The Australian Retired Persons Association (SA) Inc, known as ARPA, was established in 1981. It is presently using the ARPA Active Over 50s banner to better represent the association and its members. It sees the definition provided by the World Health Organisation on Active Ageing as its guide. Active Ageing - the process of optimising opportunities for physical, social and mental well-being throughout the life course in order to extend healthy life expectancy and the quality of the life in older age. All groups offer social opportunities. With a long list of activity and regional groups around the metropolitan area and near country (and Mount Gambier), you are sure to find something to keep you active.