Greenslopes Senior Citizens Club Turns 50

2017 is a special year for members of the Greenslopes Senior Citizens Club as their club turns half a century this year.

The club first opened its doors on February 16, 1967, and soon afterwards, it became one of the most popular social groups in southeast Brisbane. From a membership of 91, the club attracted 213 members in a span of 3 three years after its inauguration.

However, in the most recent years, membership started to dwindle. Former club president Hazel Koplick said that there were a few hundred members back in 1989 when she first joined. Today, they are down to 15 members.

Small, Happy Group

Despite their declining number, Ms Koplick said that members remain passionate about their weekly meet-ups.

Ms Koplick appreciates what the club does for its members, saying that it is great for friendship, especially since many older people do not usually go out. “Although we are a small group, we are a very happy group,” Ms Koplick said.

The senior citizens group meets every week from 9 am at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Holland Park West. The club charges $10 membership fee and $5 per week.

Ms Koplick hopes that the club can attract more members to join in the future.

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