Seniors Week is August 13th to 21st: check out the activities happening on the Southern Gold Coast then join in the fun!
Seniors Week acknowledges and celebrates the valuable contributions of older people to the community. The theme for this year is "It’s on for young and old!" Activities are free unless stated
. Dragon boating
August 13th & 21st 7am – 9:30am $3
Explore Currumbin Creek with experienced and patient paddlers from Akuna Dragon Boat Club. Be sun-smart and prepared to get splashed!
Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club, Ph 0491 106 041 The beach is calling
August 13th 9am – 11am Rainbow Bay & August 20th 9am – 11am The Alley, Currumbin
BeachCare coincides with Seniors Week. Help care for our treasured beaches by planting, weeding and collecting litter. Wear closed-in shoes and be sun-smart.
Ph 5552 8829 Romance of rail
August 13th & 14th 9am – 4pm
For rail fans and history buffs - an exhibition of photos and memorabilia of the South Coast rail line that travelled from South Brisbane to Tweed Heads from 1903 - 1961. A miniature PB15 steam locomotive will also be on display.
Kirra Hill Community Centre, 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta Ph 0408 703 855 Poolside in paradise
August 13th – 20th
Free classes in weights, aqua aerobics and meditation during the week - enquire about times. Pool entry is $4.30 except August 15, when entry is free.
Morning tea on the deck, August 18th 10 – 11:30am.
Palm Beach Aquatic Centre, 1 Thrower Dr Ph 5534 4188 Tame the dragon
August 14th 7am – 9am
Paddle picturesque Currumbin Creek with Dragons Abreast Gold Coast.
Duringan St, Currumbin (between tennis court and Currumbin RSL) Ph 0414 434 448 Swing a mallet
August 15th 1pm – 4pm & August 21 9am – 12 noon
Croquet at the Burleigh Heads Palm Beach Croquet Club.
1 Abelia St, Palm Beach Ph 0402 407 589 or 0410 489 684 Never miss a chance to dance
August 15 12 noon – 3:30pm
New vogue dancing, an easy-to-learn Australian sequence style that originated in the 1930s. Lucky door prizes, raffles and afternoon tea.
Palm Beach Share ‘n’ Care Centre, 31 10th Ave Ph 5535 6444 Artful card making
August 17 9:30am – 12:30pm
Handcraft your own greeting cards. A City Library event coinciding with Seniors Week. Booking required.
Palm Beach Community Lounge and Library, 11th Ave Ph 5581 1671 Living book — tales from a suitcase
August 18 10:30am – 11:30am
The trials and tribulations of a German migrant moving to Australia in 1949. A City Library event coinciding with Seniors Week. Booking required.
Elanora Library, The Pines Ph 5581 1671 Light the fire of learning
August 18 10am – 12 noon
U3A Open Day - art, crafts, dancing, tai chi, yoga, table tennis, mah-jong, digital photography, book club and more. Morning tea at 11am.
Twin Towns University of the Third Age, 4 Boyd St, Tugun Ph 5534 7333 or 0405 461 008 Seniors’ sing-a-long
August 18 10am – 12 noon
Entertainment, activities, lucky door prize and morning tea. Free shuttle bus from The Pines and Currumbin RSL - seat booking required.
Palm Beach Share ‘n’ Care Centre, 10th Ave Ph 5525 6466 Water therapy
August 19 9am – 11am
Experience captivating Currumbin Creek by kayak. Instruction and equipment - kayaks, paddles and life vests - provided. Bookings required.
Winders Park, Duringan St, Currumbin Ph 3899 1667 By Avril Priem For more information visit: www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/seniorsweek www.cotaqld.org.au