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Everywhere I go I meet 60 year olds who ask me when we’ll run widespread meetups they can attend, and today my keenness to do so had led me to a way we can make them work without extending our hardworking team to breaking point…. but we need to ask for your help in a big way.

We need volunteers who want to be the centre of each local event, choosing the venue, welcoming and bringing people together every month.  Would you consider holding a coffee meetup in your area every month to bring people together?  

We want to hold our meetups monthly for Starts at 60 on the first Tuesday of every month from 11am, in the same public locations if we can every month, allowing people to get more comfortable with coming.  We gradually want to grow these to be something rather special for you, in your local areas and have many going all over the country, all the time.  We’ll list the events on our site, so people can find one in their area or “visit” one when they are on holidays in a different place too.

So, we are asking today if you would like to host an event in your area to get things started?    We think the best timing would be to kick it off on October 6th 2015, and then every month on the first Tuesday thereafter creating a rhythm.  (We know you will likely go away from time to time so it will be a very loose agreement to help us get it started and you can ebb and flow with others in your area to be the host/hostess).  Everyone can pay for their own food and drinks, we just think it is special to be able to bring people together and help them find new friends, new experiences and new hobbies.

If you could consider starting up a meetup in your area, please confirm to us by filling out the details in the form below.

We won’t share your details with others, but we will put an event listing live on our site in the next couple of days in your requested venue and confirm when we’ve done so, if you fill out the form below.

And note: It doesn’t need to be a big event.  We’ll be happy if three people get together in a location, and put a smile on each others’ faces – won’t you!

We think this can be a really fun project.  We hope you’ll get behind it.  Let’s make new friends in safe places where we all feel comfortable, in our local areas.

Many thanks

Rebecca (founder of Starts at 60)


Starts at 60 Coffee Event Listing

A form to list your coffee event
  • The suburb in which you plan to host the coffee meet up
    Would you like to hold your event on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month in your area? We'll set up the listing for 11am on this day.
  • Please suggest a local coffee shop you'd like to meet at. Somewhere that can host 10 -15 people on a Tuesday morning should be fine. It shouldn't require pre-booking. Please consider somewhere easy to get to via local transport and with nearby parking
  • Please enter the address for your coffee shop




Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I can see so far only two of us in Hobart. I don’t know if I will be able to drive by then, but will be happy to organise if you have one in November, I will surely be right by then – touch wood.

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    • Fran Spears – there is thousands of readers in Tassie – and we dont need the first one to be big – just to put a stake in the ground. Just name your favourite coffee shop and we’ll list it online – {We reach about 700,000 people each month in Australia and New Zealand so let’s have faith that some are keen to meet]

  2. I don’t get right into Hobart very often and as I live in Kingston I have to drive to Hobart, which is not a problem normally. But I have Deep vein thrombosis and cannot get outland about properly yet. I am happy to organise when I am well enough to drive and can actually get in my car. The DVT wi the hip replacement has been a bit hard

  3. And for those who work, we’re nominating the LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR EVENTS TOO – LIST YOUR VENUES

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