Ipswich City Council

Activities for Seniors

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The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults outline some simple guidelines and ways to include physical activity into everyday life:  

  • Older people should accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days
  • 30 minutes is needed to keep your heart, lungs, muscles and bones in good working order
  • If you can't do 30 minutes now, start with 10 minutes once or twice a day.  After two weeks, make it 15 minutes twice a day and you will have reached your goal of 30 minutes a day.
  • If you can do more than 30 minutes each day there will be additional benefits

For more information and tips for leading an active lifestyle click on the below document:

Choose Health Be Active Choose Health Be Active (PDF, 2 mb)

For more information on activities, events and programs for seniors that the Ipswich City Council has to offer click here.

Healthy Eating 

Healthy eating is an important component of leading a healthy lifestyle.  Some tips for maintaining your health as you age are:

  • Go for 2 & 5- try to eat 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables every day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Ensure your diet consists of dairy so as to supply your body with the calcium it needs to maintain strong and healthy bones
  • Try to avoid high salt foods as this can lead to an increase in blood pressure

For more information and tips on healthy eating click on the below document:

Dietary Guidelines For Australian Adults Dietary Guidelines For Australian Adults (PDF, 717 kb) 

Healthy Mind

Dementia is a mental disease that is becoming increasingly common in the elderly population.  Various studies have shown that leisure activities that stimulate the brain may help to reduce an individual's risk of getting dementia.  Examples of activities that have been shown to prevent dementia include crosswords, reading, playing board games, playing musical instruments and dancing.  

Activities & Events

Click on the below headings to discover local free and low cost activities and events you can take part in for a healthy lifestyle! 

Arts and Crafts

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 
Art Group   Thurs 1.30pm- 4.00pm 

Annex,

Humanitites Building,

South St, Ipswich 

$2.00 (BYO art

supplies & mug) 

David

Ph 07 3288 5229 

Dancing

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 

Square Dancing 

Mon 

 1.00pm- 3.00pm

Annex,

Humanitites Building,

South St, Ipswich 

 $5.00

  

Ipswich 60 and Better

Ph 07 3282 8644

ips60bp@gil.com.au

Morning Melodies Dancing

Thu

10.30am - 12.30pm

Ipswich RSL Services Club, 5 Lowry St, North Ipswich

Free

Ipswich RSL Services Club

Ph 07 3812 3366

enquiries@ipswichrslservices
.com.au

Line Dancing Group

Fri

9.00am to 11.00am

Goodna Neighbourhood House, 33 Smith St, Goodna

Free

Goodna Neighbourhood House

Ph 07 3818 1648

goodnanh@yahoo.com.au

Beginners Social Dancing 

Mon 

 9.00am- 12.00pm

 Trinity Uniting Church Hall, Jacaranda St, Booval

 $5.00

  

Bruce

Ph 07 3281 4288

Advanced Social Dancing 

Fri 

 7.30am- 12.00pm

 $2.50

Group Exercise Sessions

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 

Gentle Exercise

 

 Mon

7.00pm -8.00pm

St Paul's Hall, Cnr Ellenborough & Brisbane St, Ipswich 

 

 Free (annual joining fee $10.00)

Ipswich Multicultural Projects

Ph 0414 703 842

www.impnet.com.au

Thu

3.00pm - 4.00pm 

 $5.00

Lifetrail Seniors Group Fitness 

Mon 

6.00am- 7.00am 

Life trail Fitness Station near PCYC car park

Limestone Park, Ipswich 

 Free

  

Coral

Ph 07 3281 7900 or

Ruth

 Ph 07 3294 6608

Aqua Aerobics 

Tues & Fri 

 8.00am- 9.00am

 Goodna Aquatic Centre, 135 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna

 $9.90

  

Goodna Aquatic Centre

Ph 07 3381 8240

Mon & Wed 

6.00pm- 7.00pm 

Mon 

 12.30pm

 Peter McMahon's Swim Factory, 1 Martin St, Woodend

 $8.80

  

Peter McMahon's Swim Factory

Ph 07 3812 2923

Fri

 12.30pm

Wed 

 12.00pm

Lifetrail Fitness Session

Fri

 Contact Dorothy

 

Life trail Fitness Station near PCYC car park

Limestone Park, Ipswich

 Free

  

Dorothy

Ph 07 3281 0428

PCYC Group Exercise 

Mon

 Contact Dorothy

 PCYC

Griffith Rd, Eastern Heights

 $5.00

 Laidley Seniors Fitness Session

Tue 

10.00am 

Laidley Sports Centre, Whites Rd, Laidley 

 $5.00

Laidley Sports Centre

Ph 07 5465 3322  

 Springfield Seniors Fitness Session

 Thu

10.00am 

 ME Fitness, 6 Woodcrest Way, Springfield Lakes

$5.00

 

ME Fitness

Ph 07 3288 5333

QKFA Gentle Exercises 

 

Tue

9.45am - 10.45am

Congregational Church Hall, Wildey St, Raceview

 

$5.00 (+ $25 yearly membership)

 

Ipswich 60 and Better

Ph 07 3282 8644

ips60bp@gil.com.au

Fri

9.30am - 10.30am

Mature Fitness

Contact Centre

 Contact Centre

Rosewood Community Centre

$2 Donation 

Rosewood Community Centre

Ph 07 5464 1544

UQ Fitness Centre Seniors Classes

Tue, Thu

9.30am - 10.30am

Building 10, Salisbury Road, The University of Queensland - Ipswich

$5.00

UQ SPORT

Ph 07 3381 1341

ipswich@uqs.com.au

Sport & Recreation

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 

Boccia 

 Tues

9.00am- 12.00pm 

 Annex, Humanities Building, South St, Ipswich

 $2.00

Reg

Ph 07 3281 2240

Lawn Bowls

Tue, Wed, Fri

Various Times

Ipswich United Services Bowls Club, 1 Joyce St, East Ipswich

$10.00

Ipswich United Services Bowls Club

Ph 07 3202 2877

contact@iusbc.com.au

Indoor Bowls

 Wed

6.30pm

Indoor Bowls

Fri

8.00am - 11:45am

Humanities Building, South St, Ipswich

$4.00

Ipswich Senior Citizens Social Club

Ph 07 3201 5946

goodwill35@bigpond.com

 Bowls

 Various - contact club for details

Rosewood Bowls Club, 73-81 Mius St, Rosewood

$5.00 - $10.00

Rosewood Bowls Club

Ph 07 5467 9682

dudleyeckert@yahoo.com.au

Lawn Bowls

 

Wed

 9.00am

 Goodna Bowls Club, 122 Brisbane Tce, Goodna

 

 $10.00

 

Goodna Bowls Club

Ph 07 3818 0110

goodnabowlsclub
@bigpond.com

Sat

9.30am & 1.00pm

Lawn Bowls

Various - contact club for details

Ipswich Bowls Club, Merle Finimore Ave, Queens Park, Ipswich

$10.00

Ipswich Bowls Club

Ph 07 3281 1420

bruce.larter@bigpond.com

Lawn Bowls

Tue

 9.00am - 12.00pm

North Ipswich Bowls Club, Cnr Pine & Canning Sts, North Ipswich

$9.00

North Ipswich Bowls Club

Ph 07 3281 1979

nipppybowls@bigpond.com

Thu, Sat

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Barefoot Bowls

Fri

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Table Tennis 

 Tues

 2.00pm- 4.30pm

 Annex, Humanities Building, South St, Ipswich

 $0.50 (bring afternoon tea to share)

Irene

Ph 07  3288 5229

Nev

Ph 07  3288 9169

 Fri

 1.00pm- 4.30pm

Walking

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 

Riverheart Walk 

Wed & Fri 

Contact Dorothy 

Riverheart Parklands

along Bremer River

Opposite Ipswich Central

 Free

 Dorothy

Ph 07 3281 0428

Walk Ipswich:

Walk Ipswich provides a wide variety of walking groups throughout Ipswich that are suitable for all ages, interests and abilities.  Please click here for details of walking groups in Ipswich or contact Council on 07) 3810 6666 or council@ipswich.qld.gov.au to arrange for a brochure to be posted to you. 

Gardening & Bushcare

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 

Garden Group

2nd Wed of every month 

11.00am 

Venue varies 

Free (bring lunch to share) 

Ipswich 60 and Better

Ph 07 3282 8644

ips60bp@gil.com.au

Noah's Ark Bat Sanctuary Gardening Group

Mon & Thu

7.00am - 11.00am

Noah's Ark Bat Sanctuary, 23 William St, East Ipswich

Free

Lonie Budd

Ph 0408 152 796

Other

Activity  Day  Time  Location  Cost  Contact 

The Oasis Over 50's Social Group

Wed 

9.00am- 12.00pm 

 Camira/Springfield Community Centre

Cnr Old Logan Rd & Community Place, Springfield

 Contact Eric & May

Eric & May Cowell

Ph 07 3282 0847

Ph 07 3814 0887

Further Information:

Contact Council on Ph (07) 3810 6666 or email healthy4life@ipswich.qld.gov.au to:

  • Be added to the email list
  • Provide feedback or suggestions
  • Enquire about adding your organisation's activities into the program.  You may also wish to add your details/activities to:

Ipswich Community Online

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