Activities for Seniors

Council offer a number of activities for Seniors living in the Inner West Council area.  These activities provide opportunities to keep well, get creative and connect with other like minded people living near you.

Exercise and Well Being Art and Creativity Intellectual Fitness Social Get-Togethers Sheds Ashfield Seniors Bus Outings

Coming up in the Community

Inner West Council is hosting a Seniors Xmas lunch.


A limited number of seats are available for residents who live in the Inner West Council local government area.


WHEN: Tuesday 19 December 2017

TIME: 12 noon-2pm (registration opens 11:30am)

WHERE: Wests Ashfield Leagues115 Liverpool Road Ashfield

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL by 13 December 2017

Call Sophie Taddio on 9335 2143 or email


Recent events

September Multicultural Dementia Forums  delivered by Alzheimer's Australia and expo at Ashfield Civic Centre.

The sessions were very successful and if you wish to gain access to the videos you can access the Alzheimers Australia video library here

Group Exercise

Seniors FitnessFitter and Stronger

Saturdays 9.15am -10.15am
Resident discount
9533 4422.
Classes include a warm-up, aerobics, strength exercises, a cool-down and relaxation.

Circuit training

Thursdays 8.30-9.30am Hannaford Centre, Rozelle $7.50-first visit free 9810 2536

Hoola Hopp classes

Gentle exercise classes

Mondays 9.30-10.30 Hannaford Centre, Rozelle $7.50 9810 2536
Monday 11.30-12.30pm and Wednesday 11-12pm Marrickville Town Hall, 9562 0511      
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 11am – 12.30pm, Tom Foster Community Centre, Newtown, 9335 2153, $6.50 includes transport and lunch.
Friday 9-10am Annandale Community Centre 9660 2828


Tom Foster Community Centre 11-13 Darley Street Newtown

3rd Wednesday of the month

Bookings: 9335 2187

Tai Chi

Weekly tai chi classes across the area. 
No bookings are required for the free outdoor classes. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Take water and a hat. Some of the classes are held outdoors, and some of the classes do not occur during school holidays- please check with the instructor.

  • Mondays 9am-10am Kendrick Park, Tempe
  • Tuesday 11.45-12.45 Annandale Community Centre $9 9533 4422
  • Thursday 9.30-10.30 Hannaford Community Centre $10
    Class currently full contact Hannaford Centre re waitlist 9810 2536
  • Wednesday 10am-11am Ashfield Park, Ashfield
  • Friday 10-11am Exodus Foundation 180 Liverpool Road Ashfield
  • Fridays 9am-10am Moreton Park, Lewisham
  • Saturdays 9am- 10am Enmore Park, Enmore
  • Fitness for Seniors

Walking groups

  • Tuesday 8am Enmore Energisers 0415 650 057
  • Wednesday 9am Annandale Community Centre 0401 007 705
  • Wednesday 9.30am Cooks River 9562 0548
  • Thursday 8am - 1pm Portuguese Seniors, Seaview Street Hall, Dulwich Hill
  • Thursday 8.30 Marrickville Meanderers 9558 1181
  • Thursday 10.30am Dulwich Hill Ramblers 9335 2191
  • Ashfield Walking for Pleasure Club
    Fortnightly walks 131302 or 02 9006 3700


  • Tuesdays 8.45-10am Hannaford Centre $7.50 9810 2536yoga class for seniors
  • Wednesdays 8.30-10.00am Hannaford Centre $7.50 9810 2536
  • Wednesday 9.30-10.30am Ashfield Service Centre Cost $3 passes purchased from Customer Service Centre Ashfield
  • Wednesday 11-12.00 Ashfield Service Centre Cost $3 passes purchased from Customer Service Centre Ashfield
  • First Wednesday of the month 11am -12pm. Tom Foster Community Centre, Newtown 9335 2153 $6.50, includes transport and lunch.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 11.30am-12.30pm, Yoga To Go, 106-108 Crystal St, Petersham. Cost $7. Phone 9569 0870


Every 2nd Monday of the month at 1.15 pm at Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville. Free. Phone 9335 2143

Fridays 10.30-11.30am Hannaford Centre $7.50  Ph: 9810 2536

Swimming and aquatic centre programs

Aqua classes for seniorsAquatic Centre Seniors’ Programs

  • Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC) - Visit the LPAC website or call 9555 8344
  • Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Enmore - Visit the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre website or call 9565 1906
  • Ashfield Aquatic Centre - Visit the Ashfield Aquatic Centre website or call 9797 8420
  • Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre - Visit the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre or call 9550 9145
    For more information here is a link to the aquatic centres

Creativity and Wellbeing

Haberfield Community Singers Inc.

are mainly seniors; men and women who enjoy singing, socialising, having fun and sharing their joy with other seniors in the Inner West.

Wednesday during School Terms at the Mervyn Fletcher Hall, Haberfield at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Further information is available from Haberfield Library 9716 1000 or call Rosemary or Cliff on 9798 5629 mobile: 0408 600 469.



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Thursdays free creative wellbeing workshops.
Annandale Community Centre
79 Johnston Street, Annandale 9392 5043
Singing for all - no experience or skill required!
Shared food preparation - Get together to cook and eat. 
Ingredient costs shared.

Salsa 4 Seniors

Learn the salsa and enjoy afternoon tea. Recommencing October 25  at Petersham Town Hall on Wednesdays 2.30 pm 4.30pm.

To register interest for any future terms please call on 9335 2143 or email
Bookings essential 

Dance Movement Class for People with Dementia and their Carers

To register interest for future programming call on 9335 2108 or email

Line dancing

Learn how to line dance, no partners required. It's dancing side by side and lots of fun

10.30 - 11.30 am on Fridays at Marrickville Town Hall. Recommences August 11 and on going until December 22. Some classes limited during October due to school holidays.

To book please call Sophie on 9335 2143 or email

Table TennisSeniors Table Tennis

  • Tuesdays 11am-2.30 PCYC Marrickville 9559 7722
  • Wednesdays 1.00pm to 3pm Hannaford Centre Rozelle 9810 2536
  • Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4pm Ashfield Service  Centre 9392 5819
  • Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30, Thursday Haberfield Centre 9392 5819
  • Thursdays 11am-2.30 PCYC Marrickville 9559 7722

Seniors TheatreTheatre Playgroup

Fridays, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Each term is ten weeks: Term 2 commencing Friday 28 April 2017, Term 3 commencing 17 July 2017, Term 4 commencing 9 October 2017.
Activity Room Civic Centre 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield bookings essential 9392 5819

Creative Craft Groups

At the Marrickville library. Visit the Marrickville Library website.

Knitting and Crochet Social Group Friday at Ashfield Service Centre. 11am-1pm.

Handicrafts 10am-noon - Wednesdays - Hannaford Centre 9810 2536

The Balmain Library Knitters

10am - 12 noon on the first and third Friday of each month - 9367 9211

Art Groups

Two sessions to choose from, every second Monday of each month  1pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 5.30pm  - 9335 2108
Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville   

Art classes for Seniors

Annandale Craft Group

Fridays 11am – 2pm Annandale Community Centre - 9660 2828

English Conversation Program

In partnership with Metro Assist, Inner West Council provides a FREE English class in Ashfield every Friday from 10am-12pm during school terms. The English Conversation Program supports community members who are socially isolated and disadvantaged due to their limited English. The program increases students’ knowledge of English and builds social capital and inclusion by creating opportunities for students to make friends and develop community networks.
For more information please ring Council on 9392 5000 or email
This program is funded with generous support from Wests Ashfield Leagues. More information here (PDF 166.4KB)


Third Wednesday of the month 11am-12pm at Tom Foster Community Centre, Newtown, 9335 2153 $6.50 includes transport and lunch


zentangleFree program! Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm on the following dates at Annandale Community Centre Back Hall, 79 Johnston Street Annandale (call 9392 5043 for more information)

- 15 November


Intellectual fitness


Backgammon, scrabble club, chess,cryptic crossword and mahjong at various times in the week.
Marrickville library 9335 2173

Cyber Seniors

Students provide one-on-one computer tuition over a six-week course to seniors. Various schools in Marrickville and Tempe on a term basis. To register and find out dates and location 9335 2143
Computer Support activities at Marrickville library has a range of– link to website:

Ashfield Boys High School Cyber Seniors Program

Located at Ashfield Service Centre

Students provide one on one tuition on your device- bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone. Loan equipment can be booked in advance. Current Term is November 2017 Sessions are on the 17 and 24 November.

Next Term March 2018.

Friday 10.30-11.30am please register to attend with Julia 9392 5819 or email 

Get connected - Introductory computer classes

Balmain Library 9367 9211
Leichhardt on 9367 9266

Get Smart Groups

Fortnightly informal group to ask questions and learn new things about your smart phone or tablet
Balmain Library 9367 9211
Leichhardt on 9367 9266

Hannaford Centre Computer Club

Mondays – Fridays 10am-noon
Wednesdays 1-3pm - 9810 2536


Social Get-Togethers

Seniors Bus OutingsFree Bus Outings for active senior residents who live in the Ashfield area. All of the outings are on a Wednesday and bookings are essential. There is walking involved in all bus outings. Bookings are now available through Access Community transport on 02 8241 8000. Carers can attend if there is spaces available.

2017 Bus Outings are booked out you can still put your name on a waiting list.

If you have questions, other than to book please phone Julia on 9392 5819

Songs from Next Door Choir is a seniors' group that meets in Dulwich Hill
Meets every Tuesday from 12.30 pm – 3.30pm Seaview Hall, Dulwich Hill. Gold Coin donation. Call Sophie  on 9335 2143

HOPE Luncheons 3rd Wednesday of the month at local restaurants12pm $25 9392 5043

HOPE Christmas Cruise for seniors - 11.15am -3.15pm Wednesday 29 November $45 9392 5043

Lunch outings for seniorsMarrickville feastings meets monthly at local Marrickville restaurants Bookings 95571098

DeCafé, Georgia’s Kitchen for people with dementia and their carers.
2nd Thursday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. 527 Illawarra Road, Marrickville Call for more information 9335 2057 Gold Coin donation

Leichhardt D’Café, for people with dementia and their carers
Café Gioia, 4th Tuesday of the month 10.30am – 12 noon.
126A Norton Street, Leichhardt   9392 5043.

The Not So Young Club meets monthly a presentation is given on a topic of interest to seniors, followed by a light lunch together
4th Wednesday of the month, 11.30am – 1.30pm
Hannaford Centre, 608 Darling Street Rozelle 9392 5043.

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Café Gioia, 3rdTuesday of the month 2-3.30pm
126A Norton Street, Leichhardt 9392 5043.

The Marrickville Movie Club is at Marrickville Library

Saturday movie matinee
Second Saturday of the month (except September 3rd Saturday) at Marrickville Town Hall meeting room 2.15pm-4pm. No bookings required.

Friday flicks
Last Friday of each month at Marrickville Town Hall meeting room 10.15am-12.30pm. No bookings required.

International film club
First Tuesday of each month at Marrickville Town Hall meeting room 10am-1pm. No bookings required.
There are also a range of book clubs

Old Movies at the Hannaford Centre - Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 1pm

St Peters Gathering
meets the first Wednesday of the month 10am – 1pm, St Peters Town Hall 9558 7504


Men's Shed

Haberfield Men’s Shed

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-12pm
Mary MacKillop Outreach centre at 1-5 Rogers Avenue Haberfield 8752 2500.

Leichhardt Community Men’s Shed

Tuesdays from 9.30am
Blackmore Oval, Canal Road, Leichhardt 0455 088 943

Inner West Women's Shed

Inner West Women's ShedWednesdays from 12 noon to 3pm
Shed HQ, Seaview Street Hall, 14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill (next to the library)

Marrickville Mens Shed

Meet at the Bower, 142 Addison Road every Thursday  from 10am - 2pm.
Phone The Bower on 9568 6280


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