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.

February program

Event Location When Time Description Bookings
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

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.

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March Program

Event Location When Time Description Bookings
Introduction to family history for absolute beginners Cardiff Library Tuesday 7 March 10.30-11.30am Are you interested in learning how to research and start building a family tree? This workshop is suitable for beginners. Book online
Lifestyle habits for health ageing Toronto Library Tuesday 7 March 10.30-11.30am Taking a preventative approach to your health is a valuable investment! Join naturopath Cody Kennedy as she discusses practical ways to stay healthy. She will suggest the best foods for health and supplements which can assist inpreventingconditions. Cody will also give proven tips to help existing conditions such as high cholesterol and arthritis. 02 4921 0430
History and fashion talk – Bustle to Bias Brides Swansea Library Wednesday 8 March 1-2pm Presented by The Cavalcade of History and Fashion, Bustle to Bias Brides is a fascinating journey through bridal fashions from 1880 to 1940. Examine historical gowns and accessories and hear stories from the lives of the original wearers. This presentation is a themed talk and includes examples from the collection, which are carried amongst the audience. Book online
Seniors concert Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre Monday 13 March 10am–noon Come and enjoy a morning of song and dance with guest artist/compere Lisa Crouch 02 4921 0333
Tablet chat for iPad and Android Speers Point Library Thursday 23 March 10-11am Share your knowledge and learn tips and tricks from others. This social group, who like to explore and talk about their tablet, meet on the fourth Thursday of each month. Book online
Tech Savvy Seniors-introduction to tablets for Android and iPad Wangi Wangi Library Tuesday 28 March

Android: 9.30-11.30am

iPad: 1.30-3.30pm

Learn about the basic functions and settings of your Android tablet or iPad. Discover how to navigate the menu icons and settings, connect to WiFi, download apps and much more. If participants are bringing their own device, it must be set up and ready to use.

Book online - iPad sesion

Book online - Android session

Page last updated: 16 February 2017