After dinner walking group

Sydney’s active older residents can enjoy free, guided walking tours that are designed especially for them.

Taking in some of central Sydney’s most well-known locations, the walks aim to bring together like-minded people who are already active and want to stay fit by exploring local outdoor attractions.

Considering the overwhelming response to the first Walsh Bay walk, Sydney’s older walkers relish the opportunity to get active and really enjoy the city when the sun goes down.

Register your spot in an upcoming tour so you don’t miss out.

After dinner walking group

Be connected

Whether it's an exercise group or choir, computer class or discussion group, our older adult services and programs are tailored to help you keep enjoying a healthy, active and involved lifestyle, right into retirement and beyond.

For all older adult programs and services held in our community venues, visit our community programs and services page

For our less-active seniors, we also offer a range of support services such as meals, transport and a home library service to help you continue living comfortably and independently at home.

Contacts

The pages in this section provide details about our services and programs, but if you need further information or would like to make an enquiry on behalf of a family member or friend, please contact:

Marisol Franken
Administration Coordinator
02 9246 7868

Our changing population

By 2018 the number of older people in the local area is expected to grow by around one-third, increasing from fewer than 22,000 people in 2008 to just over 29,000 people. Following a review of our services to take into account this expected growth, it was found the best approach is to move from providing centre-based to program-based services.

Our report, 'The Next Generation – Blueprint for Aged Services and Facilities 2008-2018', has 4 key goals.

  • Encourage healthy ageing by addressing the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of older people.
  • Provide ongoing, adequate and appropriate support services for the frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers.
  • Provide adequate and accessible transport options.
  • Build partnerships with other agencies to develop new community programs for older people.

For more detailed information about our review and its recommendations, you can download a copy of the report below.

Contacts

For further information about the report, please contact:

Christine McBride
Manager, Social Policy and Programs
02 9265 9560

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 August 2014