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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. It is predominantly community driven and offers free and low cost events and activities. Our program has been modified to support COVID-19 restrictions and we are now offering our events and activities via Zoom or teleconference.

Knox Over 55s Zest4Life events, activities and workshops

Knox Over 55s Zest4Life aims to support people to remain active and socially connected within the Knox municipality by offering a mix of activities, training and events.

Here's a list of our current activities:

U3A Knox Online Arts & Crafts Showcase & Sale


Hosted by U3A Knox
U3A Knox is delighted to announce an Arts & Crafts Showcase of artworks and crafted items created exclusively by our members. During this time of COVID-19 restrictions, we want to share with you and celebrate the many creative talents of U3A members.
We invite you to browse our website during October to enjoy and potentially purchase items that are on offer. Our showcase will feature many categories, including abstracts, landscapes and seascapes, still life and nature, drawing and calligraphy, photography, textiles and needlework, 3D works and papercraft. So, mark your calendars and join us in celebrating what it’s possible to achieve in our “third age”.

Dates: Monday 5 October to Monday 19 October 2020
Time: All day
Location: https://www.u3aknox.org.au
Contact: email the U3A Knox Events Committee at artshow@u3aknox.org.au or call 0432 123 529

More details will be published on our https://www.u3aknox.org.au and https://www.facebook.com/U3AKnox pages as we near the event.

Breath Space Yoga


Hosted by Knox City Council with Alechia Megarry
This class will use breath guided movements inviting blood flow into the body before moving into breath practices and a mindfully guided relaxation to complete the practice. You can choose to do this on a yoga mat or carpet, or in a comfortable seated position. Making this class accessible to most. No experience required to join this restorative and relaxing class. Our trainer Alechia is a yoga, movement and mindfulness teacher, with over 20 years teaching experience. Working in yoga studios, aged care facilities and with children.

Date: Thursday 8 October 2020
Time: 11am to 12pm (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au
Other: Please wear comfortable clothes. Chair, blanket, cushion, yoga mat are optional.

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/TPDXU

A morning with Athol Guy


Hosted by Knox City Council
Come along and enjoy a morning with Athol Guy. Hear him talk about his interesting life and listen to some of your favourite tunes. Athol is a familiar face in the Australian entertainment scene via his foundation and International success of the legendary “Seekers” with his lifelong friends Judith Durham, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley.

As individual Australians of the Year, with the keys to the City of Melbourne and the only group inducted into Variety’s Australian 100 Entertainers of the Century, they remain unique in the country's affections. He also has the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, and Australia's Centenary Medal.
Not as familiar is his success and activity in the worlds of television, politics, business and community. Still fully active musically – his trademark double bass always stays remarkably in tune and ready to party!

Date: Friday 9 October 2020
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/7HC2N

Thriving at Any Age


Hosted by Knox City Council with Linda Black
Discover the secrets to thriving emotionally and mentally as we get older, and defy the negative ageing stereotypes in common use and in the media. Linda has a Psychology Degree, a Diploma in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy and Certificate in Psychotherapy. She believes the more well-informed we are about ageing well, including the need to maintain emotional wellbeing and positive mindset, the more we can really thrive in the later years of our lives.

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020
Time: 2pm to 3pm (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/3H5FJ


Getting Creative with Phone Photography


Hosted by Knox City Council with Michaels Media School
In this webinar we’ll explore ways to get creative with phone photography and capture truly unique images. Using both in-app and DIY techniques, we’ll cover some of the classic rules of aesthetics, such as colour and composition, as well as ways to think out of the box and transform ordinary images into works of art.
Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020
Time: 10.00 am to 11.00 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Jeannie on 0439 317 978 or jeannie.mueller@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dKwYKCsESmONJoLAVKupDg

Retro Aerobics


Hosted by Knox City Council with Lisa Westlake
Dance and laugh your way to feeling great with low impact moves and music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Fun filled, low impact fitness, top to toe!
Lisa Westlake is a physiotherapist, fitness instructor, author and presenter who’s passionate that fitness is for every body and most importantly it should be fun!

Date: Thursday 15 October 2020
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/6KL83

Explore Knox – A Walker’s Guide


Hosted by Knox City Council with Robyn Pascoe
This is an ideal session for anyone who enjoys walking. Come along and hear about some hidden trails within Knox, that are likely to be in your 5km radius. No matter your fitness and ability, Knox is full of options to keep you engaged and interested in your local area. Robyn belongs to a local walking group and will share some of her favourite places to explore around Knox.

Date: Friday 16 October 2020
Time: 11am to 12pm (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/65OYW

Diabetes Wellness Program


Hosted by EACH
Three-week online group for people living with Type 2 Diabetes. You’ll be updated on the latest recommendations for medications, diabetes care and food trends to manage your diabetes well. Suited to anyone with Type 2 diabetes; newly diagnosed and those who have lived with diabetes for many years.

Date: Monday 12, 19 & 26 October 2020
Time: 1.30 pm to 3pm (via Zoom)
Cost: $9.00 per session

To book: Call Service Access on 1300 003 224 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au


COGs Brain Training


Hosted by EACH
Want to keep your brain on its toes? Join our six week course to learn about some fun ways to keep your brain active and healthy.

Date: Tuesday 13 October to Tuesday 24 November 2020
Time: 11am to 12.30 pm (via Zoom)
Cost: Free – additional costs for resource materials may apply

To book: Call 9757 6215 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au If over the age of 65, please call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request a referral to EACH for Occupational Therapy assessment and OT group.

Help available - Gambling Harm


Hosted by Knox City Council and EACH
Problem gambling is now recognised as an addiction like any other and gamblers need support to regain control. Did you know:
• 1:5 Victorians who gamble may be experiencing harm from gambling?
• Betting has become so normal that an 8 year old child watching AFL footy today will have never seen a game without gambling odds!
• During the first month of COVID-19 restrictions, online gambling increased by 67%.

This session will feature a talk from someone who has beaten their gambling addiction and help people recognise when gambling may be becoming a concern for themselves or someone they know and be aware of the help services available.

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020
Time: 10.30 am to 12pm (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/T2SMP


The Wellness Hub


Hosted by EACH
This group supports people to manage health issues and reduce the risk of developing future health concerns. The 4-week program is run by health professionals including nurses, exercise physiologist, health psychologist and dietitian. The group will consist of 90 minutes of combined online education and exercise per week.

Date: Wednesdays -- 21, 28 October and 4, 11 November 2020
Time: 1.30 pm to 3pm pm (via Zoom)

To book: Call Service Access on 1300 003 224 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au

Navigating everyday life during (and after) COVID-19
– an OT perspective


Hosted by Knox City Council
This session is being offered as part of Occupational Therapy (OT) Week. There is no doubt our normal daily life has changed as a result of COVID-19. We now participate in strict hand hygiene, wearing masks, staying at home, physical distancing, being tested if we have symptoms, following guidelines and remaining flexible to changes in directives.
Many, if not all, of us have experienced loss as well as anxiety in the face of so many unknowns during this time. However, it is also possible that some unexpected good may have emerged amongst this difficult and ongoing experience.
This talk by Knox City Council’s OT will explore ideas and provide prompts for reflection to help each of us tailor a new normal for ourselves, hold onto any hidden treasures we may have discovered along the way and attempt to live our best lives during and after this pandemic.

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/a1yfo


Bright Ideas Network meeting


Hosted by Knox City Council
The Knox Bright Ideas Network aims to be the voice of people aged 55 and over in Knox. We work on events, projects and issues that are important. The Network is a collaboration between Knox City Council, residents, community groups and local businesses. Network members enjoy information sharing, networking and having the opportunity to contribute their ideas, knowledge and skills. All welcome.

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020
Time: 2pm to 3.30 pm (via Zoom and Teleconference)

Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Strength4Life


Hosted by EACH
This is a group exercise program which focusses on strength training. The exercises will help strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your balance, coordination, flexibility and increase your overall health and fitness.

Dates: Mondays 10.30 am to 11.10 am or 11.15 am to 12pm (via Zoom)
Fridays 11am to 12pm (via Zoom)

To book: Call 9757 6215 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au If over the age of 65, please call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request a referral to EACH for Physiotherapy assessment and group exercise

Active Chair Based Exercise Group


Hosted by EACH
Exercises are chair based and designed for beginners, or people with limited mobility, are frail or have chronic conditions. These weekly programs involve a combination of gentle exercise and low-level strength training to promote physical mobility and independence.

Dates: Mondays 1.30 pm to 2.10 pm (via Zoom)
Tuesdays 2pm to 2.40 pm (via Zoom)
Thursdays 11am to 11.40 am

To book: Call 9757 6215 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au If over the age of 65, please call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request a referral to EACH for Physiotherapy assessment and group exercise

Tai Chi


Hosted by EACH
A gentle and slow exercise of the body, mind and spirit that improves overall health, fitness & promotes relaxation. Tai Chi (SUN41) involves progressive building of skill & depth in the exercise movements. Main benefits are clarity & focus of mind, reduced pain, improved balance & prevention of falls

Dates: Wednesdays 2pm to 2.40 pm (via Zoom)

To book: Call 9757 6215 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au If over the age of 65, please call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request a referral to EACH for Physiotherapy assessment and group exercise

Qigong Shibashi


Hosted by EACH
Take time to re-energise, refresh and relax in our Qigong Shibashi class. This breathing exercise together with its gentle flowing movement is both meditative and energy enhancing. It is beneficial for health and mental relaxation.
Dates: Wednesdays 11.15 am to 11.55 am (via Zoom)
Thursdays 11am to 11.40 am

To book: Call 9757 6215 or email: intake.ph@each.com.au If over the age of 65, please call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request a referral to EACH for Physiotherapy assessment and group exercise

Talking Café


Hosted by Living Our Best Life Project
Make yourself a cuppa, grab a snack and join us for a regular weekly chat session. Meeting interesting people and enjoy our weekly guest presenters. Share your passion or interest with like-minded people. Find out what’s happening in Knox.

Dates: Wednesdays 10 am to 11 am (via Zoom)

Guests: The confirmed guests for September are as follows:
Wed 2 Sept - Darren Arnott - Author of ‘No Regard for the Truth’
Wed 9 Sept - Gary Cantwell - Resilience and Living in the Now
Wed 16 Sept - Cathy Fyffe – 10 Keys to Happiness

To book: email Leanne at livingourbestlifeproject@gmail.com or call 0457 646 384

The Talking Café is also offering sessions via Telephone in the afternoon.

Dates: Wednesdays 2pm to 3pm (Telephone)

Like to host an event or activity?

If you would like to host an event, contact the Program Lead Inclusive Communities on 9298 8828 or email linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

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