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Brisbane City Council's Growing Old Living Dangerously (GOLD) Program

As we approach our new Club year, I believe the Brisbane City Council's Growing Old Living Dangerously (GOLD) Program may be of interest. Most activities are either free or at a low cost and may assist with your Club’s activity planning.

The GOLD Program invites us all to explore a variety of options and is a great opportunity for us all to stay active, learn new skills, and connect with the others in our local community, which is what Probus is all about.

Highlights include:

  • Fitness Classes: Yoga, tai chi, and water aerobics.
  • Creative Workshops: Arts and crafts sessions for all skill levels.
  • Educational Workshops: Topics like computer skills, gardening, and cooking.
  • Outdoor Activities: Guided walks, bird watching, and canoeing.
  • Social and Special Events: Regular meetups and festive celebrations

The GOLD Program can be downloaded by clicking here

I do hope that you find this program helpful.
Yours in Probus friendship,

Judith Maestracci AM
Representative Member/Director for Queensland, PSPL

Be Connected 

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world and targets Seniors in our community. Visit 

Check out our Tech Ed Tips "What is Be Connected?" section for details of joining and how to use.

Probus Global

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Probus South Pacific

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The Staying Connected with Probus magazine is a monthly publication. The current issue “March 2022” includes lots of information for the budding photographer “Capturing special moments”. To view current and past editions, please visit

 The Active Retirees magazine published monthly by Probus South Pacific. The latest issue includes articles on “5 things you can do for free with your smartphone”, “Common investment scams and the warning signs to watch out for” and “Discover Australia’s best outdoor art displays” to mention a few - visit:

Probus Association of Queensland

For Probus Association of Queensland (PAQ) news and to check out The QLD Probian magazine, including back copies, please visit:

The Local Bulletin

The Local Bulletin is a monthly Western Suburbs of Brisbane news-magazine print publication, our Club usually has a monthly article included, with the Club News section usually starting on Page 40 or so. To access online versions of this magazine please visit:

What’s on in Brisbane for seniors 


Find activities near you - Visit the BCC website

The Senior Newspaper

The QLD edition available online at 

You must register online to be able to read the monthly magazine.

National Seniors Australia 

It is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1976. “With the help of our members and supporters, we fight hard to achieve better outcomes for all older Australians”. Visit their website at

My Aged Care

My Aged Care is the Australian Government's starting point on your aged care journey. Find and access the government-funded services you need. If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help. Visit to check if you qualify for government funded at home assistance.

Advance Care Planning - communicating your wishes for future health care.

The Statewide Office of Advance Care Planning is a statewide service, hosted by Metro South Health, that helps to promote the important process of advance care planning. 

Planning in advance helps those close to you make health care decisions on your behalf, if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself. It provides comfort for you and your loved ones knowing you have done your best to ensure your wishes can be respected. Advance care planning is a completely voluntary process. 


My Community Directory

My Community Directory is the one place people go to find community services and events so they can understand what's happening in their local community.


Our Club has exposure on the My Community Directory website.