8 reasons you’ll wish you were over 60

There’s so much happening in our local area during the 10 day Seniors Festival, it’ll have you counting down the days until you turn the big 6-0.

There’s a lot to celebrate about getting older. The NSW Seniors Festival acknowledges the contribution older people make to our community with a jam-packed program of events.

1. Swim and exercise for free

Our world-class aquatic centres and local community centres will open their doors free of charge during Seniors Festival for visitors 60 and over.

2. $8 movie mingle senior special

Enjoy a special $8 movie and mingle with a complimentary morning tea before noon at Dendy Newtown and Dendy Opera Quays from 13 to 24 February 2019.

3. Try a new sport: pickleball

Pickleball is a 2 or 4 player racquet game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It’s as fun as it sounds! Try it out at KGV Recreation Centre.

4. Yoga for everyone

There are yoga classes for all abilities on offer. The energetic can try free flow yoga, a vinyasa flow yoga that's fluid and faster paced. For those who are less mobile, chair yoga Glebe is exactly what it sounds like: gentle exercise while sitting in a chair.

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5. Just dance!

Lose yourself in the music – there are so many styles of dance to try!

  • Zumba Gold recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.
  • Tango class, a social dance movement for beginners.
  • Line dancing, a fun and informal group learning to dance. Gain confidence with many of the basic steps, and link them together to form the dance.
  • Square dancing - learn Chinese square or plaza dancing in a fun informal setting. It’s a great way to keep fit, make new friends and gain more confidence in dancing. Dance routines are presented in English and Chinese to ensure everyone will be able to perform full length dances to various pop songs.
  • Ballroom dancing is a wonderful entry to dance, as you will learn the essentials of poise and grace. Beginners and intermediate classes are offered.

6. Take to the stage

Now’s your chance to flex your talent on the stage or silver screen! Acting instructor Suzy Dougherty will host acting classes to help you develop your acting skills. Prepare for your next career at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers Point.

7. Brush up on your painting skills

Join our Friday Express art class with tutor, artist Jane Caveney leading the session through various exercises and projects or develop your own ideas with professional guidance and assistance.

8. Internet life skills

Explore ways that the internet can be used to broaden and enhance your life. Learn how to search for information, pay bills, book tickets, shop, bank, and use social media to connect with family and friends.

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