Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 10, 2018

This week has been an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central and the Glen Eira City Council to engage with the broader community to be able to provide various forums that will be become necessary for residents and the council to assess the requirements of both the council and community in the future.

So the Glen Eira City Council ran a number of informative sessions for people considering their lifestyle choices as they grow older.


Thursday 10 May — Lifestyle choices and keeping engaged with your community

Social isolation is one of the biggest causes of depression as people age. This session will focus on what opportunities Glen Eira organisations and clubs can offer older adults for new activities and ways to stay connected within your community.

Australian Camps Association’s Alan Bull will encourage you to join one of their over 55s camps and try some of those activities you have on your bucket list — abseiling and rock climbing, canoeing and flying fox.

The theme for the Lifestyle choices and keeping engaged with your community was about volunteering, making new friends and finding new activities in your local area.

The RCBMC was invited to present as part of the Lifestyle Choices And Keeping Engaged With Your Community.  So the RCBMC members John Mason and Greg O’Shea put together a presentation about our Rotary club and the activities that are taken under the umbrella of Rotary at both local, national and international level
Along with John M and Greg O’S club members Ian Ballantine (the District and Club photographer), Helen Nodrum, Margaret Mason, Richard Wright and myself came along to support and provide information for those that attended.

The presentation by John & Greg was very professional and well received by an audience of about sixty residents and a number of guest speakers.