The Probus Club of Glenwood-Stanhope wants to expand its numbers

FUN TIMES: With a mix of couples and singles, the Probus Club of Glenwood-Stanhope would like some new faces to join their monthly lunches.
FUN TIMES: With a mix of couples and singles, the Probus Club of Glenwood-Stanhope would like some new faces to join their monthly lunches.

Retirement can be a lonely business but the Probus Club of Glenwood-Stanhope wants to make it a little easier.

The club is opening its arms to other retirees or semi-retirees looking for friendship and fun in the community.

President Nigel Clark said the club had about 20 places left for new members. 

“It’s a huge transition [retiring] and it can be very lonely. Probus Clubs aim to help that process,” Mr Clark said. 

“I found when I first retired, I was going stir crazy.

“It can be quite confronting initially and this kind of thing can really help overcome that.”

Probus has clubs throughout Australia and New Zealand with more than 125,000 members.

The club hosts a variety of activities every month including movie sessions, bowling, walking groups, lunches and bowls.

“We are trying to cater the activities to our age group,” Mr Clark said.

“We are really trying to provide a social outlet for seniors who want to make friends.

“I’ve seen quite a number of friendships form outside the club.”

The club, which will turn two in November, meets every month for a formal meeting, including a guest speaker and games.

The next meeting of the Probus Club of Glenwood-Stanhope will be on Monday, August 21, from 9.30am, at the Glenwood Community Hub.