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Social Programs

Make new friends and connect with your community by joining our monthly social programs and outings, eligibility applies. For more information on eligibility visit the Community Assistance page.

Getting Out & About - Eligibility Applies

Food and drink for the following programs is at your own cost.

Coffee Crawl
2nd Monday & 4th Monday of each month
2pm - 3.30pm 
Enjoy a chat over afternoon tea, share stories and make new friendships.

Carer’s Chit Chat
2nd Friday of each month
2pm - 3.30pm 
It's a great opportunity to take a break from your caring role.

M.E.N Lunch Group
3rd Wednesday of each month
12noon - 2pm
Meet, Eat and Natter - good food and great company at a local eatery.

Movie Morning
2nd Wednesday of each month
From 9.30am
Refreshments and movie ticket at your own cost. Catch up over coffee and enjoy the latest releases at the cinema. Movie tickets at your own cost.

Day Trips - Eligibility Applies

We have Day Trips scheduled throughout the year giving you the opportunity to get out and socialise with other residents in your community.

On The Move - Eligibility Applies

Enjoy the ease of being picked up from your home with our On The Move outings, taking you to places of interest in small groups.

Keep an eye out for the What's On flyer with further details.

Let's Eat - Everyone welcome

Let’s Eat! Lunch
Enjoy lunch and interactive sessions about local services and activities
1st & 2nd Tuesday of each month (lunch) 12noon - 2pm Holdfast Bay Community Centre 51 King George Ave, Hove

Let’s Eat! Food Journey
Join us on a food journey around the world! Every month celebrates a different culinary culture
4th Wednesday of each month (evening) 5.30pm - 7pm Glenelg North Community Centre Alison St, Glenelg North

Let’s Eat! Let’s Learn
If you have a passion for cooking or would like to improve your skills and learn new recipes, come along to our cooking demonstrations. Register your interest for the next course.

Health & Wellbeing - Local residents

H.I.M & WiseMove:
Our popular 6-week lifestyle programs H.I.M (Health, Information & Motivation) and WiseMove for Women enhance your wellbeing and help promote a happy and healthy life.

How’s Your PERMA?
Build resilience skills that enable you to bounce back from setbacks and embrace the future in a more positive way. Register your interest for the next course.

Heart Foundation Walking Groups
Enjoy a weekly walk in the local area and make friends with like minded people. Finish the walk with a cuppa and chat. There are a number of walking groups in and around Holdfast Bay catering for all fitness levels.


LifeLinks is an interactive and empowering program for residents in a pension only Supported Residential Facility within the Southern Metropolitan region.

We aim to address barriers that can occur due to disability, mental health, poverty, reduced social supports and limited independent living skills.

The LifeLinks program is run by the City of Holdfast Bay and the Cities of Mitcham and Marion. Lifelinks currently supports residents at the following facilities:

Kingswood Hostel – Ocean Grove – Glenelg Supportive Care – Oaks on Sussex – Oaks on Byron

Pet Pals

The Pet Pals Coordinator will visit you to determine your needs and will also conduct an assessment of your pet’s suitability for the program. Once accepted into the program, you and your pet will be matched with a suitably trained Pet Pal, who has met all the credentials for the program to ensure a positive experience for you and your pet. All Pet Pals are volunteers. The Pet Pal will visit your home on a regular basis to provide the agreed support your pet needs. The Pet Pals Program is offered to local residents of the City of Holdfast Bay who are finding it difficult to maintain responsible pet ownership due to frailty associated with disability or age related health conditions.

Pet Pals Program - Resident Brochure(411 kb)

Pet Pals Program - Volunteers(415 kb)

Volunteer with us

Our programs rely on the support and enthusiasm of volunteers. For information on how you can join our volunteer team visit our volunteer page.

Contact us

Phone  8229 9828
Or visit us at the Community Information Kiosk located in the Brighton Civic Centre - 24 Jetty Road, Brighton

Live Local, Live Well!

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

Funding for this program is provided by the Australian Government, material contained may not represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

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