Social and Activity Programs for Older Adults

A variety of Social Activity programs are provided six days a week from our centres in Canterbury and North Balwyn. Our aim is to enhance an individual’s health, well-being, friendships and connection within their community.

It is with regret that for the safety of our clients and staff we have made a decision to temporarily close our community centres (Canterbury Centre and Marwal Centre) as well as our dementia day centre (Maranoa House) effective immediately.  This measure will assist in preventing the possible spread of the coronavirus disease.  At this time we are not aware of any confirmed cases where a client or staff member has contracted the coronavirus disease.

As you can appreciate this is a very uncertain time for everyone and we will re-commence our services as soon as possible. 

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Our Social Activity programs aim to enhance individuals’ health and well-being, strengthen friendship networks and reduce isolation and loneliness.

We run the programs with funds provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and the City of Boroondara to provide a range of social activities for older people living in and around most of the City of Boroondara and surrounding suburbs.

Various activities are run 6 days a week and transport is provided to a range of these, enabling local residents to attend the centres in Canterbury and Marwal in North Balwyn.

The Canterbury Centre

The Marwal Centre

The programs on offer vary at each location and include:

Community Dining

Enjoy a wholesome lunch served 6 days a week, expertly prepared in the BASScare kitchens. A great chance to socialise, meet new friends and enjoy a nutritious meal.



Exercise is essential for health and wellness and we are committed to giving older people in our community the tools to remain independent and active.


Music, film and books

Live music lover? So are we! Whether you want to kick up your heels, soft shoe shuffle or toe tap we have the musical events for you.


Technology, trivia and talks

BASScare runs an extensive list of programs each weekday with you in mind. We’re dedicated to keeping you active as well as keeping your mind young.


Art and Craft

No matter your skill level or area of interest we offer a space for you to be creative and get to know other like minded people.


Outings and Day Trips

If you’re looking to get out and about we can help with that! We offer outings twice a week for clients wanting to see new sights and socialise.


Boroondara Blokes Mens Group

Looking for a men’s only group for you or a loved one? We know that socialising can be hard at any age so we have made it easy to have a chin wag and a nice day out with a bunch of other blokes.


Hairdressing and Podiatry

Look & Feel fantastic from head to toe. Fresh hair will make you look and feel fantastic.


Community Garden

Gardening is a therapeutic way to enjoy exercise and reduce stress while socialising and helping to grow something special.


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