Seniors Clubs are places where people can meet and socialise to build up relationships. Each local council should have a list clubs available in their area. In the following link you can find your local council website.
Support for Seniors Clubs
To learn how to set up a Seniors Club contact Consumer Affairs for information on
- Model Rules
- Financial and other requirements
- Record Keeping
- Public Liability Insurance
If already a member and are there are some disagreements and disputes impinging on the clubs sustainability you can contact your local council or Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria for help.
What to do when it all goes wrong? Supporting Senior Citizens Groups in Conflict Webinar
As our aging population steadily increases, Seniors Information COTA Victoria and the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) has also experienced an increase in interest from local government workers and health service providers, looking at ways to manage and prevent disputes occurring in senior citizen groups.
An expert panel drawn from Justice Connect, Consumer Affairs Victoria and the Whittlesea Council Social Development team discussed the legal and practical ins and outs of supporting senior citizen groups in conflict. Listen to the webinar as a podcast below.
Senior Lawyer | Not-for-profit Law | Justice Connect
David Betts (Business Services Manager ) Regulatory Transaction Centre | Consumer Affairs Victoria
Maria Tancredi | Seniors’Clubs Support Officer
Positive Ageing Team – Aged and Disability Services (Whittlesea Council)
John Brennan | Dispute Assessment Officer
Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria