Bunbury-Geographe Seniors and Community Centre calls for new members

Bright new look: Bunbury-Geographe Senior Citizens Centre members outside the facility, which recently received fresh paint and new railing. Photo: Jesinta Burton.
Bright new look: Bunbury-Geographe Senior Citizens Centre members outside the facility, which recently received fresh paint and new railing. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

The Bunbury-Geographe Seniors and Community Centre is calling for new members to come along, socialise and trial one of the many activities the vibrant club has to offer.

Chairperson Kelvin Carmichael said the activities program for over 55's had grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 1965, with a dozen activities running throughout the week - including Zumba, Computer Help, Carpet Bowls, Pool, Singalong, Line Dancing and a Quiz once a month.

Having once had about 600 members, Mr Carmichael said the club was looking to draw younger people to try new things and take advantage of what the centre has to offer.

"A lot of senior people wouldn't have anyone to interact with if they didn't come here," he said.

"We're trying to ensure that we have an activity for everyone, and that people are able to find their niche.

"We're looking at a range of ideas. It's a vibrant centre and it's for the town.

"This is a space that's open to the general public.

"We have people who come along to have their lunch here everyday - they see the same people and they socialise."

The centre has undergone a major facelift and rebranding in recent months, changing its name to Bunbury-Geographe to be more inclusive for those outside the city and receiving a fresh coat of paint and new railing.

It is also home to a large cafe and Op Shop, with plenty of bargains and discounted buys.

Mr Carmichael encouraged those looking to join the activities not to be hesitant and to give them a try.

"The whole idea is to come along and meet new people and socialise," he said.

"Your first time is always free and it's only $35 a year and $5 per activity."

For for more information, contact the Bunbury-Geographe Seniors and Community Centre on 9721 2522.