Activities for over 55s
There's a wide range of activities throughout the Lake Macquarie region which are suitable for older adults. Activities include:
- craft and hobby groups
- gentle exercise groups
- pensioner and senior clubs
- volunteer opportunities.
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.
February 2018 program
|Over 55s yoga||Swansea Centre||Monday 5, 12, 19 and 26||11.45am-12.30pm||Over 55s yoga classes are a specially adapted and modified yoga to suit all individuals. Participants
are encouraged to work to their own capability, comfortably and with ease. The teachers will provide
guidance, instructions and support to enable each participant gets the most benefit out of the class,
regardless of their health condition.
|Bookings essential by phoning 4921 0430.|
|Facebook workshop||Edgeworth Library||Monday 12||10-11am||A hands-on session to show you how to join Facebook, post status updates and share photos, websites and links. You will also learn about sending messages and security. You can bring your own device.||Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0785.|
|On the Road 65plus – Road safety for
older road users
|Swansea Centre||Friday 16||10.30-11.30am||This workshop is fun and interactive and covers health issues, statistics, older driver licence conditions, the driving assessment and driving test, retiring from driving, pedestrian safety issues and facilities, and use and purchase of motorised wheelchairs and scooters. Presented by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.||Bookings essential by phoning 4921 0430.|
|The Best of Lake Mac Community History||Charlestown Library||Tuesday 20||1-2pm||Interesting and intriguing events and characters from Lake Macquarie’s past,- revealed by Lake Mac Libraries’ Community History team.||Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0792.|
|Strata living - Presented by
|Cardiff Library||Wednesday 21||11am-noon||An overview of what you need to know if you rent or own a strata property. Deal with common issues and understand how a strata scheme works, including the roles, rights and responsibilities of owners, tenants and strata professionals.||Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0775.|
|Gardening with local native plants||Toronto Library||Friday 23||10am-noon||Discover plants that are local to our area, including bush tucker species, and where they will thrive to recreate native habitat.||Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events or call 4921 0641.|
Page last updated: 11 January 2018