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Seniors Festival 2023

Celebrate ‘Summer Of Fun’ with Woollahra Seniors Festival 2023

There is only one place to be for the NSW Seniors Festival 2023 and that is Woollahra!

If you are over 60, Woollahra Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community programs.

From 1 to 23 February, Woollahra Council in partnership with local community organisations will host a range of free and low cost events and activities to celebrate Seniors.

The not to be missed opening of our Seniors Festival will involve a Sunset Concert at the beautiful Redleaf with light refreshments to be served. Enjoy listening to some jazz and classical pieces performed by SCEGGS Darlinghurst and Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra members as the sun sets over our beautiful Sydney harbour.

Other fun and exciting events and workshops include Dance Chair Yoga, Poetica Petit, Kokedama Workshop, Tech Savvy Seniors, Still Life Photography and a not to be missed tour of the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

Please find below your detailed program of events taking place in and around Woollahra between 1-23 February 2023.

Woollahra Seniors Festival 2023 Booklet

Proudly funded by Woollahra Council and the NSW Government.

Upcoming events

  • Paddington Tai Chi

    Join a qualified teacher from Sydney Vision Tai Chi Qi Gong Health as they share the benefits of this ancient form of Chinese exercise, and partake in an introductory Tai Chi session.

    Wednesday 25 January 2023, 10:30am-11:30am (Every week on Wednesday, until 15 Feb. 2023)

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • 2023 Seniors Festival launch

    Join us at the opening of our Seniors Festival celebrations, launched by the Mayor of Woollahra. Enjoy listening to some jazz and classical pieces as the sun sets over our beautiful harbour.

    Wednesday 1 February 2023, 5:00pm-7:00pm ()

    Woollahra Municipal Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • 2023 Seniors Festival Wellbeing for Dementia

    Join us for a gallery tour, wellbeing class and lunch at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf. This is a dedicated wellbeing class for people living with dementia.

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • The Brain Fit program facilitated by Dementia Australia provides information on risk factors, practical steps to improve your brain health and what to do if you are concerned.

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 11:00am-12:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Sunday 5 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • 2023 Seniors Festival yoga

    Celebrate Seniors Week with a chair dance and yoga class in the beautiful Blackburn Gardens, followed by a morning tea.

    Monday 6 February 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm ()

    Blackburn Gardens, New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Monday 6 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Tech at Ascham

    A program for seniors with one-on-one tuition offered by Ascham high school students to help build your tech skills and confidence.

    Monday 6 February 2023, 3:45pm-4:45pm ()

    Ascham School, 188 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW, 2027

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Tuesday 7 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • 2023 Seniors Festival Give it a go!

    Join us for a wellbeing class and lunch at Gaden. Connect with like-minded people, enjoy some light (chair based exercise) and a nutritious lunch.

    Wednesday 8 February 2023, 9:30am-1:30pm (Every week on Wednesday, until 22 Feb. 2023)

    Gaden, 334 Edgecliff Road (corner of Queen Street), Woollahra

  • Kokedama Workshop

    Join Tammy Huynh, from Leaf an Impression for a fun morning creating your own kokedama.

    Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • 2023 Seniors Festival Men's Chat Group

    Come and join Holdsworth's monthly Men’s Chat Group in partnership with Woollahra Council. Topic covered will be dementia and hearing loss, and the latest research and developments.

    Thursday 9 February 2023, 2:30pm-4:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • TechSavvySeniors22

    This workshop for computer beginners will walk you first through the basics of what a computer is, what its components are and how it’s operated.

    Friday 10 February 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • COA Seniors Festival Open Day

    Come and join us for a fun day learning about services available to you in the community. There will be cakes and knitted goods to purchase, raffles and guessing competitions, demonstrations of healthy activities, food, dance and much more!

    Sunday 12 February 2023, 11:00am-2:00pm ()

    COA Centre, 25 Rowe Street, Woollahra

  • Dementia Friends with Woollahra Dementia Alliance

    A face to face session to learn more about becoming a dementia friend for both local businesses (in becoming dementia-friendly) and the local community.

    Wednesday 15 February 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • 2023 Seniors Festival The Woolltones Community Choir

    Have you always wanted to sing? Join Woolltones Community Choir for two free introductory sessions. No auditions, no experience necessary.

    Thursday 16 February 2023, 12:45pm-2:45pm (Every week on Thursday, until 23 Feb. 2023)

    St Columba Uniting Church, 53A Ocean Street, Woollahra

  • Poetica Petit

    Poetica Petit will host a live performance by actors and a musician, of a selection of love stories from 'Love Regardless', a new collection of poetic stories by Barbara Kamler, celebrating love that endures.

    Thursday 16 February 2023, 6:00pm-8:30pm ()

    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • TechSavvySeniors22

    This workshop covers the basic steps you need to help keep in touch with your family and friends using email, and the basics of online shopping, whether you want to book a holiday or buy groceries.

    Friday 17 February 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • 2023 Seniors Festival yoga

    Celebrate Seniors Week with a chair dance and yoga class in the beautiful Blackburn Gardens, followed by a morning tea.

    Monday 20 February 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm ()

    Blackburn Gardens, New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • 2023 Seniors Festival still life photography

    Learn how to set up and photograph a creative still life in this workshop with Woollahra-based photographer Hugh Stewart.

    Wednesday 22 February 2023, 3:00pm-5:00pm ()

    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Bus to Books

    Woollahra Libraries offers a monthly bus service for residents in our LGA who have difficulty accessing the Library due to limited mobility.

    Thursday 23 February 2023, 9:00am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • TechSavvySeniors22

    In this two-part workshop, you will learn the basics of how to navigate your way around a smartphone and tablet with a touchscreen. You will also learn about apps, what they are, their costs, and how to download them.

    Friday 24 February 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • TechSavvySeniors22

    In this two-part workshop, you will learn the basics of how to navigate your way around a smartphone and tablet with a touchscreen. You will also learn about apps, what they are, their costs, and how to download them.

    Friday 3 March 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • TechSavvySeniors22

    This session walks you through the internet's most popular social media applications, and teaches you how to use common video calling applications in safe and appropriate ways.

    Friday 10 March 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • TechSavvySeniors22

    This workshop covers the basics of internet security: the things that can potentially go wrong and the simple steps you can take to avoid them. You will also learn what digital assets are and how to manage them.

    Friday 17 March 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay