Seniors Week 2014

Seniors Week 2014

Saturday 15 March–Sunday 23 March

NSW Seniors Week is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere. The 2014 theme was 'Live Life!', a chance to celebrate seniors in our community. NSW Seniors Week includes great opportunities for seniors to stay active and independent, and be recognised for their community involvement. 

From laughter workshops to cultural debates, the City of Sydney hosted some great events for seniors to celebrate.

The event calendar (details below) also included walking tours, social media workshops and film screenings. Contact us to find out more.

Seniors swim free

Seniors who are local City residents enjoyed free entry to all City-owned aquatic and fitness centres throughout Seniors Week.

Find out more about the City’s swimming pools.


City of Sydney

02 9265 9333

Seniors Week events

Date Time Activity Bookings
17 March

Chinese Australians cultural debate

Lower Town Hall,
Sydney Town Hall

The joys and challenges of living in Australia and demystifying the varied experiences of a diverse inter-Chinese population are highlighted in these 3 intellectual and intergenerational debates in Chinese (Mandarin).

The debate is in partnership with Sydney Chinese Services Interagency, Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW, SBS and partners, and with the support of City of Sydney.

Cost: Free
Bookings essential.

For groups of 1-4 people, visit Eventbrite

Larger group bookings or more information: Bill Yan

02 9319 4073.

18 March

After dinner walking group

Pier 6/7
19 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay NSW 2065

Do you want to get out and about, make friends and enjoy Sydney at night? Hear the history of the Walsh Bay Wharf on our first night walk beginning in Seniors Week. The evening finishes with coffee or tea at a local café.

Cost: Free
RSVP: Harry Jensen Community Worker,
Jessica Mayr

02 9244 3696 0418 696 464

19 March

Mini-expo and laughter workshop

Cliff Noble Centre
Corner Renwick Street and Suttor Street
Alexandria NSW 2015

  • Laughter workshop from 10am
  • Mini-expo from 1pm

This is a fun, interactive way to explore some of the City's programs for seniors. You'll also learn to lower your stress levels through laughter.

Cost: Free

Bookings essential

RSVP: Friday 14 March
Cliff Noble Centre

02 8512 8000

25 February

3 March

20 March
Various times

Social media for silver surfers workshop and exhibition

Ron Williams Centre
5-11 Kepos Street
Redfern NSW 2016

Get comfortable using social media to share your stories and connect with family and friends. This 3-part program includes an introduction workshop about social media by the 'digital-age' blogger, a photography bus trip and exhibition. Attend all 3 programs or just come along to one.

  • Photography bus trip
    Tuesday 25 February: 8.30am–4pm
  • Social media workshop
    Monday 3 March: 10.30am–11.30am
  • Exhibition
    Thursday 20 March: 10am–12pm

 Calling for entries: Silver Surfers Photo Exhibition

Are you a nature-loving senior? Do you enjoy social media and photography? Do you want to share your photos and win a prize?


Send your nature-themed photos (up to 5 original photos per person) to by Friday 14 March or bring them in to Ron Williams Centre, 5–11 Kepos Street, Redfern NSW 2016.

Cost: Free
Bookings essential

RSVP: Ron Williams Centre

02 9288 5601

Friday 21 March 10am–2.30pm

Symposium and debate on active living and healthy ageing

City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000

  • Seniors and exercise symposium: Doing 60 in a 40 zone, 10am to 12pm.
    Hear the latest ideas and research from industry experts in this panel-led discussion.
  • Comedy debate: 'That 60 is sexy', 1pm to 2.30pm
    6 comedians and media personalities debate the hottest topic this Seniors Week – just how sexy are over 60s?

The symposium and debate are in partnership with NSW Seniors Week and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing.

Seniors Symposium
Cost: Free

Bookings recommended

1800 729 368

Comedy debate
Cost: Free

Bookings essential

City Recital Hall Angel Place
8256 2222

21 March

Healthy Feet Talk

Australian Podiatry Association
Suite 20, Level 1
450 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Keep your feet healthy and strong as you age – tips and facts. The speaker, podiatrist and Australian team athlete, Jessica Knox, will provide an overview of why feet are vulnerable as we age.


The talk is in partnership with the Australian Podiatry Association and NSW Seniors Week.

Cost: Free

RSVP by 18 March:

02 9698 3751


Saturday 22 March 3pm–5.30pm

Film screening: 'Before You Know It'

Dendy Opera Quays
Shop 9
2 East Circular Quay

This award-winning documentary follows the lives of 3 gay seniors in the US and the challenges they face in love and their age. The film will be followed by a drinks reception and information stalls.

The screening is in partnership with The Festivalists for the Young at Heart Film Festival.

Cost: $6 for seniors/$12 general admission

Visit Dendy for tickets

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 April 2014