senior services

Promoting Positive Ageing in Mitchell Shire 

Senior Services

HOME LIBRARY SERVICES

Home library services exist to provide services to users who - through reasons including disability, illness and limited mobility - are unable to access public libraries in person.

For further information or to register to receive this service please contact our Customer and Library Services on 5734 6200.  


senior FITNESS CLASSES in MItchell shire

You might have heard that resistance exercises are important as you get older. But why?

  • Exercise can help you perform daily activities more safely and decrease the risk of falls and other injuries,
  • It can help reduce the likelihood of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and sleep disorders,
  • It can increase bone mass and density, protecting against osteoporosis,
  • It prevents muscle loss which helps maintain independence and
  • It can minimise pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lower back problems.

Seniors Strength

Improve your function, mobility and strength in this low intensity program designed specifically for seniors (45 min).
Kilmore Leisure Centre 12:00pm, Tuesday and Friday 
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 8.30am, Tuesday and Friday 

Gymnastic Seniors

Conducted in the gym, this circuit style class focuses on strength, flexibility, stability and posture using a variety of gym-based equipment and movements (55 min).
Kilmore Leisure Centre 10:30am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Heart Smart

A very low impact class for older aged patrons. Heart Smart focuses on cardiac rehabilitation, mobility and general strength building (45 min).
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 11:15am, Wednesday

Cardio Aqua

An energetic workout that will get you moving, increase your heart rate and have you working your entire body (45 min).
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 6:15pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Active Aqua

A gentle exercise class for seniors that uses the resistance of water and weights to improve everyday function for the older adult (45 min).
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 9.30am, Tuesday and Friday
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 10.30am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 9am, Saturday

Seniors Yoga

A gentle way to develop strength, improve flexability and increase balance. $13 per class and mats provided. Bookings essential, contact Rhiannon on 0428 987 080.
Broadford Living and Learning Centre 10:20am, Thursday

Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre

8.30 am Tuesdays and Fridays
Casual seniors exercise classes are $6.40 or 10 pack passes are available for $62.

For more information contact:

Kingsgate Village/Kilmore Leisure Centre - 5734 0600

Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre - 5735 1500

Broadford Living and Learning Centre - 5784 4006

 


Senior citizen clubs

Senior citizens clubs offer a variety of social, leisure and recreational activities to their members. Activities may include:

  • playing cards
  • bingo
  • line dancing
  • luncheons
  • occasional day trips

Most clubs meet on a weekly basis and charge a small weekly and/or annual membership fee.

For more information contact:

Broadford Senior Citizens Club 
Phone: (03) 5784 3040 
Address: 125 High St, Broadford VIC 3658

Kilmore Senior Citizens Club 
Phone: (03) 5782 1022
Address: 7 Sydney Street Kilmore 3764

Seymour Senior Citizens Club 
Phone: (03) 5792 1972
Address: 86 Anzac Avenue Seymour 3660

Wallan Senior Citizens Club 
Phone: (03) 5783 1462
Address: 42-47 Bentinck Street Wallan 3756


SeniorS' newsletter

This bi-monthly newsletter promotes positive ageing in Mitchell. It will keep you up to date with Council and community services, volunteer opportunities and events. 

You can download the latest edition from the link at the bottom of this page. To go on the mailing list, phone 5734 6200 or email community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.


A Guide to Positive Ageing in Mitchell

This guide has been developed by Mitchell Shire's Positive Ageing Ambassadors under the Age-Friendly Communities Project 2017-18. It brings togeheer a range of information relating to local services, activities and programs across th shire and throughout Victoria available for older people in support of 'Positive Ageing'.

Download a copy of the Guide here.


Seniors online

Seniors Online is a Victorian Government website that aims to be the first port of call online for older Victorians. Subjects include:

  • The Seniors Card program.
  • Victorian Seniors Festival events.
  • Better Health Channel information.
  • Victorian Government programs.
  • News, features, polls and photo galleries.
  • Community contacts and directories.

Visit the Seniors Online website HERE to explore a wide range of useful information for you and your family. 


Seniors TECH HELP SESSIONS

Own a hand held device and not sure how to use it? Seymour library are running sessions to go through the basics to get you started.
Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 2-3pm, every second Thursday
For more information please contact Tanya Begley on tanya.begley@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

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