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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 are available from Council customer service centres, libraries and community centres. 

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, 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

Fri 26 Jul
1.30 PM - 2.30 PM
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The Aboriginal History of Coastal Living

Join us for a presentation about how First Nations peoples used the resources of the coastal fringe in their daily lives. Presented by the Aboriginal Heritage Office.
Mona Vale Creative Space - Gallery, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Art and Culture, Creative Open, Workshops and Talks, Education and Learning, Seniors
Fri 26 Jul
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM
performer at open mic night

Open Mic Night

Back for another year, come along to perform or support the community's talent.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Council Events, Seniors, Youth
Fri 26 Jul
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM
performer at open mic night

Open Mic Night

Showcase your talent at Manly Library’s Open Mic Night.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Council Events, Creative Open, Experiences and Performances, Seniors, Youth
Wed 31 Jul
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
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All in the Mind with Lynne Malcolm

Join science journalist and author Lynne Malcolm as she discusses her latest book, All In The Mind.
Warringah Mall Library, Level 2, Shop 650/145 Old Pittwater Road Brookvale
Council Events, Authors Talk, Seniors
Thu 1 Aug
2.00 PM - 4.00 PM
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Age Pension Information Session

Learn about age pension support for older Australian's at our free information session presented by Services Australia.
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St, Mona Vale
Council Events, Education and Learning, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 1 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Family History Workshops

Family History Workshop at Glen Street

Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Join the Local History team as we celebrate Family History Month for an introductory workshop.
Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and, Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Council Events, Education and Learning, Seniors
Wed 7 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Family History Workshops

Family History Workshop at Forestville

Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Join the Local History team as we celebrate Family History Month for an introductory workshop.
Forestville Library, 6 Darley St Forestville
Council Events, Education and Learning, Seniors
Thu 8 Aug
9.30 AM - 11.30 AM
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Demystifying Death

Join this Dying to Know Day community event that will bring us together to demystify death and dying
Newport Community Centre - Main Hall, 11-13 The Boulevarde Newport
Health and Wellbeing, Seniors
Thu 8 Aug
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
NDIS Connection day, showing profiles of different people

NDIS Connection Desk at Mona Vale

Learn more about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), the options available to you and how to apply.
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 8 Aug
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
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Advance Care Planning Workshop

This workshop explains advance care planning for your future health care
North Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club, 2 Malcolm Street Narrabeen
Health and Wellbeing, Seniors
Thu 8 Aug
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
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Government digital support sessions at Mona Vale

Learn how to access various Government services like Medicare, MyGov, Aged Care and more with Services Australia
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Tue 13 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Family History Workshops

Family History Workshop at Warringah Mall

Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Join the Local History team as we celebrate Family History Month for an introductory workshop.
Warringah Mall Library, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Education and Learning, Seniors
Thu 22 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Family History Workshops

Family History Workshop at Mona Vale

Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Join the Local History team as we celebrate Family History Month for an introductory workshop.
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Council Events, Education and Learning, Seniors
Fri 23 Aug
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM
performer at open mic night

Open Mic Night

Back for another year, come along to perform or support the community's talent.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Council Events, Seniors, Youth
Sat 24 Aug
4.00 PM - 6.00 PM
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Australian Poetry Slam: Heat

This August, join us at Manly Library as we host Word Travels for the Northern Beaches Heat of the 2024 Australian Poetry Slam.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Art and Culture, Council Events, Seniors, Youth
Wed 28 Aug
2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Family History Workshops

Family History Workshop at Manly

Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Join the Local History team as we celebrate Family History Month for an introductory workshop.
Manly Library, 1 Market Ln Manly
Council Events, Education and Learning, Seniors
Tue 10 Sep
11.30 AM - 1.00 PM
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Service NSW - Ways to reduce your Cost of Living

Learn how to access various savings, rebates and vouchers available to you! Presented by Service NSW.
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 12 Sep
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
NDIS Connection day, showing profiles of different people

NDIS Connection Desk at Warringah Mall

Learn more about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), the options available to you and how to apply.
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 12 Sep
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
People standing holding mobile devices

Government digital support sessions at Warringah Mall

Learn how to access various Government services like Medicare, MyGov, Aged Care and more with Services Australia
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Fri 20 Sep
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM
performer at open mic night

Open Mic Night

Back for another year, come along to perform or support the community's talent.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Council Events, Seniors, Youth
Thu 3 Oct
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
NDIS Connection day, showing profiles of different people

NDIS Connection Desk at Mona Vale

Learn more about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), the options available to you and how to apply.
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 3 Oct
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
People standing holding mobile devices

Government digital support sessions at Mona Vale

Learn how to access various Government services like Medicare, MyGov, Aged Care and more with Services Australia
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Fri 25 Oct
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM
performer at open mic night

Open Mic Night

Back for another year, come along to perform or support the community's talent.
Manly Library, 1 Market Place Manly
Council Events, Seniors, Youth
Thu 7 Nov
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM
silhouette of a family containing a wheelchair user, inside a paper heart shape.

Disability Support Pension Information Session

Learn about the Disability Support Pension and the rules, assessments and participation requirements with Services Australia.
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 14 Nov
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
People standing holding mobile devices

Government digital support sessions at Warringah Mall

Learn how to access various Government services like Medicare, MyGov, Aged Care and more with Services Australia
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 14 Nov
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
NDIS Connection day, showing profiles of different people

NDIS Connection Desk at Warringah Mall

Learn more about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), the options available to you and how to apply.
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 14 Nov
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM
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老年护理(Age Care)资讯讲座

通过澳大利亚民政服务部(Services Australia)了解老年护理选择的相关信息。
Warringah Mall Library, Shop 650/145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 21 Nov
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM
Older man smiling on the couch with his family smiling at him

Carer Payments and Services Information Session

Learn about carer services and supports and how to apply for payments at our free information session presented by with Services Australia.
Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St Mona Vale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 5 Dec
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM
People standing holding mobile devices

Government digital support sessions at Glen Street

Learn how to access various Government services like Medicare, MyGov, Aged Care and more with Services Australia
Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and, Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 5 Dec
1.30 PM - 3.30 PM
NDIS Connection day, showing profiles of different people

NDIS Connection Desk at Glen Street

Learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the options available to you and how to apply.
Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and, Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Thu 12 Dec
11.30 AM - 1.00 PM
Australian currency notes with piggy bank

Service NSW - Ways to reduce your Cost of Living

Learn how to access various savings, rebates and vouchers available to you! Presented by Service NSW.
Warringah Mall Library, level 2, 145 Old Pittwater Rd Brookvale
Council Events, Disability, Education and Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Library Services Australia Series, Seniors
Wed 18 Dec
10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Social Scrabble

Social Scrabble at Glen Street

Join us at Glen Street Library for a range of games with a tea in hand.
Project Space, Glen Street Library, Cnr Glen Street and, Blackbutts Rd Frenchs Forest
Council Events, Health and Wellbeing, Seniors