SENIORS FESTIVAL 13-24 FEB 2019 "Love your Life!" - Wollongong City Council

 
SENIORS FESTIVAL 13-24 FEB 2019 "Love your Life!" - Wollongong City Council
Wollongong
SENIORS
FESTIVAL
13 - 24 FEB 2019
“Love your Life!”
SENIORS FESTIVAL 13-24 FEB 2019 "Love your Life!" - Wollongong City Council
Wollongong Seniors Festival
     13 - 24 February 2019

     Love your Life!

            Enquiries

Telephone Wollongong City Council
          on 4227 7111
MESSAGE FROM THE LORD MAYOR

                     Each year the Wollongong City Seniors
                     Festival program of events encourages
                     our City’s seniors to get out and have
                     fun      with     others    in    their
                     communities. The Festival celebrates
                     the valuable contribution our older
                     residents make to our community.
This year’s Festival is jam packed with events across our City
for you to get involved in and connect with others. There are
opportunities to enjoy fantastic talks, tours and workshops,
dance and music events, exhibitions, an Active Seniors
program at our leisure centres and much more.
This Festival is made possible by a variety of local community
organisations working together to deliver the events. I would
like to thank and congratulate the volunteers and event
organisations who give their time to ensure the success of
what is one of the largest seniors celebrations in New South
Wales.
Wollongong is a place where our older residents are
supported to remain involved, connected and valued in their
communities. The Seniors Festival is one way we can work
towards achieving this.
Come and experience something new from this extensive
menu of fun and learning. There is a lot to choose from in the
program and it is a great opportunity to meet new friends and
acquaintances.
Enjoy!

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SENIORS FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

              Joni Brahm
           Community Member
         Community Industry Group

               Judith Flis
            Community Member

              Gordana Spirovska
Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

           Benetta Tambakis
         GWC Community Services

           Marzia Bonacina Zochil
            Community Member

This symbol indicates the event is wheelchair
                 accessible.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

           A Message from the Committee
Experience new things and LOVE YOUR LIFE!

There’s something for everyone this Seniors Festival, held
from 13 to 24 February 2019, with many fun, friendly and
inclusive events and offers available across our city!

We’d like to thank our 2019 event holders for holding fun and
interesting events for our older community. Your contribution
helps to make Wollongong Seniors Festival such a success!

Tickets

Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 16 January 2019.

All tickets/bookings/enquiries are to be directed to the
relevant event organiser. See individual event page for
more information. (Index pages 5 - 7).

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LIST OF EVENTS

ACTIVITY                                      Page

Active Seniors - Beaton Park Leisure Centre    24

Active Seniors - Lakeside Leisure Centre       23

Barbarians to Bureaucrats Talk                 15

Blogging for Fun 101                           38

Botanic Art Exhibition                         33

Bush Dance Taster                               9

City of Wollongong Brass & Wind Band           17

Community Campus Tours                         45

Discover the History of Aviation               18

Dragon Boat Encounter                          16

Elders Unite Through Art & Craft               14

Garden Discovery Tours                         11

Get Skilled
     Keep in touch
     Keep (h)appy
     Keep reading
     Keep with it
     Keep travelling                           31

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LIST OF EVENTS

ACTIVITY                                           Page

Greek Island Inspired Greek Luncheon                50

Illawarra Socratic Society Lecture 2019             39

Interactive Information Sessions - Multicultural    48

Intergenerational Speed Talking - Multicultural     49

Italian Music Extravaganza                          37

Lady Mayoress Afternoon Tea Dance                   19

Lotions and Potions                                 43

Love Music in Your Life                             42

Macedonian Merry Seniors                            51

Movie Night - What a glorious feeling!              25

My Place - Our Places                               13

Multicultural Lunch & Expo                          47

No Dig Gardening                                    26

On the Road 65+ Workshop                            34

Re-usable Shopping Bags Workshop                    25

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LIST OF EVENTS

ACTIVITY                                Page

Seniors Celebration Day                  40

Senior Living Talk                       32

Seniors Festival Fun Day - Concert       41

Seniors Meet and Greet                   25

Seniors Social Ball                      35

Special Grandparents Storytime           32

Tai Chi for Beginners                    20

Tech and Tea                             26

Tell Your Story on Video                 10

The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum           8

U3A Northern Illawarra Great Debate      21

U3A Wollongong General Interest Talks    22

Walking Netball - Come & Try             12

Walking Soccer for Seniors               46

Watercolour Workshop for Beginners       44

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THE AUSTRALIAN MOTORLIFE MUSEUM

Our visitors can take their time exploring our single storey
building with easy access for wheelchairs. We will provide
extra volunteer guides to help Seniors navigate the Museum.

Date:       13 - 24 February
            (Monday 18 February by appointment only)

Time:       9.30am - 4pm

Cost:       $12 seniors card only - must be shown on
            admission

Venue:      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum
            Integral Energy Recreation Park, 94 Darkes Road,
            Kembla Grange

Capacity:   Open - groups by prior arrangement

Contact:    Lance Jenkins & Andrea Simmers: 02 4261 4100

Event by:   The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum

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BUSH DANCE TASTER

Dancing is scientifically proven to be one of the best ways to
ward off dementia. It is good for you mentally, physically and
socially and apart from that we have a great time with a lot of
laughs every week. Come at 7pm for a quick dance lesson, or
join us at 7.30pm for the regular bush dance. All dances are
walked through and called. No partner needed. Supper
included.

Date:       Wednesday 13 and 20 February

Time:       7pm - 9.30pm

Cost:       $4

Venue:      Wongawilli Community Hall,
            Wongawilli Road, Wongawilli

Capacity:   40

Contact:    Cris Terry: 0404 667 614

Details:    Wear smart casual clothes and comfortable shoes
            that do not grip too much.

Event by:   Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club Incorporated

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TELL YOUR STORY ON VIDEO

This will be a festive and fun activity with all our volunteers and
team there to help. We invite you to make short videos that
reveal your life story in your own words and pictures. Learn how
to create video clips with phones or a webcam, scan in images
and use an easy to use movie maker type program. Then you
can take it with you on a USB memory stick and show others.

Date:        Tuesday 19 & Thursday 21 February

Time:        9am - 12noon

Cost:        Free

Venue:       iAccelerate, Innovation Campus,
             North Wollongong

Capacity:    50

RSVP:        12 February

Contact:     Helen Hasan & Kim Leach: 0419 403 699
             or 0409 753 808

Event by: Living Connected: Personalised IT Help for Seniors.

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GARDEN DISCOVERY TOURS

Our passionate volunteer Garden Guides from the Friends of
the Wollongong Botanic Garden are leading garden tours
between 10am and 12noon every Wednesday from the Duck
Pond. It is the easiest way to discover the diversity, colour and
beauty of our garden’s 18 collections.

Date:       Wednesday 13 & Wednesday 20 February

Time:       10am - 12noon

Cost:       Free - gold coin donations welcome to support
            Wollongong Botanic Garden projects

Venue:      Wollongong Botanic Garden,
            Murphys Avenue, Keiraville

Capacity:   10 per tour - 2 tours per Wednesday

RSVP:       Bookings not required but seats limited to 10 per
            tour (45 - 60 mins)

Contact:    Wollongong Botanic Garden: 02 4227 7667

Event by:    Friends of the Botanic Garden

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WALKING NETBALL - COME AND TRY

Come and try Walking Netball - a modified version of Netball
designed for senior women and men. It is Netball, but at a
walking pace. Walking Netball can improve your health
outcomes by helping you stay active and social, regardless of
fitness or age. This event will provide a sample of both an
exercise session and game play.

Date :     Saturday 23 February

Time:      9am - 11am

Cost:      Free

Venue:     Illawarra Sports Stadium,
           Hooka Creek Road, Berkeley

Capacity: We will cater to demand as best as possible -
          registrations are preferred so we can plan
          appropriately.

RSVP:      21 February

Contact:   Nikita Sevula: 0420 960 886
           For more information go to:
           https://www.playwalkingnetball.com.au/home/

Event by: Netball NSW

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MY PLACE - OUR PLACES

Our Seniors in the Black Diamond Districts have embraced
change from the post WW2 Baby Boom with the “Fibros”
expanding out along the beachsides to the exploding Sydney
commuter belt.       No surprise that Seniors are looking
nostalgically at what was once there, especially in the online
world. “My Place - Our Places” aims to provide something more
tangible - images and stories from the childhood days of the
Black Diamond’s Seniors.

Date:       Sunday 17 February & Sunday 24 February
            (Afternoon tea will be held on launch day Sunday
            17 February)

Time:       1pm - 4pm

Cost:       $4 (Seniors)

Venue:      Black Diamond Heritage Centre
            Bulli Railway Station East
            Franklin Avenue, Bulli

Capacity:   45

RSVP:       13 February

Contact:    Graeme Stewart: 02 4283 6429

Details:    Two small steps at door. Toilets accommodate
            small wheelchairs. Call to discuss your
            accessibility needs.

Event by:   Black Diamond Heritage Centre Inc

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ELDERS UNITE THROUGH ART & CRAFT

Weaving or painting, your        choice,   using   Aboriginal
contemporary processes.

Date :     Tuesday 19 February

Time:      10am - 12noon

Cost:      Free

Venue:     Kemblawarra Community Centre
           Cnr Shellharbour Road and Parkes Street,
           Port Kembla

Capacity: 20

RSVP:      15 February - bookings essential

Contact:   Joni Braham: 4256 4333

Event by: Collaboration project with Coomaditchie United
          Aboriginal Corp sponsored by Community Industry
          Group.

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“BARBARIANS TO BUREAUCRATS” TALK

Come and enjoy a talk by Dr Barry McMurtrie on the story of the
rise of Nations, Corporations and Societies from crude
beginnings to maturity. Followed by a free morning tea.

Date :     Friday 15 February

Time:      10am

Cost:      Free

Venue:     The Builders Club (Stardust Room)
           61 Church Street, Wollongong

Capacity: 80

RSVP:      13 February

Contact:   Brian Healy: 0417 296 983

Event by: Association of Independent Retirees Ltd (A.I.R.)
          Illawarra Branch

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DRAGON BOAT ENCOUNTER

Paddle Lake Illawarra in the company of 20 paddlers, a drummer
(coach) and sweep (steer person). Dragon boating is a FUN,
WATER, TEAM sport that’s “oarsome” fun.

Date:      Saturday 23 February

Time:      10.15am - 2pm

Cost:      Gold coin donation for BBQ lunch

Venue:     Illawarra Rowing Centre
           Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong
           (Just past the speed camera)

Capacity: 60

RSVP:      20 February

Contact:   IDBC: 0417 066 945
           Helen Bent: 02 4296 9760 or 0403 844 880

Details:   To participate you must be able to get in and out of a
           boat. Boats, paddles and life jackets are supplied.
           You should wear clothing that can get wet eg
           rashies, board shorts etc, a hat and sunscreen and
           bring a change of clothing. Footwear like aqua shoes
           or old sneakers are essential. If the weather is wet,
           this event will be cancelled. Call event organisers to
           confirm.

Event by: Illawarra Dragon Boat Club

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CITY OF WOLLONGONG BRASS & WIND BAND

This is a Concert of the combined members of the City of
Wollongong Brass and Wind Bands.

Date:      Saturday 16 February

Time:      2pm

Cost:      $20

Venue:     Figtree Anglican Church
           Gibson Road, Figtree

Capacity: 600

Contact:   Lindsay Dunston: 0420 934 868

Details:   Special parking including mobility is provided on site.
           The venue is also accessible to all. This event will
           run regardless of wet weather.

Event by: City of Wollongong Brass Band Inc

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DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF AVIATION

Guided tours of all the aircraft in the HARS collection, including
Connie, Boeing 747-400, F111, our recently acquired AP-3C
Orion maritime surveillance aircraft, Caribous, DC3s, Convair,
Neptune anti-submarine aircraft, Southern Cross 2, Gruman
Tracker and Tiger Moth!

Date:       Daily throughout Seniors Festival

Time:       9.30am - 3.30pm

Cost:       $10 seniors & $4 scones tea/coffee

Venue:      Illawarra Regional Airport
            54 Airport Road, Albion Park

Contact:    HARS Reception: 02 4257 4333

Details:    The HARS facilities are friendly to visitors with
            walkers or other mobility aides. Our facilities also
            now include Café Connie where visitors can
            purchase tea, coffee, soft drinks, hot and cold food.

Event by: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS)

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LADY MAYORESS AFTERNOON TEA DANCE

Celebrate Seniors Festival with us this Valentine’s Day! Dig out
your glad rags and take a twirl around the dance floor.
Entertainment will be provided by the Edmund Rice Jazz Band
and Just Dance Illawarra.
Afternoon tea will be prepared and served by students from St
Mary Star of the Sea College and Edmund Rice College.

Date :      Thursday 14 February

Time:       1pm - 3pm
            Doors open from 12.45pm

Cost:       Free (Tickets required)

Venue:      Wollongong City Town Hall
            Cnr Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong

Capacity:   200

Details:    Go to https://seniors-tea-dance.eventbrite.com.au
            Tickets available from 16 January 2019.
            Limit of 6 per person. For more information please
            call Lisa Green on 4227 7470.

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TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS

Discover for yourself why Tai Chi is a popular pastime for
relaxation, health and longevity. Plus, it’s also said to help in the
prevention of falls.

Heininger House, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
Monday 18 February at 9.30am - 10.30am
Tuesday 19 February at 6pm - 7pm

Community Centre, Russell Street, Albion Park
Thursday 21 February at 1pm - 2pm

Pioneer Hall, 8 Church Street, Wollongong
Wednesday 20 February at 9.30am - 10.30am
Thursday 21 February at 5.30pm - 6.30pm (Beginners Class)

Cost:        Free

Capacity: 20 per class

Contact:     Margaret: 02 4261 8452
             Joan: 02 4256 3800
             Fay: 02 4284 1109

Details:     Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothes and arrive
             10 minutes early for registration.

Event by: Australian Academy of Tai Chi

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U3A NORTHERN ILLAWARRA GREAT DEBATE

The Great Debate - The Generation Gap. Bulli High School
debating team V’s U3A Northern Illawarra debating team.

Date:     Wednesday 20 February

Time:     9.30am

Cost:     Free

Capacity: 200

Venue:    Thirroul Community Centre
          352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

Contact: Ainslie Lamb: (02) 4283 7818

RSVP:     18 February

Event by: Northern Illawarra University of 3rd Age

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U3A GENERAL INTEREST TALKS

Come along and join U3A Wollongong for some general interest
talks.

Monday 18 February
9.30am - 10.30am   Desert Rose
                   TAFE/Wollongong University
11am - 12noon      True Development: The Beginning of
                   Self-Help Literature in Australia
                   Walter Mason

Thursday 21 February
9.30am - 10.30am   Lairs, Larrikins and Liars
                   Chopper Read
11am - 12noon      French Music, Drama and Art

1pm - 3.30pm       Film: French CanCan
                   Jean Renoir

Cost:       Free

Venue:     U3A Wollongong Salvation Army Centre
           11 - 13 Burelli Street, Wollongong

Contact:   Aileen Harland: 02 4229 3549

RSVP:      10 February

Event by: University of 3rd Age, Wollongong

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ACTIVE SENIORS - LAKESIDE LEISURE CENTRE

Aerobics & Circuit
Whether a seasoned exerciser or just starting out, come and
join in the fun and feel the benefits enjoyed by many.

Wednesday 13 and Wednesday 20 February
8am    - Active Seniors

Thursday 14th & Thursday 21 February
8am      - Over 50s Aerobics
         - 70’s theme party (21Feburary only)

Friday 15 and Friday 22 February
8am       - Active Seniors

Monday 18 February
8am     - Active Seniors

Tuesday 19 February
8am      - Over 50s Aerobics
11.15am - Active Seniors

Cost:     $2 entry on all seniors programs

Venue:    Lakeside Leisure Centre
          192 Kanahooka Road, Kanahooka

Contact: Reception: 02 4227 7602

Any new person, non member will need to complete a pre-
exercise questionnaire.

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ACTIVE SENIORS - BEATON PARK LEISURE CENTRE

Whether a seasoned exerciser or just starting out, come and join
in the fun and feel the benefits enjoyed by many.

Wednesday 13 and Wednesday 20 February
8am    - Active Seniors Aquarobics
       - Shower Cap / Swim Cap Parade! Rock n Roll themed
          party (20 February only)
         (Prizes for best dressed)

Thursday 14 and 21 February
8am      - Active Seniors Circuit
2pm      - Active Seniors Aquarobics

Friday 15 and 22 February
8am       - Seniors BodyBar
10.15am - Exerheartbeat

Monday 18 February
8am     - Active Seniors

Tuesday 19 February
8am      - Active Seniors Circuit
10.15am - Exerheartbeat
1pm      - Walking in Water
2pm      - Active Seniors Aerobics

Cost:      $2 entry on all seniors programs
Venue:     Beaton Park Leisure Centre
           47 Foley Street, Gwynneville
Contact:   Reception: 02 4227 7755

Any new person, non member will need to complete a pre-
exercise questionnaire.

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Re-useable Shopping Bags Workshop
Join us for a sociable sewing session and make a re-usable
shopping bag. Bookings are essential on (02) 4227 8179.
Date:     Wednesday 13 February
Time:     10am - 12noon
Venue:    Thirroul Library

Date:     Monday 18 February
Time:     2.30pm - 4pm
Venue:    Corrimal Library

Seniors Meet and Greet
Are you new to Wollongong? Or would you like to make some
more friends? Join us for an afternoon tea and socialise with
other seniors. Bookings are essential on (02) 4227 7414.
Date:     Thursday 14 February
Time:     2.30pm - 4pm
Venue:    Wollongong Library

Movie Night - What a glorious feeling!

Date:     Thursday 14 February
Time:     5.30pm - 8pm
Venue:    Corrimal Library
Join us for a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film
featuring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Dress-ups
encouraged and a light supper will be provided. Bookings are
essential on (02) 4227 8179.

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Tech and Tea
Want to try out some digital technology? Come along and try a
smartphone, iPad or laptop whilst enjoying a cup of tea.
Bookings are essential.
Date:    Monday 18 February
Time:    10am - 12noon
Venue:   Thirroul Library : 02 4227 8191

Date:    Thursday 21 February
Time:    2.30pm - 4pm
Venue:   Corrimal Library: 02 4227 8179

No Dig Gardening
Growing veggies in a no dig garden method can mean you can
plant your veggies in a box, on a rock or even in a hat! This
demonstration will look at compost, mulch, companion planting
and no dig gardening in a fun and creative manner that you can
replicate at home. Come for a fun filled morning, share your
gardening experiences, and learn some new garden tips and
tricks. Bookings are essential.
Date:    Wednesday 20 February
Time:    10.30am - 12noon
Venue:   Helensburgh Library: 02 4294 2185

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PULL OUT CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

Day/Date       Time               Activity                                 Pg
Tues 12 Feb    Refer to website   Community Campus Tours                   45
               10am – 12noon      Intergenerational Speed Talking          49

Wed 13 Feb     8am                Active Seniors Aquarobics                24

               8am                Active Seniors                           23

               9.30am - 4pm       The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum              8

               9.30am-3.30pm      Discover the History of Aviation         18

               10.30am            Special Grandparents Storytime           32

               10am – 11.30am     Keep in Touch                            31

               10am – 12noon      Garden Discovery Tours                   11

               10am-12noon        Re-usable Shopping Bags Workshop         25
               12noon – 2pm       Seniors Social Ball                      35
               1.30pm – 4pm       Blogging for Fun 101                     38

               7pm – 9.30pm       Bush Dance Taster                            9

Thurs 14 Feb   8am                Active Seniors Circuit                   24

               8am                Over 50’s Aerobics                       23

               9.30am - 4pm       The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum              8

               9.30am-3.30pm      Discover the History of Aviation         18

               10.30am – 2.30pm   Seniors Festival Fun Day                 41

               1pm – 3pm          Lady Mayoress Afternoon Tea Dance        19

               2pm                Active Seniors Aquarobics                24

               2.30pm – 4pm       Seniors Meet and Greet                   25
               5.30pm – 8pm       Movie Night – What a glorious feeling!   25
Fri 15 Feb     8am                Active Seniors                           23
               8am                Seniors BodyBar                          24
               9.30am - 4pm       The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum          8

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PULL OUT CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

Day/Date      Time              Activity                               Pg
Fri 15 Feb    10am              “Barbarians to Bureaucrats” Talk       15

              10am – 11.30am    Keep (h)appy                           31

              10am – 3pm        Botanic Art Exhibition                 33

              10.15am           Exerheartbeat                          24

Sat 16 Feb    9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum        8

              9.30am-3.30pm     Discover the History of Aviation       18

              10am – 3pm        Botanic Art Exhibition                 33

              2pm               City of Wollongong Brass & Wind Band   17

Sun 17 Feb    9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum        8

              9.30am-3.30pm     Discover the History of Aviation       18

              10am – 3pm        Botanic Art Exhibition                 33

              1pm - 4pm         My Place – Our Places                  13

Mon 18 Feb    8am               Active Seniors                         23

              8am               Active Seniors                         24

              9.30am – 11am     On the Road 65+ Workshop               34

              9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum        8

              9.30am-3.30pm     Discover the History of Aviation       18

              9.30am -10.30am   Tai Chi for Beginners                  20

              9.30am -10.30am   U3A Talk - Desert Rose                 22

              11am -12noon      U3A Talk - True Development            22

              10am – 12noon     Tech and Tea                           26

              2.30pm – 4pm      Re-usable Shopping Bags Workshop       25

Tue 19 Feb    8am               Active Seniors Circuit                 24

              8am               Over 50s Aerobics                      23

              9am -12noon       Tell Your Story on Video               10
              9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum        8

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Day/Date       Time               Activity                               Pg
Tues 19 Feb    9.30am - 3.30pm    Discover the History of Aviation       18

               9.30am – 2pm       Seniors Celebration Day                40

               10am               Special Grandparents Storytime         32

               10am -12pm         Elders Unite Through Art & Craft       14

               10am – 12noon      Walking Soccer for Seniors             46

               10.15am            Exerheartbeat                          24

               11.15am            Active Seniors                         23

               11am - 2pm         Greek Island Inspired Greek Luncheon   50

               1pm                Walking In Water                       24

               2pm                Active Seniors Aerobics                24

               6 - 7pm            Tai Chi for Beginners                  20

Wed 20 Feb     8am                Active Seniors                         23
                                  Active Seniors Aquarobics
               8am                                                       24
                                  Shower Cap / Swim Cap Parade
               9.30am             U3A Northern Illawarra Great Debate    21

               9.30am - 4pm       The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum         8

               9.30am-3.30pm      Discover the History of Aviation       18

               9.30am-10.30am     Tai Chi for Beginners                  20

               10am -12noon       Garden Discovery Tours                 11

               10am – 11.30am     Keep Reading                           31

               10.30am – 12noon   No Dig Gardening                       26
               2pm – 4pm          Interactive Information Session        48

               4pm                Senior Living Talk                     32

               4pm – 5.15pm       2019 Illawarra Socratic Lecture        39

               7pm – 9.30pm       Bush Dance Taster                       9

Thurs 21 Feb   8am                Over 50’s Aerobics 70’s Theme Party    23
               9am -12noon        Tell Your Story on Video               10

               9.30am – 10.30am   Lairs, Larrikins and Liars             22

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Day/Date       Time              Activity                                Pg

Thurs 21 Feb   9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum         8

               9.30am - 3.30pm   Discover the History of Aviation        18

               10am-11.30am      Keep with It                            31

               10am-12.30pm      Watercolour Workshop                    44

               10am – 2pm        Macedonian Merry Seniors                51

               11am – 12noon     French Music, Drama & Art               22

               1pm - 2pm         Tai Chi for Beginners                   20

               1pm – 3.30pm      Film: French CanCan                     22

               1.30pm – 4pm      Watercolour Workshop                    44

               2pm               Active Seniors Aquarobics               24

               2.30pm – 4pm      Tech and Tea                            26

               5.30pm - 6.30pm   Tai Chi for Beginners                   20

Fri 22 Feb     8am               Active Seniors                          23

               9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum         8

               9.30am            Historical Aircraft Restoration Tours   13

               10am – 11.30am    Keep Travelling                         31

               10am – 12noon     Lotions and Potions                     43

               10am – 2pm        Multicultural Lunch & Expo              47

               10.30am           Special Grandparents Storytime          32

               11am              Love Music in Your Life                 42

               12noon – 4pm      Italian Music Extravaganza              37

Sat 23 Feb     9am – 11am        Walking Netball – Come and Try          12

               9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum         8

               9.30am-3.30pm     Discover the History of Aviation        18

               10.15am - 2pm     Dragon Boat Encounter                   16

Sun 24 Feb     9.30am - 4pm      The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum         8

               9.30am-3.30pm     Discover the History of Aviation        18
               1pm - 4pm         My Place – Our Places                   13

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Get Skilled
Do you have a smartphone, laptop or tablet? Join us at
Wollongong Library for a free workshop and find out how to
make it work for you. Bookings are essential on 02 4227 7414.
Bring your own device where possible.
Keep in touch - Wednesday 13 February - 10am - 11.30am
Want to save money? We will look at ways to use free Wi-Fi,
make free phone calls and try out free video calls.
Keep (h)appy - Friday 15 February - 10am - 11.30am
What are apps? Come and find out what an app is and how to
download one! We will look at health, government, transport
and discount apps.
Keep reading - Wednesday 20 February - 10am - 11.30am
Not sure what to read next? Discover how the internet can help
you. We will explore websites and resources to help you keep
up to date with your favourite authors, create reading lists and
find something new to read.
Keep with it - Thursday 21 February - 10am - 11.30am
Want to keep up to date? Missed your favourite TV show?
News, weather, radio, podcasts and catch up TV will be covered
in this workshop.
Keep travelling - Friday 22 February - 10am - 11.30am
Planning a trip? Find out how to plan your journey, keep safe
and share your experiences. We will also look at ways to save
and keep your photos safe during your trip.

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LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Special Grandparents Storytime
Come along to a special storytime for seniors and the young
people dear to them. Share a joyful morning of stories, crafts
and more. No booking required.
Date:     Wednesday 13 February
Time:     10.30am
Venue:    Helensburgh Library
Date:     Tuesday 19 February
Time:     10am
Venue:    Wollongong Library
Date:     Friday 22 February
Time:     10.30am
Venue:    Thirroul Library

Senior Living Talk
Join Susan Jantos, an aged care social worker, for a
conversation about staying at home and in the community as
you age. Bookings are essential.
Date:     Wednesday 20 February
Time:     4pm
Venue:    Thirroul Library : 02 4227 8191

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BOTANIC ART EXHIBITION

The Botanic Garden’s Florilegium Artists are putting on a
wonderful botanic art exhibition for Seniors Week. Their
impressive works include a range of native plant drawings, most
of which are either threatened or endangered within the Illawarra
region. You won’t want to miss this exhibition where you’ll have
an opportunity to discuss the art work with the artists
themselves.

Date:       Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February

Time:       10am - 3pm daily

Cost:       Free

Venue:      Wollongong Botanic Garden’s Towri Centre
            Murphys Avenue, Keiraville
            (ramp access)

Capacity:   No limit

RSVP:       Bookings not required

Contact:    Botanic Garden: 02 4227 7667

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ON THE ROAD 65+ WORKSHOP

Get advice and safety tips to help make safer choices when
driving, riding, walking, using a mobility scooter or catching
public transport. Learn about common misunderstood road
rules and changes to our health that can come with age and
affect our abilities as road users. We explain the NSW older
driver licensing system and more.

Date:      Monday 18 February

Time:      9.30am - 11am

Cost:      Free

Venue:     Wollongong City Council,
           Level 9 Function Room, Administration Building,
           41 Burelli Street, Wollongong

Capacity: 50

RSVP:      12 February - via email below

Contact:   Road Safety Officer: 02 4227 7111
           via email - rso@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Details:   Please advise of any mobility or access needs.

Event by: Wollongong City Council

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SENIORS SOCIAL BALL

Step back in time to our Seniors Social Ball, live music from the
50’s, 60’s & 70’s and a two course lunch.

Date:       Wednesday 13 February

Time:       12noon - 2pm

Cost:       $30

Venue:      Windang Bowls Club
            2-6 Judbooley Parade, Windang

Capacity: 140

RSVP:       1 February

Contact:    Natalie Allegretto: 02 4224 8614

Details:    Transport provided

Event by: Community Gateway

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ITALIAN MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

An internationally renowned Wollongong entertainer will
reminisce with music and dance from the 50’s and 60’s made
famous by singers with an Italian heritage. Dancing and an
three course Italian inspired lunch. (Bookings essential).

Date:      Friday 22 February

Time:      12noon - 4pm

Cost:      $27

Venue:     Centro CBD
           28 Stewart Street, Wollongong

Capacity: 160

RSVP:      14 February

Contact:   Giovanna Picciolini: 4228 8222

Event by: ITSOWEL

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BLOGGING FOR FUN 101

An introduction to blogging for fun using Google’s no-cost
Blogger platform - including how to set up a blog, post content,
find ideas and attract readers, plus a little bit of fancy stuff for
those who are interested. Suited to absolute beginners as well
as those who want to learn a few tips and tricks..

Date:       Wednesday 13 February

Time:       1.30pm - 4pm

Cost:       $15 (SCWC members)
            $20 (Non-members)

Venue:      Wollongong Central (Library Theatrette)
            41 Burelli Street, Wollongong

Capacity: 20

RSVP:       7 February

Contact:    Kirstin Bokor: 02 4228 0151

Details:    Participants will need writing materials and are
            welcome to bring a laptop, but this is not essential.

Event by: South Coast Writers Centre

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2019 ILLAWARRA SOCRATIC LECTURE

Dr Richard Denniss will deliver the 2019 lecture on “The Death
of Neoliberalism?” Dr Denniss is with the Australia Institute, a
non-profit think-tank that devotes its time to exposing how
“expert” economic advice is taken for granted in public policy
debates.

Date:      Wednesday 20 February

Time:      4pm - 5.15pm

Cost:      Free. Reserve seating contact
           Thirroul Library 02 4227 8191

Venue:     Thirroul Community Centre (Excelsior Hall)
           352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

Capacity: 200

RSVP:      19 February

Contact:   Thirroul Library 4227 8191

Event by: Illawarra Socratic Society

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SENIORS CELEBRATION DAY

Join us for morning tea, hot lunch and entertainment.

Date:       Tuesday 19 February

Time:       9.30am - 2pm

Cost:       $20 per person

Venue:      Church Hall
            39 Atchison Street, Wollongong
            (Mobility lift available)

RSVP:       12 February

Contact:    Mina Christodoulou: 0430 953 999

Event by:   Greek Independent Group Social Respite

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SENIORS FESTIVAL FUN DAY

This popular luncheon and concert is always a Seniors Festival
highlight. Don’t leave it too late to book your spot. Entertainment
with two course luncheon.

Date:        Thursday 14 February

Time:        Doors open 10.30am - 2.30pm

Cost:        $25 (Purchase at Dapto Leagues Club reception)

Venue:       Dapto Leagues Club - The Sinclair,
             Cnr Station Street & Bong Bong Road, Dapto

Capacity:    250

RSVP:        11 February

Contact:     Dapto Leagues Club Reception: 02 4261 1333

Event by:    Dapto Leagues Club

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LOVE MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE

Organ recital featuring favourite modern classical film themes,
musicals and much more.

Date:      Friday 22 February

Time:      11am

Cost:      Free

Venue:     Wesley Church On The Mall
           116 Crown Street, Wollongong

Capacity: 150

Contact:   Lorraine Jones: 02 4261 5328

Details:   No food or drink to be consumed in the church

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LOTIONS AND POTIONS

Learn to make your own beauty products and how to grow some
of the herbs for them. So many products we buy contain
ingredients we don’t recognise or may even contain micro
plastics. Make something good for you and the environment.
(Bookings essential).

Date:      Friday 22 February

Time:      10am - 12noon

Cost:      Free

Venue:     Figtree Community Centre
           11 Princes Highway, Figtree

RSVP:      20 February

Contact:   Green Team - Penny Hoswell: 02 4227 7511

Email:     GT@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Details:   Only for Seniors of Wollongong City Councils Local
           Government Area. Please let us know if you have
           any allergies. This event will go ahead in wet
           weather.

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WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

Join local artist Elspeth McCombe for an Introduction to Water
Colour Painting workshop and viewing of watercolours from the
Gallery’s collection followed by morning or afternoon tea.
(Bookings essential).

Date:      Thursday 21 February

Time:      10am - 12.30pm
           1.30pm - 4pm

Cost:      Free. All materials supplied.

Venue:     Wollongong City Gallery
           Cnr Kembla & Burelli Streets, Wollongong

Capacity: 12

RSVP:      11 February

Contact:   Vivian Vidulich: 02 4227 8507

Event by: Wollongong City Gallery

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COMMUNITY CAMPUS TOURS

The Community Campus Tour Program is designed for
community members to learn, explore and discover the
University campus as well as the cultural, social and academic
environment. All community members welcome. (uow.info/
communitytours)

Date:      Tuesday 12 February

Time:      Refer to website for details on the UOW Calendar
           and in the UOW Community Connections Newsletter,
           both found at:
           http://www.uow.edu.au/about/community/calendar/index.html

Contact: Community Engagement Coordinator: 02 4239 2518
         Email: community@uow.edu.au

Capacity: 40

Details:   Please wear comfortable walking shoes and sun
           protection, moderate walking is involved. In wet
           weather this event will be cancelled. We look forward
           to welcoming you on campus soon.

Event by: University of Wollongong

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WALKING SOCCER FOR SENIORS

Easy, fun and relaxing activity led by a professional soccer
trainer. Refreshments provided.

Date:       Tuesday 19 February

Time:       10am - 12noon

Cost:       Free

Venue:      Wollongong Indoor Sports Centre,
            69 Montague Street, North Wollongong

Capacity:   30

RSVP:       15 February

Contact:    Gordana Spirovska: 0411 086 482

Details:    Participants to wear comfortable sporty shoes and
            clothes.

Event by:   Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

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MULTICULTURAL LUNCH & EXPO

Seniors from all cultural backgrounds are welcome to attend the
multicultural   seniors     gathering   to  enjoy    interactive
entertainment, music, food and traditional dances. In addition,
the most relevant information and resources for seniors
wellbeing will be available on the day.

Date:        Friday 22 February

Time:        10am - 2pm

Cost:        $25

Venue:       The Shellharbour Club
             Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Roads, Shellharbour

Capacity:    300

RSVP:        15 February

Contact:     Gordana Spirovska: 0411 086 482

Event by:    Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

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INTERACTIVE INFORMATION SESSION

This multicultural event/session will include information about
three topics: Planning Ahead, Elder Abuse and Active and
Healthy Initiative. The session will conclude with the simple and
easy trivia. Light Refreshments will be provided.

Date:       Wednesday 20 February

Time:       2pm - 4pm

Cost:       Free

Venue:      Fairy Meadow Community Centre
            Guest Park, Princes Highway,
            Fairy Meadow

Capacity:   50

RSVP:       15 February

Contact:    Gordana Spirovska: 0411 086 482

Event by:   Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

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INTERGENERATIONAL SPEED TALKING

An interactive intergenerational chat between seniors from all
cultural backgrounds and younger persons to get to know each
other and provide a brief summary of their conversation.
Refreshments provided.

Date:       Tuesday 12 February

Time:       10am - 12noon

Cost:       Free

Venue:      Back of the ITEC Building
            1-5 Miller Street, Coniston

Capacity:   30

RSVP:       9 February after event

Contact:    Gordana Spirovska: 0411 086 482

Details:    The venue will be changed in the event of wet
            weather.

Event by:   Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

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GREEK ISLAND INSPIRED GREEK LUNCHEON

           ΚΑΛΟΣΩΡΙΣΑΤΕ - WELCOME
Bring your appetite and sense of fun to this luncheon. There will
be delicious Greek food and entertainment.

Date:       Tuesday 19 February

Time:       11am - 2pm

Cost:       $24

Venue:      Wollongong Hellenic Club
            57 Princes Highway, West Wollongong

Capacity: 200

RSVP:       Monday 11 February

Contact:    Benetta Tambakis: 02 4228 1609

Event by: GWC Community Services

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MACEDONIAN MERRY SENIORS

Celebration of Seniors Festival with Macedonian music, dance
and a traditional meal.

Date:       Thursday 21 February

Time:       10am - 2pm

Cost:       $20

Venue:      Port Kembla Senior Citizens Centre
            Allan Street, Port Kembla

Capacity:   120

RSVP:       18 February

Contact:    Tatjana: 02 4275 2266

Event by:   Macedonian Welfare Association of NSW Inc

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Would you like to hold an event in 2020?

An invitation is extended to any person, group or organisation
 wishing to promote a Seniors Festival activity/event in the
         Seniors Festival Program of Events in 2020.

            To register your interest please email
             seniorsweek@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

                       FEEDBACK

 We are keen to hear from you about your experience of the
                     Seniors Festival.

If you would like to provide your thoughts please complete the
        feedback form or phone 02 4227 7111 or email
             seniorsweek@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

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FEEDBACK FORM

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Acknowledgements & Disclaimer

  Wollongong City Council would like to thank all
 who contributed to the production of the booklet.
 Every effort has been taken in the preparation of
this booklet, however no responsibility is accepted
        for loss, damage or inconvenience
            that may result from its use.

        © Wollongong City Council 2019

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Image: Uncle Saulty (Albert) Ralph (seated) and
  Uncle Eric (Rick) Pagett are very well respected &
admired Elders within the community. They are long
 term members of the Illawarra Koori Men’s Support
  Group who work tirelessly volunteering their time
  to this and other groups/associations/schools and
sporting clubs. They are strong and positive mentors
         to the young men in their community.

          “Love your Life!”
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