Activities and programs

Welcome to the Hannaford Community Centre

Membership is open to anyone aged 55+. For all program and activity enquiries please contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.  

Download a copy of the latest timetable below:

Hannaford Community Centre Timetable October 2022  (PDF 223.6KB)

  Note: Bookings are essential for all classes. Please contact the office via phone or email before attending any Hannaford programs.  

One-on-one computer help – tech assistance

Sit down with a tutor for one-on-one assistance. Learn basic or sophisticated computer skills, using iPads and other tablets, smartphones, laptops, notebook computers, PCs and Macs. Catering for a range of skills with friendly volunteer tutor support.

For people aged 55 or over.

Bookings are essential – for all inquiries and bookings please contact the office 9392 5869.

  • Mondays: Jack, 10am-12am, Kerry-Lee 1 to 3pm
  • Tuesdays: Andy 10am to 12pm, Carrie 1 to 3pm
  • Wednesdays: Stan, 10am to 12pm, Carrie 1 to 2pm OR 2 to 3pm
  • Thursdays: Anastasia 10am to 12pm
  • Fridays: Andy and Suzanne 10am to 12pm

"This is such a great service – I highly recommend it! All of the teachers are so friendly, patient and knowledgeable. My confidence has grown as a result"

Exercise classes for seniors

Interested in keeping fit and healthy? Join us Tuesday to Friday for classes provided by qualified instructors with the needs of seniors in mind. Classes are available for different levels of fitness, ability and interest. Classes include: Strength and Movement, Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance Remedy and Zumba Gold®. All classes are led by expert instructors.


Traditional Hatha Yoga that fosters strength, balance and flexibility. Hatha Yoga is about balancing the body and mind and intended to create change. 'Ha' represents the sun and 'tha' the moon. Hatha classes involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques. These are typically practiced more slowly than say a Vinyasa flow or Ashtanga class. Our highly experienced yoga instructors Janet, Paul and Keri are deeply committed to modifying activities to suit class participants so that the practice is safe, effective and enjoyable. Suitable for beginners and those with previous yoga experience.

  • Mondays, 3.00pm to 4.15pm- Jean Leow (Iyengar Yoga)
  • Tuesdays, 8.45am to 10am - Janet Statham
  • Wednesdays, 8.30am to 9.45am - Paul Cordeiro
  • Wednesdays, 10am to 11.15am - Keri Hogarth
  • Fridays, 8am to 9am - Paul Cordeiro

Cost: $10 per session.

Beginners and those with previous yoga experience welcome. New members (and anyone who previously attended but has not been participating recently) please call the office before attending due to large class numbers.

Bookings are essential. Contact Lila on 9392 5869 or email

Dance Remedy

Fall in love with the freedom and fluidity of dance! Led by the extraordinary movement coach Paul Cordeiro, this class is designed so participants can easily follow movements, as well as finding their own creative language of movement. Think contemporary dance meets improvisation, encouraging participants to explore their own way of moving in a joyous, vibrant and FUN class environment. The sessions work on balance, coordination and self expression. Perfect for beginners and those with absolutely no exercise experience. Cost: $10. Bookings are essential. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.

  • Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • New Location: Starting 20th October - 1st December (7 Week term), an additional Dance Remedy class will be held at Balmain Town Hall, 9am-10am. Please contact Hannaford Community Centre Office to organise payment prior to attending due to lack of payment options available at Balmain Town Hall. 

Zumba Gold

Fun and beginner-friendly! Zumba Gold is a unique approach to fitness that's suitable for ALL levels. You don't need a dance background, and you don't need to be young, fit and thin (but that's OK if you are). All you need is a desire to have fun dancing to a variety of upbeat songs. The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating let by the renowned Rachel Bond. Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. Cost: $10. Bookings are essential. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.

  • Fridays: 9.15am to 10am , 10.15-11am *Space available in both sessions!

Strength and Movement

Exercise safely in a fun group environment with other men and women over the age of 55. Led by the amazing Christy Simitzis, these group workouts focus on mobility, balance, strength and core, targeting every part of your body. You'll be working as a team, performing the same exercises together in a group format. The classes cater for beginners through to the more advanced weekend warrior. Christy says "You will love the workouts! My goal is to make you feel strong and more alive every morning!" Our Circuit Training classes occur on:

  • >Thursdays from 8am to 9am. Bookings are essential. Cost: $10. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869. BYO exercise mat.

Tai Chi

In 2021 we welcomed Master Sam Ruan to the Hannaford Centre. Sam teaches the traditional Yang Style Tai Chi with particular focus on 85 forms. He also includes Qigong in his classes as part of the warmup, for relaxation and stretching. Health benefits are derived from the Tai Chi's slow, gentle and tranquil movements which enable harmony in mind and body, improved mobility, suppleness and mental alertness. Anyone regardless of age or level of fitness can practice and benefit from Tai Chi. Loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes should be worn to classes. Cost: $10

  • Thursdays 9:15am to 10:15am. Bookings essential. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.

Road Scholars - Walking Group

The Road Scholars meet twice a month on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday. Explore the local area and turn a bout of exercise into an enjoyable social occasion. Walking with a group is safe, motivating and promotes regular physical activity. You'll also banish boredom, boost motivation and explore our wonderful city! And you get all this for FREE! Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.

Hannaford Byrne Photography Group

Participate in outdoor shoots and professional printing, discuss issues related to shooting, equipment, technology and exhibitions. Led by professional photographer & teacher Glenn Lockitch. Glenn has been involved in photography and the media for 27 years, primarily working as an independent filmmaker and photojournalist, in Australia and overseas. He has taught photojournalism and photography at the Australian Centre for Photography, the National Art School, and Sydney Photography Workshops. We are thrilled and privileged to have Glenn at the Hannaford Centre. Mondays 1 to 3pm. Cost: $20 per month.

Tuesday lunch

Enjoy morning tea, a light lunch and live music for $10. Bingo too for $1.50. Bookings essential and open to local residents only. No lunch during school holidays. Contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869.

Book clubs

Connect with others who share a passion for books. There are two groups; 'Books for Blokes' who meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month and 'Between the Covers' on 1st Wednesday of every month. For all enquiries contact the Hannaford office on 9392 5869. Cost: FREE!


Join in on Mondays 1pm to 3pm for an afternoon of Scrabble, Chess, or your Board game of choice accompanied by great conversation. Cost: FREE! Please phone the Hannaford office prior to attending on 9392 5869.

Upcoming workshops and exhibitions 2023

We run a broad range of creative classes, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year that cater for all skill levels & expertise. Our aim is to connect people with the joy of making and shared experience; through real-life social networking and skill sharing. If you have an idea for a class you would like to attend or teach please email us.    

Previous workshops 2022

Connecting with Confidence hosted by Susan Sharpe:

1:30-3:30pm, 11th November 2022

Join us for a new one-off Workshop hosted by Susan Sharpe, Connecting with Confidence.

With ageing, retirement, and Covid-19 we face new challenges that affect our ability to communicate, connect and carry ourselves with confidence. With particular focus on the social conditions that accompany ageing, this course is designed to reignite a sense of purpose and direction during periods of personal and societal transition.

Join Susan Sharpe- a Balmain local who has worked in adult education, training, and international education throughout the course of her career, as she guides participants in confidence building exercises. In addition to an illustrious career in formal adult education services, Susan Sharpe currently works part-time teaching academic English to International University Students. Her work is driven by her interest in helping people achieve their best outcomes and intercultural communication. 

$10 (Inc. Afternoon tea) Bookings required: 9392 5869

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