2020 Seniors Festival

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Inner West seniors will ‘Love to celebrate’ this February during the NSW Seniors Festival.

2020 Inner West Seniors Festival will run from Wednesday, 11 February to Sunday, 23 February, and recognises the important role seniors play in society as well as the contributions they make.

The 2020 Seniors Festival is themed ‘Love to celebrate’. Bookings are essential at all these free events and activities. To book and to find out more, go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/Seniors

The highlight event is the Inner West Seniors Festival celebration at Addison Road Community Centre Gumbramorra Hall, Wednesday, 19 February. All welcome.

• Raunchy romance, Marrickville Library and Pavilion, Tuesday, 11, February, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Explore the world of romance and erotica at this adult story time

• Aquatic centres free entry, Experience everything Council’s aquatic centres have to offer: pools, gym and group fitness classes with presentation of a valid seniors card:

o Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, 12-17 February

o Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre, 18-23 February

o Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, 18-23 February

• Sing in a Flash Mob Choir, Leichhardt Town Hall, Thursday, 13 February, 9:30am-11:30am. Sing to celebrate at this musical gathering with Musical Director, Linda Marr. No need to know how to sing or audition

• Line Dancing Social, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Friday, 14 February, 1pm-3pm. An afternoon of fun, dancing and connection. Free lunch provided

• Lunar New Year celebrations, Ashfield Town Hall, Saturday, 15 February, 11:30am-4pm. Bring in the Year of the Rat with free performances, activities and spectacular lion dance

• Free golf class, Marrickville Golf Club, Monday, 17 February, 10am-12 midday. Enjoy an introduction to golf class with Marrickville Golf Club’s resident professional, Kylie Moulds. All equipment provided

• Seniors Get Active Day, Camperdown Park, Tuesday, 18 February:

o Yoga in the Park, 8am-9am. Stretch the possibilities at a free yoga class. Wear comfortable clothes

o Tai Chi, 9am-10am. De-stress, increase energy levels and improve balance with instructor Master Alex Galvan

o Train in the outdoor gym, 9.30am-11.30am. A tailored session on how to correctly use the outdoor fitness equipment

o Zumba Gold Party, 10am-11am. Zumba Gold is a modified form of the fun moves of Zumba at a lower intensity

• Jack Attack bowls, Leichhardt Bowling & Recreation Club, Wednesday, 19 February, 10am-12.30pm. A fun, fast-paced modified format of lawn bowls that encourages participation for all abilities and all knowledge levels

• Have a crack at croquet, Marrickville Croquet Club, Wednesday, 19 February, 10am-12 midday. Learn croquet and make new friends. Bring flat shoes and a hat. Equipment and refreshments provided

• Inner West Seniors Festival: Love to celebrate happy ageing together, Addison Road Community Centre Gumbramorra Hall, Wednesday, 19 February, 10am-2pm. Showcasing cultural performances, creative and wellbeing activities. Engage in forums, share culture, conversation and cuisine.

• Walking netball, Richard Murden Reserve, Thursday, 20 February, 9:30am-12 midday. Walking Netball caters to all fitness levels and brings together strength, balance and stretching workouts. Come to learn, stay to play and enjoy some morning tea

• Orienteering, Richard Murden Reserve, Thursday, 20 February, 9:30am-11.30am. Challenge the mind, travel at your own pace and discover an activity that is for all ages and abilities. End the course with morning tea

• Walk the Tom Uren Balmain Trail, Thornton Park, Saturday, 22 February, 7:45am-11.15am. The trail honours the life of a man committed to public service and social justice

• Retiring but not shy with Lex Marinos, Palace Norton Street Cinemas, Thursday, 20 February, 5pm-8pm. A lively panel discussion with special guests Uncle Robert Webb, Cheryl Kernot, Guy Luscombe, Joanna Maxwell, Beverley Baker and Jude Stoddart. Facilitated by Lex Marinos

• Meet and play at Thirning Villa, Saturday, 22 February, 10am-4pm. Come to historic Thirning Villa for a day of culture, food, arts, crafts, live music and activities. Includes workshops and demonstrations on weaving, folk music, preserve-making, mosaics, local house histories and more

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E: Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


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