About

Belconnen Community Service offers some great ways for older people to see something new and form friendships.  Every month, the BCS Community Bus service offers two excursions to visit local attractions or enjoy lunch together.  In addition, BCS also offers four trips per year where seniors can travel to interesting destinations around NSW.

The BCS Community Bus recently visited the National Museum of Australia and the Royal Canberra Show.  In 2016, BCS out of town bus trips included a journey to the Sydney Opera House to see My Fair Lady and a three day trip to Dubbo. BCS volunteer, Caroline White wrote about the Dubbo trip which included the Western Plains Zoo and the Old Dubbo Goal: “I particularly, loved the otters – whom we watched being fed … Dubbo Jail, which is no longer in use, was fascinating and oftentimes quite spooky, but we all had a good laugh!”

One of the biggest challenges faced by people over 65 is social isolation.  Loneliness is a well-documented health risk and sometimes getting out of the house and having a good time can be the best medicine.

Upcoming Trips

  • 20 Dec

    Open Access

    Open Access is a dedicated time and a safe place for young people aged 12-25 years to hang out, grab a bite to eat, chat with a youth worker or engage in some of the many activities happening each day at the Belconnen Youth Centre.
  • 20 Dec

    Power Bar

    For those wanting to achieve a better quality of life, long into their senior years.
  • 20 Dec

    Advanced Social Badminton

    Badminton is a great way to keep your mind and body sharp.
  • 20 Dec

    Mature Fitness

    For those wanting to achieve a better quality of life, long into their senior years.
  • 20 Dec

    Positive Links

    Friendly social group for people who’ve experienced a stroke or other life-changing experience
  • 20 Dec

    Social Badminton

    Belconnen Community Centre offers a Social Badminton group suitable for players of all levels.
  • 20 Dec

    Mature Strength (Machines)

    A class intended for the more mature person. Improve strength, balance and coordination to help improve your everyday activities.
  • 19 Dec

    Open Access

    Open Access is a dedicated time and a safe place for young people aged 12-25 years to hang out, grab a bite to eat, chat with a youth worker or engage in some of the many activities happening each day at the Belconnen Youth Centre.
  • 19 Dec

    Superhero Dance

    Superhero Dance is a dance and movement class for children aged 3-4 years old. The class is a fun way for young children to enjoy the benefits of dance.

Contact

  • LocationVarious locations across Canberra
    BCS Head Office
  • How to register

    Registration procedures will vary, please see individual trip details for information on how to register or contact BCS Reception on the number below.

  • For more informationPhone: 02 6264 0200
    Email: bcs@bcsact.com.au

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