The Canterbury Centre

The Canterbury Centre is the hub of BASScare activities and is appointed with many facilities which allow us to provide a host of aged care services, including a daily lunch and Meals-on-Wheels from our state-of-the-art kitchen.


Services available from Canterbury Centre


The Canterbury Centre is the hub of BASScare activities and is appointed with many facilities which allow us to provide a host of aged care services, including a daily lunch and Meals-on-Wheels from our state-of-the-art kitchen.

Theme Lunch

On Wednesdays each month a fun Theme Lunch is held. These are special days where everyone is invited to share a glass of wine and a playful quiz and good company.

Daily Lunch

A healthy varied 3 course meal Monday to Friday, with a choice between two delicious mains. Join Us for a meal at 27 Shierlaw on Sunday. Cost $12.00. Bookings 9880 4709.

Weekly Film Afternoon

A range of films, from classic to modern to popular, to documentaries are shown on Wednesday afternoons, followed by afternoon tea. View our monthly calendar or pick one up from the Canterbury Centre.


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.

Book Club

Books are incredibly powerful. No matter our age, whether we’re six years old or entering our twilight years, we can’t help but be drawn to their transformative and transportive effects.

Trivia and Brain Games

At any stage of our lives, exercising the mind is as important as exercising the body. Fortunately, if done right, it can be immensely entertaining.

Computer Classes

The rate at which technology advances is frightening. But for older generations, it can be overwhelming. For those who have grown up with the internet and YouTube and Facebook, keeping up to date with the changes can be hard enough. But for older generations, it can be overwhelming.

Talks and Special Presentations

For lovers of culture, history and all things intriguing, BASScare regularly hosts guest speakers who share their passion and knowledge on a range of topics.

Exercise Programs

We have a range of exercise classes to suit your needs and activity levels from novice gentle chair-based exercises, to energetic
strength and balance classes.

Exercise Physiology

BASScare offers one-to-one Exercise Physiology (EP) sessions. Our Exercise Physiologist will work with you to assess your health and exercise goals to create a tailored exercise program specific to you.

Falls Prevention

BASScare’s Falls Prevention program is an exercise and educational program aimed to reducing your risk of a fall. The program includes a pre-course assessment, 14 weekly classes and a post assessment, all conducted by a qualified Exercise Physiologist.

To discuss which physical activity option you are most suited to, or to book in for a class or consultation call our Exercise Co-ordinator & Exercise Physiologist Matthew Azzopardi.


A hairdresser is available at both the Canterbury and Marwal Centres (see timetable for available days). Our hairdressers are qualified and able to provide a full range of services. Bookings are necessary. Call 03 9880 4709.

Prices are available on request please phone (03) 9880 4709.



A podiatrist is available from Canterbury Centre for the care and management of your foot health. Appointments are necessary. Call to book an appointment on 03 9880 4709


Wednesday 1.30pm-4.00pm
Cost: $5 (independent).

Pottery with Nikki Worth

Thursday 1.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: $15 (teacher led).

Learn Laugh and Lunch

That’s exactly what it’s all about! Enjoy guest speakers and presentations on a wide range of topics. Join our welcoming group of participants, volunteers and staff who meet every Wednesday.

Outings and Day Trips

A range of day trips to interesting locations around Melbourne collect those who live independently at home on Tuesdays and Fridays, and if you are a bloke, on Mondays! We accommodate various degrees of mobility, and you are welcome to bring a relative or carer if you wish.

Boroondara Blokes – Men’s Group

The Men’s group provides the opportunity for men to get together and enjoy each others company through social outings. Some of the places we have visited include Kyneton RSL, Badger Creek, Mornington Hotel and Launching Place Hotel, Yarra Valley. Let us know if you’d like to join this friendly mob.


Transport on the BASScare bus Transport to and from BASScare centre-based activities and lunch (subject to availability) is $10 per return trip. Please phone 9880 4709 to check. BASScare bus pick up areas include Kew, North Balwyn, Balwyn, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Camberwell and Hawthorn. Our exercise class pick up covers a smaller geographical area. We collect from Camberwell, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Balwyn, North Balwyn and Kew. Booking two days prior is essential.


Canterbury Centre Timetable and Costs (Excluding public holidays)

Activity Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Cost
* Terms & Conditions Apply
Lunch at Community
Dining Room
12.30pm-1.30pm 12.30pm-1.30pm 12.30pm-1.30pm 12.30pm-1.30pm 12.30pm-1.30pm $12
Brain Games 1.30pm

Day Trips 10.00am-3.30pm 10.00am-3.30pm Cost Varies
10.00am-3.30pm Fortnightly Cost Varies
Exercise Class
Exercise Class
10.00am-11.00am $12
Exercise Class
10.00am-11.00am $12
Exercies Physiology 1.00pm-3.00pm
By appointment
$40 intial
$20 regular
Craft Group 1.30pm-4.00pm $5
Pottery Group 1.30pm-4.30pm $15
Art Group 1.30pm-4.00pm $15
Learn Laugh and
Lunch Group
10.30am-3.30pm Contact Reception
BC – Connected
– Tech Help
1.30pm – 3.30pm
By appointment
By appointment
By appointment
Movie 1.30pm-4.00pm 9.00am-2.30pm
Fortnightly by appointment
Hairdresser 9.00am-2.30pm
Fortnightly by appointment

Fortnightly by appointment
Contact Reception
Transport to Centre 6 days, bookings required $10

Contact Canterbury Centre on (03) 9880 4709