Invigorate your body and soul at these live events - including free hearing checks, social night tennis, lawn bowling, cycling tours, and a walking group!

Live events Victorian Seniors Festival 2021 Body and Soul

Ear and Hearing Care Week: Free hearing check - Mon 4 Oct, Tue 5 Oct, Thu 7 Oct, Fri 8 Oct, 10am - 12pm

Presented by Essence Audiology West Wodonga

In these difficult times, social distancing, face masks and lockdowns are affecting all of us. Looking after your ear and hearing has never been more important so that you can keep in touch and communicate well with your loved ones even while they are not near. 

At Essence Audiology we help border's seniors achieve this with our friendly and professional advice and services. We welcome you all to come to our brand new clinic and
experience the difference we can make. Come in and say hello, have a cuppa with us and talk to us about your hearing.

Essence Audiology 525 David St, Albury, NSW 2640. 7 Daintree Way West Wodonga

This event is free. For more information and to register your interest email Essence Audiology or call them on 02 6060 2666.

Come and try life ball (Wangaratta) - Tue 5 Oct and Tue 12 Oct 1pm - 2.30pm

Presented by Wangaratta Lifeball Group

Lifeball is a form of netball designed for older people.  There is no running just walking, suitable for mature less active players male and female looking for fun and friendship.  Suitable walking shoes required.

Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre, Hp Barr Multi-sport Pavilion, 6 Schilling Drive, Wangaratta

This event is free For more information contact Elaine on 0418 574 404. Register via email.

On ya bike Geelong - Wednesdays throughout the Festival

Presented by Cycling Without Age Geelong

Wed 6 Oct 9 am. History around the Barwon led by Geelong historian Rod Charles. Balyang Sanctuary Car Park, 1 Marnock Road, Newtown
20km Easy (all bike paths)

Wed 13 Oct 9 am. Lara via Hovells Creek Trail. Rippleside Park (near Adventure Playground), Bell Parade, Rippleside

36km Easy (sealed bike paths and roads)

Wed 20 Oct 9 am. Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail. Bellarine Rail Trail (cnr Tucker Street/Carr Street, Breakwater) near Showgrounds entrance
36km Easy (sealed bike paths and roads)

Wed 27 Oct 9 am. Northern Mystery Ride.  Rippleside Park, Bell Parade, Rippleside (near Adventure Playground)
60km Medium (sealed roads and bike paths)

Cyclists need to have a roadworthy bicycle and wear an approved helmet.  
This event is free, however all rides include a refreshment stop at a local cafe, so participants should bring some money for coffee etc.  
COVID restrictions will be strictly followed e.g. participants should carry face masks.

For more information visit the Cycling Without Age Geelong website. Or contact Helen on 0409 903 214 or email.

Social night tennis (Tyabb) - Thurs 7 Oct 7pm - 8.30pm

Presented by Tyabb Tennis Club

Come and enjoy a friendly social night of tennis at the Tyabb Tennis Club. Cost $10. 

Tyabb Tennis Club 1475 Frankston-Flinders Road Tyabb

For more information contact Travis on 0407 541 083 or email Travis

Come and put a few bowls down (Corinella) - Wed 27 Oct 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Presented by Corinella Bowls Club

Start with a free BBQ at 12:30 and then enjoy some good fun rolling on the green until 3:30pm.

There will be members there to help you with how to hold the bowl etc if you need it.

Cost: Gold Coin Donation.

Corinella Bowls Club 24 Balcombe Street Corinella

For more information contact Stephen on 0404 252 470 or email Stephen.

 More than just a walking group (Southbank) - Wed 27 Oct 9.30am - 10.30am

Presented by Just in time PT

We offer the Southbank and wide City of Melbourne community the opportunity to attend our weekly "More than just a walking group" every Wednesday from 9.30-10.30am and starts at 207 City Rd, Southbank. As the name suggests, we do more than just walk! 

We provide a University Degree qualified Personal Trainer to take you for stretching, balance, mobility, posture exercises, strength, some fun and interaction!

Boyd Community Hub Foyer - 207 City Rd, Southbank 3006

For more information contact Justin on 0411 798 934 or visit the group Facebook page

Please note: We have listed live events here on the basis they will be presented by the organisers in a COVID-safe manner.

The presentation of these events will be subject to public health regulations in place at the time. Prospective attendees should contact organisers or check on the event host’s website for updates and confirmation that the event is proceeding.

And remember these ways to stay safe:

  • Always wash your hands before you leave, and when you return home.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Never, ever go out if you are unwell unless it is to get tested.
  • After you get tested, you must go straight home.
  • Remember that the most important thing you can do is get tested, even if you have the mildest of symptoms.
  • Get vaccinated.

And keep on keep'n on! 

For more fun

Check out the Come and try Croquet events

Check out the Come and try Tai Chi events

Check out an online Festival Reimagined performance. Updated monthly until the end of the year.

Check out our online Body and Soul events for October.