Central Coast Council has published its Seniors’ Festival program featuring a number of Peninsula events.
The Festival officially runs from February 13-24 but Council has had events running from February 1.
“From cooking, film making and art exhibits to retirement planning, line dancing and water sports, there’s something for everyone at this year’s NSW Seniors’ Festival,” said mayor, Cr Jane Smith.
Events on the Peninsula include a full day of activities for seniors from 9am on February 13 at the Ettalong Senior Citizens’ Centre, including indoor bowls, leatherworking classes, bridge, scrabble and table tennis.
Also on February 13, Umina Library will host the Art of Ageing Exhibition, a digital photography exhibition which celebrates the role and contributions of older people to society.
It will run every day until February 22.
The Peninsula Leisure Centre will hold water aerobics from 12:30pm on February 13 and again on February 15 and 20.
It will also hold senior strength training classes by appointment only from February 13 to 24.
The senior citizens’ centre will hold an old time/new age dancing program from 9am on February 14, followed by Polynesian dance classes, card games and Mahjong.
The centre will also be holding the Creative Folk Art Social Group from 12:30pm on February 14.
February 15 sees the centre hold line dancing, indoor bowls and panting classes.
On February 18, it will hold chess and move n groove dance sessions.
Meanwhile, on February 15, Woy Woy Library will be hosting a series of information sessions for seniors.
The sessions will be run by speakers from the Financial Information Service and cover such topics as: understanding your retirement income streams, understanding your pension and estate planning.
The Service will also hold an accommodation options in retirement workshop and an understanding aged care fees and charges at the Library on February 22.
Places are limited for all sessions so bookings are essential.
The Hawkesbury River Cruise and Broken Bay Sport Recreation Lunch will take place on February 19.
The cruise is available for Peninsula residents with pickup points at Patonga and Brooklyn.
Bookings are essential.
The senior citizens’ centre will hold a Latin American Ballroom Dancing class on February19 and a Canasta card game.
Podiatrist Seleisa Duddy will give a foot care and ageing presentation at the centre on February 22.
Bookings are essential.
On February 28, Woy Woy Library will host a My Gov and My Aged Care website navigation masterclass. Bookings are essential.
Brochure, 30 Jan 2019
Seniors Festival Program, Central Coast Council
Reporter: Dilon Luke