Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival
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Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival 2021 with the City of Canterbury Bankstown

Seniors aged 55 and over living in Canterbury-Bankstown are encouraged to take part in CBCity’s celebrations of NSW Seniors Festival 2021. With the theme ‘In Our Nature’, the festival recognises seniors in the community, and encourages them to live active and connected lives.

The NSW Seniors Festival runs from Tuesday 13 April to Saturday 24 April.

Bookings are essential to all applicable activities. For more information, call our Community Services Team on 9789 9594

Entertainment | Classes | Activities | Active Fun

The Event Program is your complete guide to CBCity's celebrations of NSW Seniors Festival 2021.
View the digital Event Program booklet here.

 Entertainment

Life is a cabaret

Catch this electrifying cabaret performance featuring Amanda Easton and Dave Stephens, presented by It’s Showtime Entertainment, with FREE morning tea from 9am.
  • ​Time: 10am-12pm
  • When: Tuesday 13 April NEW DATE: 8 June 2021
  • Where: Bryan Brown Theatre, Ambulance Station, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown
  • Cost: Tickets are $20
  • For more details and to purchase your ticket, call 9707 9404 or visit bryanbrowntheatre.com.au

Movie Mornings at the Library

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, starring Essie Davis and Nathan Page.

  • ​Time: 10am
  • When: Tuesday 20 April
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown  
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9708

 

Movie Mornings at the Library

My big, fat Greek wedding, starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.
  • ​Time: 10am
  • When: Monday 26 April
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St, Campsie
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9423

Movie Mornings at the Library

Bookings are essential. 
A beautiful day in the neighbourhood, starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys.
Be moved by this film that's based on the true story of the friendship between a kind-hearted television presenter Fred Rogers and cynical journalist Lloyd Vogel.
  • ​Time: 10am 
  • When: Tuesday 13 April
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St, Campsie
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9423

Movie Mornings at the Library

Shirley Valentine, starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.
A bored Liverpudlian housewife transforms into a woman her husband barely recognises after she meets a Mediterranean man on a holiday in Greece.
  • ​Time: 10am
  • When: Friday 16 April
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown 
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9708

Welcome Back to Your Library

Join us for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and missed about your local library.

Bookings are essential.

 

  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre,
  • When: Thursday 8 April
  • Time: 10:30-11:30am
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 5436

OR

  • Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When:  Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 11am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9747

OR

  • Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9744

OR

  • Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 10.30-11.30am
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9419

OR

  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 16 April
  • Time: 11am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9417

OR

  • Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 16 April
  • Time: 11am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9740

Seniors Concert – Theme “In Our Nature” - SOLD OUT

Come enjoy this year’s Seniors Festival Concert, themed In Our Nature. Unwind to music and entertainment before using your ticket to enjoy a hearty meal from the bistro.

For more information, and to purchase tickets from Monday 22 March, call Bankstown Sports Club on 9722 9888.

Sponsored by Bankstown Sports Club.

  • ​​Who: Canterbury-Bankstown residents aged 55 and over            
  • When: Friday 23 April, 2-4pm
  • Where: The Theatre, Bankstown Sports Club
  • Cost: $2 per person. Spaces are limited
  • Details: For more information, and to purchase tickets from Monday 22 March, call Bankstown Sports Club on 9722 9888
  • Note: Current COVID-19 restrictions apply.

 

Classes

Scam and fraud awareness – ACCC and Scamwatch

Learn something new about protecting yourself from current and future scams! The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scams Team will tell you about scams impacting the community, and how the ACCC can help.
The session will explore:

The role of the ACCC’s Scamwatch;
The latest scams impacting Australians, including those that have increased during the pandemic;
The tactics and psychological ploys used by scammers;
Scam protection advice; and
Resources available from the Scamwatch website
Registrations are essential for all sessions.

​Session 1:

  • When: Thursday 15 April, 11am-12pm 
  • Where:  Online OR screening at Campsie Library, 14/28 Amy St, Campsie
  • Details: Please register via Eventbrite or call 9707 9212.

Session 2:

  • When: Thursday 22 April, 11am-12pm
  • Where: Online OR screening at Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre, 80 Rickard Rd, Bankstown            
  • Details: Please register via Eventbrite or call 9707 9212

Folk Dancing Classes
Learn different dances from around the world as a professional folk dancing teacher takes you on a journey exploring different cultures.

Bookings are essential.
  • ​When: Monday 19 April, 10am-12pm            
  • Where: Earlwood Seniors Citizen Centre, Cnr Homer & Hartill-Law Ave, Earlwood
  • Details: Call Deb on 0427 315 245

Financial talk with Good Shepherd (with Chinese interpreter)

Join us for this informative talk that will cover topics such as the Aged Pension, how to set retirement goals and where to find help for housing or money remittance.

Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre            
  • When: 19 April 2021
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 5436

My Aged Care Talks

This presentation will teach you how to access My Aged Care services for yourself or an elderly loved one. There will be multiple presentations at Bankstown, Panania and Earlwood libraries, brought to you by Wesley Mission. 

Bookings are essential.

  • Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 20 April
  • Time: 6.30-7.30pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9737

OR

  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 22 April
  • Time: 6.30-7.30pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9417

OR

  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 27 April, 6.30-7.30pm or Tuesday 18 May
  • Time: 10.30-11.30am
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9708

Activities

​Generations Connected – Youth and Seniors

Meet some of your local young community members and connect with tech savvy teens who are excited to show you how to better use your device for FREE.
Bring along your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and any questions you might have, and get paired up with a young person who will help teach you ways to use it. Light lunch will be provided.
Bookings are essential.

  • ​When: Wednesday 14 April, 10.30am-1pm
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Details: To book, call Council’s Active Ageing Officer on 97075495

Bring Back Bingo

Council is bringing back the everybody’s favourite game, Bingo! Take part in this FREE for your chance to win so great prizes. Morning tea will be provided.
Bookings are essential.
  • Where: Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 14 April
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9737

OR

  • Where: Greenacre Seniors Citizen Centre - CANCELLED
  • When: Friday 16, Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 April
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Details: To book, call 9707 9646

OR

  • Where: Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 21 April
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9744

OR

  • Where: Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 21 April
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9747

OR

  • Where: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Wednesday 21 April
  • Time: 11am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9417

Twiddle-Muffs Knitting Workshop

Enjoy a social knitting session and learn how to make twiddle-muffs
and fidget blankets.
These knits are designed to trigger memories, stimulate our senses and brain, and keep both hands busy for people with disabilities and dementia.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​When: Monday 19 April, 11am-1pm
  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St, Campsie
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9423

Trip to Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler - SOLD OUT

Join us for social day trips out to the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler. Enjoy stops for morning tea, and soak up  delicious lunch in great company along the river.
Purchase tickets from Council’s Customer Service Centres in Bankstown or Campsie from Monday 22 March, 9:30am.
For more information, call the Community Services Team on 9789 9594
*Card payments preferred.
  • ​Times:
    • 7.30am-4.30pm in Campsie
    • 8am-4pm in Bankstown
  • When:
    • Tuesday 20 April
    • Wednesday 21 April
    • Thursday 22 April
  • Cost: $20 per person. This covers morning tea, the cruise, lunch and bus trip. Spaces are limited
  • Note:
    - Current COVID-19 restrictions apply when purchasing tickets and travelling in the bus on the day; and
    - Bring comfy shoes, a hat, bottle of water, face mask and wear sunscreen.

Trivial pursuit in the library

Put on your thinking caps and join us for a fast and fun game of trivial pursuit. This FREE activity includes morning tea, and includes prizes to be won.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​When: Wednesday 21 April, 11.30am-12.30pm   
  • Where: Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre, 12 Chester Hill Rd, Chester Hill
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 9740

Bus to Library History Tour - SOLD OUT

Join us as we dive deep into the rich history of our Campsie and Lakemba neighbourhoods while experiencing the FREE Bus to Library service available to you year-round.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Thursday 22 April
  • Time: 10am
  • Details: To book, please call Campsie Library on 9789 9423

Seated Yoga - SOLD OUT

Do you want to participate in Yoga but have challenges getting up and down from the floor? Then this is perfect for you, or anybody anywhere, as long as you have a seat. Work on gaining better flexibility, mobility, balance, strength and posture.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Friday 23 April
  • Time: 11am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9707 5436

​Our Heritage Morning Tea

Celebrate our heritage and join us for morning tea. View a local family history display and bring along your own photos and memories to share.
Learn about exciting programs on offer as well, including ancestry library and preservation and conservation of photos.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 4 May
  • Time: 10.30am-12pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9562

 

Active Fun

Aqua Aerobics

The warm water of our indoor pools help to sooth joint pain, improve muscle flexibility and balance. Join us in this healthy social activity and have fun in a friendly atmosphere.
Bring a towel, water, swimwear and (optional) water shoes.
Bookings are essential.

** To attend, please complete and provide your pre-exercise screen before Wednesday 7 April. To request a form, call 9789 9651.

  • Where: Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre
  • When: Thursday 8, 15, 22 and 29 April
  • Time: 11-11.45am
  • Details: To book, call 9644 8300

OR

  • Where: Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre
  • When: Friday 9, 16, 23 and 30 April
  • Time: 11.30am-12.15pm
  • Details: To book, call 9789 9302

OR

  • Where: Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre
  • When: Monday 12 and 19 April
  • Time: 10.15-11am
  • Details: To book, call 9771 2148

Balance and Falls Prevention

Grow in confidence and improve your body awareness by completing simple exercises with chairs, balloons, Swiss balls and more.
Join us with FREE onsite parking and easy access to our Centre from Campsie and Canterbury train stations.
Bring a towel, water, active wear and comfortable sports shoes.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Group Fitness Room, Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre               
  • When: Monday 12 & 19 April               
  • Time: 11-11.45am
  • Details: For more information, call 9789 9303

Sport for Beginners

Sefton Golf Course and Bowls Australia is delivering two FREE training sessions and games that are perfect for those who may be new to both sports this Seniors Festival.
Discover tips from professional instructors, enjoy a morning tea and enjoy a fun day out.
All equipment will be provided.
Available spots are limited. Bookings are essential.

Bowls

  • Where: Mt Lewis Bowling Club
  • When: Tuesday 13 April               
  • Time: 10am

Golf

  • Where: Sefton Golf Course
  • When: Monday 19 April
  • Time: 10am

Details: To register in any of these activities, visit cb.city/Seniors-Festival-Sport-For-Beginners. For more information, call Council’s Active Lifestyles Officer on 9707 9236.

Laughter Yoga Workshop

Feel renewed as you combine laugh exercises with focused breathing techniques to enhance your cardiovascular system and promote your body’s happy hormone.
Come join us, and let’s laugh our way to happiness.
Bookings are essential.
Delivered in in partnership with Canterbury City Community Centre.
​Time: 10.30am-12.30pm
When: Friday 16 April
Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, 14-28 Amy St, Campsie
Details: To book, please call 9789 9423

Salsa for Seniors workshops

Come and join inclusive workshops specially designed to improve fitness and mobility, whether you're able to walk or not. There'll also be a seated option for people with mobility issues.
Be sure to bring a water bottle.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Arts Centre               
  • When: Tuesday 20 and Tuesday 27 April
  • Time: 11am-12.30pm
  • Details: For more call 9707 5400 or register here

Seniors Games and Activity Afternoon

Join us for a memorable time playing a range of fun games such as chess, backgammon and draughts. Or, if you enjoy knitting, come and have a yarn with our knitting tutor.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Tuesday 20 April
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Details: To book, please call 9789 9419

​Zumba For Seniors

Get ready to boogie showing off your fun dancing moves. A modified Zumba class of lower intensity focusing on balance and coordination.
Bookings are essential.
Delivered in partnership between the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Georges River Council, Share Inc and the Riverwood Community Centre.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Community Centre, 151 Belmore Rd Riverwood
  • When: Wednesday 21 April
  • Time: 11.15am
  • Details: To book, call Council’s Active Ageing Officer on 9707 5495

Fit & Stronger

Improve your strength, fitness, flexibility and balance, and challenge your body while having fun.
Bookings are essential.
Delivered in partnership between the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Georges River Council, Share Inc and the Riverwood Community Centre
  • ​Where: Riverwood Community Centre
  • When: Wednesday 21 April
  • Time: 10am
  • Details: To book, call Council’s Active Ageing Officer on 9707 5495

Staying Active

Engage in some fun low impact aerobics and core strength exercises, followed by a cool down and relaxing stretching session.
Bookings are essential.
Delivered in partnership between the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Georges River Council, Share Inc and the Riverwood Community Centre.
  • ​Where: Riverwood Community Centre
  • When: Wednesday 21 April               
  • Time: 12.30pm               
  • Details: To book, call Council’s Active Ageing Officer on 9707 5495

Not Dead Yet Theatrical Performance | POSTPONED – please contact the library to register interest

The Older Women’s Network (OWN) Theatre Group will present this play focused on telling a story that showcases and celebrates the resilience, positivity, joy and despair older women experience throughout life’s ups and downs. Funny, sad, original and entertaining, join us in this relatable theatrical performance.
Bookings are essential.
  • ​Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Postponed
  • Details: To register your interest, please call 9707 9733

OR

  • Where: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • When: Postponed
  • Details: To register your interest, please call 9789 9404

Bus to Library History Tours

Come join the FREE Bus to Library service for an informative bus tour around your neighbourhood. Enjoy a nice morning tea before our very own Local Studies Librarian takes you on an insightful the tour. 
Bookings are required.
  • ​Wednesday 31 March – Padstow Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Thursday 1 April – Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Wednesday 7 April – Panania Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Thursday 8 April – Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Wednesday 14 April – Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Thursday 15 April - Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Wednesday 21 April - Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Time: 10.30-11.30am
  • Details: Please book at your local branch, or call 9707 9733

 

RISK WARNING
There is an inherent risk of injury whilst participating in fitness and physically active activities. Persons participating in these activities do so at their own risk and Council (or any other organisation involved) accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss, damage to personal property or death that may be suffered by participants during the partaking of any activity associated with these. This indemnity is reduced proportionately by any act or omission of the organiser or their agents.

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