Online programs for seniors

The Inner West has a vast range of free, low cost and affordable online programs. The main headings on this page are in alphabetical order.
If you need support to navigate or find something,  please contact Mark Jones from the Healthy Ageing Team on 9392 5844 or email 

Online Creative Classes

  • Artful: Art and Dementia Online Toolkit

The Artful: Art and Dementia online toolkit is a creative learning resource with 10 artmaking activities designed for people living with dementia at any stage in their lives, and their support network. The online toolkit is suitable for use in a number of settings, such as at home, in a healthcare setting, or a gallery. Follow the instructions for the artmaking activities at your own pace, all you need is a clear space to work with materials. For more information click here

Dance based person centred care.
Creative Caring brings dance classes within reach of all people with chronic movement restrictions, with a focus on community building for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
Visit their website for more details:

  • Zentangle online 

Learn to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns in a relaxing environment. Zentangle is also referred to as “tangling” — but it should never be confused with doodling. Doodling is an absent-minded scrawl. It’s a little swirl on a post-it note while you’re on the phone. It’s something that’s done when you’re otherwise occupied — not conscious art. Zentangle, however, requires focus. This art form has intent; you set out with a goal to create patterns, despite not particularly planning far ahead with it. Zentangle is mindful. Led by the experienced teacher Lianne Woods. Happy tangling!

Cost: $10
For more information, and booking contact Lianne Woods via email:

Online Computer Training

An Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. We have online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

  • Sydney Community College 

Tech Savvy Program - a variety of courses designed to provide the skills you need in the digital age - click here for more information on the various courses on offer or phone: 02 8752 7555.

Online Carers Programs

  • Stay tuned for Carers NSW activities for carers and stakeholders for 2023. Click here for more information. 

Online Exercise Classes

  • Council's Aquatics and Recreation team

A number of instructional exercise videos that our members and the community can watch and follow to stay fit and healthy:

One of them is a 33 minute Zumba workout!

To view all the videos online please do the following:


  • Log into YouTube
  • In the YouTube search bar, “Inner West Aquatics” or click here:
  • Select which exercise video you wish to view. More video are coming soon.

For more information visit the Recreation and Aquatics page on Council's website

  • Stepping On program

A free falls prevention program for people 65 years and older throughout the year. 7 weeks, 2 hours per week with follow up. Online may vary. Contact Sydney Local Health District Stephen Gammack on 9515 9063.

  • Healthy and Active for Life Online 

A free ten week program for people over 60 years of age. Online only. For more information click here

  • Daily Fuel
Daily Fuel is a LIVE and on-demand online program incorporating health, fitness and wellness for active over 50's. The program is recognised worldwide and links all the elements of healthy eating, education, safe and effective exercise and lifestyle activities to ensure your mental and health wellbeing. Train with friends and join and inspiring community. Access daily live workouts at 8am or access the class library and exercise at your own pace, in your own time on any smart device (smartphone, tablet, computer).  Paid membership offering a 10 day free trial. 
For more information go to:
Or phone Christy Simitzis - 0410 693 323.

Yoga for Seniors follows the classical Iyengar Yoga method which can be appropriately adapted to meet the needs of seniors by use of props and modifications. Special consideration is given to limited mobility, joint problems, specific to the needs of students etc. Classes are ideal for those with no previous experience with yoga and for those that have previous experience and are conducted in a supportive and caring environment.

Classes are available In-Person & On-Line
Tuesday 11:30am 12.30am On-Line
Thursday 11:30am 12.30am On-Line
Class cost $15 per visit

Bookings are essential and can be made online click here or via the studio on 02 9569 0870 or prior to attending class

Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre

Provides free or low cost and affordable programs as well as medical, allied and complimentary health care and education to improve women's health.
For general enquiries, bookings and more information on programs and activities, please contact on 02 9560 3011 or e-mail on You can also directly contact facilitators about any programs below. They do change from time to time so visit the website for these and more programs. 
  • Habit  Change Support Group

For booking and zoom link  contact:

  • Calm and Relax - learn some relaxation techniques

For booking and zoom link  contact:

  • Online YOGA

For booking and zoom link  contact:

  • Nia Dance Movement Classes

For booking and zoom link  contact:

  • Resilience and Awareness through Movements

For booking and zoom link  contact:

Older Women's Network

Older Women's Network is the voice for the older women in NSW. They run a variety of groups that women can belong to and feel connected.
For enquires and more information on programs and activities, please contact on 02 9519 8044 or e-mail on, or visit the website of Older Women Network website.

Social Groups

  • Growing Older with Attitude and Gratitude

An Online coffee club that meets weekly on Mondays from 10-12noon.
Contact Marie Christine - Sancho for more information and the link: 
Auspiced and powered by Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre

  • Social Connections Program

An 8 week program aimed to work on ways to get the best out of our lives, while making new social connections. Share your story and relax through wellbeing activities. 
To Book or for more information: Xia Li Summerfield: 9787 0348 or email:

Other programs - didn't find what you are looking for, here are some more:

  • Buried in Treasures

An educational and support program for people with cluttering and hoarding tendencies. More details and how to register for the Buried in Treasures Workshops can be found here.
Note, participants are able to register up to 1 week after the program start date by contacting Amanda (Program Facilitator) directly at: 

  • Sydney Community College

A range of programs on offer so visit this page on their website for online programming.

  • Meet up

Search for a any recreational (passive and active) and educational group  that interests you and you might find it: Inner West Meet up.

  • Uniting

Healthy Living Hub. A range of activities you can access during COVID and beyond. 

  • U3A

Sydney U3A offers a program of hundreds of courses, lectures, presentations and social activities, face-to-face and online.

  • Mental Health - Stay at Home packs

Below are links to 'Stay at Home Packs' that have been put together by the Clinical Rehab clinicians at St George Community Mental Health. The idea behind the packs, is to assist with activities for people to do at home during this lockdown period. There are some great ideas in there, so check them out

Stay at Home Pack 1
Stay at Home Pack 2
Stay at Home Pack 3

  • Podcasts
  • Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century.  Broadcast 2pm Tuesdays AEST via the Community Radio Network, but not on any Sydney station I know of. Maybe 2RRR soon. The best way to listen is from the website or via podcast app. Click here for more information.  
  • Wesley School for Seniors

If you are over 55 and interested in enrolling in a range of activities you can review the Wesley School for Seniors timetable here .
There are more than 90 courses on offer. Contact them on on (02) 9263 5416

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Page last updated: 04 Sep 2023