Staying active as you age is very important, as it has a positive impact on your Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental well-being. Being active everyday is as easy as walking, riding a bike to get around, visiting a park, gardening, climbing the stairs instead of using the lift, or joining a gentle exercise group.
A way to find out about what is going on or to get other people involved in your group or activity is to visit Council’s Events Calendar.
Free Course - Seniors Travelling Home & Away - 10 & 17 August 2016
Over two three-hour sessions learn how to plan and execute travel around the Northern Beaches, interstate and overseas. Free two-course hot lunch provided
Date: Wednesday 10 and 17 August
Venue: Ted Blackwood Hall, Cnr Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood
RSVP: 5 August - bookings essential - book via any of the following options:
Top travel tips for travelling at home, within Australia or abroad.
Session 1 – Wednesday 10 August, 11.30am-2.15pm - Travelling around Home
Drive safely for longer with these key topics:
• safe driving tips
• road rules
• vehicle safety
• pedestrian safety
• physical fitness and driving and mobility alternatives.
||Lunch - provided|
You’ll learn how to:
• use public transport more effectively
• buy and use Opal cards
• effectively plan your trip and catch buses, ferries and trains.
• deal with difficulties, travel safely and about accessible services.
Session 2 – Wednesday 17 August, 11.30am-2.15pm - Travelling Away
NRMA presentation – Travelling around NSW and Interstate
• Trip planning
• Car maintenance
• Occupant safety (passengers, children & pets)
• Driving in the country
• Loading and towing
• Sharing the road
• Managing fatigue
• Breakdown safety
|12:30-1:15pm||Lunch - provided
Avalon Computer Pals presentation - Technology and travel
• How to use your smartphone when travelling
• What are the best apps to use when travelling- Skype/ Viber
• Phone tips and tricks
• How to use a temporary sim card and where to get them
• ATMs and safe money tips
Easy Walks in Pittwater for Older People
A booklet has been created and was an initiative of Pittwater Council and part funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. The aim of this booklet is to encourage older people to become active and start walking around the beautiful areas of Pittwater. Walking is great fun and a low cost way to exercise within the community. The walks described within this booklet have been graded as easy because they consist mainly of smooth pathways, no steps and small or no slopes. People of all ages will enjoy the scenic walks. Some of the walks also have access for wheelchairs.
Avalon Active Seniors Group Inc
The Avalon Active Seniors Group (AASG) is a new social and educational group for older people living in the Pittwater area. For further information you can contact Judi Wilson at The Avalon Recreation Centre on 9970 1273 or the Group President, Barbara Seaton on 9918 0424. If you would like to become a member of the Avalon Active Seniors, please complete an application form and send it along with your $10 annual membership fee to the Treasurer.
- Avalon Active Seniors Current Activity Flier
- Avalon Active Seniors Walking Group Program April to June 2016 - PDF version
- Avalon Active Seniors Walking Group Program April to June 2016 - Word version
Narrabeen Seniors Group
Get out, enjoy life and interact with other people of similar interests! Phone Pam on 9918 2468.
|Monday||1pm to 4pm||Mahjong|
|Tuesday||11am to 2pm||Sequence/New Vogue Dance|
|Tuesday||10am to 1pm||Table Tennis|
|Wednesday||1pm to 4.30pm||Music & Song - Singing, Dancing and Instrumental|
|Friday||10am to 2pm||Indoor Bowls|
|Friday||2pm to 4pm||"The Swing Timers" - plenty of dancing for everyone|
Avalon Computer Pals
Provides seniors with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to cope with the world of computers. We offer "one to one" personal tuition or special short courses (download a copy of the Term Timetable).
Location: Maria Regina Church Hall, 7 Central Road, Avalon (Entrance to the clubroom is at the rear of the Church).
There is ample parking, with level access to the centre.
Phone: 9973 4161
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Computer Pals Flyer
The Wanderers are a non-competitive walking group who lead free walks throughout Pittwater and the Northern Beaches. They invite any older person who would like to join in on an easy, fun and social walk. The walks will commence at 9.30am (unless otherwise stated) on the first Wednesday of each month. Please contact Kim on 9999 1870 for further details or download a copy of The Wanderers Walking Calendar.
What is Lifeball? Lifeball is a game which incorporates activities such as walking, passing and throwing the ball with the aim of scoring a goal through a hoop. It encourages physical movement and teamwork. It is a fun, team game which can be played on any flat surface. It is also a thinking game designed for fun, fitness and building skills.
Who can play Lifeball? Lifeball is a game for people of all ages. It is particularly suited to older adults as it improves heart and lung function, increases circulation and relieves stiffness. It helps prevent falls as it improves balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility and mental stimulation. Lifeball is also suitable for people with diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular problems.
For further information - Lifeball flyer or contact 9976 3041.
Volunteering is a great way to participate in your community and provides you and the community with many rewards. There are many organisations who are always looking for volunteers to assist in the areas of gardening, recreation, support and transport.