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Seniors Festival 2019

8 February – 25 March kmc.nsw.gov.au/seniors


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MAYOR’S MESSAGE Celebrate the 2019 Seniors Festival! On behalf of Ku-ring-gai Council, I’m delighted to welcome you to the 2019 Seniors Festival celebrations in Ku-ring-gai. This guide tells you everything you need to know about what’s on offer, but please book early! Some events, such as excursions, are very popular and book out quickly. NSW Seniors Week is on between 13 and 24 February, but Ku-ring-gai Council and other community-based organisations are offering around 40 events during February and March for older residents, many of them free. On 19 February we will host the Everything for Seniors Day at St Ives. This is a day where you and your families can discover services and activities available for seniors in Ku-ring-gai, enjoy musical performances, come & try classes and enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch. Thank you once again to Event Cinemas Macquarie for sponsoring the annual free movie. Other activities during the Festival include a Taste Tour of the Harris Park Indian shopping precinct, a tour of Government House and lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club in Darling Point, and other excursions and seminars. Thank you to all the organisations and community groups who are supporting the festivities. I hope you enjoy our Seniors Festival this year! Cr Jennifer Anderson Mayor of Ku-ring-gai


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EVERYTHING FOR SENIORS AT ST IVES GREEN AND COMMUNITY HALL Find out everything you need to know about activities and services for seniors in Ku-ring-gai. Discover groups such as Computer Pals and Probus, or have a go at a dance class or Chair Yoga. Be entertained by Bollywood and Chinese performers and listen to Petrea King from Quest for Life. Home Support and Aged Care teams will be available to chat about Services, and delicious food & drink will be available on the Village Green.

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TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY

BUSES RUN EVERY 15 MINUTES FROM GORDON STATION TO ST IVES VILLAGE GREEN

TIME

10am – 3pm

VENUE

St Ives Village Green and Community Hall

COST

All activities will be FREE! Delicious food & drinks available.

BOOKINGS

No need to book, just come along and enjoy the day

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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COME AND JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY MEETING – PROBUS CLUB KU-RING-GAI WEST We are a mixed club hosting activities including walking, art classes and Mah Jong. We also have luncheons and outings to theatre and places of interest. Monthly meetings include morning tea and a guest speaker. Examples of talks include robotics, the origins and benefits of the Chinese community in Australia, making musical instruments and Australian yarns.

FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY (second Friday of every month) TIME

10am to 12noon

VENUE

Killara Bowling Club Arnold Street, Killara

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Phone Hon Sec David Nicholls 9419 5905 or Pres Waldo Lutz 9440 2616


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U3A ( UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE) INFORMATION DAY U3A provides a wide range of lectures conducted voluntarily by members with a passion for their chosen subject. Topics include history, music, science, art, languages, physical activities, drama and many more. Discover new interests, make new friends and stay sharp in later life!

MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY

AFTERNOON TEA IS PROVIDED

TIME

1.30pm – 3.30pm

VENUE

Uniting Church Turramurra plenty of parking or easy walk from the station

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Phone Claudine Parr 9487 2170 or email marilynpryor7@gmail.com


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DAVID PARSONS CONCERT The wonderful sounds of the theatre organ with David Parsons, well-known Australian church and theatre organist. David plays classical, theatre and church music on a digital theatre organ, classical organ and grand piano. The concert is followed by lunch with sandwiches, cake, slices, tea and coffee

TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY TIME

10.30am – 2.30pm approximate return time

MEET

Car park behind Marian Street Theatre, Killara. Free parking available all day behind theatre. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

COST

$35 includes transport and lunch

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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MONTHLY MEETING AND MORNING TEA - PROBUS CLUB OF BOBBIN HEAD INC Probus is all about friendship, fellowship and fun in retirement. Open to men and women, the Probus Club of Bobbin Head meets at Turramurra Bowling Club on the second Monday each month and welcomes new members. Our activities include monthly outings, coffee mornings, music, restaurants, theatre, museums and art galleries and even overseas trips. Drop in and see us to find out more!

TUESDAY 12 FEBURARY TIME

10am to 12noon

VENUE

Turramurra Bowling Club 181 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra

COST

$5 for morning tea

BOOKINGS

No need to register, just come on the day

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Email bhprobus@gmail.com Phone Probus South Pacific 1300 630 488 for the number of the current secretary of Bobbin Head Probus probussouthpacific.org/microsites/bobbinhead


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BREAKFAST MEETINGS WELCOME FOR SENIORS – ROTARY CLUB ON WAHROONGA All welcome. Enjoy breakfast, hear from our wonderful speakers, learn about our community service, make new friends and connections. We help support local and overseas projects such as ARI, Streetwork, KYDS, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai PCYC, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Women’s Shelter, BOBBO Ride, Lifeline H2H, San Run for Life, Salvos Red Shield Appeal, Cancer Council Daffodil Day, St Lucy’s and St Edmund’s Special Schools, Hornsby Connect, Nepal Bansanta Foundation.

WEDNESDAYS 13 AND 20 FEBRUARY TIME

7.15am – 8.30am

VENUE

Warrawee Bowling Club 1479 Pacific Hwy, Warrawee

COST

First breakfast meeting FREE (quote SeniorSpecial)

BOOKINGS

Email secretary@wahroongarotary.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

13 Feb – Richard Dougan, Bush Childrens’ Education Foundation 20 Feb – Louise Azzopardi, Workskills Australia wahroongarotary.org


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BALLET FOR BETTER BALANCE 55+ A ballet exercise program danced to classical music. It aims to improve balance, stability, flexibility, coordination and mental agility. Traditional ballet steps are taught at a gentle pace.

WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY TIME

10am – 11am

VENUE

Studio 2, École Ballet & Dance Theatre 1A Lindfield Avenue, Lindfield

COST

FREE during Seniors Festival

BOOKINGS

Phone 0409 812 431 or email info@dancingforwellbeing.com.au

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

No prior ballet experience required. seniorsballet.com.au


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BLESSED ASSURANCE AT ST SWITHIN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH A shortened version of the Holy Communion service for people with mobility, health or cognitive issues and their carers. The service is preceded by morning tea in the church hall.

THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY TIME

10.30am

VENUE

St Swithin’s Anglican Church Cnr Merrivale & Telegraph Roads, Pymble

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Phone Christina Hollister 0437 990 696

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Everyone is welcome to attend. Trained staff will be on hand to assist if needed.


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TALK ON MATTHEW FLINDERS BY PATRICK DODD – ARTHUR PHILLIP CHAPTER OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF FIRST FLEETERS The Arthur Phillip Chapter is the North Shore affiliate of the Fellowship of First Fleeters. We host regular excursions to places of interest and meetings with guest speakers are held on the 3rd Friday of month at 10.30am. Morning tea provided.

FRIDAY 15 FEBURARY TIME

10.30am – 12.30pm

VENUE

Meeting Room 2, Ku-ring-gai Library Precinct 799 Pacific Hwy (cnr Park Ave), Gordon

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Email arthurphillipchapter@gmail.com


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SMARTPHONE TRAINING IN MANDARIN

智能手机入门

Join this introductory session conducted in Mandarin on smartphones, how to charge them and comparing devices. Please note that there is no lift in the building - 2 flights of stairs.

TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2月19日星期二

TIME 时间

9.30am – 11.30am

COST 费用

FREE 免费活动

VENUE 地点

BOOKINGS 预约

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College, Community Groups Centre Cnr Mona Vale Rd and Rosedale Rd, St Ives Phone 9482 1189 or visit our office: Level 1, 45 Hunter Street, Hornsby


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KU-RING-GAI COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – THE SHED INC OPEN DAY Visit us at our Shed at St Ives Showground, have a cup of tea with the members and see the facilities and equipment we work with.

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY TIME

Between 10.30am and 2.30pm

VENUE

St Ives Showground 450 Mona Vale Road, St Ives

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

No booking necessary

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Enter St Ives Showgrounds and follow the Shed directional signs


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COMPUTER PALS FOR SENIORS TURRAMURRA SENIORS WEEK OPEN DAY Open Day to introduce Seniors to our programs: Presentation on Google Maps 11am – 12 noon Demonstration of digitised slides and negatives 12.30pm – 1.30pm Presentation of smart devices, TVs, Google Assistance etc 1.30pm – 2.30pm

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY TIME

See sessions and times above

VENUE

Turramurra Seniors Centre 1 Gilroy Lane, Turramurra

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Come along on the day

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Phone CPST 9983 0774 or email tcpssec@outlook.com if you have any questions beforehand


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MONTHLY MEETING – WARRAWEE PROBUS CLUB Monthly meetings include guest speakers and a presentation of activities over the following months.

FRIDAY 22 FEBURARY TIME

10am – 12 noon

VENUE

Warrawee Bowling Club 1479 Pacific Hwy, Warrawee

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Email Bruce Munro bmun4395@bigpond.net.au to register interest

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We are a mens club, however wives and partners are welcome at our activities. See Warrawee Probus website for details probuswarrawee.org.au


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OPEN AFTERNOON FOR SENIORS – ST IVES BOWLING CLUB Try out bowling and meet our friendly group. Please bring flat-soled shoes or joggers to wear on the green.

SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY TIME

From 1pm

VENUE

St Ives Bowling Club 100 Killeaton Street, St Ives

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

No need to book, just come along


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FREE MOVIE FOR SENIORS AT EVENTS CINEMA MACQUARIE – STAN & OLLIE Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they reconnect with their adoring fans and the tour becomes a hit. This is a portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages.

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY TIME

10am to 12.30pm (movie starts at 10.30am sharp)

VENUE

Event Cinemas Macquarie

COST

FREE Bookings essential

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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BE SCAM AWARE

提防诈骗 - 英语及普通话资讯讲座

Have you ever received a phone call or text that didn’t seem quite right? An email claiming you have won a lottery you didn’t enter? Strange behaviour from an online friend or admirer? It might just be a SCAM! Fair Trading NSW discusses a range of common scams, how to recognise them and how to protect yourself and those you love from financial and emotional risk. This event will be offered in English at 10am and in Mandarin at 11am with light refreshments served in between

MONDAY 25 FEBURARY 2月25日(星期一)

TIME 时间

10am -11am (English)

VENUE 地点

Gordon Library 图书馆 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

COST 费用

BOOKINGS 预约

INFORMATION SESSION IN ENGLISH AND MANDARIN

上午11点 - 12点(普通话)

FREE 免费活动

Register online via kmc.nsw.gov.au/library or phone Gordon Library 9424 0120 电话查询 9424 0120


BOOKING FORM BOOKINGCOUNCIL FORM EVENTS ONLY KU-RING-GAI

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KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL EVENTS ONLY BOOKINGS FOR ACTIVITIES MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. COMPLETE ONE FORM PER PERSON UNLESS YOU ARE A COUPLE You will not be able to participate in an activity if you have not made a prior booking (unless stated otherwise). Each participant must sign the indemnity form.

HOW TO BOOK - 3 OPTIONS ONLINE Register your details and follow steps to complete your booking - you must have a credit card to pay online. This is the quickest method. kmc.nsw.gov.au/seniors POST Complete booking form and post to: Ku-ring-gai Council Locked Bag 1006, Gordon NSW 2072 If places are unavailable, your form & payment will be returned. IN PERSON Complete booking form and pay at Customer Service: Ku-ring-gai Council, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon

Bookings/enquiries for non-Council activities should be directed to the contact number for each event.

Ku-ring-gai residents first priority Due to the popularity of Council events, priority will be given to Ku-ring-gai residents. Bookings will open for non-residents one week prior to event – subject to availability.


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BOOKING FORM

KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL EVENTS ONLY PERSONAL DETAILS Name Address Postcode Email Emergency Contact

Phone Phone

I/we hereby indemnify Ku-ring-gai Council and associated community organisations against responsibility for accidents, loss or injury suffered by me/us. Should the organisers consider that I/we require medical treatment at any time I/we consent to treatment being obtained at my/our expense. Signature

Date

Signature

Date

PAYMENT DETAILS Booking cannot be processed until payment is made in full. I/we are paying by: c Cheque made payable to Ku-ring-gai Council c Credit Card c MasterCard

c Visa

c Cash (in person)

c Amex

NOTE: Merchant fees apply to credit card transactions

CVN

Name on card

Expiry date

/

Signature of card holder Privacy Statement: In completing this form you will be prompted to supply personal information consistent with the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998, the supply of which is voluntary. However, if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Ku-ring-gai Council may be unable to process your application. Council is required under the Act to inform you about how your personal information is being collected and used. If you require this or any further information please contact Council’s Privacy Officer.


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BOOKING FORM KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL EVENTS ONLY NO. OF PEOPLE

DATE

EVENT

COST

TOTAL $

Tuesday 12 February

David Parsons Concert

$35

$

Tuesday 19 February

Everything for Seniors at St Ives Village Green and Community Hall

FREE

Monday 25 February

Free movie for Seniors – Stan & Ollie at Events Cinema Macquarie

FREE

Monday 4 March

Seminar – Services to help older people live at home for longer

$5

$

Friday 8 March

Tour of Government House & lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club, Darling Point

$70

$

Tuesday 12 March

Seminar – Who will you let make financial and care decisions for you?

FREE

Monday 18 March

A Taste of India – Walking food tour Harris Park

$80

$

Monday 25 March

Bruce’s Northern Beaches Tour

$20

$

TOTAL

$

OFFICE USE: RC CODE 444

Detach and complete both sides of this form


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BOOKING FORM

KU-RING-GAI COUNCIL EVENTS ONLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON EXCURSIONS Participants are requested to arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time, as the buses will leave on time. PAYMENT Pay directly to Council when booking activities unless otherwise stated. NO REFUNDS Fees for activities will not be refunded unless cancelled by Council. CANCELLATIONS The activities advertised on the brochure may be cancelled due to insufficient bookings or unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will receive a full refund if applicable.

WANT TO STAY ON OUR MAILING LIST? You have received this booklet as you are currently on Council’s senior’s mailing list. If you have not attended any senior’s events in the past 12 months – please advise if you wish to continue receiving information. I wish to remain on the Seniors Mailing list:

Yes

No

Name Address Phone Email Complete the form above and return to Council. Post In Person email

Locked Bag 1006 Gordon 2072 Customer Service Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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CLUB OPEN DAY COMPUTER PALS FOR SENIORS (KU-RING-GAI) LINDFIELD You’re invited to experience some of the club’s activities in sessions from 11am to 2pm on the hour. The sessions will be tailored to visitors’ interests and may include instruction on specific topics, question and answer sessions or participation in online games.

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY TIME

11am – 3pm

VENUE

Rear of the Community Hall at East Lindfield 9 Wellington Rd, East Lindfield

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Bookings are essential. Phone 9416 9049 or email compals@iinet.net.au

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If booking by email, please indicate your interest, preferred time (11am, noon, 1pm or 2pm) and your phone number.


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FRIDAY FRIENDS – ST ALBANS ANGLICAN CHURCH, LINDFIELD First Friday of every month seniors meet for fun, morning tea, friendship and activities

FRIDAY 1 MARCH TIME

10am – 11.30am

VENUE

St Albans Anglican Church hall Cnr Lindfield Ave and Tryon Rd, Lindfield

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Just come along on the day


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SEMINAR – SERVICES TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE LIVE AT HOME FOR LONGER A session for older people and their carers about home support services and how to navigate the home support system. Our presenter Jenny Bray is a very knowledgeable community support consultant. She will outline the services offered to older people in Ku-ring-gai and how to access them.

MONDAY 4 MARCH TIME

10am – 12.30pm

VENUE

Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers Level 3, 818 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

COST

$5 Morning tea will be available midway through the session

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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DOWNSIZING MASTERCLASS WITH BELINDA WOOLRYCH – DOWNSIZING CONNECTIONS GROUP Is your home too big for you and are you finding it hard to maintain? Downsizing expert Belinda Woolrych and other experts give independent advice on decluttering, how to benefit financially and the current property market. You will leave feeling more confident, in control and positive about your next move!

TUESDAY 5 MARCH TIME

1.30pm – 3pm or 6.30pm – 8pm

VENUE

Killara Golf Club 556 Pacific Hwy, Killara

COST

$10 includes refreshments & Belinda’s Book Rightsize Your Home

BOOKINGS

Phone Julia Dyer 0404 293 485 downsizingconnections.com.au

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All your details will be kept private and confidential unless stated otherwise


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TOUR OF GOVERNMENT HOUSE & LUNCH AT THE CRUISING YACHT CLUB, DARLING POINT Join us for a visit to the magnificent Government House and spectacular gardens. Enjoy a tour of one of Australia’s oldest buildings, followed by lunch by the water at the Cruising Yacht Club, Rushcutters Bay. Set meal includes shared starters, and choices of main course are Northern Rivers grass fed sirloin, chicken schnitzel, seared Tasmanian salmon or gluten free penne.

Photo ©Stephen Antonopoulos

FRIDAY 8 MARCH TIME

9.45am – 3pm approximate return time

MEET

Car park behind Marian Street Theatre, Killara. Free parking available all day behind theatre. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

COST

$70 includes transport, tour and lunch

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For security reasons all guests to Government House are required to present a valid form of identification. Please bring ONE of the following on the day – passport, driver’s license, Medicare card or Seniors card.


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OPEN DAY AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE – UNITING GORDON COMMUNITY CENTRE Enjoy a morning of activities for all interests, including current affairs, computers and iPads, Mahjong, needlecraft, walking, painting and knitting. Delicious morning tea provided.

FRIDAY 8 MARCH TIME

10am – 1pm

VENUE

Gordon-Pymble Uniting Church 18 Cecil St, Gordon

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Phone 9498 6729 or email info@guc.org.au or trybooking.com closer to the date


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SEMINAR – WHO WILL YOU LET MAKE FINANCIAL AND CARE DECISIONS FOR YOU? The Seniors Rights Service provides legal advice and assistance on powers of attorney and enduring guardianship. We’ll also discuss the issue of the capacity to make financial decisions and non-financial care decisions, including Advanced Care Directives. There will be plenty of time for your questions after each presentation.

TUESDAY 12 MARCH TIME

10.30am – 12 noon Morning tea is available from 10am

VENUE

Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers Level 3, 818 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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A TASTE OF INDIA – WALKING FOOD TOUR HARRIS PARK From spices to saris, burfi to Bollywood, naan bread to chutneys, this adventure will engulf your senses! Enjoy tasting Indian and Pakistani foods – fragrantly spiced but not chilli hot. Discover all the hidden gems of Little India at Harris Park, from gorgeous clothes, saris, jewellery, spices and sweets.

MONDAY 18 MARCH TIME

9.30am – 3.30pm approximate return time

MEET

Car park behind Marian Street Theatre, Killara. Free parking available all day behind theatre. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

COST

$80 Includes transport, tour and delicious tastings

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events. Please notify of any food allergies or restrictions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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TOUR OF THE BAHA’I TEMPLE – SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA’IS OF KURING-GAI Tour the Baha’i House of Worship and experience the serene atmosphere of the building and its surrounding gardens. A visit to the information centre outlines the spiritual significance of the Baha’i Houses of Worship based on the principles of the Baha’i Faith. There is only a short walk from car-park to the Temple. Morning tea will be provided.

FRIDAY 22 MARCH TIME

10am – 12.30pm

VENUE

Baha’i House of Worship 173 Mona Vale Road, Ingleside

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Phone 0425 262 678 or email azizeh_erfanian@yahoo.com.au

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Transport will be available by private cars on request


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BRUCE’S NORTHERN BEACHES TOUR Let Bruce from Community Transport guide you around his favourite places along the beautiful Northern Beaches. Lunch at Pittwater RSL will be at your own expense.

MONDAY 25 MARCH TIME

8.30am – 4pm approximate return time

MEET

Car park behind Marian Street Theatre, Killara. Free parking available all day behind theatre. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

COST

$20 transport only. Morning tea and lunch at own expense

BOOKINGS

Ku-ring-gai Council event – refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

ADDITIONAL

For more information phone 9424 0970 or email seniors@kmc.nsw.gov.au


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ST IVES SHOPPING VILLAGE SENIOR’S WEEK WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES Lots of free workshops, seminars and events beginning with an information session to launch Senior’s Week – How to Live with Dementia by Dementia expert, Tim England (Wednesday 13 February at 10am). Have a go at Floral Arranging (Thursday 14 Feb, 10am), Beaded Earrings (Workshop Friday 15 February, 10am) or Charcoal Drawing (Monday 18 February, 10am). Try out Yoga and Stretching (Wednesday 13 February, 11.30) or Fermenting for Better Health (Tuesday 19 February, 10am). Other workshops include Create a Watercolour (Thursday 21 February), Macramé Necklaces (Friday 22 February) or Retailer Health Workshops (Wednesday 20 February).

VARIOUS DATES TIME

Various date and times – see stivesvillage.com.au for timetable and details

VENUE

St Ives Shopping Village

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Register at Village Concierge in person or by phone 8422 4009


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SENIORS FESTIVAL PROGRAM – KU-RING-GAI FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE (YMCA NSW) Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre will be offering a number activities for Seniors Week 1. B eginners PrYme class (over 55s): Wednesday 13 February 11.30am – 12.30am 2. Free Aquatic pass for seniors: Wednesday 13 – Sunday 24 February 3. Seniors Picnic and Seminar: Friday 22 February from 12.30pm

VARIOUS DATES TIME

Various date and times – see above

VENUE

Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre Prince of Wales Dr, West Pymble

COST

FREE

BOOKINGS

Phone the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre 9499 2005


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LIBRARIBUS AND HOME LIBRARY If you have a disability, don’t have a car or licence or live too far away from public transport, we are here to help! Our Libraribus and friendly driver Phil offers you free door-to-door transport to Gordon, St Ives or Turramurra Library. Each library has fiction and non-fiction books in regular and large print, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs and magazines. There is free internet access and daily newspapers for reading in the Library. Our staff are always on hand to assist you with information about places to visit, events in Ku-ring-gai, courses and lectures, clubs and meetings and Council services.

Home Library Service For older residents or residents who are permanently or temporarily struggling with health issues we are able to deliver library items directly to you at home on a fortnightly or monthly basis. After an initial consultation with staff, we will select items for you based on your preferences. You can receive up to 30 items from a wide range of regular and large print books, audiobooks, music, films, television series, documentaries and magazines. If you have a tablet or e-reader we can also assist you in browsing and downloading ebooks from our online databases. kmc.nsw.gov.au/libraribus


INDEX OF EVENTS Page

Date

Event

How to book

Cost

FREE

FEBRUARY

3

Tuesday 19 February

Everything for Seniors at St Ives Green and Community Hall

No need to book, just come along and enjoy the day

4

Friday 8 February

Come and join us for our monthly meeting – Probus Club Ku-ring-gai West

Phone Hon Sec David Nicholls 9419 5905 or Pres Waldo Lutz 9440 216

5

Monday 11 February

U3A ( University of the Third Age) Information Day and Welcome to new members

Contact Claudine Parr 9487 2170, or marilynpryor7@gmail.com

6

Tuesday 12 February

David Parsons Concert

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

7

Tuesday 12 Feburary

Monthly Meeting and Morning Tea - Probus Club of Bobbin Head Inc

No need to register, just turn up on the day

8

Wednesdays 13 and 20 February

Breakfast meetings Welcome for Seniors – Rotary Club on Wahroonga

Email secretary@wahroongarotary.org

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Wednesday 13 February

Ballet for Better Balance 55+ – Dancing for Wellbeing

Phone 0409 812 431 or email info@dancingforwellbeing.com.au

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Thursday 14 February

Blessed Assurance at St Swithin’s Anglican Church, Pymble

Phone Christina Hollister } 0437 990 696

Friday 15 Feburary

Talk on Matthew Flinders by Patrick Dodd – Arthur Phillip Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters

Email arthurphillipchapter@gmail.com

Tuesday 19 February

Smartphone Training in Mandarin – Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College

Call our office: 9482 1189 Visit our office: Level 1, 45 Hunter Street, Hornsby

Thursday 21 February

Ku-ring-gai Community Workshop – The Shed Inc Open Day

No booking necessary, just turn up

Thursday 21 February

Computer Pals for Seniors Turramurra Seniors Week Open Day

Simply come along on the day, or contact CPST on 9983 0774 or tcpsses@outlook.com if you have any questions beforehand

FREE

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Friday 22 Feburary

Monthly meeting – Warrawee Probus Club

Email Bruce Munro bmun4395@bigpond.net.au to register interest

FREE

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Sunday 24 February

Open Afternoon for Seniors – St Ives Bowling Club

No need to book, just come along

11

12

13

14

FREE

FREE

$35

$5

FREE FREE FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE


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Date

Event

How to book

Cost

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Monday 25 February

Free movie for Seniors – Stan & Ollie at Events Cinema Macquarie

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

FREE

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Monday 25 Feburary

Be Scam Aware – Information Session in English and Mandarin – Gordon Library

Register online via kmc.nsw.gov.au/library or contact Gordon Library on 9424 0120

FREE

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Tuesday 26 Feburary

Club Open Day – Computer Pals for Seniors (Ku-ring-gai) Lindfield

Bookings are essential. Phone 9416 9049 or email compals@iinet.net.au

FREE

Friday 1 March

Friday Friends – St Albans Anglican Church, Lindfield

Just turn up on the day

Monday 4 March

Seminar – How to access services that help older people to live at home for longer

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

Tuesday 5 March

Downsizing Masterclass with Belinda Woolrych – Downsizing Connections Group

Call Julia Dyer on 0404 293 485 or visit downsizingconnections.com.au

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Friday 8 March

Tour of Government House & lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club Darling Point

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

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Friday 8 March

Open Day at the Community Centre – Uniting Gordon Community Centre

info@guc.org.au or phone 9498 6729 or trybooking.com closer to the date

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Tuesday 12 March

Seminar – Who will you let make financial and care decisions for you?

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

FREE

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Monday 18 March

A Taste of India – Walking food tour Harris Park

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

$80

Friday 22 March

Tour of the Baha'i House of Worship (Baha'i Temple) – Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Kuring-gai

Email azizeh_erfanian@yahoo.com.au or phone: 0425 262 678

Monday 25 March

Bruce’s Northern Beaches Tour

Council event – register online at kmc.nsw.gov.au or complete form & post to Council

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Throughout Seniors Festival

St Ives Shopping Village Senior’s Week Workshops and Activities

Register at Village Concierge in person or by phone 8422 4009

FREE

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Throughout Seniors Festival

Ku-ring-gai Fitness & Aquatic Centre (YMCA NSW) – Seniors Festival program

Phone the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre on 9499 2005

FREE

MARCH

24 25

26

31

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FREE

$5

$10

$70

FREE

FREE

$20


38 HOME SUPPORT SERVICES IN KU-RING-GAI

Do you need some support to enable you to stay in your own home? Home support services are available in Ku-ring-gai for those who need help with meal delivery, driving to appointments or shopping, help in maintaining their garden, accessible social outings or friendly visiting.

You must register with My Aged Care to access any of these services. You will be assessed for eligibility and your current needs. Service providers charge a subsidised fee for each service requested under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Support Packages (HCP). Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or myagedcare.gov.au

Ku-ring-gai Neighbour Aid at Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Volunteers can drive you to appointments or shopping, or they could visit you regularly for a cuppa and a chat. You could also join in a number of social activities at the centre.

Meals on Wheels You can have a meal delivered to your home by a friendly volunteer on any week day, or come to lunch with friends in the dining room at Turramurra Meals on Wheels each Monday.

Lifeline Community Aid Volunteer drivers can take you to appointments or shopping, or just visit for a friendly chat.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Transport You can go on group bus excursions to places of interest around Sydney, or join the bus for a regular shopping trip.

Easy Care Gardening A team of volunteers will help you to manage and maintain your garden by trimming, tidying and mowing.


39 Active Ku-ring-gai

There really is something for everyone in our Active Ku-ring-gai program, as we aim to encourage people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in fun physical activity. There is a great range of activities and sports on offer in various venues across Ku-ring-gai, including Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, Yoga for men, social tennis, walking groups and Stepping On. Classes run for the duration of NSW school terms. No classes on public holidays. Bookings and payment are on a per term basis, with no casual drop-in option. Various venue. $11 per class. Phone 9424 0802 or register at kmc.nsw.gov.au/activekuringgai

Wrap with Love community knit-in Uniting Gordon Community Centre

Our annual Knit-In held in August each year for Wrap with Love – come along and join in. Wool, needles and patterns supplied. Delicious morning tea. Friday 23 August 10.00 am – 12.30 pm | 9498 6729 info@guc.org.au

FREE


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Seniors Festival 2019  

NSW Seniors Week is on between 13 and 24 February, but Ku-ring-gai Council and other community-based organisations are offering around 40 ev...

Seniors Festival 2019  

NSW Seniors Week is on between 13 and 24 February, but Ku-ring-gai Council and other community-based organisations are offering around 40 ev...

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