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Active and connected seniors

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Active and connected seniors

Active and Connected

QIP is an approved Third Party Verifier against the New South Wales Disability Services Standards.

Council is committed to supporting a range of activities and programs to improve the quality of life for older people living in Marrickville.

For full details download the information brochure here:

For more information about these activities please contact Council's Strategic Community Projects Officer – Ageing on 9335 2108.

Aqua classes for seniors

Come along and join in an instructed aqua program at the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Enmore Park (enter via Black Street, Marrickville).

Classes run through the school term on Mondays from 12 noon to 1pm.

  • Seniors rate per session: $5.00
  • Pensioner rate per session: $3.50

To make a booking please contact the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre on 9565 1906.

Cyber Seniors

Get up to speed with the digital age at this FREE 6-week computer skills training course. High school students will provide one-on-one computer tuition. Learn how to browse the internet, to upload photos and to use email, Google, Twitter, Skype and more.

To book please call 9335 2143.

Dance movement sessions for people with dementia and their carer

Experience expression and creativity with simple repetitive movements.
Rhythm, music and movement improve quality of life for all.

  • When: Wednesdays from 5 October to 23 November
  • Time: 10.30–11.30 (morning tea included)
  • Where: All Saints Anglican Church, 325 Stanmore Road, Petersham (easy access via adjoining carpark)

Sessions will be conducted by Mary-Claude, Dance Movement Specialist. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate to the best of their ability, whatever that may be.

Phone 9335 2057 to register.


DeCafé flyerDeCafé is a multicultural support group for people with dementia, their family and their friends. It provides an opportunity to socialise with people in a similar situation and to meet with local health professionals and service providers to find out more about available support. The project aims to:

  • provide an opportunity for carers and people with dementia to engage in an everyday community activity while connecting with others in a similar situation;
  • provide an easy and informal way for carers to be introduced to service providers and to hear about the support available;
  • allow carers and people with dementia to meet with one another in a relaxed and informal environment;
  • provide knowledge to participants about support services for carers and people with dementia; and
  • allow health professionals able to talk to people who may need their services and encourage early intervention and support where appropriate.

This project is supported by Marrickville Council, the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, and Uniting Care Ageing.

Morning tea is provided free of charge. A gold coin donation is encouraged.

  • Where: DeCafé, Georgia’s Kitchen, 527 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
  • When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon.
  • Enquiries: Please contact the Community Development Officer on 9335 2057.

Gentle exercise classes – free for multicultural carers

Gentle exercise for multicultural carersGentle exercise classes have many benefits including:

  • Maintaining good heart function
  • Improving blood circulation
  • Decreasing the risk of diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Reducing stress and improving your general health
  • Date: Wednesdays starting 5 August 2015
  • Time: 10.45am – 11.45am
  • Venue: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

For further information please phone Freeda Economidis at Multicultural Health Service, Marrickville Community Health Centre on 9562 0511 or 9562 0500

Inner West Women's Shed

Sharing a similar philosophy to the Men's Shed movement, the Inner West Women's Shed aims to facilitate expression and creativity in a safe, friendly, non-judgemental environment.

The Women's Shed meets every Wednesday from 12 noon to 3pm at Shed HQ, Seaview Street Hall, 14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill (next to the library).

All information about the Inner West Women's Shed can be found at http://www.facebook.com/innerwestwomenshed.

Marrickville Men's Shed

Men's Sheds are community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisations whose primary activity is providing a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their male members.

  • When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10–1pm
  • Where: The Bower, 142 Addison Road Marrickville.
  • Phone: 9568 6280 for more information

Marrickville Movie Club 

The Movie Club at Marrickville Library screens films free of charge on the second Tuesday of each month from 10.15am. Bookings are essential. To book call 9335 2173.

Tai Chi in Parks

Everyone is welcome to join free weekly tai chi classes with a professional instructor. No bookings are required; just turn up! Classes run from 9am to 10am.

  • Mondays: Kendrick Park, Tempe
  • Fridays: Moreton Park, Lewisham
  • Saturdays: Enmore Park, Enmore

Songs from Next Door Choir  

Songs from Next Door Choir is a seniors' group that meets on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3pm at the Seaview Street Hall in Dulwich Hill. Seniors in Marrickville are invited to come along to these free workshops to learn songs, develop or rediscover their singing skills, and share songs from their cultural or musical background.

Spring Into Salsa

Treat yourself and join in a fun Salsa 4 Seniors dance class!

Over eight weeks you will learn to dance basic salsa to great music, awaken your mind, increase your overall fitness level, and connect with your dance partners.

  • Dates: Wednesday 19 October - Wednesday 7 December (8 week block)
  • Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Venue: Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham

To register please call 9335 2143.

Yes Uke Can!

Yes Uke Can!You're never too old to try something new! Learn how to play the ukulele, make new friends and have some fun!

An experienced facilitator will run FREE weekly sessions during the school term.

  • Day: Fridays (except during school holidays)
  • Time: 2.00 pm – 2.45 pm Advanced Class, 2.45 pm – 3.30 pm Beginners Class
  • Venue: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St Newtown (opposite Newtown railway station)

To book please call 9335 2143.