Friendship Club

Friendship club

Blending respite and meaningful connection our Friendship Club is a respite group for those over 65 years of age and is based at Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre.

The Friendship Club prides itself on offering a welcoming environment with trained staff and dedicated volunteers offering individual support to the person you care for.

The Friendship Club offers a wide range of activities such as musical entertainment provided by local singers, exercise classes promoting physical wellbeing tailored to individual ability, group outings to local destinations and informative guest speakers.

At Wakefield House, nutrition is important and as such a healthy meal will be provided sourcing ingredients grown from the local garden and a menu designed by our Healthy Eating Facilitator. 

The Friendship Club is an inclusive group, welcoming those from CALD backgrounds.

Key information

  • The program operates Monday and Thursday 9:30 - 2:30pm
  • Transport can be arranged if required
  • All participants are to be independent in their personal care and medication administration


“I love coming to the Friendship Club, I’ve made friends chatting about all things big and small!” - Elvia

“After the loss of my wife, coming to The Friendship Club gave me back my purpose and something to look forward to again” - Trevor

“I’ve been coming to The Friendship Club for over 10 years!”- Terry

Eligibility criteria

  • be a City of Onkaparinga resident
  • Over 65 years of age (or over 50 years if ATSI)
  • have a My Aged Care referral
    Tel: 1800 200 422 (support can be arranged to assist in this process).

For more information contact the Coordinator on 8186 5501 or email

Funded by the City of Onkaparinga and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. Although funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.