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 wellbeing Art and creativity Intellectual fitness Social get-togethers Sheds Ashfield seniors bus outings

Group exercise

Nia danceNia dance

An expressive body-mind-spirit movement practice that conditions the whole body.

Based upon nine movement forms: dance arts, martial arts, healing arts and a philosophy of "Through Movement We Find Health"

  • Location: Tom Foster Community Centre, 11-13 Darley Street, Newtown (enter from Edgeware Road if coming by car)
  • Day: Wednesday 20 June, Wednesday 18 July and Wednesday 15 August
  • Time: 11am to 12 noon
  • Cost: $3.00 plus $4.00 for a light lunch (optional)

For more information please phone Megan on 9335 2187

Presented by Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre and Inner West Council

Seniors FitnessFitter and Stronger

Classes include a warm-up, aerobics, strength exercises, a cool-down and relaxation.

Saturdays 9.15am -10.15am. Resident discount.

For more information:
02 9533 4422

Circuit training

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

For more information:
02 9810 2536

Hoola Hopp classes

Gentle exercise classes

Hannaford Centre, Rozelle
Class cost: $7.50

For more information:
02 9810 2536

Marrickville Town Hall
Monday 11.30-12.30pm and Wednesday 11-12pm.

For more information:
02 9562 0511      

Tom Foster Community Centre, Newtown
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month 11am – 12.30pm. $6.50 includes transport and lunch.

For more information:
02 9335 2153

Annandale Community Centre
Friday 9-10am

For more information:
02 9660 2828

Tai chi

There are weekly tai chi classes across the inner west 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 

For more information:
02 9392 5863

Kendrick Park, Tempe
Mondays 9am-10am

Annandale Community Centre
Tuesday 11.45-12.45 $9

For more information:
02 9533 4422

Hannaford Community Centre
Thursday 9.30-10.30, $10 – Class full

To put your name on the wait list:
02 9810 2536

Ashfield Park, Ashfield cnr Parramatta Rd & Orpington Street, Ashfield NSW 2131 (near the public toilets)

Wednesday 10am-11am
For more information:
02 9392 5863

Exodus Foundation 180 Liverpool Road Ashfield
Friday 10-11am

Moreton Park, Lewisham
Fridays 9am-10am

Enmore Park, Enmore
Saturdays 9am- 10am

Fitness for Seniors

Walking groups

For information please call Suzie in the Recreation team or visit the Heart Foundation website link:

02 9392 5563

Enmore Energisers
Tuesday 8am

Annandale Community Centre
Wednesday 9am

Leichhardt Walk for Health
Mondays 8.30am

Marrickville Meanderers
Thursday 8.30am


Hannaford Centre
Tuesdays 8.45-10am $7.50yoga class for seniors
Wednesdays 8.30-10.00am $7.50

For more information:
02 9810 2536

Ashfield Service Centre 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Wednesday 9.30-10.30am. Cost $3
Wednesday 11am-12pm, cost $3

Passes can be purchased from the Customer Service Centre in Ashfield prior to the class or in books of ten.

Tom Foster Community Centre, Newtown
First Wednesday of the month 11am -12pm. Cost: $6.50, includes transport and lunch. 9335 2153

Yoga To Go
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11.30am-12.30pm. Cost $7.
106-108 Crystal St, Petersham. 9569 0870


Every 2nd Monday of the month at 1.15 pm at Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville. Free. Phone 9392 5563

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) 9555 8344

LPAC website

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Enmore 9565 1906

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre website

Ashfield Aquatic Centre 9797 8420 

Ashfield Aquatic Centre

Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre 9550 9145
Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre website

For more out more information about our aquatic centres

Creativity and wellbeing

Haberfield Community Singers Inc.

This group are 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 or 0408 600 469.

Dance movement class for people with dementia and their carers

To register interest for future programming:
02 9392 5863

Line dancing

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

Marrickville Town Hall

Friday 10.30 - 11.30am

To book:

02 9392 5863

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,260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, 9392 5863
  • Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm, 78 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield, 9392 5863
  • Thursdays 11am-2.30, PCYC Marrickville, 9559 7722

Seniors TheatreTheatre Playgroup

Fridays, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Each term is ten weeks: and commences from the start of NSW school terms.

Activity Room Civic Centre 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield 

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 
Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville   

To register your interest: 9392 5863

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)


zentangleFree program.

Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm

Annandale Community Centre Back Hall
79 Johnston Street Annandale

For more information:
02 9392 5863

Intellectual fitness


Scrabble club, chess,cryptic crossword and mahjong at various times in the week.
Marrickville library

For more information:
02 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.

For more information:
02 9392 5863

Ashfield Boys High School Cyber Seniors Program

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. Upcoming term May 2018.

Get connected - Introductory computer classes

Balmain Library
02 9367 9211

02 9367 9266

Get Smart Groups

Fortnightly informal group to ask questions and learn new things about your smart phone or tablet.

Balmain Library
02 9367 9211

02 9367 9266

Hannaford Centre Computer Club

Mondays – Fridays 10am-noon
Wednesdays 1-3pm.

For more information:
02 9810 2536

Social get-togethers

Seniors Bus Outings

Free bus outings

Free bus outings are available 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. Carers can attend if there is spaces available.

For more information:
02 8241 8000
If you have questions, other than to book please phone 9392 5863

Songs from Next Door Choir

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

Singing for all

Thursdays free - no experience or skill required. 10am-11.30am
Annandale Community Centre
For more information call:
02 9392 5863 

Shared food

Get together to cook and eat. Ingredient costs shared. Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm
Annandale Community Centre
For more information call:
02 9392 5863

HOPE luncheons

3rd Wednesday of the month at local restaurants, 12pm, $25
For more information:
02 9392 5753

Marrickville feastings

Lunch outings for seniors

This service is on hold.

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 .Gold Coin donation.

02 9392 5863

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  

For more information:
02 9392 5863

The Not So Young Club

This club meets monthly and a presentation is given on a topic of interest to seniors, followed by a light lunch together
Last Wednesday of the month, 11.30am – 1.30pm
Hannaford Centre, 608 Darling Street Rozelle

For more information:
02 9392 5863

Local Social

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

For more information:
02 9392 5863

The Marrickville Movie Club

The Marrickville Movie Club is held at Marrickville Library.

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.

A range of book clubs also offered.

Old Movies at the Hannaford Centre

Every second and fourth Monday at 1pm.

St Peters Gathering

This group 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

For more information:

02 8752 2500

Leichhardt Community Men’s Shed

Tuesdays from 9.30am
Blackmore Oval, Canal Road, Leichhardt

For more information:

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 Men's Shed

Meet at the Bower, 142 Addison Road every Thursday from 10am - 2pm.

For more information:

02 9568 6280


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