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Seniors Group playing indoor carpet bowls at Rowville Community Centre

Seniors Centres, Clubs & Learning Centres

In Knox, there are a number of opportunities for older people to participate in their communities. A variety of activities, places of interest and things to do are available in the Knox area.

Senior Citizens' Centres

There are 13 Senior Citizens' Clubs in Knox. Activities available include cards, bingo, outings, billiards, indoor carpet bowls, dance, crafts and concerts. All have a weekly club day.

Bayswater Senior Citizens' Centre 790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater 9720 7232
Val Cadman
Boronia Bellbird Senior Citizens' Centre Cnr Erica Avenue & Genista Avenue, Boronia
(PO Box 327, Boronia 3155)
9762 2624 John Lumsden
Ferntree Gully Senior Citizens' Centre 160 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully 9762 0858 or 0412 192 910 Dee Denton
Knoxfield 55 Plus Club Inc 20 O'Connor Road, Knoxfield 9763 7944 Carrington Park Activity Centre
Rowville Senior Citizens' 40 Fulham Road, Rowville 9763 7400 Rowville Community Centre

Culturally Specific Clubs

As part of the 13 Senior Citizens' Clubs operating in the Knox area, there are seven that are culturally specific. These are listed below.

Phone / Email
Knox Chinese Elderly Citizens' Club Rowville Community Centre
40 Fulham Road, Rowville
0411 138 448 William Wai
Knox Hungarian Senior Citizens' Club 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna Michelle Welsby
Knox Italian Senior Citizens' Centre 99 Karoo Road, Rowville 9764 2868 Silvana Parolin
Latvian Senior Citizens 60 Fraser Crescent, Wantirna South 9800 2977 Ivars Stubis
Polish Senior Citizens' Club 1325 Stud Road, Rowville 9795 0522 Eastern District Polish Association
The Palesviaki Enosis Senior Citizens' Group 26 Waldheim Road, Bayswater 9729 1101 Palesviaki Enosis Melbourne & Victoria
Fijian Seniors Association Inc Bayswater Primary School
Cnr Mountain Highway and Birch Street, Bayswater
9849 1023 Fijian Seniors Association Inc

Community Learning Centres

These are locally run houses which provide a range of activities for all ages. Very warm, friendly and informal environment. Give them a ring to see what activities are being offered.

Coonara Community House 22 Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully 9758 7081
Glen Park Community Centre 30 Glen Park Road, Bayswater 9294 7525
Mountain District Women's Co-Op 13-15 The Avenue, Ferntree Gully 9758 7859
Orana Neighbourhood House 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South 9801 1895
Rowville Neighbourhood Learning House 40 Fulham Road, Rowville 9764 1166
The Basin Community House 1221 Mountain Highway, The Basin 9761 0209
U3A Knox Parkhills Campus
1 Park Boulevard Ferntree Gully
9752 2737

For more information

For more details about activities and events in Knox, please call our Coordinator Active Communities at Knox City Council on 9298 8000, pick up a Knox Community Seniors Guide from Council's Customer Service Centre or download from the link at the bottom of this page.

Much of the information on this page has been taken from the Knox Community directory.
For further information, or for detailed information on accommodation flats and villages, hostels and nursing homes, refer to the Community Directory.

Bright Ideas Network

The Knox Bright Ideas Network has been developed to bring together older Knox residents as well as community groups who support older people, to discuss matters which are important to seniors in the Knox community.

The network provides an opportunity to share current and future challenges for Knox seniors and to work together to develop ideas and opportunities which actively support seniors to continue to contribute and participate in the Knox Community.

Meetings Dates

The Bright Ideas Network meets on a bi-monthly basis. The meetings for 2019 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 27 November 2019 - 2 pm to 3:30 pm - Boronia Residential Aged Care
  • Thursday 6 February 2020 - 2pm to 3.30 pm - Veteran's Advocacy Centre, 83a Boronia Road, Boronia
  • Wednesday 22 April 2020 - 2pm to 3.30 pm - Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre, 790 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater
  • Thursday 18 June 2020 - 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm - Venue TBC
  • Wednesday 12 August 2020 - 2 pm to 3.30 pm - Venue TBC
  • Thursday 29 October 2020 - 2pm to 3.30 pm - Venue TBC

For details please contact the Seniors Support Officer on 9298 8000.

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