Seniors Week Activities in Willoughby
Willoughby City Council’s 2013 Seniors Week celebrations includes a program of more than 40 free or specially discounted events for seniors over a three week period - Wednesday 6 to Thursday 28 March.
This year’s Seniors Week theme is Live Life! with events and activities reflecting the celebration of life, achievements, relationships and activities of seniors in the community.
The highlight of the program will be the annual Seniors Variety Concert, held in the Civic Pavilion on The Concourse, 1pm - 3.30pm on Thursday 14 March.
Other events include fitness and health activities, art and crafts, open days and social lunches, concerts, exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and much more.
The Willoughby Seniors Week Program is sponsored by Willoughby City Council, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) and supported by local community organisations and businesses.
11am - 12pm, Wednesday 6 March – Korean
11am - 12pm, Monday 11 March – English
2pm - 3pm Tuesday 19 March – Cantonese
1pm - 2pm, Wednesday 20 March – Japanese
12pm - 1pm, Monday 25 March – Mandarin
MOSAIC Multicultural Centre
12 Brown St, Chatswood
11.30am - 12.30pm, Tuesday 26 March – English
Beauchamp Park Hall
Nicholson St, Chatswood
Laughter is the best medicine! The founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr Madam Kataria advocates laughter as a way to boost the immune system, reduce stress levels, increase endorphins, and create a positive emotional state. Now you have the opportunity to experience Laughter Yoga with certified Laughter Yoga leader, Ms Agnes Yiu. Sessions will be offered in five different languages. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes.
Bookings essential, places are limited. Phone 9777 7952 or email [email protected]
7pm, Saturday 9 March
6.10pm – Pre-Concert Talk
Concert Hall on the Concourse
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
A Reserve $41.50 (discounted from $45)
B Reserve $38
Concession Card must be presented
The Willoughby Symphony presents its first program from the 2013 Symphonic Passages concert series – ‘A Night at the Ballet’. Celebrate the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, the exhilaration of Gounod’s music from Faust, and the passion of Delibe’s Coppelia. Emerging conductor Daniel Carter joins the Symphony from Opera Victoria to conduct this fabulous evening of entertainment.
Pre-Concert Talk - Discover more about Symphonic Passages and the Willoughby Symphony at a fascinating pre concert talk, (6.10pm) in the Level 2 Foyer of the Concert Hall.
Bookings for the concert are essential
In person: The Concourse Box Office, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Phone: 1300 795 012
Bookings are not required for the pre-concert talk
Enquiries: 9777 7634
1pm - 3.30pm Thursday 14 March,
Civic Pavilion on The Concourse
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
$5 per person
An annual highlight of Willoughby’s Seniors Week, the Willoughby Seniors Variety Concert celebrates you – our special seniors – who contribute so much to our community. Enjoy an afternoon of music, singing and entertainment from a variety of performers, including the celebrated Royal Australian Navy Concert Band. A delicious afternoon tea will follow the concert – providing a chance to mingle with friends, old and new. This event will sell out, so book early!
Bookings essential in person at The Concourse Box Office, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.
For information only: 9777 7975
8.30am - 12.30pm, Thursday 21 March
Willoughby Leisure Centre, Small St, Willoughby
Learn how to stay fit, healthy and feel young at Willoughby Leisure Centre. Seniors will receive free entry into the Leisure Centre during the morning and can make use of the Health Club, 25 metre indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. You can also join in group exercise classes, and seek advice from health professionals on fitness, nutrition and wellbeing at the Healthy Ageing seminar. Please bring a bottle of water and wear enclosed sports shoes and loose, breathable clothes.
8.30am - Group Active exercise class
9.30am - Aqua Deep class
10.30am - Healthy Ageing nutrition seminar.
11.30am - Gentle Exercise class
Bookings for group exercise classes and the Healthy Ageing seminar are essential.
No bookings necessary to use the Health Club, swimming pool, spa and sauna free of charge between 8.30am-12.30pm.
Phone: 9958 5799
Email: [email protected]
For a full copy of the Seniors Week program, or for further information phone 9777 1000 or visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au