Seniors' news and notices

Changes to programs  due to Election pre poll and maintenance - current .

Ashfield - Activity Rooms

Table Tennis - cancelled - 3- 19 May

Seniors Theatre - cancelled  - 3 - 19 May

Yoga - Urgent maintenance cancelled  - 1 & 8 May

Marrickville Town Hall

From 23 April 2019, until further notice, the following programs will be relocated due to maintenance and the federal election :

  1. Line dancing - from 3 May ( please note there is no group on 26 April)
  2. Gentle exercise - from 29 April
  3. Active and healthy Group  - from 26 April.

The new location is:

Marrickville Church336 Marrickville Road, Marrickville – directly opposite the Town Hall.

For main hall, access ramp from the Petersham Road entrance, accessible toilet facilities.

Only the Active and Healthy Group will use the main hall. Line dancing and gentle exercise will use the main hall.

For enquires please call 9392 5863 or contact

Tech Savvy Seniors

Did you know that you can access free training if you are over 6o. years of age.

The Tech Savvy Seniors Program is continuing into 2019 by community colleges and libraries throughout various locations in NSW.

Tech Savvy Seniors delivers low cost digital literacy training to seniors so they can develop the skills and confidence to access information and services online. The program provides training in computers, tablets and smart phones to help seniors to stay connected with their families, friends and communities.

This successful program is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.

Please access the full range of programs for May 2019 at Sydney Community College.

Older Persons Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) – Free training – Marrickville, Campsie & Balmain locations. Facilitated by Wesley Training OPMHFA trainer & Jane Massa - Coordinator, Suicide & Depression Prevention, Older Persons Mental Health, SLHD BA Hon (Psych) & OPMHFA trainer. Supported by Inner West Council and STARS, Canterbury City Community Centre. Please register through Event brite link in table below.

Training Dates




Registration Link

  • 4/4
  • 11/4

2 day course

9:30am to 4:30pm

Ethnic Community Services Cooperative

Building 3, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, (building located inside the Addison Road Community Centre) NSW 2204

  • 6/5
  • 13/5

2 day course

9:30am to 4:30pm

Carrington Centre Campsie,
2 Carrington Square (off Anglo Road), Campsie, NSW 2194

  • 6/6
  • 13/6

2 day course

9:30am to 4:30pm

Balmain Town Hall
370 Darling Street, Balmain, NSW 2041

Active and Healthy Group - now full but register interest for future programs

A group for older people recovering from depression and / or anxiety.

Friday's at the Marrickville Town Hall Meeting

10am - 12.30pm

Register before this Friday the 15th as several spaces still available - a 12 week program that has already commenced and runs until  17 May 2019.

Enquires for future programs call  Jane Massa on 9515 3800 or Isobel Graham 9515 3158.

2019 Seniors Card Directories & Legal Aid Diaries

Legal Aid has many publications and their 2019 Diary is just one. These diaries have topics for older people and are available at all service centres -  numbers are limited.

Seniors Card Directories  provides information on discounts for seniors. Ashfield Library and Ashfield Service Centre have received deliveries.  More have been ordered for both Leichhardt and Petersham Service Centres. You can also download or view on line.

If you are at one of the community centres in the LGA, you could also ask about obtaining a 2019 Seniors Card Directory.

Honouring our local heroes

The Inner West Council Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards aim to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals within the inner west community.

One award is offered in each category and awarded at the Council's Australia Day event. The Inner West Council Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards aim to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals within the inner west community.

Details and to apply can be found:


Seniors' Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017/18

Inner West Council provides a range of activities for seniors' health and wellbeing across the local government area.

Council conducted the Seniors' Health and Wellbeing Survey between December 2017 and March 2018 in order to help plan its activities to suit the community's needs. The survey was responded to by 460 people and included face-to-face, online and print communication.

A summary of the survey results is available here:

Home fire safety check program

Fire and Rescue NSW have a Home Fire Safety Check program.

To request a smoke alarm check or home fire safety advice, contact the Inner West Home Maintenance and Modification Service.

For additional information about this program visit

Inner West and Canterbury Elder Abuse Resource Card for Service Providers

On Tuesday 12 June the Inner West and Canterbury Collaborative launched a resource card for service providers. You can request some cards for staff at

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Page last updated: 23 May 2019