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Seniors

City of Adelaide offers a range of programs and opportunities to support city seniors to continue living independently and to participate in community life. Below are a few of the services and activities available.

The City of Adelaide Healthy Ageing team can also talk with you about remaining or becoming more active in community life. If you have an idea or a passion that you would like to share with the community, please talk to us on 8203 7203 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Exercise

Easy Moves Exercise Class

A weekly Tuesday session of gentle chair-based physical activity for seniors at the North Adelaide Community Centre. The exercises help maintain strength, flexibility and balance, as well as improving general fitness and wellbeing. The classes are led by a qualified instructor and are a great way to make new friends! Medical clearance required. View more details of the Easy Moves Exercise Class here.

To book, call the Customer Service Team on 8203 7203.

Strength for Life

Sessions providing functional exercise which relate to everyday activities are held on various mornings throughout the week at Adelaide Aquatic Centre. This exercise provides supervised strength training with a focus on posture, balance and core control. All participants are required to complete Strength for Life forms before booking an assessment. View more details of the Strength for Life class here.

For further information, call the Adelaide Aquatic Centre on 8203 7665.

Exercise for Seniors

Exercise for Seniors is a weekly Thursday session of gentle exercise for all levels of fitness at the Box Factory Community Centre. Exercises can be tailored to individual needs from chair based exercises to exercise unassisted. Sessions are led by a qualified instructor in partnership with Anytime Fitness CBD & Morphett Street.

To book, call the Customer Service Team on 8203 7203.

Home Library Service

This service is free for all city residents who are unable to visit our libraries. Library staff coordinate the service, and friendly and skilled volunteers select and deliver materials to our customers. Books (including large print), audio books, DVDs, CDs and magazines from across South Australia are delivered to your door. 

Contact Home Library Service on 8203 7990.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

City of Adelaide’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a short-term support service for people aged over 65 years (or over 55 years for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders) who need some short term assistance to remain living independently in their homes. The program is designed to work alongside residents to support them to achieve their wellness and reablement goals. 

Contact the Customer Service Team on 8203 7203 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),  Available: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. 

Social & Skills

Social Support

A service for residents who find it difficult to socialise, keep up their interests or participate in activities they enjoy. We can provide information and support to help residents maintain social and recreational connections with others, or establish new ones.

For more information, contact the Customer Service Team on 8203 7203.

Senior Social Programs

There are a number of social programs designed for seniors including tours, classes and concerts. Access the latest social program and registration form in the most recent Grapevine newsletter.

Community Courses and Programs

There are a range of community events and programs that are suitable for seniors, including cooking classes and the central market shopping bus service. For more information, please visit our Community Events & Activities page. 

Our community centres offer a range of community courses open to all. Find out more about our Community Centres and their courses here.

The City of Adelaide libraries also host a range of community courses and events. The libraries are also home to Digital Hubs which provide free training in computers, internet, iPads, smartphones and more. Fun and interactive small group and one-on-one training is available for all skill levels in our fully equipped Digital Hub. Find out more about the Digital Hub here. 

City Grapevine newsletter

City of Adelaide’s newsletter for older residents, providing information on coming events, activities and programs of relevance. The newsletter can be sent by request to individuals, groups and organisations within the Adelaide area. To add your name to the mailing list, please call 8203 7203.  Residents who receive CHSP services are automatically sent a copy. To recieve a copy via email, sign up using the pop-up sign up form on this page. 

The grapevine archive can be accessed here.

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