This Thursday the first of October, I join with the 110,000 Probus Club members around Australia and their 1,560 clubs to celebrate the inaugural National Probus Day.
Since 1976, Probus clubs have done amazing work in bringing retired Australians together for social, sporting and community activities and selflessly contribute to the life of their local communities.
I understand that for many elderly Australians, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption and challengers to their daily life and this year’s Probus Day theme of staying connected reminds us of the importance of battling loneliness, isolation and hardship amongst older Australians.
Whether it’s a phone call, video chat or a COVID-safe visit, I encourage all Australians to re-connect and check in with elderly friends, family and neighbours during these difficult times.
The inaugural Probus Day coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and I would like to acknowledge the valued contributions older Australians make in their families, workplaces and community and I am proud of the Morrison Government’s strong support for retired and older Australians.
If you would like to get involved with or find out more about your local Probus Club, visit: probussouthpacific.org or call 1300 630 488
30 September 2020