Feeling lonely? Isolated? Longing to get out of the house but you don’t have your own transport? Peninsula Social Club just might be able to help.
Peninsula Social Club is an initiative of Peninsula Transport Assist, a volunteer-led community transport service with more than 70 volunteers who drive their own cars or PTA mini-buses to help people with their transport needs. The club’s mission is to provide affordable and accessible transport options for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula residents and end social isolation and loneliness.
According to the Australian Census, one in four Australians live alone, and that’s a major risk factor towards being lonely. Research tells us that loneliness and social isolation is as harmful to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and it’s even worse for us than obesity and physical inactivity. Poor health, bereavement, retirement, or becoming a carer can increase our risk of loneliness and isolation.
Getting out of the house on a regular basis, meeting new friends over lunch or going on a social outing is much more important than we realise.
So don’t sit home alone — call 5971 5210 and chat with one of Peninsula Social Club’s friendly Social Connectors, or email email@example.com to find out more. And if you’d like to be a volunteer, the club would love to hear from you. Get details at peninsulatransportassist.org/PSC