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The Northern Beaches offers seniors a diverse range of educational and volunteer opportunities, and social and exercise activities to help keep you active, engaged, and connected with your community.

Northern Beaches Seniors Directory

The best place to start researching activities for seniors is in our Seniors Directory. Copies of the Directory will be available from Council customer service centres, libraries and community centres after COVID lockdown restrictions have eased. 

Alternatively contact our Community Development Team (Seniors) on 8495 6618 or seniors@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au.

Education and leisure

There are a number of education and leisure activities on the Northern Beaches. These include art, craft and hobby groups, cards and board games, computer groups, and education and learning on a range of topics including history, photography, technology and languages. View the list in the Seniors Directory

Fitness and exercise

Organised activities include aqua fitness, bowls, croquet, table tennis, Lifeball, gentle exercise, walking groups, table tennis, and various styles of dancing. View the list in the Seniors Directory

You can search for exercise programs for seniors in your area on the NSW Health Active & Healthy website.

We also have seniors programs at the Warringah Aquatic Centre and Manly "Andrew Boy Charlton" Fitness Centre.

Social clubs and outings

Social connection is of vital importance at any age and particularly so as we get older. There are plenty of options on offer including seniors clubs, Aboriginal and multicultural groups, luncheon clubs, and service clubs. View the list in the Seniors Directory

Volunteering

Council's volunteer programs are a great way to be in involved in your local community.

Council is also working with community organisations to support their essential services during COVID-19. View our list of community volunteer opportunities.

More information

Contact our Community Development Team (Seniors) on 8495 6618 or seniors@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

What's on?

The events below have been curated for seniors - see the full What’s On Event Calendar

Mon 21 Mar
Fri 8 Apr

Free exercise class for seniors

Looking to get moving and meet some new people in the process?
Rebound Health, Brookvale
Health and Wellbeing, Seniors, Seniors Festival
Tue 22 Mar
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Let's Get Moving! Seniors Exercise Class at Movement HQ

An "Ageing Athlete" class for seniors who want to have fun and move their way to better health, hosted by Movement HQ.
Movement HQ, Frenchs Forest
Health and Wellbeing, Seniors, Seniors Festival
Thu 24 Mar
10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Soaring Seniors

A healthy ageing conversation with GP Dr Esther Han, providing simple steps to stay on top of your health, and age proactively.
Brellah Medical Centre, Frenchs Forest
Education and Learning, Seniors, Seniors Festival
Wed 30 Mar
10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Foods that Fortify: Nourishing your brain, heart and bone health for longevity

An engaging and practical talk about the foods that matter most to your health, by Clinical Nutritionist Greta Rose Thurgood - light morning tea provided.
Brellah Medical Centre, Frenchs Forest
Health and Wellbeing, Seniors, Seniors Festival
Thu 31 Mar
10.00 AM - 11.30 AM

Move Your Mind - Keeping Your Brain and Cognition Healthy

Leading geriatrician Dr Monica Vu will share the top five ways to keep your memory and cognitive health on track during your senior years. Following this, be guided through a...
Brellah Medical Centre, Frenchs Forest
Education and Learning, Seniors, Seniors Festival
Tue 5 Apr
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM

Be Fit and Ready for the Road

Seniors are invited to this FREE interactive session on road safety, for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Learn great tips and latest safety updates.
Collaroy Plateau Community Centre, Collaroy Plateau
Health and Wellbeing, Seniors, Council Events, Seniors Festival