Club boasts inclusion in Point Lonsdale

Retired and semi-retired people living in Point Lonsdale can connect with other community members thanks to a new Probus Club.

The Point Lonsdale and District Probus Club will hold its first initial meeting at 9.30am on Thursday, March 7, at the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club on 54 Ocean Road.

Probus South Pacific Limited chairman Michael Ransom said there were close to 400 Probus clubs across the state to support local retired and semi-retired people.

“There are lots of retired people around Point Lonsdale, so that’s why we’re offering the new club down there,” he said.

“They don’t even have to be retired, but it’s generally for older people and people who might be working part-time.

“Often when you’re retired, you sort of lose contact with your workmates, but what probus offers is a good range of activities when you retire.”

Mr Ransom said everyone was welcome to join the club’s meeting, and he looked forward to people connecting within their community.

“What we offer is an excuse to get out the front door in the morning rather than sit down, watch TV, and be lonely,” he said.

“People in small towns often say, ‘I’ve never met you before’, even though they might see each other down the main street. This helps people connect in a way that they’ve never been able to before.”

The event will also feature a morning tea, with reoccurring meetings on the first Thursday of each month.