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.
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.
To make a booking please contact the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre on 9565 1906.
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.
Experience expression and creativity with simple repetitive movements.
Rhythm, music and movement improve quality of life for all.
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 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:
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.
Gentle exercise classes have many benefits including:
For further information please phone Freeda Economidis at Multicultural Health Service, Marrickville Community Health Centre on 9562 0511 or 9562 0500
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To register please call 9335 2143.
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.
To book please call 9335 2143.