Leisure & Education

If you are interested in leisure or educational activities or even just looking for opportunities to socialise, there are a number of options that may be available.

60 and Better

60 and Better programs are available at a number of locations around Queensland. Many 60 and Better programs offer opportunities for activities, exercise and social connection.

Australian Men’s Shed Association

Men’s Sheds can offer opportunities to learn new skills, provide mentorship to younger men and develop mateship. To see if there is a Men’s Shed in your area, use the Find a Men’s Shed service on the Australian Men’s Shed Association website.

Brisbane Pride Choir

The Brisbane Pride Choir is a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer-friendly people who love to perform.

Councils

Many local councils have low cost or free activities available. Search your local council website for the activities available in your area.

LGBTI Seniors Community Visitors Service

Queensland AIDS Council’s Seniors Community Visitors Service matches trained volunteer visitors with LGBTI clients who feel alone or isolated form their community due to health, mobility or other issues.

Libraries

Many local libraries host classes and activities. Check with your local library to discover what they provide.

Neighbourhood and Community Centres

There are more than 100 neighbourhood and community centres in Queensland. These centres often provide a vast array of services and activities.

Older Women’s Network

The Older Women’s Network can provide the means for women to support each other, explore other cultures and learn new understanding in the pursuit of continuing health and new friendship.

Queensland Government

The Older Women’s Network can provide the means for women to support each other, explore other cultures and learn new understanding in the pursuit of continuing health and new friendship.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Telstra has partnered with the Queensland Government to give older people the opportunity to develop skills and confidence to use technology.  Free or low-cost training is available.  There are a number of classes being run through local libraries.  A number of videos are also available on the website to teach you how to use mobile devices, use email and computer programs, how to stay safe online and how to set up other technology such as entertainment systems or streaming services on your television.

University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

The U3A provides short courses for older people who enjoy learning or want to learn new skills. There are a number of U3A campuses throughout Queensland and there is also an option to do U3A courses online. Some subjects may include art, languages, computers, cooking, psychology, physics, exercise etc.

  • If you would like help finding leisure and education activities in your area, contact Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500 or (07) 3867 2500.