Activities for over 55s
There's a wide range of activities throughout the Lake Macquarie region which are suitable for older adults. Activities include:
- craft and hobby groups
- gentle exercise groups
- pensioner and senior clubs
- volunteer opportunities.
Our Community Directory contains lists of these activities, including links and contact details. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest local activities, community services and information sessions for over 55s with our free monthly Over 55s eNewsletter.
Over 55s program
The Lake Macquarie Over 55s Program has a focus on health, safety and wellbeing. It consists of information sessions and activities at various locations throughout the City.
The program operates between February and November, annually. All events are free for people aged 55 years and over, bookings are essential online or by calling 02 4921 0333.
June 2018 program
|Over 55s yoga||Kilaben Bay Community Hall||Monday 4, 18, 25||11.45am-12.30pm||Over 55s yoga classes are specially adapted and modified to suit all individuals. Participants are encouraged to work to their own capability, comfortably and with ease. The teachers will provide guidance, instruction and support to enable each participant to get the most benefit out of the class, regardless of their health condition.||To book, call 4921 0430.|
|Art of Fashion: 1920s evening gowns talk||Toronto Library||Wednesday 20||11am-noon||Join Cavalcade of Fashion on a journey to the 1920s, a decade of elegant fashion, liberated women and inspired designers, artists and artisans. Featured will be some of Cavalcade's finest beaded and embellished 1920s evening dresses and stunning capes. The gowns, on hangers, will be walked through the audience during the presentation.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
|CPR for seniors||Cardiff Library||Friday 22||2.30-3.30pm||Learn the latest CPR techniques and basic first aid from Council's beach lifeguards.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
|Strata living - presented by NSW Fair Trading||Swansea Library||Tuesday 26||11am-12.30pm||An overview of what you need to know if you rent or own a strata property. Deal with common issues and understand how a strata scheme works including the roles, rights and responsibilities of owners, tenants and strata professionals.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events|
|Ed Tonks history talk||Catalina Conference Centre||Wednesday 27||9.30-11.30am||Join local historian, Ed Tonks, for two hours looking at reminders and linkages of one of the major flying boat and floatplane bases in Australia during WWII.||Fully booked|
|CPR for seniors||Windale Library||Thursday 28||2-3pm||Learn the latest CPR techniques and basic first aid from Council's beach lifeguards. Bookings are essential.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
July 2018 program
|Good nutrition for life||Belmont Library||Tuesday 3||1.30-2.30pm||Stay healthy with this practical session that looks at the foods that protect against ill-health and disease. Learn how to save time and money making healthy meals. You will receive handouts and recipes to get you started. Presented by Cancer Council NSW.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
|On the Road 65plus - Road safety for older road users||Toronto Library||Thursday 5||10.30-11.30am||This fun and interactive workshop covers health issues, statistics, older driver's licence conditions, the driving assessment and driving test, retiring from driving, pedestrian safety issues and facilities, and use and purchase of motorised wheelchairs and scooters. Presented by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
|Library catalogue information session||Speers Point Library||Thursday 5||9.30-10.30am||Join us for a hands-on session to get the most out of Lake Mac Libraries new online catalogue. Learn how to manage your account, place reservations and use new features.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
|CPR workshop||Toronto Library||Friday 13||10-11am||Learn the latest CPR techniques and basic first aid from Council's Beach Lifeguards.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
|Sleep better||Charlestown Library||Monday 23||11.30am-12.30pm||Learn about the myths surrounding sleep, sleep disorders Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and the circadian rhythm. Dr Shane Pascoe is a Newcastle-based psychologist with 20 years of experience helping people with a variety of issues often involving sleep problems.||Book at library.lakemac.com.au/events.|
Page last updated: 20 June 2018