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Seniors Festival Celebration

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

There are many events taking place in our community, and most are FREE. This is a great opportunity to learn about the services available in the local area, to try some new experiences and to meet others! 

Events hosted by City of Ryde

Senior-Female-Driver_MREC.jpg Senior Low Risk Driving Workshop | Wednesday 6 February
A free senior low risk driving workshop presented by a Qualified Driving Instructor and Senior Assessor. Bookings are essential, view more details.


Art of Ageing Exhibition | Monday 11 February 
Using our vision wall at Ryde Library, come and view the Art of Ageing Exhibition. Through this exhibition, NSW Government aims to achieve inclusive communities throughout the state where younger people respect and recognise the contributions made by older Australians and older people feel safe, included and connected. For more information, click here.

Senior-Lady-With-Others-in-Background_MREC.jpgMusical Morning Tea - The Good Life Chorus | Monday 11 February

This Dementia friendly local choir presents a sing along  that will entertain with old favourites from the Sound of Music to the Beach Boys. Bookings are essential, register online.

2019-1-10_Senior_volunteering_week.jpg  Volunteering Information Session | Wednesday 13 February 
A panel discussion about volunteering for your Community. Join Volunteer Coordinators from Royal Rehab and Sydney Community Service and bring your questions for the panel to answer. Bookings are essential, register online.

Healthy-Brain-Aging.jpg Infocus - Healthy Brain Ageing | Thursday 14 February
Learn about memory and dementia and how it impacts on changes in the brain. Discover strategies for keeping your brain healthy and reducing the risks of developing dementia. Bookings are essential, register online.


Come along and Try Walking Soccer | Monday 18 February
Come over to the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre and try out Walking Soccer. Walking Soccer is designed for ages 50 and over, and to help you maintain an active lifestyle. Bookings are essential, register online.

IndoorNetball-MREC_1.jpg Come along and Try Walking Netball | Monday 18 February
Walking Netball encourages adults to have a more gradual introduction to physical activity by regaining necessary motor skills, helps balance, coordination, and better footwork. Bookings are essential, register online.

Seniors SwimmingCome and try out the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre | Monday 18 February
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre is offering a free day for Seniors to try out all facilities including Training and program pools, Wave and wading pools, Giant water slide, Multi-use courts, Sauna, spa and steam room. Books are essential, register online. 

Seniors-Stretching-and-Fitness_MREC.jpgGet active at Anderson Park | Tuesday 19 February
Come along and get active at Anderson Park. Come and meet like-minded people and learn how to use our outdoor gym equipment with a qualified instructor. Bookings are essential, register online.

Guided Walk - Seniors Week

Guided Walk: Banjo Paterson Park and Looking Glass Bay | Wednesday 20 February
In celebration for Senior’s Week, this Active In Ryde event explores Banjo Paterson Park and Looking Glass Bay. Set on the banks of the Parramatta River, these tucked away parks are surprisingly rich in local history. Bookings are essential, register online.

Volunteer-with-Older-Couple_MREC.jpg Home Modification Workshop | Wednesday 20 February
Come along to our workshop to find out more about home modification and maintenance services. Bookings are essential, register online.

Ryde-WWI-House-Names.jpg InFocus - What's in a name? Ryde's WWI house names | Thursday 21 February
Hear the stories of the houses named to honour World War I battles, ships and soldiers and the people who built and lived in them. Bookings are essential, register online.

Get active at Kissing Point Park | Thursday 21 February
Come along and get active at Kissing Point Park. Come and meet like-minded people and learn how to use our outdoor gym equipment with a qualified instructor. Bookings are essential, register online.

Other Community Events


Ballroom Buffet | Wednesday 20 February
Leanne Brampton from Sydney Ballroom will bring a group of senior dancers to perform for the gathering and offer a taster dance class experience afterwards for event guests. Bookings are essential, register online.

Senior-Couple_MREC.jpgSenior Health and Wellbeing Expo | Friday 22 February
The Chinese Christian Community Service Centre with support from the Gordon Baptist Church would like to invite you to the Senior Health and Wellbeing Expo 2019. View more details.




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Last updated on 18 January 2019