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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:

Bench Barre

Hosted by Knox City Council with Lisa Westlake

This home friendly barre class is a strength, balance and mobility program that embraces the principles of pilates and a touch of ballet. Join Lisa for a standing toning class with extra focus on thighs, butt, core and posture. All you need is your kitchen bench or a chair. Plenty of fun, fitness and results with no getting up and down off the floor and seated options provided. 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: Tuesday 2 February 2021
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

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MDFA’s Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Hosted by Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Age-related macular degeneration is Australia's leading cause of legal blindness. In this webinar, you will learn: What is AMD? Who is at risk? What you can do to reduce your risk and improve outcomes? The work of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia in supporting the Macular disease community.

Dates: Thursday 4 February 2020
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

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Caring/Bereavement – financial support

Hosted by Services Australia

This session is for those dealing with bereavement of a close family member and other changes in circumstances like illness or disability, divorce or becoming a carer. Learn what is the eligibility for Carer Allowance and Carer Payment and what is the difference between these two payments. What payments and support is available when someone dies.

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2020
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via MS Teams)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

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Preparing for Retirement

Hosted by Services Australia

Planning your retirement? Find out what support and information is available for you to better understand your superannuation and how to manage money going into retirement. How the Financial Information Services can assist you in your planning.

Dates: Wednesday 10 February 2020
Time: 7pm to 8pm (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

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Armchair Travel Stories

Hosted by Knox City Council with Karl

Keen to explore Victoria? Come along to meet like-minded people and get ideas for your next road trip or reminisce about past adventures. During the session we will watch a short (90 second) film that local resident Karl, put together of some hidden treasures around Victoria. There will be an opportunity to hear Karl’s tips and share some of your favourite destinations.

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am (via Zoom)
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

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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: Wednesday 17 February 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm (Via Zoom)
and/or Thursday 18 March 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
and/or Wednesday 28 April 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
and/or Thursday 27 May 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm
and/or Wednesday 30 June 2021 from 2pm to 3.30 pm

Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

Knox Antiques Roadshow

Abbeys Group
Have you ever wondered what your antiques are worth? Then tell us about your favourite item and representatives from Abbeys Group will give you a valuation based on what is likely to be achieved if the item is sold at auction.

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021 from 10.30 am to 12pm (via Zoom)
RSVP by Friday 5 February 2021
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Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

Additional information: There is a limit of two items per person. Upon confirmation of your registration, we will contact you to request photos and information about your item/s in advance of the session. Places are limited, so book early.

Stay Calm and Carry On!

Hosted by Knox City Council and Linda Black

We can’t always control the situations that arise in our lives, but we can control how we respond to them. Victor Frankl, a Viennese psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor wrote in his iconic book, Man’s Search for Meaning:
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” But that can seem impossible – “How can you expect me to change how I feel in this situation!”

The problem is that the alternative simply adds prolonged suffering to the setbacks and disappointments in our lives. But HOW can we control our responses in these situations?

This webinar will cover some of the innate inner resources you have that you can use effectively in challenging situations and a few simple methods that will help you to calm down.

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021
Time: 10.30 am to 11.30 am
Contact: Linda on 9298 8828 or

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Use Your Noodle

Hosted by VMCH

A gentle exercise program for people aged over 65. This class focusses on easy movements to reinforce good posture, balance and flexibility. If you have not been moving because of pain, stiffness or weakness then this class is for you!

Date: Every Monday until 22 February 2021
(with break for Christmas/New Year)
Time: 1.30 pm to 2.15pm (via Zoom)

To book: Register your interest by calling VMCH 1300 919 850. All applicants will be directed to May Aged Care for a referral.

Other: You will need a sturdy chair and one swimming pool noodle (cut in half). Noodles are low cost, available from Clark Rubber or Kmart.

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

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