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.

May program

Event Location Date Time Description Bookings
Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to email - part 1 Toronto Library Wednesday 3 9.30-11.30am A workshop for those who don't have an existing email account and need help creating one. It will cover the basic steps in setting up and using your email to communicate with others. You will learn how to create a new Gmail account, how to send an email, and how to read and reply to emails. Patrons may bring their own laptop. Book online
Know your shopping rights Speers Point Library Monday 15 10.30-11.30am If you love shopping, you need to know your rights. Learn when you are entitled to a refund, what is a major or minor fault and if you are classed as a consumer. Uncover the pitfalls of shopping on the internet and how to avoid these pitfalls and their related scams. A Law Week talk presented by NSW Fair Trading. Book online
Planning for the Future Morisset Library Tuesday 16 2-3pm An informative talk including retirement living, wills, powers of attorney, and appointments of enduring guardianship. Presented by David Predny from Fowler Predny Solicitors. Book online
Tech Savvy Seniors – Sharing photos and other attachments online Charlestown Library  Wednesday 17 9.30–11.30am or 1.30–3.30pm  This workshop will cover how to use email and Facebook to share your photos and files online with friends and family. You will learn how to attach files to your email and how to upload photos and create photo albums to your Facebook account. Patrons will need to have their own email and Facebook accounts. Patrons may bring their own laptop or mobile device. Book online
Your wellbeing, your plan Cardiff Library Wednesday 24 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. Bookings are essential. Book online
Ed Tonks History talk - War memorials and the GCW story Toronto Library Wednesday 31 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. Book online

June program

Event Location Date Time Description Bookings
Watercolour Wonderland
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 10.30am-12.30pm Learn basic techniques using watercolour pencils and paint in a relaxed and friendly environment with experienced artist and educator Susan Ryman. Tea and coffee provided. Beginners welcome. Fully booked
Be Scam Aware Cardiff Library Tuesday 6 10.30–11.30am Scams are constantly changing. Learn how to identify the latest email, phone and internet scams. Book online
Swansea Library Tuesday 13 11am-noon Book online
Tech Savvy Seniors – Sharing photos and other attachments online Morisset Library Wednesday 7 9.30–11.30am This workshop will cover how to use email and Facebook to share your photos and files online with friends and family. You will learn how to attach files to your email and how to upload photos and create photo albums to your Facebook account. Patrons will need to have their own email and Facebook accounts. Patrons may bring their own laptop or mobile device. Book online
Morisset Library Wednesday 7 1.30–3.30pm Book online
Live healthy cooking demonstration Toronto Library Tuesday 27 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
Ed Tonks History talk - War memorials and the GCW story Swansea Library Wednesday 28 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. Book online
Sharing the story – Community History event Online Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Here is the chance to tell us and write your own page in Lake Macquarie history.
In 750 words or less, we would like you to write a story on an aspect of life in Lake Macquarie. It might be a story about an event or
incident in your neighbourhood, childhood, school years, socialising outside of school or your working life. It may have happened many
years ago or more recently. We will share your contribution on our website. For details and conditions visit the Lake Macquarie History website or email history@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
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Page last updated: 19 May 2017