Seniors Festival

NSW Seniors Festival is designed to thank, celebrate and recognise seniors for the role they play and the contributions they make to the NSW community.

2017 Seniors Festival, 3 – 24 March 

The 2017 Seniors Festival program features 150 events throughout the Northern Beaches.

There are events that will both stimulate and entertain, including lecture series, line dancing, games sessions, kayaking, downsizing your home presentations, walking, social outings, technology sessions and using social media.

View the program online here or pick up a program at Council libraries, customer services centres or at one of our pop-up information stalls. You can also check out the events on our ‘What’s On’ pages at:

   Pop Up Information Stalls 2017 Seniors Festival

Check out some of the Council's events featured in the program:

Travelling Home & Away

Get practical information on travel destinations, how to travel safely and how to use technology at our Home and Away seminars. This two week workshop series will be held on consecutive Fridays and you can choose between two locations. Please bring a notepad and pen. Lunch provided, please advise of special dietary requirements.

  • Friday 3 and 10 March, 11am - 2.30 pm
  • Dee Why RSL, 932 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why or Pittwater RSL, 82 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale
  • Free. Bookings required. RSVP by 20 February
  • Hannah Schulz-Fulham, 9970 1665, Hannah.Schulz-Fulham@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Positive Ageing Through Art ‘Express Yourself’ Exhibition Tour

This tour is for people who have memory loss or dementia. The tour provides an opportunity to view and contemplate artworks from this lively exhibition by Higher School Certificate visual arts students from across the Northern Beaches. Additional sessions planned in April and May. Morning tea provided.

  • Monday 13 March, 10 - 11.30am
  • Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly
  • Free. Bookings required. RSVP by 8 March

Care and Services for Seniors - and What the Changes Mean for You

This practical information session helps you understand recent changes in the Aged Care system. Practical tips and advice on accessing the My Aged Care Gateway will prove to be invaluable. A session not to be missed. Morning tea provided.

NSW Seniors Festival

The official NSW Seniors Festival is on from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March. Check out (http://www.nswseniorsweek.com.au/) for a huge range of events taking place across the state.

‘Inclusive Communities’ is the theme for the Festival and there are a number of events which address different needs throughout the aged community. Council feels privileged to be working alongside many committed organisations working to create an inclusive community. 

We value your feedback

Let us know what you think of the festival, what you might like to see in the future and how we can improve our events. Link to Survey Monkey for your feedback.

Thank you to all the community groups and businesses who have contributed to this year’s program.