One of the most important things for our residents is the simple sense of community that Parkglen provides every day. Before coming to Parkglen, many felt increasingly isolated and alone as their neighbourhoods changed, friends passed away, and families focussed on their own children. Fortunately, you will always be surrounded by friends and a caring team at Parkglen.
All of the social activities are held in the Community Centre, or the Libraby, or multi-purpose Arts & Crafts Room, all located in the middle of the village. Our Community Bus can also take you on shopping trips and excursions twice per week. In addition, we're excellently located near golf courses and the Sandown Racetrack closeby, and the Keysborough Bowls Club next door.
Day trips and social activities are catered to individual tastes and are organised by a dedicated Activities Officer. You can also join our Social Committee who frequently run activities including; the Women’s & Men’s clubs, card games, the raffle, bingo, bowls, scrabble and more.
Themed luncheons (or BBQs) and Dinner Dances are hosted in the Community Centre each month, which gives residents yet another opportunity to get together and socialise. We have a hugely popular buddy programme with the local primary school where each week children visit the retirement village and pair up with their buddies to read, sing, draw and chat together. Come along to enjoy our concerts and guest speakers, as well as join others for some tea and coffee, organised happy hours, or the weekly cooked breakfast. If that weren't enough, you can enjoy regular exercise classes and computer classes to keep the body and mind active!
If you glimpse at our activities timetable you'll instantly recognise that there’s always something happening – in and out of the community at Parkglen. This is a vibrant and engaged community, with many activities, events and programmes to choose from regularly. You can be as involved as you like to live 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