Enjoying Planned Retirement, a seniors’ group based at the  North Ringwood Senior Citizens Hall holds fortnightly bocci competitions between December and April each year.

Bocci is one of the many social events organised by the group to provide a range of activities for its members.  This afternoon I attended their bocci competition to speak to members of the club and to partake in the event.

I also received an update on EPR’s recently stolen barbecue and the group is proceeding to finalise insurance details so it can be replaced.  It is a shame that a group that encourages social inclusion and provides a wide range of activities to encourage active lifestyles should fall victim to theft.

I was fortunate to be partnered with a fairly strong bocci player and we made it into the semi-finals during this afternoon’s tournament.  EPR has an emphasis on fun, friendship and entertainment and this shines through at each of the groups’ events.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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