Seniors

Seniors represent an important part of our MidCoast community! See below for information and events relevant to our local seniors. 

Seniors Week is an annual festival held across the state to celebrate active, healthy, independent seniors who are involved in their community. In 2017, the NSW Seniors Festival is being held between 3 - 12 March. In partnership with a number of local community groups and organisations, we have put together a calendar of events for local seniors to get involved in. 

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See below for full details:

Friday 3 March
  • Come and try Tai Chi 9.30am-12noon. Upper Level SLSC Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest. Morning tea provided. For more information, contact Denise Bloom on 0419 253 394 or 4997 2477.
  • Forster Tuncurry Marine Rescue Open Day 9.30am-12noon. Marine Rescue building, Dolphin Way, Forster. Tours, morning tea and info on how to join in.
  • Grandparent’s Storytime Stroud 10.30-11.30am. Stroud Library. Grandparents are invited to a special storytime and morning tea.

Sunday 5 March

  • Great Lakes Museum tour and afternoon tea Tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. 1 Capel Street, Tuncurry. For more information, contact Ruth Stocker or Robyn Metcalfe on 6554 6275 .
  • Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group Open Day. 10am-2pm. Shop 3, 209 Myall Street Tea Gardens. Enjoy tracing your family history and morning tea. For more information, contact Anne on 0419 223 166. 

Monday 6 March 

  • Come and try Myall Fitness Between 9am and 12noon. 4/24 Wanya Road Industrial Estate, Tea Gardens. For more information, contact Ann Woods on 4997 1960.
  • Coomba Choir Group Open Day 10.30am. Coomba Community Hall, Moorooba Road, Coomba Park. Enjoy singing and morning tea. For more information, contact Annabelle Lewis on 6554 2448.
  • Try Croquet with the Myall Croquet Club 9am-12noon and 1pm-3pm. Myall Park Sporting Complex, Hawks Nest. Includes refreshments. For more information, conatact Susan Dodds on 4997 0607.
  • Craft and morning tea with the Forster CWA 10am-12noon.Country Women’s Association Rooms, Little Street (next to Visitor Info Centre). For more information, contact Kerry Lowe on 6551 6816 or 0427 373 234.
  • Join the YMCA Heartmoves Walking Group 8.30-9.30am. Harry Bennett Park, River Street Taree. Morning tea provided. For more information, contact John Cain 6550 0500.  
  • YMCA Health assessment and basic fitness test 10.45am- 12.30pm. Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre, Taree. Bookings essential, call 6550 0500.
  • Tea Gardens Men’s Shed Open Day 9am-12.30pm. 25 Wanya Road, Tea Gardens. Visit the shed, find out more and enjoy morning tea. For more information, contact Ian Roginson 0438 731 889 or John Sells 0438 911 253.  
  • Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group Open Day. 10am-2pm. Shop 3, 209 Myall Street, Tea Gardens. Enjoy tracing your family history and morning tea. For more information, contact Anne Shannon 0419 223 166.  
  • Indoor bowling, art exhibition and morning tea 9am-2pm. Manning Valley Senior Citizens Association. Ormsby House, 24 Commerce Street, Taree. For more information, contact Lucia Bokulic 5669 2676.  
  • Try Croquet with the Gloucester Croquet Club 8.30-10am. Croquet Courts, Gloucester Park, Denison Street, Gloucester. Enjoy croquet and morning tea. For more information, contact Brenda Pennicuik 6558 2087 or 0427 582 087. 
  • Tuncurry Forster Sports Women’s Bowling Club 9.30-11.30am. Sporties Club 65 Beach Street, Tuncurry. Try a game of bowls & morning tea. For more information, contact Karen Mudford 0447 655 526.  
  • Grandparent’s Storytime Tea Gardens 9.30-10.30am. Tea Gardens Library. Grandparents are invited to a special storytime and morning tea.
  • Volunteer information session & morning tea 10am-12noon. Forster Library. Find out how you can make a difference in your community by joining MidCoast Council’s Ageing & Disability Services’ team of volunteers. For more information, contact Karen Burton 1300 65 88 30.
  • Grandparent’s Storytime Wingham 10.30-11.30am. Wingham Library. Grandparents are invited to a special storytime and morning tea.
Tuesday 7 March
  • Come and try Myall Fitness Between 9am and 12noon. 4/24Wanya Road Industrial Estate, Tea Gardens. For more information, contact Ann Woods 4997 1960 
  • Gloucester Senior Citizen’s Centre activities, Hume Street, Gloucester. For more information, contact Cecily Mahoney 6558 9530.  
    • 9-10am. Info session on U3A, games and morning tea
    • 10am-12noon, Card and crib table and morning tea
    • 1-3pm. U3A info session, balance & bones excercise and knit & crochet showcase
    • 2-4pm. Mahjong and afternoon tea
  • Tea Gardens Men’s Shed Open Day 9am-12.30pm. 25 Wanya Road, Tea Gardens. Visit the shed, find out more and enjoy morning tea. For more information, contact Ian Roginson 0438 731 889 or John Sells 0438 911 253.  
  • Pacific Palms Community Centre activities 3957A The Lakes Way, Elizabeth Beach
    • 9.30-10.30am. Tai Chi and Chi Gong class followed by morning tea. For more information, contact Kay Hartmann 6554 0454 
    • 3-4.30pm. Line Dancing and afternoon tea. For more information, contact Paul McQueen 0438 639 150 
  • Manning Valley Senior Citizens Association Ormsby House, Taree. For more information, contact Lucia Bokulic 5669 2676.   
    • 8.30-9.30am. Tai Chi, art exhibition and morning tea. 
    • 9.30am-2pm. Card and table games followed by morning tea
  • YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre Manning River Drive, Taree
    • 12-12.45pm. Join Heartmoves in the Group Fitness Room
    • 1-2pm. Enjoy lunch in the Cafe area. Bookings essential - call 6550 0500.
    • 2-3pm Basic First Aid training in the Group Fitness Room. Bookings essential - call 6550 0500. 
  • Family History Workshop 10.30am-2.30pm. Harrington Library. Bookings essential
Wednesday 8 March
  • Great Lakes Museum tour and morning tea Tours at 10am, 11am and 12 noon. 1 Capel Street, Tuncurry. For more information, contact Ruth Stocker or Robyn Metcalfe 6554 6275.  
  • Nabiac Landcare - New Lilly Pilly Bridge Tour. Meet at the footbridge on Clarkson Street Nabiac at 10am and enjoy the tour followed by morning tea. For more information, contact Leonie Bell 0400 958 486.  
  • Tai Chi 11am-1.30pm. Uniting Church Hall, 120 Myall Street, Tea Gardens. For more information, contact Denise Bloom 0419 253 394 or 4997 2477.  
  • Gloucester Senior Citizen’s Centre Hume Street, Gloucester. For more information, contact Cecily Mahoney 6558 9530. 
    • 1-2pm. Info session on U3A, Balance & Bones exercise and afternoon tea
    • 2-4pm. Indoor bowls and afternoon tea
  • YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre Manning River Drive, Taree
    • 10.30-11.15am. Active Ageing Aqua in the indoor pool with morning tea
    • 11.45am-1.15pm. Strengthening session in the Group Fitness Room. Bookings essential, call 6550 0500
  • Grandparent’s Storytime Forster 10.30-11.30am. Forster Library. Grandparents are invited to a special storytime and morning tea.
Thursday 9 March
  • Come and try Myall Fitness From 4-5pm. 4/24 Wanya Road Industrial Estate, Tea Gardens. For more information, contact Ann Woods on 4997 1960. 
  • Coomba Men’s Shed Open Day 9am-1pm. 1770 Coomba Road, Coomba Bay. Join in or just have a chat, followed by a BBQ lunch. For more information, contact John Hewkins 0438 741 485.  
  • Craft and morning tea with the Forster CWA 10am-12noon. Country Women’s Association Rooms, Little Street (next to Visitor Info Centre). For more information, contact Kerry Lowe 6551 6816 or 0427 373 234.  
  • Upper Lansdowne Craft Group Open Day 10am-12noon. Upper Lansdowne Hall, 1412 Upper Lansdowne Road. 
  • Indoor bowling, art exhibition and morning tea 9am-2pm. Manning Valley Senior Citizens Association. Ormsby House, 24 Commerce Street, Taree. For more information, contact Lucia Bokulic 5669 2676.    
  • Join in on PrYme Movers 8.30-9.15am. YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre, Manning River Drive, Taree - Group Fitness Room. 
  • Seniors Week Expo 9.30am-2pm. Myall Quays Shopping Centre Tea Gardens. Come along and find out more about My Aged Care, Home Care Packages, health services and more! For more information, contact Christine Ellis on 1300 65 88 30. 
  • Grandparent’s Storytime at Harrington and Taree Libraries 10.30-11.30am. Grandparents are invited to a special storytime and morning tea.
 Friday 10 March
  • Forster Tuncurry U3A Open Day 11am-3pm. Upstairs at Cape Hawke Surf Club Palmgrove Place, Forster. Find out more about U3A and enjoy afternoon tea. For more information, contact David Tyrrell 0410252 422.
  • Coomba Men’s Shed Open Day 9am-1pm. 1770 Coomba Road, Coomba Bay. Join in or just have a chat, followed by a BBQ lunch. 
  • Manning Valley Senior Citizens Association Open Day From 11am. Come along and enjoy table games, a sausage sizzle, monster raffle and art exhibition. For more information, contact Lucia Bokulic 5669 2676.     
  • Forster Tuncurry Marine Rescue Open Day 9.30am-12noon. Marine Rescue Building Dolphin Way. Tour the radio tower and rescue vessels and enjoy morning tea. 
  •  YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre Manning River Drive, Taree
    • 8-8.45am. Join aqua aerobics in the indoor pool.
    • 12-1.30pm. Eating healthy seminar with lunch in the Group Fitness Room.
  • Gloucester Croquet Club Open Day 8.30-10am. Croquet Courts, Gloucester Park, Denison Street, Gloucester. Experience a great game of croquet and morning tea. For more information, contact Brenda Pennicuik 6558 2087 or 0427 582 087.
  • Grandparent’s Storytime Hallidays Point Library 10.30-11.30am. Grandparents are invited to a special storytime and morning tea.
Saturday 11 March
  • Myall Park Croquet Club Open Day 9am-12noon and 1-3pm. Myall Park Sporting Complex, Yamba Road Hawks Nest. Enjoy a great game of croquet and refreshments. For more information, contact Susan Dodds 4997 0607 or Connie Hewett 4997 1520.  
  • Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group Open Day 10am-2pm. Shop 3, 209 Myall Street Tea Gardens. Research your family history with refreshments. For more information, contact Anne Shannon 0419 223 166.
  • Cake and craft demonstration 10am-4pm. Forster Arts & Craft Society, Breese Parade, Forster. Morning and afternoon tea included.
  • Music by the Book 3-5pm. Taree Library. Enjoy music by Bob Berrigan and his band, dancing and afternoon tea. To book, visit www.manningvalleylibraries.com.au.
Sunday 12 March    
  • Coomba Aquatic Club and Wallis Spirit Dragons Open Day 10am-2pm. Coomba Aquatic Gardens Gazebo, Coomba Park. Enjoy sailing and a BBQ lunch. For more information, contact Coomba Aquatic Club Secretary 0418 112 598.  
  • Cake and craft demonstration 10am-4pm. Forster Arts & Craft Society, Breese Parade, Forster. Morning and afternoon tea included.

Back by popular demand, the 2017 edition of the Safer Seniors Calendar is now available.  It provides helpful advice for older drivers, passengers and pedestrians all year round, and is funded by the Local Government Road Safety Program.  Download your free copy here

And this time we're also looking for your feedback on the calendar and how it might better suit your needs in the future. Please help us by taking the quick online survey here.