Plenty to do during Seniors Week

Published Monday, 6th February 2017

Fairfield City Council will host a number of events during Seniors Week, between 3 and 12 March 2017.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said that Seniors Week is an important celebration for the City’s senior’s community.

“Seniors Week is a great opportunity to recognise the triumphs and wisdom of our senior’s community while taking part in a number of fantastic fun events,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Many of our City’s seniors have done extraordinary things for our community and I encourage you to join us and celebrate with friends and family and meet others.”

Council will host an Expo and Talent Quest at Club Marconi on 9 March, 10am to 2pm. The Expo showcases senior’s programs and services in the local community. There will be information stalls and a Talent Quest with performances from singers, musicians, dancers and cultural groups aged 55 or over. There will be complimentary light refreshments and lucky door prizes on the day.

Other Seniors Week celebrations run by Council include:

Cabravale Leisure Centre
The 7 March will be dedicated to seniors at Cabravale Leisure Centre. Members and non-members can register for the day’s free activities at 8am in the foyer. The first 80 members to register receive a goodie bag. Activities will include tai chi, table tennis, an aqua class and health expo, with lunch provided for members.

Free registration; call 9723 4412 for more information.
Cabravale Leisure Centre, 30 Broomfield St, Cabramatta
7 March, 8am-3pm

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
On 8 March the gallery presents Memory Box, a new immersive program that gives people living with dementia the opportunity to connect with the world by exploring the vintage village and objects in Fairfield City Museum and Gallery’s Collection.
In celebration of Seniors Week, the program will be free for all participants and carers during March, and will include a free morning or afternoon tea. Call 9725 0190 to book.

From April, the program will cost $5 per person, minimum of 5 people per booking.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Wednesdays, 10.30am-12pm

Fairfield Open Libraries
Seniors can keep active at Fairfield Open Libraries with many activities that will teach new skills and provide opportunities to connect with each other.

Learn to Draw Class – Explore composition and colour with various drawing materials.
Fairfield Library, Wednesday 8 March, 10am-12pm

Adult Colouring In – Seniors can experience the latest trend in relaxation. This soothing hobby will have you colouring your worries away.
Wetherill Park Library, Tuesday 7 March, 6.30pm-8pm and Wednesday 8 March, 10.30am-12pm
Fairfield Library, Wednesday 8 March, 12pm-2pm
Bonnyrigg Library, Friday 10 March, 10am-11am

Oil Painters for Beginners – Get creative and learn the art of oil painting with the talented guidance of local artist Alba.
Bonnyrigg Library, Thursday 9 March, 11am-1pm

Knitting Groups – Hand focused craft activities such as knitting and crocheting helps maintain mobility and eye coordination. Come along and make something special.
Fairfield Library, Thursday 9 March, 11am-1pm



Media enquiries: Ryan Auberson-Walsh, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166