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Seniors Festival Celebration

Save the Date!

This year's Seniors Festival will run from Wednesday 12 February to Sunday 23 February 2020.

The City of Ryde Seniors Celebration occurs each year around the NSW Seniors Festival, with a rich program of events celebrating the valuable contribution seniors make to our community.

The program will consist of a wide variety of events designed specially for seniors, and most of which are free. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn about the local services, to try new experiences and to meet others within the community!

As part of Seniors Festival Celebration, the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre is offering free entry to all seniors on Friday 17 February from 5.30am to 12.00pm. Simply show your seniors card for free entry.

City of Ryde's Events

Musical Morning Tea: SydneySiders Harmony Chorus | Monday 10 February
Celebrate the start of NSW Seniors Festival with a morning of acapella close harmonies with the barbershop sound of the SydneySiders Harmony Chorus.

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Safer Driving for Seniors | Wednesday 12 February
As aging affects our mobility, eyesight, hearing and reaction times, we may need to adjust the way we approach things we have always taken for granted—including driving.

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Home Modifications Workshop | Wednesday 12 February
Learn how our services can assist you with better access, safety and independence in daily living activities, so that you may remain living in your own home or with a carer.

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Musical Performance: An Evening with Domenico | Thursday 13 February
Enjoy an evening of music as Domenico Sepe and special guests take you on a musical journey exploring Jazz, Latin American, Neapolitan music and everything in between.

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Tech Savvy Seniors Course (Cantonese) | Monday 17 February
Learn how to use the computer, email, the Internet for Online Shopping and Banking with our free 5-week training course. This course is held in Cantonese.

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Hearing & Eye Health Talk
Hearing and Eye Health Talk | Monday 17 February

Hearing loss and eye health issues can affect people's quality of life. Learn ways to manage and improve the lives of those affected by these conditions.

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Soccer ballWalking Soccer | Monday 17 February
Try out Walking Soccer, a low-impact, team-based exercise that offers many physical and mental health benefits. No experience necessary.

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NetballWalking Netball | Monday 17 February
Walking Netball is a fun and social event that gradually introduces adult players to physical activity by helping them regain necessary motor skills, balance, coordination and more.

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Two people swimming indoorsAqua Aerobics | Monday to Wednesday 17-19 February
Move your body with free aqua aerobics activities held at the Ryde Leisure Aquatic Centre. Includes a gentle exercise class and medium-pace sessions.

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Tea Dance | Tuesday 18 February
Whether you are fleet of foot, a freestyler, or happy to simply chair dance, join us and celebrate the rhythm of life with a Tea Dance—a scrumptious high tea, toe-tapping quartet, dancing and fun!

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Seniors Tea and Tech | Wednesday 19 February
Join us for a relaxed morning to learn about digital tools to support your health and wellbeing. You'll learn more about a range of websites, apps and technology, including Apple Watch.

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Volunteering Information Session | Wednesday 19 February
Join our panel and learn how you can make a difference by volunteering in your local community. Our panel includes current volunteers, volunteer coordinators and many local organisations who need volunteers.

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Authors Platform: Peter Grose | Wednesday 19 February
Catch bestselling author Peter Grose on his Australian tour and discover the incredible true story of a band of convicts who staged a daring escape plan on a stolen brig.

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Guided Walk: Meadowbank Park to Anderson Park | Thursday 20 February
Join us for an easy grade walk which will take you to points of interest such as the war memorials swimming paths and other sites along the walk.

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Tea and talksTea and Talks: History of Family Names | Tuesday 25 February
Join us at West Ryde Library for Tea and Talks, a free talk series that explores a different topic of interest each both. In the upcoming talk, you will hear about the amazing origins of different family names.

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Events Supported by City of Ryde

AASHA Foundation Seniors Group Launch | Wednesday 12 February
Join the fun loving AASHA family for the launch of their new Seniors Social Hub in West Ryde, and spend quality time with other seniors from the local area. 

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Last updated on 24 January 2020