Seniors

NSW Seniors Festival 2023

The NSW Seniors Festival is on again in 2023 running from 1st to 12th of February. It is the largest annual festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year. If you are over 60, NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many of which are free or heavily discounted.

Seniors Directory - Connecting with your community

2022 Seniors Directory
The annual Seniors Directory is a specific edition of the Newcastle Community Directory, with targeted information for seniors about services and community-based organisations who connect with older Novocastrians. Stay tuned for the 2023 edition.
Visit My Community Directory Newcastle to find up to date community services information across our city. Enquires, email communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au.

Seniors Festival Comedy Gala and Mini Expo, City Hall

Thursday 9th February 2023

10am - 1pm

As part of the 2023 Seniors Festival, the City of Newcastle is hosting a comedy gala and mini expo at City Hall.

General members of the public do not need to register for the expo but must purchase a ticket to attend the comedy gala. Tickets can be purchased on the Civic Theatre Website.

Seniors Festival comedy gala and mini expo

Other community events

Sunday 5 February

World Wetlands Day

8:30am

Hunter Wetlands Centre

Breakfast with the Birds

Monday 6 & 13 February

10am - 1pm

Newcastle Men's Sheds

Mens Shed on Show

Drop into the New Lambton site and check out what we're about and our new garden area.
Location:
Newcastle Men's Shed/New Lambton site
143A King's Road New Lambton
Access down Laneway next to 143
Contact:
Wayne Grant
newcastleshed@gmail.com

Friday 10 February

10am - 2pm

Hunter Multicultural Communities

Seniors Week Celebration 2023

Sunday 12 February

10am - 12pm

Croquet Newcastle

Come & Try Day

Croquet Newcastle Come and Try Day

Wednesday 15 February

12pm - 2pm

The Place: Charlestown Community Centre

FREE Drum Circle for Seniors Festival

This event will be led by Earthen Rhythms African Drumming who are known for their vibrant energy and expertise in helping people relax and find their own rhythm. The event is for seniors and all levels of fitness and ability are welcome. You don’t need to have any experience with drumming, just be willing to try it out and have some fun. Drums, snacks and refreshments will be provided.
FREE - Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.
Location:
Cnr. of Frederick and Pearson Sts, Charlestown NSW 2290
Access from the street (facing Charlestown Oval); Wheelchair-friendly;
Contact:
To book your spot, please call The Place on (02) 4032 5500 or email us at: programs@theplacecharlestown.org.au

Wednesday 22 February

12pm - 2pm

The Place: Charlestown Community Centre

FREE Drawing Workshop for Seniors Festival

Our drawing workshop will be led by talented local artist Aksara Harriram and will be inspired by nature. You will learn how to draw motifs from the beautiful nature that surrounds us and get to go home with your very own artwork. This event is for seniors and all levels of ability are welcome. You don't need any prior experience, all you need to do is bring yourself, have some fun and let your creativity flow! All equipment, plus snacks and refreshments will be provided.
FREE - Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.
Location:
Cnr. of Frederick and Pearson Sts, Charlestown NSW 2290
Access from the street (facing Charlestown Oval); Wheelchair-friendly;
Contact:
To book your spot, please call The Place on (02) 4032 5500 or email us at: programs@theplacecharlestown.org.au

Organising an event, activity or offer for Seniors Festival 2023?

Send an email with your event details to communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au to promote on this webpage and in our e-newsletter.


Commonwealth Home Support Program

Commonwealth Home Support Program offers a variety of entry-level support services to benefit older people and carers to stay independent and live in their community longer.

Assessment and referral for domestic assistance and community care for people living in will be completed by My Aged Care. My Aged Care can be contacted at: 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au

Residents may be eligible for assistance with:

  • Domestic assistance (household chores)
  • Personal care
  • Centre-based day care
  • Meals and other food services
  • Respite care (short breaks)
  • Case management
  • Home maintenance and modification
  • Formal linen service
  • Nursing care (health and personal care)
  • Transport
  • Counselling/support, information
  • Advocacy (for clients and carers).

Seniors Centres

Senior Centre Address Capacity Air Con

Disability

Access

Kitchen

Facilities

Adamstown

153a Brunker Road

Adamstown
4952 7000

Main hall 140m2
Approximately 90 banquet
Yes Yes Domestic style

Beresfield

Community

Centre

39 Beresford Avenue

Beresfield

Contact: 4974 2000

Main room 90m2
Approximately 50 banquet
Yes Yes Semi commercial
Mayfield 187-189 Maitland Road Mayfield (enter from Hanbury Street)
4962 6680

Main hall 150m2 Approximately 90 banquet

Small meeting room 12 people

Yes Yes Semi commercial

If you have any enquiries about activities or services for seniors in Newcastle, contact is on 02 4974 2863 or email community planning - communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au.