Active Seniors in the City

Active Seniors in the City
Read about the range of services are available to help people maintain independence as they get older. Seniors In The City of Canterbury Bankstown A range of services are available to help people maintain independence as they get older, including transport, regular social contact, help to maintain a safe home & personal care.  

 

Almost a quarter of residents living in the City of Canterbury Bankstown are 55 years old or greater. These residents are an integral and essential part of our community and it should be recognised that enjoying a valued role as well as a meaningful life in our community as we grow older is something that everyone should be able to aspire to.

The needs of residents inevitably change as they get older, but this doesn't affect everyone in the same way because people age differently and have a range of individual situations and expectations depending on their values, personal experience and cultural background.

However, there are some changes that do tend to affect people in similar ways as they move through various life stages. People in their 50s often find that their children have left home, and they may find themselves exploring new interests and activities to add fulfilment to their lives. This tends to increase as people who are working start thinking about part-time work or retirement.

A wide range of services are available in our area to help people maintain their independence for as long as possible as they get older. This can take the form of assistance with transport, regular social contact, help to maintain a safe home environment and personal care.

We recognise the diversity of changing needs of residents as they grow older and offer a range of activities that serve as pathways towards the various goals and aspirations of seniors in our City.

Keeping you active in the City

Term 2 Active Seniors Program 29 April - 5 July 2024 - Program available soon.

Our programs are fun and interactive. There’s a lot on offer and new programs are always coming out. It’s a great way to make new friends and stay agile!

Keeping active, creative and social is what we do at CBCity. 


 Term 1 Active Seniors Programs 2024

​MONDAY
Yoga
Gentle stretches, concentration, meditation and breathing techniques
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 7am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Bankstown Men’s Shed Inc
A place where men can meet up, share and learn new skills and enjoy each other’s company
​Where: Jim Ring Reserve, 110 Rodd St Birrong
Time: 8am-2pm
Call Shed for fees on 9738 1147
Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Centre Ave, Roselands
Time: 7am, 10am, 5.45pm or 6.45pm  
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 7am or 8am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Folk dancing
Learn folk dances from all around the world from a professional teacher
​Where: Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre, 362 Homer St, Earlwood
Time: 10am-noon 
Cost: $5
Call Debbie on 0427 315 245
Strength and balance
Light cardio and strength training using body weight. Suitable for people wanting light level intensity
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Road Birrong
Time: 9am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Strength and balance 
Light cardio and strength training using body weight. Suitable for people wanting light level intensity
Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 9am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Older Women’s Network Greek Group
Group open for all female community members. Exercise class, dancing and outings scheduled
Where: Bryan Brown Function Centre, Lansdowne Room 1,
80 Rickard Road, Bankstown
Time: 10-11.30am  
Cost: call for cost and bookings
Call Katy on 0412 606 823
Line Dance Classes for Seniors
Easy to follow, no experience needed. Fun and social dance mood. 
Where: Clemton Park Baptist Church, 9-11 Shackel Ave, Kingsgrove
Time: 10am  
Cost: please check with leader.
Call 0439 349 324 or 0475 149 670 or email lovetolinedance@outlook.com
Martial arts
No matter your age, enhance your self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers
​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Time: 5-6pm 
Call Tony for details on 0412 606 823
Chair yoga 
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
Time: 11.30am 
Cost: FREE
Call: 9789 9419
Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 6.30pm 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500

 

TUESDAY
Fit and strong  
Lower intensity to help strengthen your core muscles, improve your balance and help improve your overall strength and fitness
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 7am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Bankstown Men’s Shed Inc.
A place where men can meet up, share and learn new skills and enjoy each other’s company
​Where: Jim Ring Reserve, 110 Rodd St, Birrong
Time: 8am-2pm 
Call Shed for fees on 9738 1147.
Strength and balance
Light cardio and strength training using body weight. Suitable for people wanting light level intensity 
​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 7.30am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua classes 
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 8am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua classes  
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 10am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Earlwood Seniors Group
Social group, play indoor bowls, craft activities, outings and a lot of social interactions. 
Where: Earlwood Senior Citizen Centre, 362 Homer Street, Earlwood
Time: 10am
Call for information and any costs 
Call: 0426 382 133
Walking basketball
Fun, interactive and low impact team sport
​Where: Bankstown Basketball Stadium, 2 Third Ave, Condell Park
Time: 10.30-11.30am 
Cost: FREE
Call Maria on 9707 5495.
Tai chi 
A gentle way to exercise
​Where: Panania Senior Citizen Hall, 77 Anderson Rd, Panania
Time: 10am  
Call for cost and bookings. 
Call: 9773 5499
Active Adults - Over 55's exercise class
Designed to get you out of your comfort zone, working on balance and coordination 
Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Time: 10.30am
Cost: FREE
Bookings cb.city/activeadults55
Line dancing  
For those interested in exercising from waist down to popular music
​Where: Panania Senior Citizen Hall, 77 Anderson Rd, Panania
Time: 11.30am 
Cost: call for cost and bookings
Cost: call 0407 462 282 or 9773 5499
Chair yoga
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre,
80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood

Time: 12.15pm
Cost: FREE
Call: 9707 5436
Active hearts
Exercise class for over 50’s
​Where: Ashbury Senior Citizens Centre, 66 Princess St, Ashbury
Time: 2.30-3.30pm 
Cost: $10 casual or $50 for 10 weeks (if paid in full)
Call Michael on 0438 823 882.
Family & Local History
Want to know more about researching your family tree?
​Where: Campsie Library First Tuesday of the month
Time: 10am-noon
Cost: FREE – Drop in session
Call: 9789 9405
​WEDNESDAY
Bankstown Men’s Shed Inc. 
A place where men can meet up, pass on and learn new skills and enjoy other’s company
​Where: Jim Ring Reserve, 110 Rodd St Birrong
Time: 8am-2pm 
Call Shed for fees on 9738 1147.
Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Centre Ave, Roselands
Time: 7am, 10am, 5.45pm or 6.45pm 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 7am or 8am
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Dance fit
Dancing, core and stretch class
​Where: Sefton Community Centre, 73 Batt St, Sefton
Time: 8am 
For bookings and cost, call 1300 874 348.
Bingo
Playing bingo is a fun activity and a great way to meet new friends.
​Where: Padstow Library third Wednesday of each month
Time: 10-11am
Call for bookings
Call: 9707 9747
Chair yoga
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance

​Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner Tower Street and Anderson Ave, Panania
Time: 11.30am and 1pm 
Cost: FREE
Call: 9707 9737

Chair yoga
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
​Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Rd, Chester Hill
Time: 2.30-3.30pm 
Cost: FREE
Call: 9707 9740
Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 6:30pm 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Pickleball
Combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis all in one. A great game which can be played in teams or singles
​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Time: 9-10.30am 
Call Sandra for details on 0414 227 747.
Dance Fit
Low impact dance to your favourite songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and all the classics
​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Time: 10am-11am 
Cost: $6 per class (first class FREE)
Call Tracie on 0419 999 650.
Martial arts
No matter your age, enhance your self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers
​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Time: 5-6pm 
Cost: Call for details
Call Tony on 0412 606 823.

 

​THURSDAY
​Aqua classes
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 8am or 6pm 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua classes  
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 10am
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500

Gentle aqua
Slower paced aqua class in shallow water that focuses on the fundamentals of Aqua Aerobics.

Designed for beginners

​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 9am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Strength and balance 
Light cardio and strength training using body weight. Suitable for people wanting light level intensity. 
Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 7.30am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Indoor Bowls
Fun indoor bowls with light movements
Where: Panania Senior Citizen Hall, 77 Anderson Rd, Panania
Time: 9am 
Cost: call for cost and bookings
Call: 0407 462 282 or 9773 5499
​Chair yoga
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St, Campsie
Times 12.50pm 
Cost: FREE
Call: Library 9789 9405
Chair yoga
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
​Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre, Corner William St and, Homer St, Earlwood
Time: 11.30am 
Cost: FREE
Call: Library 9789 9417
Family & Local History
Want to know more about researching your family tree?
​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown; Third Thursday of the month
Time: 10am-noon
Cost: FREE – Drop in session
Call: 9789 9562
Active hearts
Exercise class for over 50’s
​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St, Campsie
Time: 2.30pm 
Cost: $10 casual or $50 for 10 weeks (if paid in full)
Call Michael on 0438 823 882
Active hearts  
Exercise class for over 50’s
​Where: Revesby Community Centre, 1 MacArthur Ave, Revesby
Time: 11am-noon 
Cost: $10 casual or $50 for 10 weeks (if paid in full)
Call Michael on 0438 823 882

 


FRIDAY
Yoga
Gentle stretches, concentration, meditation and breathing techniques
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 7am
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Gentle Exercise
Exercise which is gentle and perfect for people new to exercise
Where: Panania Senior Citizen Hall, 77 Anderson Rd, Panania
Time: 10am 
Cost: call for cost and bookings
Cost: call 0407 462 282 or 9773 5499
Aqua classes  
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Centre Ave, Roselands
Time: 10am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua Dance 
A water aerobics class that is low impact to the body in shallow water delivering a cardiovascular and core workout to the rhythm of music. Suitable for all fitness levels and abilities
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
Time: 10am  
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Aqua classes 
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Marco Ave, Revesby
Time: 8am or 9am 
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Chair yoga 
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
​Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
Time: 11.30am  
Cost: FREE
Call: Library 9707 9747
​​Chair yoga 
Improve flexibility, mobility and balance
​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown
Time: 1pm  
Cost: FREE
Call: Library 9707 9708
​Strength and balance  
Light cardio and strength training using body weight. Suitable for people wanting light level intensity
​Where: Sefton Community Centre, 73 Batt St, Sefton
Time: 8am 
For bookings and cost, call 1300 874 348.
Knitting classes
Social knitting group to learn from others and share your skills
​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown
Time: 10am-noon 
Cost: FREE
Call the library on 9707 9708.
Movie club
Watch a great movie and stay for a friendly discussion
​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown, Third Friday of the month
Time: 10am-12.30pm
Cost: FREE
Call the library on 9707 9708.
Walking football 
Develop football skills, play the game and meet new people OR come along as a spectator
​Where: Graf Park, George St, Yagoona
Time: 10-11.30am 
Cost: FREE
Call: 0417 140 582


​WEEKENDS
Aqua classes  
Gentle cardio and a fun workout without any strain from gravity on your hips, knees or ankles
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
When: Saturday
Time: 7am
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Yoga 
Gentle stretches, concentration, meditation and breathing techniques
​Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Wellington Rd, Birrong
When: Saturday
Time: 7.30am  
Call centre for cost and bookings.
Call: 9707 5500
Table tennis 
Book a table and come along
​Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
When: Every day
Call for cost and bookings
Call: 9153 0441



 
Want to try something new, check out seniors walking basketball

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Contact

For more information, contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.