ECH has embarked on a number of highly successful partnerships with a range of local organisations, festivals and events.

The not-for-profit South Australian organisation’s investment in the arts supports part of its commitment to fostering social connections and embracing diversity and inclusivity.

ECH is proud to sponsor the Adelaide Festival, Feast Festival, South Australia’s History Festival, ZestFest, SANFL Walking Footy and the Metropolitan Bowls Association.

PLEASE NOTE: The health of our clients, residents and staff is our highest priority. Following the advice and recommendations from SA Health and the Australian Government Department of Health on the current COVID-19 situation, all planned events have been cancelled until further notice.

Walking Footy

Brought to you by SANFL and ECH, Walking Footy is a modified Australian Rules Football program created specifically for people aged 50 or over.

Played in teams of six people on a field the size of a basketball court, SANFL and ECH Walking Footy is designed to be a fun, inclusive and safe game with no running, tackling, or bumping involved.

SANFL and ECH Walking Footy is a great way to meet new people and incorporate exercise into your life in a social and fun way.

For more information, please visit: SANFL and ECH Walking Footy

Adelaide Festival

In 2018, ECH committed to a three-year partnership with internationally acclaimed arts festival, Adelaide Festival.

Since its inception in 1960, the Adelaide Festival has been regarded as one of the world’s greatest arts events – attracting internationally acclaimed performers, productions, musicians, dancers and artists.

It is an event held in enormously high regard and deep affection by the Adelaide community, as well as attracting a large proportion of its audience from interstate and overseas.

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Feast Festival

In 2017, ECH committed to a five-year partnership with Feast Festival.

The Festival is Adelaide’s only not-for-profit LGBTI arts and cultural festival.

Feast Festival began in 1997, providing a safe and inclusive platform for the LGBTI community to share and express themselves through art and culture.

As part of this partnership, ECH celebrates and participates in the annual Pride March and Picnic in the Park festivities.

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Metropolitan Bowls Association

ECH has been a proud sponsor of the Metropolitan Bowls Association (MBA) since the beginning of 2018. The MBA includes just over 50 bowls clubs located across Adelaide. The clubs range in size and this grassroots sponsorship provides much needed support to the club network.

The social bowls season occurs from April to October, while the competitive bowls season is held from October to March. Both programs provide a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people while also staying fit and active.

If you would like to find out more information about playing bowls please visit

History Festival

In 2017 ECH became a major sponsor of South Australia’s History Festival.

The festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events, promoting historical collections, places and stories through hundreds of events ranging from talks to tours, walks to workshops and exhibitions to special events.

Its popularity and success are due to the hard work and enthusiasm of the event organisers, including thousands of volunteers, who are passionate about sharing South Australia’s history.

For more information, please visit:

Please note due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 History Festival has been cancelled. 


ECH is a major sponsor of the ZestFest Festival – South Australia’s largest arts and community festival – specifically designed for people aged older than 50 years of age.

Showcasing more than 200 free and affordable curated community events throughout the state, the program reflects ageing as a time of freedom, influence and opportunity.

Modern ageing celebrates living life to the fullest and ZestFest creates a great opportunity for that through an initiative which truly reflects what ageing can and should be in the 21st century.

For more information, please visit:

Better Together LGBTIQ Conference 2021

ECH has partnered with The Equality Project to sponsor the 2021 Better Together LGBTIQ Conference on 18-19 June 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The aim of the conference is to create a national gathering for LGBTIQ+ voices to be heard, to explore the current issues facing the LGBTIQ+ movement. Bringing together voices from indigenous communities, people with a disability, the deaf community, as well as multicultural and multi-faith communities, the conference will create a truly inter sectional discussion about achieving social and cultural change.

For more information, please visit the Equality Project’s website.

Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH)

ECH has partnered with iconic Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH) to work closely on their Health and Wellbeing program, with particular focus on Therapeutic Horticulture.

2020, more than ever before, has proven how important it is to focus on our physical and mental health and wellbeing, and to care for the more vulnerable members around us.

Community gardening and engaging with nature has proven to be physically and psychologically beneficial and reduces the risk of social isolation.

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