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The Get Away members are active seniors who come from many different walks of life but all with similar goals, to socialise, make friends, visit interesting places and enjoy themselves. Members currently range in age from 50 to late 90.

The members have input into their program via a program planner who ensures she includes outings that are interesting as well as outings that are just a bit of fun to appeal to the broadest group.

Past  examples of outings have included visiting the beach for a picnic or the Sculptures by the Sea, investigating the  many museums including the Royal Perth Hospital Museum, Western Australian Maritime Museum and the Western Australian Museum. Members have visited Government House, toured the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), wandered through art galleries, gardens and re-fuelled at restaurants.

The members also arrange for at least one overnight get-away and sometimes plan their holidays in conjunction with the members of the social centres.

In addition to their reputation for being very friendly the Get Away members are also very welcoming. This year the membership has steadily grown and the coordinator reports “it’s lovely to see new members come to the club, not knowing anyone and before long they are well and truly part of the club.” Recently a new bus was purchased to accommodate the growth.

Get Away members have reported that club outings give them something to look forward to and the opportunity to socialise with like minded people and make friends.

Come and join us as we do life with others. Find out how we might be able to assist you in joining the Get Away Club as well as other support services by getting in touch:

  • Complete the ‘Get Help’ form on the sidebar and we will call you.
  • Telephone: (08) 6274 3700
  • Email: contactAC@risenetwork.com.au
  • Visit: Centenary House, 2 Astroloma Place, Koongamia, WA 6056