Grab a cuppa and connect

Country Pensioners Association secretary Neil Wathen. (Jacob Pattison)385494_02

A Melton senior’s group is inviting more of the community to come and connect with new and old friends while enjoying weekly activities.

The Combined Pensioners Association Melton (CPA Melton) has been operating since 1989, but as 2024 gets underway, group president Lorna Pawley is keen to get more community members on board.

“The club provides a chance to meet new people and create new friendships that sometimes lead to meeting up on other days,” she said.

“Membership is open to any pensioner in the community, there is no age limit.

“Members are welcome to come and grab a cuppa and biscuit and sit and chat or get involved in any of the activities… The committee is also planning to have occasional trips.”

CPA Melton meets on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Tuesday meetings include a morning of activities including line dancing, pool, darts, cards and crafts from 9am to 11.30am, then an afternoon session from 1pm to 3pm with carpet bowls, cards and crafts.

The Friday meeting includes the same morning program from 9am to 11.30am, and an afternoon bingo session. Bingo books are on sale from 1pm to 1.30pm at a cost of $2 per book.

The group operates out of the Melton Seniors and Learning Centre, 1 McKenzie Street, Melton.

Melton CPA has a $10 annual membership and $1 attendance fee per meeting.

Details: 9747 5200