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Our Programs

Thursdays at Alma’s

The community told us keeping involved and staying connected with what’s happening in Clarence on areas of interest was important to them.


Thursday at Alma’s is Council’s FREE program at Alma’s Activities Centre.


The program operates on a seasonal basis, once a month, with topics of interest.  Morning tea is provided and all welcome!


View the latest program here

For more information contact council’s Community Planning and Development Officer on 6217 9597 or email

Live Well. Live Long.

This award winning program is a partnership between the Tasmanian Health Service and Clarence City Council.


Live Well Live Long provides a free, informative, interactive and educative program at the Clarence Integrated Care Centre.


It is designed to take a holistic approach to the health and wellness of older people, with a focus on maintaining independence, and contributing to significant lifestyle changes (big or small) that can have a positive impact on people’s lives.


Three, 12 week programs are held annually at the ICC.  For more information see the latest program here.

Gentle Exercise

Keeping moving within your functional capacity is so important to overall health and wellness.  Council sponsors 2 FREE gentle exercise programs on Fridays at:


9am to 10am
Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre, Tollard Drive, Rokeby
Tel 624 7 6778


10.15am to 11.15am
Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Sugarloaf Road, Risdon Vale
Tel 6243 5752

To find out more about the programs contact the centres on the numbers above.

For more information on other exercise programs in the City go to: LIVE Clarence.

Food Connections Clarence

Food connects people, and in Clarence there are a variety of regular opportunities to meet new people or catch up with old friends while enjoying a wholesome meal.

The aim of FCC is to provide increased access and supply of nutritious food to older isolated people in the community.   This is being achieved through a partnership approach with council’s Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC), and the:

• Clarence City Council

• Southern Support School

• Clarence High School

• Clarence Neighbourhood Centres: Clarendon Vale, Risdon Vale, Warrane Mornington

• Moto Vecchia Café

• Tasmanian Health Service – Health Promotion

• South Arm Peninsula Residents Association

For more information on social eating programs and the packaged meals programs, download the 2020 Program Food_Connections_2020

For the latest news see the FCC Facebook page.

aWake before death

This award winning project ‘aWake Before Death’ (ABD) is a collaborative partnership between: Clarence City Council’s Positive Ageing Network (PAN) for service providers, the Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC), and the Clarence Community Volunteer Service; Fairway Rise Retirement Living Village; Salmutations – Music Therapy; Community Conversations; and the Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre (WMNC).


The aim of ABD is to engage people of all ages in Clarence in the promotion and education of end-of-life planning, through the use of stories, music and the arts, to help build knowledge, awareness and capacity across the community in a sustainable way.


A very moving film clip was produced with residents to promote awareness of death and dying and to encourage other communities to have conversations about end-of-life planning.  The film can be uploaded on websites and social media and used globally in a variety of settings for education and training.

Our Shared Space (OSS)

The program was developed by council’s Youth Network Advisory Group (YNAG) and Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC) consisting of representatives from across the City, and of varying ages (from 15 to 86 years old).


OSS has evolved into a key program tackling more than issues of safety, to include intergenerational divides and ageism.   By working together, YNAG and CPAAC create a place where conversations and ideas are shared, culminating in a series of regular activities and events contributing to building inclusive communities.


The group focuses on what draws people of all ages together (rather than apart), and how they can showcase this by involving the wider community.  This approach has seen a schedule of regular activities being held such as: sport and recreation days, craft and gaming; and a series of ‘Generation’ activities focused on trivia nights/days; walking, Tai Chi and activities.


YNAG representatives were key note speakers at the 2nd National Age Friendly Cities Australia Forum, hosted by council and CPAAC in 2017.


Additionally, YNAG and CPAAC members represented Council at the International Federation of Ageing Conference in Toronto, Canada, during 2018.


For more information contact Council’s Community Planning and Development Officer on 6217 9597 or email


For more information on Council’s Youth Services view here

Positive Ageing Network (PAN) Service Providers

Council’s Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC) facilitates friendly and informal networking forums.  This provides a unique opportunity for services to meet and discuss what’s happening locally and talk about new ideas.


During 2020 there will be 4 forums:

• 27 February

• 21 May

• 27 August

• 19 November


The forums are held at:

Alma’s Activities Centre: 17 Alma Street, Bellerive

Time: 10.00am to 12.00noon

Lunch provided


For more information or to RSVP please contact Council’s Community Planning and Development Officer on 6217 9597. 

Planting Ahead

The Planting Ahead Guide – ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ has been produced by Clarence City Council’s Clarence Community Volunteer Service (CCVS) and Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC) to help you ‘plant ahead’ for the future.


The guide provides information on some simple changes to help transform gardens into more easy care low maintenance and water wise gardens.



For more information contact Council on 6217 9597 or 6217 9623.

Men’s/Community Sheds

Council is a proud supporter of Men’s/Community Shed in Clarence.


Clarence Plains Community Shed

Auspiced by the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre and located at 65 Mockridge Road, Clarendon Vale, the community shed is a hub of activity.  It works on many exciting projects in partnership with 5 Primary Schools in the Clarence area, and special projects with other organisations and groups.

To find out more information contact the Shed Coordinator, Work Days: 9am to 3pm Wednesday/Thursday/Friday


Shed Phone: 03 62478761


Howrah Men’s Shed

Council supported the development of the Howrah Men’s Shed which is located next to the Howrah Community Centre at 11 Howrah Road, Howrah.


For more information:


Risdon Vale Community Shed

Located behind the Neighbourhood Centre off Sugarloaf Road in Risdon Vale, the shed is a local hub for many projects and activities.

To find out more contact the Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre on 6243 5752.



To find other sheds in Tasmania:

Community Bus Partnership

This 11 seat community bus is owned by the Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre and operated in partnership with Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre, South Arm Peninsula Residents Association (SAPRA) Inc., Christian Family Centre Risdon Vale and the Clarence City Council.

The bus is well used across Clarence and beyond, and takes people of all ages to social, recreational and cultural activities. It relies on volunteer drivers, and small donations from users.


To find out about how to the bus operates or to book in Risdon Vale contact:  Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre on 6243 5752


To book in Warrane Mornington contact:  Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre on 6244 6346.


To book in South Arm/Opossum Bay contact: 0407 875 460.

Clarence Community Volunteer Service

Council partners with the Clarence Community Volunteer Service to provide volunteer based service to older people and to younger people who live with a disability, including mental illness, in the City of Clarence.


This service aims to assist clients to stay in their own homes and connect to their local community. Services provided include:

  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Transport
  • Light gardening
  • Telephone support
  • Social support


For further information, contact the Clarence Community Volunteer Service on 6217 9630 or email 


Become a volunteer

The Clarence Community Volunteer Service is always keen for new volunteers to come on board. Volunteers give 1 or 2 hours, once a week, once a fortnight or even just once a month to support a client. Training, if required, is provided.



  • Current police check
  • Two referees
  • Access to own car and drivers licence (advantageous)


For more information, contact the Clarence Community Volunteer Service on 6217 9630 or email 

Heemskirk Community Garden

Council’s Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC) is working closely with the Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre (WMNC) on the development of this exciting community garden project.   The WMNC leases the land from council and oversees the project development.


For more information contact the centre on 6244 6346 or visit their Facebook Page for the latest garden updates.


Clarence – an age friendly city and community. Years ahead.