The best things in later life – Seniors Festival 2018

What are the best things in later life? We will be hosting an exhibition and creating a book for Seniors Festival 2018 to celebrate the best things about later life.

Tell us what you think are (or will be) the best things about living life in your 60s and over. Selected entries will be showcased during the 2018 festival (5 to 15 April). Entries will close on Friday 16 February 2018.

Submit your entry

The theme for NSW Seniors Festival 2018 is Let's Do More Together! Be part of a great project that aims to raise the positive aspects of being older and celebrates the best things about later life. 

For more information about this project please contact, Bishop Laryea on 02 8374 6310 or email

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

Podiatry service

The City offers access to a podiatry clinic at the Ron Williams Centre in Redfern. The service takes place every Friday from 8.30am to 2pm. You may be eligible for transport to and from the clinic. Contact our team for more information.

Computer classes

A variety of computer classes are held at the City libraries. Some are held in a range of community languages. Classes include Computer Basics, Internet Basics as well as Facebook and Email Basics. Look for a course online.

You can also take online computer courses from home. 

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

Read more about home support


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

City of Sydney receives Commonwealth and NSW Government funding to provide programs and services for older people and people with disability.

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.


For further information about the report, please contact:

Christine McBride
Manager, Social Policy and Programs
02 9265 9560

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Last updated: Thursday, 9 November 2017