Positive Ageing in Glenorchy

Connecting with others in the community is the critical element in positive and active ageing. Along with this vital connection, flexing your mental and physical activity, utilising accessible services and facilities as well as engaging the age old advice to remain optimistic: mind over matter.  

Here at Glenorchy City Council, we work to enable those in our community to age positive through various activities, be it exercise, social, learning or creating, we cater to all!

Some exciting dates we have coming up, are:

Back on your bike

The Bicycle Network is teaming up with Glenorchy City Council to offer free ’back on your bike’ sessions at two convenient locations:, Tolosa Park and Montrose Bay Foreshore. Small groups will run through basic bike skill refresher as well as beginner bike maintenance, before going for a ride in an on-road or off-road setting.

There will be a range of bikes available for those unable to bring their own.

‘Back on your bike’ will be held from Sunday, 5 June – Wednesday, 8 June. The event is open to all, to register, visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/back-on-your-bike  or call Council’s Community Development Officer on 6216 6800

Act your age

‘Act your age’ is a community theatre group providing timeless entertainment for mature audiences.

The group, which has been performing around Hobart since 2008, created a new one-hour vaudeville style show which will be coming to the Moonah Arts Centre on Thursday, June 16 at 1pm.

Tickets, which include afternoon tea, cost $5, and can be purchased at the door, via the Eventbrite website – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/act-your-age-in-glenorchy-tickets-331574577487  or by calling Council’s Community Development Officer on 6216 6800.

Live well, live long

A collaboration between Glenorchy City Council, Clarence City Council and the Tasmanian Health Service, ‘Live well, live long’ is a free 11-week program of activities and information created to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness.

A collaboration between Glenorchy City Council, Clarence City Council and the Tasmanian Health Service.

The next ‘Live well, live long’ program begins Thursday, 21 July.

To find out more please call The Tasmanian Health Service on 6166 7602

Golden Years school for seniors

The ‘school for seniors’ meet every at the Golden Years Club every Wednesday morning.

The school hears from a range of interesting speakers and presentations on subjects from history, health and travel along with lots more, andis part of a range of activities available to members of the Club, such as weekly lunches, monthly bus trips, exercise group, cards, bowls, and lots more.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact the Golden Years Club on 6272 8402 or pop in and have a chat – 314 Main Rd, Glenorchy.  

There are many opportunities for older people to get involved in activities around our city, as well as help contribute to their local community.

If you, or someone you know, would like more information on what’s coming up in the community, or if you know of any events scheduled, please let us know to include you in our city-wide Council publications, by calling our Community Development Officers on 6216 6800 or email gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au.