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Knox Over 55s Zest4Life

The purpose of Knox Over 55s Zest4Life is to support seniors to remain active and socially connected within the Knox municipality. We do this by providing information and referral to seniors to access community groups, events, facilities, programs and services as well as supporting groups targeting seniors to embed an active ageing approach to meet the changing, diverse needs and expectations of seniors.

Knox Over 55s Zest4Life is a community driven program that offers free and low cost events and activities.

This is a new initiative for the Knox region, the program will kick off in 2017 with the Knox Seniors Festival in October, followed by Knox Over 55s Zest4Life events and activities in November and December.

In 2018, a program will be rolled out across the entire calendar year, incorporating a two week Knox Seniors Festival in October. This will be promoted via three booklets January to April, May to August then September to December 2018.

Knox Over 55s Zest4Life provides an insight into what’s on offer for Knox residents throughout the year and connects seniors with local clubs and community groups.

Program objectives:

  • decrease social isolation
  • increase awareness of opportunities for social and physical activities within the community
  • increase the membership and attendance of seniors groups
  • increase opportunities for networking with like-minded clubs and organisations within Knox

What criteria do activities need to meet?

  • promote active ageing
  • promote social inclusion and participation
  • be affordable and offer value for money
  • have equal access to all seniors

What types of events could be included?

We are interested in including activities that showcase positive and active ageing such as physical activity, open days, tours and walks, workshops, learning and entertainment.

The activities must take place throughout 2018 (excluding October when the Knox Seniors Festival takes place). Activities for Knox Over 55s Zest4Life will be limited to five per month.

How do clubs/organisations apply to take part?

Applications for the 2018 Knox Over 55s Zest4Life program are now open. Every club/organisation who wishes to be considered will need to complete the Knox Over 55s Zest4Life Activity Request Form and Knox Over 55s Zest4Life Agreement Form and return fully completed to our Seniors Support Officer by email by Friday 22 September 2017.

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