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Fun for the Over 55's in the Inner West

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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published February 14th 2013
Let the fun start now
Marrickville Council offers a vast range of free & low cost activities in the area, to suit all needs and interests. If you've just retired and are looking at igniting an old hobby or meeting some new friends, look no further.



Cyber Seniors offers one-on-one tuition in a free 6 week course. Running from Wed 20th Feb until 27th of March at 3.30, it will get you up to speed with computers and the digital age. Register on 9335 2143.

Zumba Gold for Seniors - A fun exercise dance class held every 2nd Monday at 1.15 at the Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville. Register on 9335 2191

If dance is not your style, there's a Gentle Exercise Class held in various locations for $5.50 - $6 a class.

Marrickville Community Centre - Mondays & Wednesdays 11.30
Call 9562 0511

Tom Foster Community Care
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
Call 9335 2153

Debbie & Abbey Borgia Centre
Tuesdays at 10am & Fridays at 9am
Call 9559 7722

Don't forget the ever popular Yoga for Seniors 60
Yoga-to-Go at 106 Crystal St, Petersham holds classes every Tuesday & Thrusday from 11.30am for $5.
Call 9569 0870 to book in.

There is even new Seniors exercise equipment in place a Camperdown Oval on Australia Street, for those that want to be outdoors and exercise at their own pace.


Marrickville Town Hall has a Movie Club, screening movies for free at 10.15am on the first Tuesday of the month and the details for the University of the Third Age Movie Appreciation Course is here.

Got your exercise sorted? How about Community Singing?
Held Thursdays in Newtown at 12.45, transport provided, as is lunch for a small fee. Enjoy lunch and a chat with an uplifting sing-a-long. Bookings on 9335 2183

Just after the lunch? Marrickville Feasting meets the 4th Tuesday of the month and dines in local restaurants for no more than $20. To join the friendly gourmands call 9557 1098.

There are regular health talks covering a broad range of subjects and help with updating wills, writing classes and social craft groups. They have cryptic crossword workshops and book clubs in many languages.

There's no need to sit at home bored - get out and about and start enjoying your free time
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Why? Make the most of your free time and start doing something you love
When: Varies per activity, something bound to suit
Phone: varies for each location and activity
Where: Marrickville Council Area
Cost: Many free, some low costs
Your Comment
How about social card groups. For over 50's but not too senior???
by nadia (score: 0|4) 2281 days ago
I'm sure if you proposed it to the the council or library, they might run with it. I know there used to be a chess club. I don't work for the Council, I'm just a happy library user...
by Lydia C. Lee (score: 2|644) 2281 days ago
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