October 31st, 2022Life’s best together
In a world where too many people are lonely and isolated, the motto of the
Trentham and Districts Life Activities Club stands like a golden beacon of
“Our motto is life’s best together,” club president Di Clausen said.
For those not already familiar, the Life Activities Club is aimed at people aged
over 50 and its main aim is encouraging socialising and exercising in a way that boosts
quality of life for all concerned.
Right now the local club boats a robust membership, averaging about 100 people
from across the wider area, on its books.
But Di says they’re keen to welcome more, particularly newcomers to their patch.
“We are auspiced by Life Activities Victoria and we started 12 years ago but there
are so many new people of our age coming into the area now,” she says.
Becoming a member of the club is a great way to meet new people, make new
friends and get into a whole range of beneficial and enjoyable doings. Di reels off a few
examples of these.
“We have garden lovers, bushwalking, petanque, Wednesday walkers which is
different to bushwalkers, craft, mahjong, Chinese exercise like tai chi, a jigsaw puzzle
library, a foodies’ group…
“Our foodies group has a meeting once a month. In summer we go out for dinner
and in winter we go out for lunch. We also do barbeques and picnics.”
Di says that while the Trentham Mechanics Hall is being overhauled to become a
new community hub, the club meets at various locations in and around the town. But
ultimately it’s hoped some space will be designated for the club in the new hub.
“We do have a representative on the project advisory committee for the Mechanics
Hall,” Di said. “Positive ageing is very much at the forefront of what we do and we’ve
had input into the shire’s positive ageing strategy.
“There are over 20 clubs in Victoria but only three in country Victoria including
us, Ballarat and Wangaratta.
“Our aim is to enhance the mind and to energise the body.”
Di says those interested are more than welcome to contact her to find out more by
phoning 0429 008 763.