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

 

Celebrating Together has never been easier for Seniors in Canterbury-Bankstown.

This year’s festival will focus on sharing some of our existing activities like crafts at the libraries and our Active Hearts gentle exercise classes, most of which are FREE, as well as offering our ever-popular one-off festival activities like bus trips and concerts.

Enjoy the festival and we look forward to seeing you at our activities.

For transport to any of our events, please contact Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport prior to the event on 9772 4928 or www.bcct.org.au

Here are some comments from our 2022 Festival:
  • “Best event I have ever attended for senior’s week. Thank you very much.” (Nancy – Concert)
  • “It was brilliant.” (participant from Chair Yoga at Earlwood library)
  • “Everything was well organised and creatively challenging and stimulating.” (Maria - Crafty Arts)
  • “It was pleasant and casual atmosphere. We worked at our own pace. it did not put pressure of any kind. It made it more enjoyable.” (Rena - Pastel drawing)

What's On this Seniors Festival

Download Seniors Festival Booklet

Celebrate Seniors Festival together with morning tea
Enjoy morning tea with live entertainment
This event is hosted in partnership with Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL and City of Canterbury Bankstown. Tickets are limited and can be collected from the club.
  • ​Where: Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
  • When: Friday 3 February 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • Tickets to be collected from the club 9559 0000
My Aged Care talks
My Aged Care is your starting point to access government-funded aged care services. Come along to find out how to navigate My Aged Care for services and support. There will be presentations at Chester Hill and Campsie Library and Knowledge Centres.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre Friday 10 February 10am-noon
    Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre Monday 13 February 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE

To register:
Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
 or call 9707 9464

Canterbury-Bankstown Seniors Concert
Come and enjoy this year’s Seniors Festival concert, themed “Celebrate Together”, and unwind to music and entertainment.
  • ​Where: The Theatre - Bankstown Sports Club
  • When: Friday 17 February 2-4pm
  • Cost:$2
  • Tickets are limited and can be purchased from 10am on Wednesday 1 February, online at BankstownSports.com or at the venue. Or call the club on 9722 9888.
Wellness and Reablement Best Practice Expo
Connect with your peers and service providers at our Expo. Rebuild your capacity to do activities, adapting to different ways to keep active and building long term goals. Come and enjoy fun activities through information stalls, active exercise programs, demonstrations and learning opportunities.
Morning tea included.
  • ​Where: Canterbury Leagues Club
  • When: Wednesday 1 February 9.30am-2pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register at cb.city/Wellness-Expo or call 9707 9464.
Bus Trips To Katoomba
Visit the Three Sisters, Katoomba on our day trip. Explore this wonderful gift from nature, followed by lunch at Katoomba RSL.
  • Tickets go on Sale FROM MONDAY 23 January.
  • ​When: Thursday 9 February - SOLD OUT
    Wednesday 15 February
  • Where: Campsie pick up 8am-4.30pm (Pick up from Campsie at 8am SHARP. Car park area, behind Council’s building. Enter from Shakespeare St, Campsie.)
    Bankstown pick up 8.30am-4pm (Pick up from Bankstown at 8.30am SHARP. Paul Keating Park on The Mall St, Bankstown.)
  • Cost: $25 per person. This covers the bus trip, morning tea and lunch. Spaces are limited. Card payments preferred.
  • REGISTER: visit cb.city/ThreeSisters to purchase your ticket online or from Customer service offices (Bankstown or Campsie) from Monday 23 January.
  • On the day wear comfy shoes, hat, sunscreen. Bring a of bottle of water and face mask.
Bus Trips to Bundeena Beach
Visit Bundeena beach on our day trip. Enjoy one of our iconic and picturesque beaches, followed by lunch at Bundeena Community & Services Club.
  • Tickets go on Sale FROM MONDAY 23 January.
  • When: Wednesday 8 February 9am-6.30pm
    Thursday 16 February 9am-6.30pm
  • Where: Campsie Pick up from Campsie at 9am SHARP. Car park area, behind Council’s building. Enter from Shakespeare St, Campsie.
    Bankstown Pick up from Bankstown at 9.30am SHARP. Paul Keating Park on The Mall St, Bankstown.
  • Cost: $25 per person. This covers the bus trip, ferry fare, morning tea and lunch. Spaces are limited. Card payments preferred.
  • REGISTER: visit cb.city/BundeenaTrip to purchase your ticket online or from Customer service offices (Bankstown or Campsie) from Monday 23 January.
  • On the day wear comfy shoes, hat, sunscreen. Bring a of bottle of water and face mask.
​Love is in the Air with free morning tea
This one’s for the lovers! Belinda Marks’ repertoire features styles including popular favourites, swing jazz, Broadway musicals and country classics. Such diversity shows off Belinda’s magical voice. Tony Mazell is an all-round entertainer that is a delight to watch. The complete showman, Tony will be crooning those classics with his repertoire of ballads along with lots of audience participation.
  • ​Where: Bryan Brown Theatre
  • When: Tuesday 14 February 9am-noon
  • Cost: $25
  • Call 9707 9404 or visit BryanBrownTheatre.com.au
Everybody’s Oma movie
A documentary movie showcasing a family’s love and care for their parent with dementia. Free morning tea.
  • ​Where: Bryan Brown Theatre
  • When: Friday 17 February 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • Book your tickets at cb.city/EverybodysOma or call 9707 5495.
Movie screening - Hollywood glamour
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei’s fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored older man - and many other doting admirers. Starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 30 January 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • Book: Call 9707 9708
Greek dancing - Bankstown Older Women’s Network
Come along and watch a wonderful presentation of traditional Greek dancing by the women of the Bankstown Older Women’s Network.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 8 February 10.30-11.30am
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 9707 9708
Crafty Art card making
Come along and make some beautiful greeting cards. All materials supplied. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 10 February 1.30-3.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 9707 9708
Not Dead Yet!
Come along and see Not Dead Yet! by the Older Women’s Network – a performance to challenge perceptions of ageing.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 16 February 11am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • Book: Call 9707 9708
Movie screening - Hollywood glamour
High Society - With socialite Tracy Lord about to remarry, her ex-husband has 48 hours to convince her that she really still loves him. Starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 20 February 10am -noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • Book: Call 9707 9708
Road Safety Refresher
Join our workshop to update your knowledge on road safety rules and the older driver licensing system. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 27 February 10.30-11.30am            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Book: Call 9707 9708
Laughter yoga
Feel renewed as you combine laugh exercises with focused breathing techniques to enhance your cardiovascular system and promote your body’s happy hormone. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 31 January 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9423
Movie screening - Hollywood glamour
Roman Holiday - A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 3 February 10am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9423
CASS (Chinese Australian Services Society) Talk for seniors - in Mandarin
The first part of this talk will cover senior welfare and useful cards in your wallet, including Senior Cards, Health Cards, etc. The second part will introduce My Aged Care, Home Ageing Services and safety alarms.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 14 February 10am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9423
COTA (The Council on the Ageing) talk
Preventing Energy Hardship - This talk was developed in conjunction with Energy Consumers Australia and covers how to reduce energy costs and negotiate better deals with energy providers.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 9 February 1-2pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9423
Bingo!
Everyone’s favourite game of Bingo is returning. Take part in this FREE activity for your chance to win some great prizes. Afternoon tea will be provided.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 16 February 2-3pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9423
ActiveHearts
Gentle exercise class for over 50s, focusing on movement, coordination and balance. Free during Seniors Festival.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursdays 2, 9, 16 February 2.30-3.30pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9423
Japanese gift wrapping
Looking to impress with your gift wrapping skills? Come along and learn the art of Japanese gift wrapping. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 8 February 10am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9740
COTA (The Council on the Ageing) talk
Ageing Well - This presentation focuses on the evidence-based things we can do to stay fit and healthy for as long as possible. This isn’t medical advice, but it will give you good starting information and tips. Includes time for questions and discussion.
  • ​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 13 February 10-11am            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9740
Crafty Art card making
Come along and make some beautiful greeting cards. All materials will be supplied. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 10 February 10-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9417
COTA (The Council on the Ageing) talk
Navigating Aged Care - This session aims to provide community members with an understanding of the types of subsidised supports available for people as they age, to assist them to live independently at home or moving to an aged care home. It also covers assessment processes and seeking help.
  • ​Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 13 February 10.30-11.30am            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9417
COTA (The Council on the Ageing) talk
Ageing Well - This presentation focuses on the evidence-based things we can do to stay fit and healthy for as long as possible. This isn’t medical advice, but it will give you good starting information and tips. Includes time for questions and discussion.
  • ​Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 1 February 10.30-11.30am            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9744
Laughter yoga
Feel renewed as you combine laugh exercises with focused breathing techniques to enhance your cardiovascular system and promote your body’s happy hormone. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 9 February 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9417
Henna workshop
Have fun with temporary tattoos! Our henna artist will transform your palms with the most amazing organic henna tattoos.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 1 February 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9419
Japanese gift wrapping
Looking to impress with your gift wrapping skills? Come along and learn the art of Japanese gift wrapping. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 2 February 2-3.30pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • 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. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 8 February 2-3pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9419
Movie screening - Hollywood glamour
Sabrina - A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but it’s his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. Starring Audrey Hepburn, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 9 February 2-4pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9419
Local history bus tour
Join us as we dive deep into the rich history of the Lakemba area while experiencing the FREE Bus to Library service available to you year-round.
Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 14 February 10am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9419
Crafty Art card making
Come along and make some beautiful greeting cards. All materials supplied.
Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 15 February 1.30-3.30pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9789 9419
Seniors safety talk: Scams and Financial Safety
Join us in collaboration with NSW Police and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to talk about all things scam and fraud awareness. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 1 February 11am -1pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9747
Bingo!
Everyone’s favourite game of Bingo is returning. Take part in this FREE activity for your chance to win some great prizes. Morning tea will be provided.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 10 February 11am-1pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9747
Crafty Art card making
Come along and make some beautiful greeting cards. All materials supplied. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 13 February 10am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9747
Japanese gift wrapping
Looking to impress with your gift wrapping skills? Come along and learn the art of Japanese gift wrapping. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 16 February 2-4pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9747
Japanese gift wrapping
Looking to impress with your gift wrapping skills? Come along and learn the art of Japanese gift wrapping. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 31 January 11am-1pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9737
COTA (The Council on the Ageing) talk
Planning ahead - Wills, Power of Attorney - This talk covers when and how to talk about the end of your life, palliative care and the importance
of planning ahead. We’ll talk about documents such as wills, powers of attorney, enduring powers of attorney, enduring guardianship and advance care directives.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 2 February 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9737
Bingo
Everyone’s favourite game of Bingo is returning. Take part in this FREE activity for your chance to win some great prizes.
Morning tea will be provided.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 8 February 11am-1pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9737
COTA (The Council on the Ageing) talk
Using the My Aged Care website - This practical session demonstrates using the My Aged Care website to find information and answers to your questions. It also demonstrates the use of tools including “Find a provider”, “Fee estimator” and “Applying for an online assessment”, and how to check for compliance issues.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 9 February 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9737
Crafty Art card making
Come along and make some beautiful greeting cards. All materials will be supplied. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 15 February 10am            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9737
Seniors safety talk
Scams and Financial Safety - Join us in collaboration with NSW Police and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to talk about all things scam and fraud awareness. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 16 February 11am-1pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 9737
Local history bus tour
Join us as we dive deep into the rich history of the Riverwood area while experiencing the FREE Bus to Library service available to you year-round. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre.
  • When: Thursday 2 February 10am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 5436
Bingo
Everyone’s favourite game of Bingo is returning. Take part in this FREE activity for your chance to win some great prizes. Morning tea will be provided
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 3 February 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 5436
Crafty Art card making
Come along and make some beautiful greeting cards. All materials supplied. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Monday 13 February 1.30-3.30pm            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 5436
​CASS (Chinese Australian Services Society) Talk for seniors - in Mandarin
The first part of this talk will cover senior welfare and useful cards in your wallet, including Senior Cards, Health Cards, etc. The second part will introduce My Aged Care, Home Ageing Services and safety alarms.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 9 February 10-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 5436
Laughter yoga
Feel renewed as you combine laugh exercises with focused breathing techniques to enhance your cardiovascular system and promote your body’s happy hormone. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 14 February 11am-noon            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 5436
Plastic-free living and beeswax wraps
Want to live plastic free? Learn strategies to reduce your plastic usage, including how to make your own beeswax wrap to use at home. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 17 February 10-11.30am            
  • Cost: FREE            
  • Call 9707 5436
Community Restaurant
Enjoy a three-course meal with entertainment in our community restaurant for only $12. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Greenacre Seniors Citizen Centre
  • When: Tuesday 14 February 10.30am-2pm            
  • Cost: $12            
  • Call 9707 9883
Walking Football
Come along and join the CBCity Walking Football team. Learn the game and make new friends
  • ​Where: Greenacre Seniors Citizen Centre
  • When: Graf Park, Yagoona Friday 10, 17 February 10.30am            
  • Cost: FREE
  • To register, visit cb.city/WalkingFootball or call North Bankstown Soccer Club on 0417 140 582.
Active Hearts
Gentle exercise class for over 50s, focusing on movement, coordination and balance. Free during Seniors Festival.
  • ​Where: Ashbury Seniors Centre
  • When: Tuesday 7, 14 February 2.30-3.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0438 823 882

 

  • Where: Revesby Community Centre
  • When: Thursday 9, 16 February 11am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0438 823 882
Walking Basketball - POSTPONED
Come along and join the CBCity Walking Basketball team. Learn the game and make new friends.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Bruins Basketball Stadium            
  • When: Tuesday 21 February 10.30-11.30am
  • Cost: FREE       
  • Call 9707 5495
Aqua Shuttle to Birrong Leisure & Aquatic Centre
FREE shuttle bus service, sponsored by Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport, to visit Birrong Leisure & Aquatic Centre. Bus will pick up three times a day with pick ups/drop offs in Campsie, Bankstown and Birrong Leisure & Aquatic Centre. Limited seats available per pick up.
  • ​Where: Birrong Leisure & Aquatic Centre
  • When:
    Tuesday 7 February
    Friday 10 February
    Monday 13 February
    Friday 14 February
  • First pick up Campsie Customer Service - car park area entry from Shakespeare St, Campsie
  • Second pick up Lady Cutler Ave Bankstown in front of price line pharmacy, opposite to the entry to Woolies
  • Third pick up Birrong Leisure & Aquatic Centre
  • The bus departs on a rotating system from: 9am, 11am, 1pm
  • Last bus leaves Birrong at 3pm for the return
  • Cost: FREE shuttle bus service does not include leisure centre entry cost.
  • Book your shuttle seat at cb.city/Aqua-Shuttle
Aqua classes
Have you been wondering about trying aqua aerobics? Come and try FREE for new customers during the Seniors festival. Bookings essential.
  • ​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre            
  • When: Tuesday 7 February 10-11am            
  • Cost: FREE            

 

  • Where: Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre               
  • When: Tuesday 14 February 10-11am               
  • Cost: FREE

 

Sefton Seniors Golf Day
Come and enjoy a round of golf – a great way to learn the game and enjoy the day.
  • Where: Sefton Golf Course
  • When: Monday 13 February 7am-noon
  • Cost:$10 per round
  • Call 9743 9436

Find out more and take a virtual tour of our 18 holes at cb.city/Golf

Come & Try Sports Day with morning tea
FREE fun day of sports activities to try. Includes dance, pickleball and more. Bookings essential as lunch is provided and free gift on arrival.
  • ​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • When: Wednesday 8 February 10am-noon
  • Cost: FREE
  • For tickets call on 9153 0441.

RISK WARNING

There is an inherent risk of injury whilst participating in fitness and physically active activities. Persons participating in these activities do so at their own risk and Council (or any other organisation involved) accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss, damage to personal property or death that may be suffered by participants during the partaking of any activity associated with these. This indemnity is reduced proportionately by any act or omission of the organiser or their agents.

PRIVACY

Personal information requested is needed for registration and will only be used for that purpose. The information is held by Council and access is restricted to Council officers and other authorised people. You may apply to access or amend the information.

PHOTO CONSENT

City of Canterbury Bankstown regularly reproduces photographs/videos of people in its publications, promotional, marketing and on its website to promote the organisation and showcase events. Photographs/video may be taken during events throughout the Seniors Festival. City of Canterbury Bankstown would like to use and reproduce one or more photographs/videos footage of you or others attending events during the Seniors Festival. If you do not agree for your image to be used please let the person taking photos know NOT to include you in any photographs/videos taken.