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We are prioritising critical services and some services may be reduced. This means there will be longer wait times for customers contacting us by phone. Many of our services are available online. Advice on which services can continue is changing rapidly. For regular updates, go to knox.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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:

Online Supermarket Tour - free


Hosted by EACH
Want to learn more about label reading and to be able to confidently choose healthier products from the supermarket shelf? In this session, EACH dietitians will teach you the essentials of choosing healthy food products. This is a ‘virtual online tour', no walking involved; great for those with limited mobility.

Date:          Wednesday 5 August 2020
Time:         1.30 pm to 2.30 pm (via Zoom)
To book:  call Service Access on 1300 003 224 or email Intake.PH@each.com.au

Bright Ideas Network meeting - free


Hosted by Knox City Council
The Knox Bright Ideas Network aims to be the voice of people aged 55 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 12 August 2020
Time:      2pm to 3.30 pm (via Zoom and Teleconference) 

To book:   call Linda on 9298 8828 or email linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au 

OMNI – Men’s Chat Group


Hosted by Orana Neighbourhood House
Older Men New Ideas (OMNI) is designed for local men over 50. Developed and run by male volunteers from Council on the Ageing (COTA), OMNI provides opportunities to: Meet, talk and enjoy time with other local men your age; “Chew the fat” about the challenges that face you and other men; Enjoy a morning tea and refreshments during the morning’s discussion. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

Dates: Friday 14 & 28 August 2020
Time: 9.30 am to 12pm (in-person) 
Location: Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
Cost: Gold coin donation

To book: call John on 9763 5411 or Orana Reception on 9801 1895

What are you bingeing on?


Hosted by Knox City Council
Have you run out of ideas on what to watch on Netflix, Stan, i-View or SBS On Demand? Or perhaps you’ve just watched a season of something amazing and want to talk to someone about it. This is an opportunity to meet new people and hear what shows are binge worthy, while sharing your recommendations.
Dates:        Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time:         10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact:    email: linda.keenahan@knox.vic.gov.au or call Linda on 9298 8828

To book:   online: www.stickytickets.com.au/x0rld


Be Connected: Getting online for Over 50s - free


Hosted by Orana Neighbourhood House or Mountain District Learning Centre
Learn how to get online and thrive in the digital world. In these free weekly workshops, you will learn the absolute basics of using your device and getting started online. Other topics include safety online, all about data, wifi and mobile networks.

Orana Neighbourhood House
Dates: Mondays (from 20 July 2020 to 7 September 2020)
Time: 10am to 12pm (in-person)
Location: Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
Contact: call Lisa or Margaret on 9801 1895
Additional Information: BYO device or please advise us in advance if you need to use an Orana device.
Mountain District Learning Centre
Dates: Thursdays
Time: 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm (via Zoom)
Contact: email office@mdlc.com.au or call 9758 7859

Strength4Life - free


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 (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.

Meditation and Relaxation - free


Hosted by Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Date: Tuesdays (until 15 September)
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am
Contact: inquiries@rowvillenlc.org.au or call 9764 1166
To book: https://enrol.vetenrol.com.au/(S(p0ofzrmetzm344tmolnpljca))/Enrol?1979720473

Tai Chi and Qigong - free


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

Shibashi involves breathing exercise, joyful expression of movement & flow of life energy. Main benefits are lung health, improved circulation & digestion.
Dates:
Beginners Wednesdays 2.00pm to 2.40 pm (via Zoom)
Advanced Wednesdays 10am to 11am (via Zoom)
Shibashi Wednesdays 11.15 am to 11.55 am (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.

New Life For Me – Women’s Support Group - free


Hosted by Orana Neighbourhood House
New Life For Me provides a support in a safe, non-judgmental and affordable setting where you receive professional guidance and chance to share your experiences with others going through similar struggles. 
 
Date:          Wednesdays (from 15 July 2020)
Time:          1pm to 3pm (in-person)
Location: Orana Neighbourhood House, 62 Coleman Road, Wantirna South
Cost: $50 (10 weeks)
Contact: call Lisa or Margaret on 9801 1895

SAFEmoves (Falls Prevention Program) - free


Hosted by EACH
An exercise and education program to keep you safe on your feet. Suitable for those who have had a fall as well as those who wish to prevent having one. Learn exercises to improve your balance and maintain your independence.
Dates:     Wednesdays
Time: 1.30 pm to 2.10 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.

Telehealth Relaxation and Guided Meditation - free


Hosted by EACH
Relaxation slows our heart rate, reduces our blood pressure and relieves tension. It also helps digestion as we absorb essential nutrients more efficiently when relaxed, which helps to fight off disease and infection. Join us to learn simple inexpensive ways to have a little calm in your life.
Dates:     Wednesdays
Time: 1.30 pm to 2.10 pm (via Teleconference)
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.

Conversation Café - free


Hosted by Mountain District Learning Centre
Is English your second language? Join Henk and practice your English skills from the comfort of your home. Meet new people and enjoy time together remotely.
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6pm to 7pm (via Zoom)
Contact: email office@mdlc.com.au or call 9758 7859

Movie Chat Club - free


Hosted by Mountain District Learning Centre
Enjoyed a good movie recently?
Join our Movie Chat Club and share about any movies you’ve watched and may like to recommend to others
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 7.30 pm to 9pm (via Zoom)
Contact: email office@mdlc.com.au or call 9758 7859

Talking Café - free


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 from community groups. Share a passion or interest with like-minded people. Find out what’s happening in Knox.
Dates: Wednesdays – 10am to 11 am (via Zoom)
Wednesdays – 2pm to 3pm (via Teleconference)
Contact: email livingourbestlifeproject@gmail.com or call 0457 646 384

Refresh Your Mind - free


Hosted by EACH
Come and have fun exercising not only your body but also your brain. Participate in a range of activities designed to improve your body’s range of motion as well as stimulate the two hemispheres of your brain
Dates:     Thursdays
Time: 1.30 pm to 2.10 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.

Live in Your Lounge Room - free


Hosted by Knox Community Arts Centre
If you can’t come to them, they will come to you “live in your lounge room”! Every Friday night, Knox Arts and Events have arranged for you to hang out with some talented local artists and performers on Facebook Live. Streaming LIVE from the Knox Community Arts Centre, they will bring you unique sessions featuring some of Knox’s best local singer-songwriters, performing artists and much more!
Dates: Fridays
Time: 8pm (via Facebook)
Additional information: You will need an internet connection. Follow ‘Knox Arts and Events’ on Facebook and Instagram for updates https://www.facebook.com/events/581341136092971/


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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