Scoresby’s circle of friends enjoys successful start - 27 June 2014
Companionship, conversation and a cuppa

Sometimes, all you need is a friendly face and a hot beverage.

That’s the latest word on the street in Scoresby, with residents aged 55 and over seizing the invitation to join a new social group.

The Scoresby 55+ Social Circle, which meets every Thursday from 10am to 12noon at the Exner Pavilion, home of the Scoresby Football Club, aims to service the community by providing a safe space for residents to connect with their like-minded neighbours.

More than 40 Knox residents have attended the social group on average since the group’s first event in April.

Tirhatuan Ward Councillor Nicole Seymour said she was proud to advocate for the Scoresby 55+ Social Group and was equally thrilled to watch the club thrive and develop in recent weeks.

“The Scoresby 55+ Social Circle was birthed from a resident’s idea and has been warmly received by locals, as evident by the impressive attendance rates we’ve seen so far. This group says so much about the significance of community,” Cr Seymour said.

“We know that there are numerous ongoing health benefits both mentally, emotionally and physically when we take the time to interact and engage with other people.”

Figures obtained from the most recent Census (2011) states one in four Knox residents are aged 55 or over (25 per cent), with this data forecast to increase to one in three Knox residents (32 per cent) by 2031.

“I’d encourage anyone in Knox who is aged over 55 to check out the Scoresby 55+ Social Circle if they haven’t already – you never know what friendships or life adventures are waiting for you,” Cr Seymour said.

The Scoresby 55+ Social Circle is a partnership between Knox City Council, the Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Scoresby Football Club.

There is no membership or commitment required to attend the Scoresby 55+ Social Circle, just a $2 entry fee which includes the provision of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

Stay tuned to Council’s social media channels for information regarding the Scoresby 55+ Social Circle in 2015

For further information please call Pricilla Ph 97641166