New BRHS “Out and About Club” Explores East Gippsland

Out and About Club members Rosemary Waddell, Judy Stewart and Esma Somerville on a recent trip to Buchan. Photo by Christine MacPherson/BRHS

 

BRHS’ Planned Activity Groups have long been a vital connection between local people and the health service, helping older residents in particular to stay active, be social, and stay engaged with their community.

In addition to Planned Activity Groups in five East Gippsland communities, in 2019 BRHS launched the weekly “Out and About Club,” to provide another option for local seniors to explore the region and make new friends.

Since its first outing in April, the Out and About Club has hosted excursions to art galleries, antique shops, museums, shopping centres and scenic areas in many places throughout the region including Dargo, Marlo, Lakes Entrance, Orbost, Sale, Maffra and Briagolong.

Out and About Club members chose the following week’s excursion themselves.

“The participants have said they would not travel to some of the destinations by themselves, and being able to enjoy the day with friends and make new ones in a supportive environment is something they really value,” says Planned Activity Group Assistant Christine MacPherson.

To learn more about the Out and About Club contact Christine MacPherson on 5152 0295 or email christine.macpherson@brhs.com.au