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Georges River Council Seniors Festival 2023

Seniors Festival is back on for 2023 and will run from Wednesday 1 February until Sunday 12 February. Georges River Council will be hosting a number of free events throughout Seniors Festival that will be open for all. We have put together a calendar of Council-led and community-led events.

Below are all the Council-led events linking to further information and where to book.

Date What Where Time Detail
Monday 6 February Seniors Festival Concert and Knitting Exhibition Clive James Library, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah 11:30am-1:00pm Take in some swing music, enjoy an exhibition by the Clive James Library Knitting Group. Morning tea provided.
Bookings encouraged.
Cost - free
Tuesday 7 February Seniors Centre Open Day Hurstville Seniors Citizen Centre, 91 Queens Rd, Hurstville 10:00am-12:30pm
 
Meet your local seniors’ groups and learn about their activities! Get a taster on how to line dance, draw, sing, keep fit.  Morning tea provided.
Cost - free
Wednesday 8 February Intergenerational Baby Explorers Hurstville Museum and Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville
10:15am-11:30am Join us for a special intergenerational Baby Explorer session, with a guided tour of the current Main Gallery exhibition.
Bookings required.
Cost - $4.50
Thursday 9 February Dementia Café Hurstville Museum and Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville
10:30am-11:30am  An informal social cafe to connect those living with dementia and their carers. 
Organised in partnership with Anglicare. 
Morning tea provided.
Cost - free
Friday 10 February Seniors Festival – Cyanotype Printing Workshop Hurstville Library, Corner of Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville 10:00am-12:00pm Share your memories and explore your creativity in a two-hour workshop where you will create a cyanotype print using historical photographs.
Bookings required.
Cost - $8.00
Friday 10 February How to Apply for a Georges River Council Grant – Seniors Festival Workshop Hurstville Seniors Citizen Centre, 91 Queens Rd, Hurstville 10:00am-12:00pm Learn more about Georges River Council’s grants programs, with a focus on how to apply for the current round of Community Grants, Micro Grants and Heritage Publication Grants.
Cost - free

If you would like further information or need assistance, please call the Community Safety and Inclusion Officer, Kaitlyn, on (02) 9330 6165.
 

Seniors in Georges River

There were 35,300 Georges River residents who were 60 years old or older in 2021. This means that there was a higher proportion of people 60 years old or older living in Georges River Council area (23%) than in Greater Sydney (20.5%). 
 

Healthy Ageing

Staying physically active, eating a balanced diet and connecting with others are all key to staying healthy and independent as we age. Hear from community members and health professionals about some easy steps that you can add to your day-to-day routine to help you stay healthy.

Watch this series of videos on Healthy Ageing.

Visit the Active & Healthy website for more information about healthy ageing and to find an exercise program near you.
 

Georges River Seniors Program

The Georges River Seniors Program runs five days a week from different community halls in the area. Our support enables the groups to run a variety of regular free or low-cost programs and activities. To find out more, visit the Seniors Program web page.  

See the full list of current Seniors Programs

For questions or if you need any more information please contact the Community Safety and Inclusion Officer via email or phone (02) 9330 6400. 
 

Services for Seniors

There are various support services throughout the Georges River area that provide assistance with home care packages, meal deliveries, home and gardening care for older people in the community. For more information, visit the Services for Seniors web page. 

 

For more community support services, please visit the Community Support Services Directory.



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