Age no barrier to having a good time

PROVING that age is no barrier to having a good time, the City of Canterbury Bankstown is hosting more than 20 events during Seniors Festival celebrations this month.

Those aged 55 years and older are encouraged to take part in a range of free activities.
Mayor Khal Asfour said there would be catered library events as well as the Seniors Concert and more.
“I’m excited for seniors to learn how to salsa, play golf and bowls, discover the benefits of aqua aerobics or take part in a falls prevention activity,” he said.

Friday, April 16
Movie Morning at Bankstown Library, 10am. Shirley Valentine, starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti. A bored Liverpudlian housewife transforms into a woman her husband barely recognises after she meets a Mediterranean man on a holiday in Greece. Bookings: 9707 9708.
Laughter Yoga Workshop at Campsie Library, 10.30am-12.30pm. Feel renewed as you combine laugh exercises with focused breathing techniques to enhance your cardiovascular system and promote your body’s happy hormone. Bookings: 9789 9423.

Monday, April 19
?Twiddle-Muffs Knitting Workshop at Campsie Library, 11am-1pm. Enjoy a social knitting session and learn how to make twiddle-muffs and fidget blankets. Bookings: 9789 9423.
Folk Dancing Classes at Earlwood Seniors Citizen Centre, 10am-12pm. Learn different dances from around the world as a professional folk dancing teacher takes you on a journey exploring different cultures. Bookings are essential: Deb, 0427 315 245.
?Financial talk with Good Shepherd (with Chinese interpreter) at Riverwood Library, 10am-12pm. An informative talk that will cover topics such as the Aged Pension, how to set retirement goals and where to find help for housing or money remittance. Bookings: 9707 5436.

Tuesday, April 20
Movie Morning at Bankstown Library, 10am. Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, starring Essie Davis and Nathan Page. Bookings: 9707 9708.
?Seniors Games and Activity Afternoon at Lakemba Library, 1-3pm. Have a memorable time playing a range of fun games such as chess, backgammon and draughts. Or, if you enjoy knitting, go and have a yarn with the knitting tutor. Bookings are essential. Bookings: 9789 9419.

Wednesday, April 21
?Trivial pursuit at Chester Hill Library, 11.30am-12.30pm. Put on your thinking caps and join us for a fast and fun game of trivial pursuit. This free activity includes morning tea, and includes prizes to be won. Bookings: 9707 9740.
Zumba For Seniors at Riverwood Community Centre, 10am. Get ready to boogie showing off your fun dancing moves. A modified Zumba class of lower intensity focusing on balance and coordination. Bookings: 9707 5495.
Fit and Stronger workshop at Riverwood Community Centre, 11.15am. Improve your strength, fitness, flexibility and balance, and challenge your body while having fun. Bookings: 9707 5495.
Staying Active at Riverwood Community Centre, 12.30pm. Engage in some fun low impact aerobics and core strength exercises, followed by a cool down and relaxing stretching session. Bookings: 9707 5495.

Thursday, April 22
?Bus to Library History Tour at Campsie Library, 10am. Join us as they dive deep into the rich history of our Campsie and Lakemba neighbourhoods while experiencing the free Bus to Library service available to you year-round. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, April 23
Seniors Festival Concert, themed In Our Nature, at Bankstown Sports Club, 2-4pm. Unwind to music and entertainment before using your ticket to enjoy a hearty meal from the bistro. Spaces limited. Bookings: 9722 9888.
?Seated Yoga at Riverwood Library, 11am-12pm. Do you want to participate in Yoga but have challenges getting up and down from the floor? Then this is perfect for you, or anybody anywhere, as long as you have a seat. Work on gaining better flexibility, mobility, balance, strength and posture. Bookings: 9707 5436.

Monday, April 26
?Movie Morning at Campsie Library, 10am. My big, fat Greek wedding, starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. Bookings: 9789 9423.

Tuesday, May 4
?Our Heritage Morning Tea at Campsie Library, 10.30am-12pm. Celebrate our heritage and enjoy morning tea. View a local family history display and bring along your own photos and memories to share. Learn about exciting programs on offer as well, including ancestry library and preservation and conservation of photos. Bookings: 9789 9562.

Tuesday, June 8
?’Life is a cabaret’ at Bryan Brown Theatre, 10am-12pm. Catch this electrifying cabaret performance featuring Amanda Easton and Dave Stephens, presented by It’s Showtime Entertainment, with free morning tea from 9am. Tickets: $20. Bookings: 9707 9404 or

Welcome Back to Your Library
Head to your library for morning tea and reconnect with everything you know, love and missed about your local library.
Thursday, April 8: Riverwood Library, 10.30-11.30am. Bookings: 9707 5436. Wednesday, April 14: Padstow Library, 11am-12pm. Bookings: 9707 9747. Greenacre Library, 10-11am. Bookings: 9707 9744. Lakemba Library, 10.30-11.30am. Bookings: 9789 9419.
Friday, April 16: Earlwood Library,11am-12pm. Bookings: 9789 9417. Chester Hill Library,11am-12pm. Bookings: 9707 9740.

My Aged Care Talks
Panania Library on Tuesday, April 20, 6.30-7.30pm. Bookings: 9707 9737. Earlwood Library on Thursday, April 22, 6.30-7.30pm. Bookings 9789 9417. Bankstown Library on Tuesday, April 27, 6.30-7.30pm or Tuesday, May 18, 10.30-11.30am. Bookings: 9707 9708.

?Bring Back Bingo
Council is bringing back Bingo. Take part in this free activity for your chance to win some great prizes. Morning tea will be provided. Panania Library on Wednesday, April 14, 10am-12pm. Bookings: 9707 9737. Greenacre Seniors Citizen Centre on Friday, April 16, Tuesday, April 20 and Friday, April 23, 10am-12pm. Bookings: 9707 9646. Greenacre Library on Wednesday, April 21, 10-11am. Bookings: 9707 9744. Padstow Library on Wednesday, April 21,10am-12pm. Bookings: 9707 9747. Earlwood Library on Wednesday, April 21, 11am-12pm. Bookings: 9789 9417.

Day trips on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler
Tuesday-Thursday, April 20-22, 7.30am-4.30pm. Enjoy stops for morning tea, and soak up delicious lunch in great company along the river. Tickets: $20. Bookings: 9789 9594.

Active Fun, ?Aqua Aerobics
The warm water at the indoor pools help to sooth joint pain, improve muscle flexibility and balance. Join in this healthy social activity and have fun in a friendly atmosphere. Bring a towel, water, swimwear and water shoes (optional).
Birrong Leisure and Aquatic Centre on Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 11-11.45am. Bookings: 9644 8300. Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre on Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 11.30am-12.15pm. Bookings: 9789 9302. Max Parker Leisure and Aquatic Centre on Mondays, April 12 and 19. Bookings: 9771 2148.

Balance and Falls Prevention
Canterbury Leisure & Aquatic Centre on Mondays, April 12 and 19, 11-11.45am. Grow in confidence and improve your body awareness by completing simple exercises with chairs, balloons, Swiss balls and more. Bookings: 9789 9303.

?Sport for Beginners
Sefton Golf Course and Bowls Australia is delivering two free training sessions. Discover tips from professional instructors, enjoy a morning tea and enjoy a fun day out. All equipment will be provided. Head to Mt Lewis Bowling Club on Tuesday, April 13, 10am and Sefton Golf Course on Monday, April 19, 10am. Bookings:

?Salsa for Seniors workshops
Bankstown Arts Centre on Tuesdays, April 20 and 27, 11am-12.30pm. The inclusive workshops specially designed to improve fitness and mobility, whether you’re able to walk or not. There’ll also be a seated option for people with mobility issues. Bring a water bottle. Bookings: 9707 5400.

?Bus to Library History Tours
Join in the free Bus to Library service for an informative bus tour around your neighbourhood from 10.30-11.30am. Enjoy a nice morning tea before the Local Studies Librarian takes you on an insightful the tour.
Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre on Thursday, April 8; Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre on Wednesday, April 14; Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre on Thursday, April 15; and Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre on Wednesday, April 21. Bookings: 9707 9733.