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.

Upcoming events

Bookings are essential for all events, most events can be booked online or by calling 02 4921 0333.

Event Location When Time Description Bookings
Your wellbeing, your plan Swansea Centre Tuesday 7 February 10.30-11.30am

We all wish to age well; a core part of this is considering your wellbeing. Come and explore the advantages and options for increasing wellbeing and getting community and aged care services to support you.Presented by COTA NSW Peer Education.

02 4921 0430
Download eBooks to your iPad and Android Belmont Library Wednesday 15 February

iPad: 11.30am-12.30pm

Android: 1.30-2.30pm

Learn how to download free eBooks on your Tablet. Bring your library card and PIN, and ensure you know your email account details.

Book online - iPad sesion

Book online - Android session

History bus tour with Ed Tonks Pick up from Council’s Administration
Building, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point
Friday 17 February

9-noon

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 limited to one tour per person.

02 4921 0430
Meet the Artist: Fern Martins Swansea Library Tuesday 21 February

2.30-3.30pm

Join us for an engaging afternoon with local artist and illustrator Fern Martins. Fern will discuss her latest series
of paintings Resurrection, depicting the effects of fire in Lake Macquarie. She will also outline her painting
and illustrating processes including her contribution to children’s literature. Bookings are essential.

Book online
Meet the Author: Monte Dwyer Morisset Library Wednesday 22 February

10-11am

Local author, Monte Dwyer, will discuss his latest books and take us on a Red in the Centre adventure conceived to showcase the rarely-told stories and characters from the Australian bush. Join us for book signing and morning tea.

Book online

History bus tour with Ed Tonks Pick up from Council’s Administration
Building, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point
Friday 24 February

9-noon

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. Bookings limited to one tour per person.

02 4921 0430

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Page last updated: 17 January 2017