Over 55s

Activities for over 55s

There's a wide range of activities throughout the Lake Macquarie region which are suitable for older adults. Activities include:

Our Community Directory contains lists of these activities, including links and contact details. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest local activities, community services and information sessions for over 55s with our free monthly Over 55s eNewsletter.

Over 55s program

The Lake Macquarie Over 55s Program has a focus on health, safety and wellbeing. It consists of information sessions and activities at various locations throughout the City.

The program operates between February and November, annually. All events are free for people aged 55 years and over, bookings are essential online or by calling 02 4921 0333.

July 2017 Program

Event Location Date Time Description Bookings
Eastlakes history bus tour with Ed Tonks Pick up from Council's Admisitration Building, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point Friday 14 9-noon or 1-4pm Discover the beginnings of Charlestown, the scenic beauty and charm of Lake Macquarie and the iconic Fernleigh Track. On your tour, we will point out other features of interest, including memorials and historic buildings. The tour includes complimentary tea or coffee. Bookings are essential and limited to one tour per person. Fully booked.
Live healthy cooking demonstration Cardiff Library Tuesday 18 10.30–11.30am

Join us for a live and interactive cooking demonstration by Kerryn and Mary from The Wholesome Collective. They will show you some new tricks and teach you how to transform
some old favourites to help optimise your health and wellbeing.


What’s included:

  • A live and interactive cooking presentation.
  • Recipes and nutrition handouts tailored to your needs.
  • Taste testing of food prepared.
Book online
Westlakes history bus tour with Ed Tonks Pick up from Council’s Administration Building, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point Friday 21 9-noon or 1-4pm Coal mining and consequent railway development have laid the urban foundation of this area. Discover the location of some of these mines, the origin of their names and some interesting happenings. On your tour, we point out other features of interest, including memorials and historic buildings. The tour includes complimentary tea or coffee. Fully booked.
Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to the Internet
- Absolute Beginners
Windale Library Tuesday 25 9.30-11.30am This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the internet: how it works, how to get online and how to surf the web. At the end, you should be able to sign up for an
internet service and access and search the internet on your home computer. Patrons can bring their own laptop or mobile device.
Book online
Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to the Internet - Basics Windale Library Tuesday 25 1.30-3.30pm We’ll go through some of the features of your web browser that can make navigating the web much easier. Look at important browser add-ons that will let you see all the web has to offer, including videos and music. We will get you started with some of the best sites for common things you might like to do on the internet. Finally, we’ll provide some tips for keeping yourself safe online. Patrons need to bring their own laptop or mobile device. Book online

August 2017 Program

Event Location Date Time Description Bookings
Introduction to Android tablets Belmont Library Tuesday 1 1.30-3.30pm This workshop is for beginners and for those new to tablets who are interested in finding out what they can do. Learn about the basic functions and settings of your tablet. Learn how to navigate the menu icons and settings, connect to WiFi, download apps and much more. Your tablet must be set up and ready to use. Ensure you know your Gmail account and password details for the device. Patrons must bring their own tablet. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0731.
Yoga classes Cardiff Library Wednesday 2, 16, 23 and 30 2.45-3.45pm Come and take the time to create a healthier mind and body through yoga. These classes will: release connective tissue and allow you greater flexibility to prevent injuries and falls; increase your overall strength; help you gain stamina; andmake you a happier person by teaching you how to live in the moment and not be dictated to by your mind. Booked out
Yoga classes Cardiff Library Friday 4, 11, 18 and 25 2.45-3.45pm Come and take the time to create a healthier mind and body through yoga. These classes will: release connective tissue and allow you greater flexibility to prevent injuries and falls; increase your overall strength; help you gain stamina; andmake you a happier person by teaching you how to live in the moment and not be dictated to by your mind. Booked out
Your Brain Matters Cardiff Library Friday 4 10.30-11.30am Your Brain Matters is a program that teaches you how to look after your brain health. It is based on scientific evidence that shows a number of health and lifestyle factors are associated with brain function and the risk of developing dementia. This session will show you how to live a brain healthy life in five simple steps. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0775.
Introduction to the iPad Belmont Library Tuesday 8 1.30-3.30pm This workshop is for beginners and for those new to tablets who are interested in finding out what they can do. Learn about the basic functions and settings of your tablet. Learn how to navigate the menu icons and settings, connect to WiFi, download apps and much more. Your tablet must be set up and ready to use. Ensure you know your Apple ID account and password details for the device. Patrons must bring their own tablet. Fully booked
Your Brain Matters Wangi Wangi Library Thursday 10 11.30am-12.30pm Your Brain Matters is a program that teaches you how to look after your brain health. It is based on scientific evidence that shows a number of health and lifestyle factors are associated with brain function and the risk of developing dementia. This session will show you how to live a brain healthy life in five simple steps. Book online at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0643.
Ed Tonk history talk - War memorials and the GCW story Speers Point Library Wednesday 23 10.30-11.30am Join local historian, Ed Tonks, for an hour of captivating history of our war memorials and the GCW story. War memorials are an important part of our built environment and as such, they are assessable and reflect many stories from a past era. Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0493.

Page last updated: 20 July 2017