Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival
Seniors Week is a week-long celebration, including a packed program of events for local residents aged over 60. Seniors Week canterbury bankstown Seniors Week is a week-long celebration, including a packed program of events for local residents aged over 60. We recognise their ongoing valuable contributions to the community. Senior Programs; Senior Citizens

 

Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival 2022 with the City of Canterbury Bankstown

This Seniors Festival we're inviting you to celebrate 'Reconnecting' in more ways than one with us. Reconnect with your community and things you enjoy by tuning in to Council’s programs and events throughout Seniors Festival.
See the program below, or call 9707 9000 for more information.

All our Seniors Festival events will take place in COVID safe settings. Due to the current NSW Public Health Orders during COVID-19 the program my change at short notice. Please visit the website closer to the event for updates.

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Main ActivitiesDetails

​Reconnecting Morning Tea

Enjoy morning tea with live entertainment. This event is hosted in partnership with Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL, Inner West  Council and City of Canterbury Bankstown.

When: Friday 25 March, 10am
Where: Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL
Tickets: Call 9707 5495

CBCity Seniors Concert               

‘Let’s reconnect’ concert with the lovely Back to Trivoli and TAP performances. Hosted by Bankstown Sports Club.

When: Thursday 31 March, 2pm
Where: Bankstown Sports Club
Tickets: Cost $2 and can be purchased from Bankstown Sports Club from Tuesday 15 March.

Jason Owen – Sings John Denver concert

Be transported to a world of John Denver. Come along and see Jason Owen sing all of John Denver songs in concert. Morning tea included.

When: Friday 1 April, 10am
Where: Bryan Brown Theatre
Tickets: Cost $25 and can be purchased from cb.city/BryanBrownTheatre or call 9707 9404

Bus Trips – Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler

Join us for social day trips out to the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler. Enjoy stops for morning tea, and soak up delicious lunch in great company along the river.

When: Wednesday 23 March and Friday 1 April
Campsie pick up 7.30am and 4.30pm drop off
Bankstown pick up 8am and 4pm drop off
Tickets: Cost $25 and can be purchased from Tuesday  15 March at Bankstown or Campsie Customer Service Centres.
For more details: Call 9707 9000

Bus Trips – Kiama

Enjoy morning tea at Emporium Gelato near Wollongong, visit Kiama blow-hole and lunch at Gerroa Boat Fisherman’s Club.

When: Tuesday 22 March and Wednesday 30 March
Campsie pick up 7.30am and 4.30pm drop off
Bankstown pick up 8am and 4pm drop off
Tickets: Cost $20 and can be purchased from Tuesday 15 March at Bankstown or Campsie Customer Service Centres.
For more details: Call 9707 9000

Basket Weaving Workshop            

Join energetic artist, Toni Maree Barsby for an Aboriginal Art Class with lots of laughs, creativity and dancing.

When: Wednesday 23 March, 10.30am
Where: Belmore Seniors Centre

Book here

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

Classic Australian Movie Screening – Walkabout

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his 'walkabout'.

When: Monday 21 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9708

Classic Australian Movie Screening – Smiley Gets a Gun

A sequel to the movie Smiley. Young Smiley gets into more strife as he attempts to prove himself a responsible citizen by helping others, so that he can earn a new gun from Sergeant Flaxman.

When: Monday 28 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9708

Healthy Body Healthy Mind – launch of Tovertafel             

Learn how to keep the body and mind healthy as we age. In this workshop, experience the launch of our Tovertafel, an interactive way to stimulate the mind and body.

When: Wednesday 30 March, 10am

Book here

Classic Australian Movie Screening – The Overlanders

It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia and the Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a disparate group decides to drive them overland half way across the continent.

When: Monday 4 April, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9708

My Aged Care Information Sessions

Come along to find out how to access My Aged Care for services and support.

When: ​Tuesday 5 April, 10am-12pm
Where: Room – Lansdowne Rooms 1 and 2
Book here

Scam and Fraud Awareness Workshop

Learn about protecting yourself in the online world.

When: Tuesday 5 April, 11am
Where: Bankstown Library 
Bookings for Bankstown Library: register here

Bankstown History Bus Tour            

Join us as we dive into the rich history of the Bankstown area. 

When: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, TBC
Bookings: Call 9707 9708
Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre

Seniors Tech Help            

Develop your skills to get connected in the online world and learn more about your device.

When: Wednesday 23 March, 30 March and 6 April, 11am
Bookings: Call 9789 9423

Classic Australian Movie Screening – Smiley            

Smiley Greevins is a cheeky, mischievous, imaginative little boy who lives in the small town of Murrumbilla in the Australian outback. Smiley is determined to buy himself a push bike, and so he takes on odd jobs in an effort to save up enough money.

When: Friday 25 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9789 9423

My Aged Care Information Sessions

Come along to find out how to access My Aged Care for services and support.

When: ​Monday 28 March, 10am-12pm
Where: Room -Event Room
Book here

Bingo

Everyone’s favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won!

When: Thursday 31 March, 11am
Bookings: Call 9789 9423

Campsie History Bus Tour            

Join us as we dive into the rich history of the Campsie area.

When: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, TBC
Bookings: Call 9789 9423

Chair yoga            

Improve your flexibility, concentration and strength with this gentle form of yoga.

When: Tuesday 5 April, 11am

Scam and Fraud Awareness Workshop           

Learn about protecting yourself on the Online world.

When: Thursday 7 April, 2.30pm
Bookings for Campsie Library: register here
Crafty Arts – Doll making

Enjoy the art of making soft character dolls and decorating them. Learn a skill you can share with friends, family and younger generations.

When: Monday 11 April, 10.30am

Book here
Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre

Reconnecting Morning Tea            

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library.

When: Monday 21 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9740

Bingo           

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won!

When: Monday 28 March, noon
Bookings: Call 9707 9740

Japanese Paper Gift Wrapping            

Looking to impress with your gift-wrapping skills? Come along and learn the art of Japanese gift wrapping.

When: Wednesday 6 April, 10.30am
Bookings: Call 9707 9740
​Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
Let’s Go Vietnamese CraftWhen: Monday 21 March, 11am
Bookings: Call 9789 9417
Reconnecting Morning Tea
Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library.
When: Monday 21 March, 11am
Bookings: Call 9789 9417

Seniors Tech Help

Develop your skills to get connected in the online world and learn more about your device. Every weekday during the Seniors Festival, staff will be available to demonstrate and guide you in the use of your devices.

When: 21 March-8 April, 11am
Bookings: Call 9789 9417

​Chair yoga

Improve your flexibility, concentration and strength with this gentle form of yoga.

When: Tuesday 29 March, 10am
Book here

Crafty Arts – Still life pastels

Channel your creative side in this still life pastel workshop. Our facilitator will guide you in creating an art work with pastels you will be proud of! No skills required.

When: Tuesday 5 April, 10.30am
Book here

Bingo

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won!

When: Thursday 7 April, 10am
Bookings: Call 9789 9417
Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre

Reconnect Morning Tea

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library. 

When: Tuesday 22 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9744

​Bingo

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won!

When: Wednesday 23 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9744

Henna Workshop

Have fun with temporary tattoos! Our henna artist will transform your palms with the most amazing tattoos using organic henna.

When: Thursday 24 March, 2.30pm
Bookings: Call 9707 9744

Classic Australian Movie Screening – Red Dog

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

When: Wednesday 30 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9744
Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre

Reconnect Morning Tea

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library.

When: Tuesday 22 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9789 9419

Henna Workshop

Have fun with temporary tattoos! Our henna artist will transform your palms with the most amazing tattoos using organic henna.

​When: Wednesday 23 March, 11am
Bookings: Call 9789 9419

Plastic Free living            

Want to live plastic free? Learn strategies to reduce your plastic usage, including how to make your own beeswax wrap to use at home.

When: Wednesday 23 March, 2.30pm
Bookings: Call 9789 9419

Bingo

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won!

When: Thursday 24 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9789 9419

Classic Australian Movie Screening – Penguin Bloom

A family takes in an injured Magpie that makes a profound difference in their lives. 

When: Tuesday 29 March, 2.30pm
Bookings: Call 9789 9419

Gardening Talk and Refreshments CANCELLED

Join us to chat about all things gardening. There will be refreshments and a FREE plant giveaway for each attendee.


NIA – Sensory Exercises CANCELLED

Come and try one of the latest trends in mind-body fitness fusions. NIA is a sensory exercise blending yoga, martial arts and dance.


​Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre  

Reconnect Morning tea

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library. 

When: Monday 21 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9747

​Bingo

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won! 

When: Wednesday 23 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9747​

​SOLD OUT Crafty Arts – Doll making SOLD OUT

Enjoy the art of making soft character dolls and decorating them. Learn a skill you can share with friends, family and younger generations.

When: Monday 28 March, 10.30am

Plastic Free Living

Want to live plastic free? Learn strategies to reduce your plastic usage, including how to make your own beeswax wrap to use at home.

When: Wednesday 30 March, 2.30pm
Bookings: Call 9707 9747


 

Crafty Arts – Doll making

Enjoy the art of making soft character dolls and decorating them. Learn a skill you can share with friends, family and younger generations.

When: Tuesday 12 April, 10.30am

Book here
Panania Library and Knowledge Centre

Reconnect Morning Tea

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library.

When: Tuesday 22 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9737

Jewellery making – Bracelets

Learn how to make your own beaded stretch cord bracelet, one bead at a time.

When: Thursday 24 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9737

Chair Yoga

Improve your flexibility, concentration and strength with this gentle form of yoga.

When: Tuesday 29 March, 1pm
Book here

Bingo

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won! 

When: Wednesday 6 April, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 9737
​Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre 

Reconnecting Morning tea

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and miss about your local library.

When: Tuesday 22 March, 10.30am
Bookings: Call 9707 5436

Bingo

Everyone's favourite game of Bingo is back at our library. Prizes to be won!

When: Wednesday 23 March, 10.30am
Bookings: Call 9707 5436

V​ietnamese Movie Screening – The Lady Assassin

Celebrate and experience Vietnamese culture with this morning movie screening.

When: Friday 1 April, 10am – noon      
Bookings: Call 9707 5436

Crafty Arts – Still life pastels            

Channel your creative side in this still life pastel workshop. Our facilitator will guide you in creating an art work with pastels you will be proud of! No skills required

When: Monday 4 April, 10.30am
Book here

CASS talks in Mandarin

Senior Services and Useful Cards information sessions

When: Friday 8 April, 10am
Bookings: Call 9707 5436
​Greenacre Senior  Centre

Community Restaurant and Bingo            

Enjoy bingo and lunch at our community restaurant and meet new people.

When: Tuesday 22 March, 10.30am
Bookings: 9707 9883

​Chair Yoga            

Improve your flexibility, concentration and strength with this gentle form of yoga.

When: Wednesday 23 March, 30 March and 6 April, 1pm
Book here for 23 March

Book here for 30 March

Book here for 6 April

Road Safety Refresher            

Update your knowledge on road safety rules and the older driver licensing system

When: Tuesday 29 March, 10am
Bookings: Call 0409 822 848
Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre

Pickleball

Come along for some Pickleball fun – a paddleball sport combining, badminton, table tennis and tennis.

When: Thursday 24 March and Thursday 31 March, 9am
Bookings: Call 9153 0441

Seniors Dance Fit

Get your groove on with Dance Fit, a low impact dance fitness for seniors.

When: Wednesday 23 March, 30 March and 6 April, 10am
Bookings: Call 9153 0441

Table Tennis Taster Session

Relive the joy of table tennis in this low impact taster session.

When: Tuesday 22 March, 29 March and 5 April, 10.30am
Bookings: Call 9153 0441
Leisure and Aquatic Centres
​A fun way to improve fitness while burning calories.
Please click on centre links for timetables.
All aqua classes are FREE for seniors during Seniors Festival.

​Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre: Click here
Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre: Click here
Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre: Click Here
Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre: Click here