The most important thing for many of our residents is the simple sense of community that Parkglen has to offer. Before coming to Parkglen, many found themselves increasingly isolated and alone as neighbourhoods changed, friends passed on and families focussed on raising their own children. You will always be surrounded by friends and the caring team here.
All activities and social functions are held in the Community Centre, or the multi-purpose Arts & Crafts Room or the Library, all located at the heart of the village. Our Community Bus is also available to take you on bi-weekly shopping trips and excursions. Parkglen is also excellently located with golf courses and Sandown Racetrack nearby and Keysborough Bowls Club next door.
Social activities and day trips are specially organised to suit your tastes and are organised by the dedicated Activities Officer. You can also get involved in our Social Committee who run activities weekly such as; the Women’s & Men’s clubs, the raffle, card games, bowls, bingo and scrabble.
Themed luncheons (or BBQs) and Dinner Dances are hosted in the Community Centre every month giving residents an opportunity to get together and socialise. We have a very popular buddy programme with the local primary school where children visit the village weekly and pair up with their buddies to read, sing, draw and chat together. Come along and enjoy our concerts and guest speakers, as well as join others for a cuppa, organised happy hours or the weekly cooked breakfast. There are also weekly exercise classes and computer classes to keep the body and mind fit as a fiddle.
One look at our activities timetable will tell you that there’s always something happening – in and out of the community at Parkglen. This is a vibrant community, with many activities, events and programmes to choose from each month. You can do as little or as much as you like to live your life at Parkglen. You don’t just reside at Parkglen. You belong. This isn’t just a place. It’s family.
“Parkglen helps me live confidently by knowing someone is there. People look out for you here. There’s never a need to feel lonely.” Annabelle, Parkglen resident, aged 78