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.

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.

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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

North Balwyn Citizen 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.



At BASScare, we know the extraordinary benefits of music therapy for older Australians, so if you’re a lover of music and feel like getting in the groove, join us for one of our live music sessions.


BC Connect Tech Support

BASScare offers BC Connected tech support sessions four times a week. Volunteers can assist you with understanding your device, adding apps and even how internet banking works.


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.



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



Our feet cop a hammering. We’re on them every single day, whether we’re just running errands or doing more intensive activities such as exercise.



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