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There's plenty going on at the Centre with something for everyone. Many activities take place on a weekly basis, stimulating both mind and body. A small fee is payable for some of these activities. Below are just a few of the many activities we offer. For further details on social activities, please see the attached Social Support Activities Booklet. For more information, please contact the Centre.

On Tuesdays we have a varied program including regular, interesting guest speakers and entertainers. On the other Tuesday, there’s always something different just to keep you interested. Day trips are organised twice a week to interesting places in the local region (Fridays and alternating Mondays and Tuesdays). Places need to be booked in advance by calling the Centre.

Transport to and from the Centre

Transport to and from the centre is available on most occasions for those living near the centre.
$5 return, $3 one-way.

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Bus Excursions

Bus Excursions take place twice a week travelling to popular destinations and include a lunch at reasonable rates.

We will pick you up and drop you off from your home in our minibus so we invite you to just sit back and enjoy the trip.

You had best book in early for these popular trips.

Trips occur on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays, and every Friday.
You choose and pay for your own lunch. Bus fare is $10 per person.

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Coffee and Cake Club

Drop in for quality Café style coffee ($2) and cake ($2). Have a chat.

Mondays 10.30am-12.00
Wednesdays 10.30am-12.00
Fridays 10.30am-12.00

Computer Kiosk

Brush up on your PC, Laptop, Tablet or iPad skills and gain confidence in a friendly environment.
Beginners are welcome.
One on one assistance by a skilled volunteer. Fee of $3 per session.
You can also just drop in to use our PCs or practise your computer skills.
Use our access to the internet, try Skype or play some games.

For bookings and enquiries phone 9885 3815

Armchair Travel

Travel the world on our large screen TV from the comfort of our armchairs.
Thursdays 10:30am. Cost $3 includes morning tea.

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Art Group

Painting group - using oils or watercolour. Relax and express your artistic skills in a friendly, creative & supportive atmosphere. Friday 10.00am-12.00pm. Cost $3 includes morning tea.

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Join in the fun, make new friends and try your luck to win a prize in Bingo.
Alternate Wednesdays 1.30-3.00pm. Cost $6 includes afternoon tea.

Bolivia Card Game

This card game is a variation of canasta. Tuesday fortnightly 1.30-3.00pm.
Cost $3 includes afternoon tea.

Chinese Cultural Club

The Chinese Cultural group meets twice a week. They enjoy the social interaction playing Mah Jong, Ping Pong, exercise sessions, bus outings & ESL classes. Mondays & Thursdays 10.00am-2.00pm

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On Concert Days we have a wide variety of musical or other entertainment. You can come along for lunch beforehand then sit back and enjoy the concert or come just for the concert.
Alternate Wednesdays 1.30-3.00pm. Cost (for concert) $5 includes afternoon tea.

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Discussion Group, Crosswords and Scrabble

Come along and join the lively discussion, do some crosswords and have a friendly scrabble game. Thursday 1.30-4.30pm. Cost $3 includes afternoon tea

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Early Bird Exercise Group

Exercises for the early bird include stretching and gentle movement, to keep the body supple and fit. Monday 9:30-10:30am. Cost $3

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Gentle Exercise to Music

Gentle Exercise to Music
Armchair exercises facilitated by qualified Instructor. Exercises include stretching and gentle movement to keep the body supple and fit. Monday 11.00am-12.00pm. Cost $5

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Knitting & Crochet

Small friendly group meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm. Cost $3 includes afternoon tea

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Krazy Whist Card Game

An easy and fun card game. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm. Cost $3 includes afternoon tea

Lac Viet Performers Group and Exercise Class

The Vietnamese social group meet weekly. Participate in traditional Vietnamese song, dance and meals. Also enjoy Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Table Tennis and exercise sessions. Tuesday 10.00am-3.00pm

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Line Dancing

Learn line dancing steps and moves in a supportive and lively environment. It's fun and friendly.
Monday 2.00-3.30pm. Cost $8.00

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Man Friday

Don’t be Robinson Crusoe! Join our men’s social & activity group for coffee & cake, table tennis, billiards/snooker, carpet bowls, an exercise group and more. Light lunch to follow if you wish. Friday from 9:30am. Exercise group 11am. Lunch 12pm. Cost: Activities $3. Lunch $5


Movie enthusiasts can enjoy watching popular movies on large screen TV in a comfortable environment. Monday afternoon 1.00-3.00pm. Cost $3 includes afternoon tea


Join in with our friendly scrabble group. Tuesday 1.30-4.30pm. Cost $3 includes afternoon tea

Steady on Your Feet Exercise Group

Improve your balance and strength under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Wednesday 10.30-11:30am. Cost $5

Table Tennis

Get active with a hit of table tennis. Thursday 1.00-4.00pm. Cost $2

Tai Chi for people with arthritis

Relax, enjoy and improve your fitness level with the gentle art of Tai Chi.
There are two sessions facilitated by a qualified instructor on Friday afternoons.
First session 1.30-2.30pm. Second session 2.30-3.30pm. Fee $5

Walking Group

Meet at our Centre and head off for a social walk here and there. Thursday 10am

Zumba Gold

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance that creates a dynamic, exciting and effective cardio workout. Zumba Gold provides low impact for the active older adult. Monday 1.00-2.00 pm. Cost $5


A hairdresser visits the centre on a Monday ever 6 or so weeks. Very reasonable rates.
Phone the Centre (Ph. 9885 3815) for an appointment.


A Podiatrist visits the centre on the second Tuesday of each month.
For appointments or enquiries please phone Steven Jennings Podiatry on 9878 2687
Your support can help to create a better life for people aged over 55 and for mature aged people with a disability who live in our local area. Your assistance will help our clients remain healthy, fit and involved in their community. It will also assist Ashburton Support Services in the purchase of much needed equipment to extend our range of services and activities. Please donate now.

All donations are tax deductible.


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