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Seniors Week

Seniors Week in Queensland is celebrated in August each year.

Seniors Week

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From 19 to 27 August 2017

Seniors Week is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions that seniors make to our city.

Calendar of events

The 2017 Gold Coast Seniors Week calendar of events is available below. Hard-copies will also be available at various City locations from early August.

To request a hard copy of the calendar, please email seniorsweek@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 6642.

Saturday 19 August

Event Details
Senior Sailing
Beginners to advanced – we’ll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring.
Where: Gold Coast Sailing Club,
Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Phone: 0400 289 963
Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com
Cost: $25
Amity Gardens Annual Fete
Fresh produce, cakes, craft items. Raffle, coffee, tea and pikelets.
Where: Amity Gardens Retirement Village,
5 Lochinvar Court, Ashmore
When: 8am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5597 1866
Mobile: 0424 753 661
Email: joanne.pennisi@Avenuenueo.com.au
Cost: Free

Sunday 20 August

Event Details
Orienteering
Park orienteering – everyone welcome. Bring shoes, sun protection.
Where: Paradise Lost Orienteers,
Schuster Park, Heather Street, Tallebudgera
When: 9am to 10.30am
Mobile: 0404 509 924
Email: paradiselost@oq.asn.au
Cost: Free for over 60s
Senior Sailing
Beginners to advanced – we’ll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring.
Where: Gold Coast Sailing Club,
Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mobile: 0400 289 963
Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com
Cost: $25
Woodturning display
Come along to see our woodturning demonstration.
Where: Gold Coast Woodturners,
238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
When: 10am to 2pm
Mobile: 0401 858 683
Email: junglejack50@gmail.com
Cost: Free

Monday 21 August

Event Details
Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre Open Day
Free entry for seniors to enjoy all facilities, including a heated pool.
Where: Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre,
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera, entry off Abraham Road
When: 6am to 6pm
Phone: 07 5582 9325
Cost: Free.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Morning Tea
Rock ‘n’ roll dance performance set to the tunes of The Dukes.
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 9am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5581 1625
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Learner New Vogue dancing
Bring a friend - learn how to vogue dance (beginner).
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 9am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Senior Sailing
Beginners to advanced – we’ll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring.
Where: Gold Coast Sailing Club,
Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mobile: 0400 289 963
Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com
Cost: $25
Shuffleboard
Come and try shuffleboard - good for the mind and body.
Where: Gold Coast Shuffleboard Club,
End of Pines Lane, Elanora.
When: 9.30am to 12pm
Email: girtaustralia@icloud.com
Cost: Free.
Talent Show
A fun-filled show – everyone welcome.
Where: Aveo Amity Gardens,
Paradise Showroom, The Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
When: 10am
Mobile: 0476 852 122
Email: mark.eagleston@Avenuenueo.com.au
Cost: $5 (booking required)
Free hearing checks,
Quick and free hearing checks.      
Where: Australian Hearing,
Nerang Library, corner Price and White Street, Nerang
When: 10am to 2pm
Phone: 07 5554 8900
Cost: Free.
Retired OnLine Computer Club
Morning tea, ‘Geek Speak’, and working with images.
Where: Share N Care
31 Tenth Avenue, Palm Beach
When: 10am to 12pm
Mobile: 0479 112 366
Email: rolinfo@retiredonline.com.au
Cost: $3
Aqua Aerobics for Seniors
Free aqua aerobics class for seniors in a heated pool.
Where: Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre,
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera, entry off Abraham Road
When: 10.30am to 11am
Phone: 07 5582 9325
Cost: Free.
Senior Social and Morning Tea
Social session for older adults. Morning tea provided.
Where: Southport Library,
Corner Garden and Lawson Street, Southport
When: 11am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5581 7200
Cost: Free. (booking required)
Seniors New Vogue and sequence dance
New Vogue dancing, free afternoon tea and lucky door prize.
Where: Palm Beach Share N Care,
31 Tenth Avenue, Palm Beach
When: 12pm to 3pm
Phone: 07 5535 6444
Email: ao@palmbeachshareandcare.com.au
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Advanced beginner line dancing
Bring a friend - try your hand at line dancing.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association,
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Art Show
Art show with art for sale from local artists
Where: Upper Coomera Centre
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
When: 8am to 4pm
Phone: 07 5529 8253
Email: cdo@studiovillage.com.au
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend – Information Day
Bring a friend – free morning tea, entertainment and information on all activities on offer.
Where: Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre Inc,
2 Gerrard Street, Coolangatta
When: 10am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5536 4050
Email: cooRoadinator@coolangattaseniors.com.au
Cost: Free.

Tuesday 22 August

Event Details
Exercise class for all ages
Improve your strength, fitness and balance.
Where: I Love Me,
Uniting Church Hall, 4 Greenwich Court, Robina
When: 8am to 9am
Mobile: 0413 110 870
Email: ilovemyexercise@live.com.au
Cost: $8
Seniors intro to deep water running
Try deep water running in a heated pool.
Where: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Southport
Marine Parade, Southport
When: 8.30am to 9am
Phone: 07 5582 8282
Cost: Free.
Japanese morning tea
Try origami while listening to a Koto music performance.
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 9am to 11am
Phone: 07 5581 1625
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - New Vogue dancing
Bring a friend - learn how to new vogue dance.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 9am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Wellbeing Seminar
Speakers, discussion, films, resources and light lunch.
Where: Twin Towns Uniting Church
22 Lanham Street, Coolangatta
When: 9am to 1pm           
Mobile: 0432 140 005
Email: debra.pinkerton@gmail.com 
Cost: Gold coin donation. (booking required)
Senior Sailing
Beginners to advanced – we’ll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring.
Where: Gold Coast Sailing Club
Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mobile: 0400 289 963
Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com
Cost: $25
Bring a Friend - Tai Chi/ light exercise
Bring a friend - an afternoon of Tai Chi and light exercise.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 1pm to 2.30pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Scottish dancing
Bring a friend - Scottish dancing classes.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Art Show
Art show with art for sale from local artists.
Where: Upper Coomera Centre
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
When: 8am to 4pm
Phone: 07 5529 8253
Email: cdo@studiovillage.com.au
Cost: Free.

Wednesday 23 August

Event Details
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Open Day
Free entry for seniors to enjoy all facilities, including six heated pools.
Where: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Southport
Marine Parade, Southport
When: 5am to 8pm
Phone: 07 5582 8282
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend – New Vogue / social dancing
Bring a friend - learn how to new vogue dance.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 9am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Ormeau Seniors Open Morning
A morning of stalls, entertainment, and information about local services.
Where: Ormeau Coffee and Chat
Ormeau Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau
When: 9am to 11am
Phone: 07 5667 5986
Email: jhzzzjh@yahoo.com.au
Cost: Free.
Musical Variety Concert
Variety concert with morning tea for everyone.
Where: Volunteering Services Australia Nerang Bicentennial Hall, Southport-Nerang Road, Nerang
When: 9am to 11.30am
Phone: 07 5526 0688
Email: entertainment@vsaustralia.org.au
Cost: $5
Shuffleboard
Come and try shuffleboard - good for the mind and body.
Where: Gold Coast Shuffleboard Club
End of Pines Lane, Elanora.
When: 9.30am to 12pm
Email: girtaustralia@icloud.com
Cost: Free.
Senior Sailing
Beginners to advanced – we’ll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring.
Where: Gold Coast Sailing Club
Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mobile: 0400 289 963
Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com
Cost: $25
Spotlight on Seniors
A day of fun and companionship to enjoy a new activity and free lunch.
Where: Southport Croquet Club
1 Queen Street, Southport
When: 9.30am to 3pm
Mobile: 0417 770 937
Email: jtvickers@bigpond.com
Cost: Free.
Share a cuppa and chat about U3A classes
Learn about our classes. Meet the tutor and share a cuppa.
Where: U3A Twin Towns
4 Boyd Street, Tugun
When: 10am to 12.30pm
Phone: 07 5534 7333
Cost: Free.
4everYoung
Gathering for seniors for friendship, fellowship and conversation.
Where: C3Church Community Services Centre
10 Villiers Drive, Currumbin Waters
When: 10.30am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5534 3210
Email: opportunityroad@c3c.org.au
Cost: Free. (booking required)
Recipe Swap
Bring along your favourite family recipes, swap cooking tips and tricks.
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 11am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5581 1625
Cost: Free.
Morning Melodies
Live music, horses, tea/coffee, cake, sausage sizzle.
Where: Healing Hooves Inc.
Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Nerang
When: 11am to 1pm
Mobile: 0466 254 563
Email: healinghoovesinc@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Tap dancing
Bring a friend - learn how to tap dance.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 12.30pm to 3pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Aqua Aerobics for Seniors
Try low impact aqua aerobics in a heated pool.
Where: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Southport
Marine Parade, Southport
When: 12.30pm to 1pm
Phone: 07 5582 8282
Cost: Free.
Art Show
Art show with art for sale from local artists.
Where: Upper Coomera Centre
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
When: 8am to 4pm
Phone: 07 5529 8253
Email: cdo@studiovillage.com.au
Cost: Free.

Thursday 24 August

Event Details
Young at Heart Workshop
Learn gentle exercises to improve health and agility.
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 8.30am to 10am
Phone: 07 5581 1625
Cost: Free. (booking required)
Free Hearing Checks
Quick and free hearing checks.
Where: Australian Hearing
Southport Central, Tower 3, Ground floor, 9 Lawson Street, Southport
When: 8.30am to 5pm
Phone: 07 5555 1200
Cost: Free.
Coastal Tour
Bus tour to historical and environmentally significant locations. Morning tea.
Where: CoastEd - Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Departs from The Spit, Main Beach (meet at Spit Café)
When: 8.30am to 1pm
Phone: 07 5552 8823
Email: coasted@griffith.edu.au
Cost: $10 (booking required)
Seniors Week Expo
Information, entertainment, prizes. Book for free lunch and bus from the Pines.
Where: Southern Gold Coast 60 & Better
Share N Care Centre, Tenth Avenue, Palm Beach
When: 9am to 1.30pm
Phone: 07 5525 6466
Email: admin@goldcoast60andbetter.org.au
Cost: Free. (booking required)
Burleigh Seniors Celebration
Free concert featuring the Brisbane Army Concert Band.
Where: Never Alone Friendship Centre and Burleigh Senior Citizens
Maher Hall, Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads
When: 9am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5562 2993
Email: nifty35@bigpond.com
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Square dancing
Bring a friend - come square dance with us.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 9.30am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Shuffleboard
Come and try shuffleboard - good for the mind and body.
Where: Gold Coast Shuffleboard Club
Level 3, The Strand, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
When: 9.30am to 12pm
Email: girtaustralia@icloud.com
Cost: Free.
Senior Sailing
Beginners to advanced – we’ll endeavour to spend at least half an hour tutoring.
Where: Gold Coast Sailing Club
Community Sports House, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity Lakes
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mobile: 0400 289 963
Email: goldcoastsailingclub@icloud.com
Cost: $25
Line dancing
Join in or watch our local line dancers.
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 10am to 11am
Phone: 07 5581 1625
Cost: Free.
Labrador Seniors Expo
An expo to showcase what is available to seniors in the area.
Where: Labrador Community Hub
57 Billington Street, Labrador
When: 10am to 1pm
Email: 07 5581 6408
Cost: Free.
Museum Open Day
See displays that depict the pioneering days.
Where: Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum
238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
When: 10am to 2pm
Phone: 07 5578 1424
Email: jrudds@bigpond.com
Cost: Free.
Domain Country Club Market Day
Come along to our market day.
Where: Domain Country Club
Aveo Domain Country Club, 74 Wardoo St, Ashmore
When: 10am to 12pm
Mobile: 0409 377 409
Cost: Free.
Varsity Lakes Seniors Expo
One stop expo for all things seniors.
Where: Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre
Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes
When: 10am to 1pm
Phone: 07 5593 7006
Email: bdm@varsitylakes.org.au
Cost: Free. (booking required)
Aqua Aerobics for Seniors
Try low impact aqua aerobics in a heated pool.
Where: Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera, entry off Abraham Road
When: 10.30am to 11am
Phone: 5582 9325
Cost: Free.
Celebrating Queensland for all seniors
Morning tea, fellowship and fun. Guest speaker – preventing scams and fraud.
Where: Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish Ladies
Parish Hospitality Centre, 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
When: 10.30am to 2pm
Phone: 07 5572 5433
Email: manager.surfers@bne.catholic.net.au
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Intermediate line dancing
Bring a friend - intermediate line dancing.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Art Show
Art show with art for sale from local artists
Where: Upper Coomera Centre
90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
When: 8am to 4pm
Phone: 07 5529 8253
Email: cdo@studiovillage.com.au
Cost: Free.
Art Show
Art show with art for sale from local artists
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 8am to 4pm
Phone: 07 5529 8253
Email: cdo@studiovillage.com.au
Cost: Free.

Friday 25 August

Event Details
Yoga – all ages
I Love Me
Where: Improve your strength, fitness and balance.
Lynne Richardson Community Centre, Gidgee Court, Molendinar
When: 8.30am to 9.30am
Mobile: 0413 110 870
Cost: $8 (booking required)
Active Seniors Kayak Explore
Enjoy a relaxing paddle and explore local waterways.
Where: Lake Orr, 337 Christine Avenue, Varsity
When: 9am to 11am
Phone: 07 3899 1667
Email: qc.education@canoe.org.au 
Cost: $6.25 (booking required via http://qld.canoe.org.au/recreation/)
Musical Movie Morning
Musical movie classic 'Singing in the Rain' with morning tea.
Where: Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre
Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: 9am to 12pm
Phone: 07 5581 1625
Cost: Free.
International Café – 10th edition
Celebrate our diversity with food tasting, cultural activities and performances.
Where: Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast
Southport Church of Christ, corner Olsen Avenue and Griffith Way Southport
When: 9am to 2pm
Phone: 07 5527 8011
Email: maried@mccgc.com.au
Cost: Free.
Gym fitness class for seniors
‘Gentle Strength' gym fitness class designed for seniors.
Where: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Southport
Marine Parade, Southport
When: 10.30am to 11am
Phone: 07 5582 8282
Cost: Free.
Swinging Seniors Sensational Show
Free variety show with afternoon tea.
Where: U3A Twin Towns
Scout Hall, 2 Scott Street, Coolangatta
When: 1pm to 3.15pm
Phone: 07 5534 7333
Email: vossru@bigpond.com
Cost: Free. (booking required)
Bring a Friend - New Vogue dancing
Bring a friend - learn new vogue dancing.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 7pm to 9.30pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Seniors Week Dance Time
A fun afternoon with live music and afternoon tea. Transport available.
Where: Studio Village Community Centre
87 Village Way, Oxenford
When: 12 to 2pm
Phone: 07 5529 8253
Email: cdo@studiovillage.com.au
Cost: Free. (booking required)

Saturday 26 August

Event Details
Bring a Friend – Intermediate line dancing
Bring a friend - intermediate line dancing.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 9am to 11am
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Shuffleboard
Come and try shuffleboard - good for the mind and body.
Where: Gold Coast Shuffleboard Club
End of Pines Lane, Elanora.
When: 9.30am to 12pm
Email: girtaustralia@icloud.com
Cost: Free.
Bring a Friend - Beginner line dancing
Bring a friend - beginner line dancing.
Where: Southport Meals on Wheels Senior Citizens Association
2 Whitby Street, Southport
When: 11.30am to 1.30pm
Phone: 07 5537 1377
Email: southportseniorcitizens@gmail.com
Cost: Free.
Bring your own Fabulous Senior to rehearsal and barbecue
150 young musicians aged eight to15 years old will impress at rehearsal in two orchestras.
Where: Gold Coast Youth Orchestra
7 Community Drive, Ashmore
When: 4.45am to 6.45pm
Mobile: 0423 148 992
Email: enquiry@gcyo.com.au
Cost: Free.

Sunday 27 August

Event Details
Federation Walk Community Planting Day
Fun morning of planting native coastal species, free sausage sizzle.
Where: Friends of Federation Walk
Meet at Phillip Park car park, The Spit, Main Beach
When: 7am to 10am
Email: info@federationwalk.org
Cost: Free.

Seniors Week at Aquatic Centres

Splash into Seniors Week at our Aquatic Centres

Seniors across the city are invited to explore the world class facilities on offer at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre at Southport and the Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre during Seniors Week 2017. 

Each centre will host an open day and have free activities for seniors to try in the heated pools - including aqua aerobics and introduction to deep water running. There will also be a 'gentle strength' gym fitness class (held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre) designed for seniors who want to try out or start weight training. 

It’s a great way to exercise, meet new people, have a laugh and learn something new.

The free seniors activities, with locations and times, are listed in the table below. All classes are 30 minutes in duration.

Day Activity Location Time
Monday 21 August Open day Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre 6am to 6pm
Aqua aerobics for seniors Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre 10.30am
Tuesday 22 August Seniors introduction to deep water running Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport 8.30am
Wednesday 23 August Open day Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport 5am to 8pm
Aqua aerobics for seniors Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport 12.30pm
Thursday 24 August Aqua aerobics for seniors Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre 10.30am
Friday 25 August 'Gentle Strength' gym fitness class for seniors
*Places are limited. Call 07 5582 9161 to reserve your place.
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport 10.30am

Queensland Government logo and COTA Queensland logo

These events, hosted by City of Gold Coast, are partially funded by the Queensland Government with the support of COTA Queensland.

Events listed above are free for seniors aged 60 years and over. Proof of age will be required for free entry for open days and classes. Find out more about eligible forms of identification.


Mayor's Seniors Week Concert

Please note: tickets for the Mayor's Seniors Week Concert are no longer available as all sessions are now full.

  • Concert date: Thursday 24 August 2017
  • Paradise Room, The Arts Centre Gold Coast
  • Session times: 9.30am, noon, 2.30pm
  • The theme for these free concerts is 'Memorable Musicals'.

Further information

For more information about Seniors Week, email seniorsweek@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 07 5581 6642.

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