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 2019

Activity Date Time Location Description Bookings
e-Safety Thursday 2 1-2.30pm Cardiff Library Be confident that you can keep your personal information and money safe online. This talk will looks at how to shop and pay for things safely, spot scams, targeted advertising and taking control of privacy settings. Presented by Department of Fair Trading. Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
eBooks for tablets Monday 6 10.30-11.30am Swansea Library Learn how to access the library’s electronic collection and download books, audiobooks and magazines to enjoy
on your device. Please have your tablet fully charged and your App Store or Play Store account details.
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Frog-friendly gardens Wednesday 8 10am-noon Cardiff Library Do you want to attract frogs to your garden? Learn about the benefits and key components required to maximise
opportunities for frogs, dragonflies and other beneficial critters to visit your backyard.
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Falls injury prevention Monday 14 10.30-11.30am Swansea Library This workshop offers practical advice to prevent falls, and covers topics such as:
• facts about falls;
• why people fall;
• what older people can do to avoid a fall;
• what home, public place and personal hazards contribute to falls;
• how medications contribute to falls;
• osteoporosis vs falls; and
• the importance of exercise in preventing falls.
Presented by Health Promotion Service for Older People.
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
e-Safety Thursday 16 10-11.30am Toronto Library Be confident that you can keep your personal information and money safe online. This talk will looks at how to shop and pay for things safely, spot scams, targeted advertising and taking control of privacy settings. Presented by Department of Fair Trading. Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Write Here! Festival Saturday 25 Toronto Library Are you curious how ideas become words and words become stories?
Join our line-up of local and national authors at Toronto Library for the first annual Write Here! Festival. Learn, enjoy and be inspired! Hear first-hand how writers like Barry Maitland and Scott Bevan create and publish work, get writing tips, or make
a zine. Be the first to see exciting new books from Wendy James, Candice Fox, Amanda Hampson and Jess Black.
Bookings and information at:
library.lakemac.com.au/events
Ed Tonks History talk - Australian notes and coin Friday 31 10.30am-noon Catalina Conference Centre We use them every day, but do we really understand the history and cultural significance of our notes and coins? Phone 4921 0430 to book.

June 2019

Activity

Date

Time

Location

Description

Bookings

Managing your money Tuesday 11 1-2pm Swansea Library This informative talk will give you an overview of saving
and budgeting, reviewing your position, dealing with
financial stress, planning and protecting your assets.
Presented by the Department of Human Services.
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Ed Tonks history talk:
Australian notes and coins
Friday 14 10.30am-noon Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre We use them every day, but do we really understand the
history and cultural significance of our notes and coins?
Falls injury prevention Tuesday 18 10.30am-11.30am Speers Point Library This workshop offers practical advice to prevent falls
and covers topics such as:
• what are home, public places and personal hazards
that contribute to falls
• importance of exercise in preventing falls
• why do people fall
• what can an older person do to avoid a fall
• facts about falls
• how do medications contribute to falls
• osteoporosis vs falls
Presented by Health Promotion Service for Older People
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Crafternoon Friday 21 2-3pm Swansea Library Join our hands-on arts and crafts workshop and find your
creative inspiration. Try your hand at new skills including
collage, hand stitching or making artwork from recycled
materials. In conjunction with SEEN@Swansea exhibition
Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters.
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events
Introduction to social media -
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
and more
Wednesday 26 10-11am Morisset Library Are you interested in learning about social media
including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? This talk will
give an overview of the most popular platforms so bring
your questions and learn how to get connected.
Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Did you know

The Rover is Lake Mac Libraries’ mobile service, connecting people across Lake Macquarie. The Rover visits retirement villages and areas not serviced by a branch, including Cameron Park, Rathmines and Cooranbong. You can access a range of library services, including reservations, DVDs & CDs, and a variety of fiction and non-fiction for all ages.

Find out more library.lakemac.com.au

Page last updated: 20 May 2019