t need to bring anything—just your enthusiasm to learn!

    Learn new skills

    We provide a variety of classes to help you develop new skills, based on the needs of our group members. The courses on offer change regularly, but have included languages, IT for seniors, and DIY skills with the help of visiting Bunnings staff.

    Get individual support

    We can provide one-on-one services designed specifically to fit your needs and help you engage with Involve activities and programs.