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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, MS Teams and In-person.

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 (note: each venue listed below is responsible for its own COVID safe plan, if you have any concerns or queries regarding this, please contact the organiser directly. Due to current COVID circumstances, some in-person events may be subject to change at short notice):

Downsizing Seminar


Hosted by Abbeys Group

Helpful information to assist people planning to downsize to retirement living or smaller apartments.  Dealing with a lifetime of accumulated personal possessions is often a barrier for people who would like to move. We will give you practical tips about how to declutter and prepare the family home for sale. 

Date: Monday 26 April 2021
Time: 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Location: Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Bookings essential: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/AX58O

Body Connect


Hosted by Knox City Council with Madeleine Power

You will be guided through body awareness and breathing exercises that will support you to get out of your head and (re)connect with your body. We recommend you sit in a chair during this session. You may like to use a blanket, cushion etc as required to best support yourself and if possible, ensure you are in a space where you won’t be disturbed.

Dates:  Thursday 29 April at 10am to 10.30 am

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

To book:    https://www.stickytickets.com.au/H9NCZ

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.

Dates: Thursday 29 April 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Thursday 27 May 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Wednesday 30 June 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Thursday 22 July 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Wednesday 11 August 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Thursday 16 September 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Wednesday 10 November 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
Thursday 2 December 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm


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

Wiser Driver


Knox City Council

A refresher course designed to encourage older people to become safer drivers in a friendly, informal and thought-provoking program held for two hours per week over a period of four weeks.

Dates: Wednesday 5, 12, 19 & 26 May 2021
Time: 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Venue: Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

Bookings essential: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/9ZQRU

Magic of a smile


Hosted by Knox City Council with Lisa Westlake

Just as little bad habits can roll together to create a viscous (health compromising) circle, small things like a smile, a ray of sunshine or a glass of water can unite to create a positive (health enhancing) circle.
Join Lisa to explore 10 user friendly, cheerful ways we can boost our mood and physical health to help us feel more energised, empowered and positive. 

Date: Thursday 6 May 2021
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/GLJ8U

Introduction to Round Dancing


Hosted by Panda Rounds

Round Dancing is cued social ballroom dancing and is the easiest way to learn to dance. You will be taught basic Rumba steps and by the end of the class you will be dancing round the room. In addition to the teachers, experienced round dancers will be present to assist you. Come alone or come with friends for an evening of fun.

Date: Friday 21 May 2021
Time:      7pm to 8.30 pm
Location: Boronia Progress Hall, 134 Boronia Road, Boronia (near the corner of Dorset Road)

Bookings essential: contact David on 0419 337 311 or rdav0168@gmail.com by Friday 14 May 2021

Additional information: Smart casual dress. Smooth soled shoes are recommend. BYO drink bottle. Parking available at the rear of the hall in the library carpark off Park Crescent.

MyGov


Hosted by Services Australia

Have you heard of a MyGov account?  We will explain how MyGov works and show you some of the services you can access through your MyGov account.  We will talk about the benefits of MyGov and linking Apps to your MyGov account.  We will demonstrate some of the online clips available and help you set up a MyGov account.

Date:    Tuesday 25 May 2021
Time:    10.30 am to 11.30 am (via MS Teams)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/6oka6

Movie: Still Alice (Dementia Awareness session)


Hosted by Knox City Council, Yarra Ranges Men’s Health Project & Caladenia Dementia Care

Australia is estimated to have 1 million people living with Dementia by 2050. Gain an understanding of what this can mean, while watching an Academy Award-winning movie ‘Still Alice’ featuring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. Caladenia Dementia Care’s CEO, Sarah Yates will also provide a short presentation on Dementia and discuss some of the amazing resources available to support those in our community living with Dementia and their Carers.

Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time:      9am for a 9.30 am start to 12.30 pm (short interval included)
Location: Knox Community Arts Centre cnr Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Rd, Bayswater
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au

To book:  https://www.stickytickets.com.au/55MQ0

Talking Café


Hosted by Living Our Best Life Project

Drop in and purchase a cuppa and join our community connector volunteers for a chat. Some weeks we will have guest speakers talking about their community group or organization. No booking required. Simply drop in at either or both of the Talking Café groups.

Dates: Mondays - 2pm to 3pm The Community Space, lower level of Westfield Knox Shopping Centre (near Myer)
Wednesdays - 10am to 11am at The Aussie Vets café, Boronia Mall
Contact: email livingourbestlifeproject@gmail.com or call 0457 646 384

Carpet Bowls


Hosted by Ferntree Gully Bowling Club

Learn to play carpet bowls in a safe, indoor social setting. Carpet bowls is played with small bowls on carpets that are much shorter than the outdoor greens. All equipment is provided and small prizes are awarded each week.

Dates: Tuesdays from 13 April 2021 (until the end of Winter)
Time: 12pm for a 12.30 pm start (if you have never played before or need a refresher, please arrive at 11.45 am for a quick lesson)
Location: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, 2A Glenfern Road, Ferntree Gully (Free parking)
Cost: $5 per session – pay as you go. Come as often as you like
Contact: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club on 9753 5888 (Leave a message for Judy or Gail if you have a query)

To book: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club on 9753 5888
Additional Info: Wear flat shoes with a non-slip sole, eg runners, and loose fitting clothing suitable for exercise. BYO water bottle. Free tea / coffee and water available. Other drinks at bar prices.

Exercise Classes


Hosted by Ferntree Gully Bowling Club

This is a fun exercise program focussing on balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and memory. All equipment is provided by the instructor from Rise Health. All abilities are welcome to join in with a friendly group to exercise together.

Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 12 noon for a 12.15pm start to 1.15 pm.
Location: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, 2A Glenfern Road, Ferntree Gully
Cost: $5 per session – pay as you go. Come as often as you like.
Contact: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club on 9753 5888 (Leave a message for Judy if you have a query)

To book: Ferntree Gully Bowling Club on 9753 5888
Additional Info: Wear flat shoes with a non-slip sole, eg runners, and loose fitting clothing suitable for exercise. BYO water bottle. Free tea / coffee and water available. Other drinks at bar prices. Reasonably priced bar snacks are available for lunch after the session.

Chess


Hosted by Knox Community Chess Enthusiasts

We encourage you to play or learn the tactical game of chess, from beginners to committed players - all ages and abilities are welcome! Skilled players will be on site to offer assistance.

Dates: Thursdays
Time 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Westfield Knox Community Space (Westfield Knox Shopping Centre, lower level near Myer)
Contact: Eddie on eddie.atacador@hotmail.com or 0409 417 719

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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