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Social Programs

As part of our social support program, we offer a great range of social activities and events for Commonwealth Home Support Program eligible residents of Holdfast Bay. Our program has been created to encourage older residents or residents with a disability and their carers to maintain their independence and avoid social isolation.

Bookings are essential for all activities. Please call us on 8229 9828 for more details or bookings. For more services, visit our Home Support page.

On the move

Join us for a day of fun and friendship. On the Move is an ever changing program of day trips that takes you to different places of interest around Adelaide.

Getting out and about

These programs are made up of ongoing, monthly activities that meet at different location across Holdfast Bay. Join us for a coffee or to watching a new release film at the movies, there’s plenty on offer to get you out and about.

Coffee Crawl

A small group of residents who enjoy a chat over afternoon tea at alternate local cafés.
When      2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday of each month 
Time       2pm to 3.30pm
Cost        Refreshments at your own cost

Carers Catch Up

Local carers enjoy catching up in a small group setting over afternoon tea. It’s a great opportunity to take a break from a caring role.
When       2nd Friday of each month
Time        2pm to 3.30pm
Cost         Refreshments at your own cost

M.E.N Lunch Group

A monthly men’s lunch group who meet, eat and natter over lunch at alternate local hotels. Relax and enjoy good food and great company!
When        3rd Wednesday of each month
Time         12noon to 2.00pm
Cost          Refreshments at your own cost

Movie Morning

A monthly movie group who meet at a local cinema and enjoy a coffee and chat before or after the movie.
When       2nd Wednesday of each month
Time        9.30am
Cost         $8.50 per person

Attendees need a current Cinebuzz card, these are free and our Community Wellbeing Team can help register you


This 6-week lifestyle program is designed for local women over 60 years of age who are keen to increase physical activity levels. This course includes weekly sessions with local health professionals, goals setting and low impact activities.

Register your interest for the next WiseMove program by calling us on 8229 9828.


H.I.M is an acronym for Health, Information and Motivation. These short courses run intermittently through the year and are designed to increase physical activity levels in men. This course includes weekly sessions with local health professionals, goals setting and low impact activities.

Register your interest for the next H.I.M program by calling us on 8229 9828. 

let’s eat

This program includes a range of activities that promotes nutrition and healthy eating within the community

Community Lunch – Holdfast Bay Community Centre

A 3-course community lunch for the whole community, all ages welcome. An afternoon of fun, friendship and food including soup, main course and dessert all for $10!
When       1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month
Where      Holdfast Bay Community Centre,
               51 King George Avenue, Hove
Time        12noon to 2pm
Cost         $10 per person (pay on the day)

Community Lunch – Brighton Community Centre

Come along and enjoy and affordable 3-course community lunch! All ages are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun, friendship and food including soup, main course and dessert all for $10!
When            3rd Thursday of each month
Where           Brighton Community Centre,
                    376-378 Brighton Road, Hove
Time             12noon to 2pm
Cost              $10 per person (pay on the day)

Community Dinner – Glenelg North Community Centre

A 3-course monthly community dinner for the whole community, of all ages. An evening of fun, friendship and food! Come along and bring your friends and family.
When            4th Wednesday of each month
Where           Glenelg North Community Centre,
                    Alison Street, Glenelg North
Time             5.30pm – 7pm
Cost              $10 per person (pay on the day)

Let’s Eat, Let’s Learn

This program is run over several weeks and is designed to promote nutrition and healthy eating in home. The program includes food demonstrations, information sessions and more!

Register your interest for the next Let’s Eat, Let’s Learn program by calling us on 8229 9828.

Heart foundation walking groups

Want to walk, talk and make new friends? Each week residents enjoy a walk in the local area with the option to end with a cuppa and chat. There are a number of walking groups in Holdfast Bay catering for all fitness levels.

To find out more about these fun and friendly walkers and a list of the current groups, contact us on 8229 9828


LifeLinks is a social program, interactive and supportive group that is supported by volunteers. The group offers friendship, guidance, encouragement and activities to anyone in a pension-only Supported Residential Facility within the Southern Metropolitan region.

We aim to address barriers that can occur due to poverty, mental health issues, disability, reduced social supports and limited independent living skills. Our ambition is to help members achieve and sustain their personal, social or recreational goals.

The LifeLinks program is facilitated by the City of Holdfast Bay and by the Cities of Mitcham and Marion.

Lifelinks currently supports residents at the following facilities:

Kingswood Hostel – Kingswood
Amber Lodge – Morphettville
Ocean Grove – Brighton
Glenelg Supportive Care – Glenelg
Russell House – Glenelg
Glenelg House - Glenelg

Volunteer with us

Our programs rely on the support and enthusiasm of volunteers.

For information on how you can join our volunteer team, and for other volunteering opportunities with Council visit our volunteer page.

Contact us

Community Wellbeing
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm
Phone: (08) 8229 9828
Fax: (08) 8298 4561

This program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit the Department of Social Services website ( for more information.

Although funding for this program has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

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