Zest for Life Program

Celebrate your zest for life and join our exciting program of events which encourage positive and active ageing, and promote community well-being.

The Zest for Life program is presented as part of the COTA Zest Fest 2017 Festival for Modern Ageing.

Zest for Life runs from 16 to 27 OCTOBER 2017

Bookings can be made online below or in person at the Norwood Town Hall or at the Payneham and St Peters Libraries

For further information about the Zest for Life Festival, contact Council’s Community Services Unit on 08 8366 4545 or email ccs@npsp.sa.gov.au

For a full list of COTA SA Zest Fest Events, visit: COTA Zest Fest 2017

 

2017 Program

To view the program and book online, click on an event category below or scroll down to view the full listing.

Alternatively, you can view the program by downloading the Brochure

 

 

Health & Well-being

Back on the Bike - Workshop

Build knowledge and confidence through practicing cycling skills in a non/low traffic environment, path riding, left turns, safe route planning, bike security. This course will help you refresh your cycling skills and get back on the bike and stay active.

Dates: Monday 16 & 23 October
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon
Venue: Payneham Football Oval car park (enter via John Street, Payneham)
Cost: $10 for two sessions

Bookings: Essential

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Exploring Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness means maintaining a momentby- moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment while remaining non-judgemental. Practicing mindfulness can bring a variety of physical, psychological and social benefits, including strategies to relax and de-stress.

Dates: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential

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Heart Foundation Walking Group - Stepney

Heart Foundation Walking groups are a great way to meet new people and look after your health. New members are always welcome.

Dates: Wednesday 18 & 25 October
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Meet at the Avenues Shopping Centre
Cost: Free

Bookings: For further information and bookings contact Maria on 0413 483 231.

Natural Skincare Workshop - Felixstow

Make your own oatmeal scrub, oatmeal wash bag, herbal moisturiser and lip balm. Please bring three small jars to take products home.

Date: Wednesday 18 October
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: $5

Bookings: Essential.

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Tai Chi in the Park - Stepney

Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise that can be easily adapted for every individual, from highly athletic to those recovering from surgery. Some of the benefits include reduced stress; improved posture, breathing and balance; and increased fitness, flexibility, confidence and concentration.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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Pilates - Felixstow

The Pilates exercise method is designed as a complete workout to connect and condition both the body and the mind, and is a valuable tool to improve posture, balance and core strength. Bring your own mat or towel and drink bottle.

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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Chi Ball - Felixstow

Chi Ball is a mind-body exercise and wellness program based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Date: Friday 27 October
Time: 9.15am - 10.15am
Venue: Payneham Library Complex, 2 Turner Street Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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Yoga - St Peters

Taught by a professional yoga instructor from Yoga Indra, the class will focus on the Hatha style of yoga which is a gentle yet powerful form of yoga that emphasises the body, mind and breath connection. Bring your own mat or towel.

Date: Tuesday 24 October
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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Social Fun

Games Afternoon

Join us for an afternoon of board games, cards and jigsaws! Come on your own or bring a friend – everyone is welcome!

Dates: Thursday 19 & Friday 27 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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Come and try Salsa Dancing

Feel the music of Cuba at a Salsa class for beginners.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: $5

Bookings: Essential.

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Learning

All computing sessions will be held at St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters.

Computing Sessions

Cost: All sessions $5

Bookings: Essential.

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Cyber Safety for Seniors - Session

Learn simple steps and tips you can take to ensure your online experience is safe and enjoyable.

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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iPad Essentials - Session

Learn the essentials to help you get more from your device. Participants must bring their own iPad.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon

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Get Started with Online Videos & Streaming TV - Session

Perfect for beginners who want to get started with platforms such as YouTube and iView, learn how to access and use a wide range of free video services on the web.

Date: Tuesday 24 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

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One-on-One Session

Need to know more about using your laptop or tablet, the internet and eBooks, or just need some tips to get started? Book a 45 minute personalised session.

Date: Friday 27 October
Times: 9.30am, 10.15am, 11.00am, & 11.45am

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Lifestyle

Shop Like a Stylist - Workshop

Explore your shopping behaviour, discover your individual style, and learn how to shop smarter for investment pieces, seasonal trends and wardrobe basics.

Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Don Pyatt Hall, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood (entry via George Street)
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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St Peters Rotary on LInde - Shed Sale

Enjoy the morning with coffee and breakfast available to purchase, and browse the shed sale at your leisure.

Date: Saturday 21 October
Time: 8.30am - 12 noon
Venue: Dunstone Grove - Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney
Cost: Free

Bookings: Not required.

Linde Community Garden Tour - Stepney

The community garden was established and is maintained by volunteers who also share the produce. They started with bare earth and have been building the site into a productive garden of fruit, vegetables and herbs over the last five years.

Date: Saturday 21 October
Time: 11.00am
Venue: Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve,
Nelson Street, Stepney
Cost: Free

Bookings: Not required.

 

Downsizing your Home - Seminar

Discover ready-to-use tips and techniques to help declutter your existing home or to make the most of space in your new home.

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Banquet Hall, St Peters Library, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters
Cost: Free

Bookings: Essential.

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Tasting Room hosted by Signature Wines

Get ready to roll some wines across your palate as you enjoy the hand crafted Signature Wines range from the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Light nibbles provided. Over 18 years only.

Date: Friday 27 October
Times: Session 1 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Session 2 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Signature Wines, 31 King Street, Norwood
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential.

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Craft

Make your own Mug - Class

Make your very own ceramic mug under the guidance of ceramicist Alison Smiles. This workshop is suitable for people new to clay as well as people who may have some experience.

Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Brick+Mortar Creative, 49 George Street, Norwood
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential

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Beyond Cross Stitch

Spend an afternoon playing with gorgeous threads and a range of simple geometric stitches to embroider a bookmark on an 18-count canvas.

Date: Wednesday 25 October
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Brick+Mortar Creative, 49 George Street, Norwood
Cost: $10

Bookings: Essential

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 Concert

Zest for Life Concert 2017 - SA Police Band

In 1884, 14 musicians formed a volunteer Brass Band from within the ranks of the Adelaide Metropolitan Foot Police; the first Police Band in Australia. Today, the Band of the South Australian Police performs hundreds of community and Government events annually, and the demand grows with each passing year. Join us for a light morning tea while soaking up the musical talents of the SA Police Band.

Date: Thursday 26 October
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade Norwood (entry via George Street)
Cost: $10 (includes morning tea)

Bookings: Essential. Tickets must be prepurchased. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

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