“Back in 1997, a small group gathered at Barwon Grange for a walk and talk outing. Then in November 2000, a meeting was held in Geelong West Town Hall to form a Life Activities Club in Geelong.” Lynette Kent and Les Hannah tell us how Life Activities Geelong Inc. grew to become a popular Geelong based recreational activity provider.
“Our 1st Club Rooms were in King Lloyd Reserve, not long after we moved to the Highton Scout Hall until 2007. With our membership numbers increasing to over 200, we decided to move to a bigger venue, the Belmont Pavilion.”
Life Activities Geelong provides opportunities for locals to come together and experience the benefits of socialising, and especially caters for those who might be new to Geelong, experiencing social changes, or are nearing or in retirement. It’s a not-for-profit organisation that aims to give educational and motivational support through fun organised activities.
Good health and well-being are important to us all, and Life Activities Geelong offers a friendly atmosphere to get involved. “Our Club is made up of 22 activity groups, for you to enjoy.” These include walking, Thai Chi, aerobics, golf, theatre outings, caravanning, cycling, Scrabble and more!
Sound fun? Les, Lynette and the team of Life Activities Geelong would love to see you at Belmont Pavilion. “Our most popular day is ‘Club Day’ on Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm. Any enquiries can be made during this time.”
Life Activities Geelong Inc. Belmont Pavilion, 162 Barrabool Road, Belmont
Website: http://www.lacg.com.au/ Ph. 0409 233 430 for further information.
You can find out more about the Life Activities Club at the Humans in Geelong Expo on Sunday 6 Oct 10-3pm at Deakin Waterfront where they’ll be exhibiting. The Expo is a free community event with everyone welcome and something for everyone. This Club is one of 50 exhibitors, including the Piano Bar Geelong, Cherished Pets and Geelong Sustainability. Hope to see you there.
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