Seniors Week Festival
Seniors Week is all about acknowledging and appreciating the contributions that older people make to our community.
After months of distancing it's time to reconnect, in person and online, and learn something new.
Regrettably due to the high-risk weather conditions today's Seniors Week Festival at Boambee East Community Centre has had to be cancelled. Stay safe everyone. ❤️
Can't make it to the event in person?
Watch Seniors Week Festival presentations on the live stream
Two sessions will be live streamed:
Seniors Week Festival Live Stream Session 1
09:15 – 09:25: Festival introductions from Coffs Harbour City Council
09:25am: Wellbeing for your mental health - Glen James, Former Mental Health Clinician
09:45am: Healthy eating for seniors – Rachel Gerathy, Dietician, Mid North Coast Local Health District
Seniors Week Festival Live Stream Session 2
11:00am: Prevention of elder abuse – Senior Constable Richard Allison, NSW Police
11:30am: Seniors info session
Find more free and discounted activities on offer near you at the NSW Seniors Festival website
Learn something new
Get confident online
In an increasingly digital world, being able to communicate online with family and friends, operate ‘smart’ devices, and store data safely and securely are important skills you need.
Improve your digital skills
Digital Capability Self-Assessment Tool is a 5 minute survey developed by the nbn™ that measures your digital capability and gives you advice for how to improve.
The Coffs Harbour Tafe offers free 6-week Tech Savvy Courses. To learn more and express your interest call 02 6648 2427 or email email@example.com.
Regardless of who we are, and how old, we’re all potential victims of scammers. That’s why we need to work together to stay informed and vigilant.
Watch these short videos to learn more. To make the videos larger, click the play button, then click on the "YouTube" logo.
What can I do if I am receiving scam calls?
What is remote access scamming
Stay active and healthy
Watch the videos below for some great tips and excercises to help you stay active and live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Easy steps to better health and wellbeing
Kamilla Haufort of Council of the Ageing (COTA) explains their role in supporting older people to live healthy and fulfilling lives. She also gives practical tips for how to eat well, reduce your stress and keep moving and active with friends. To make the video larger, click the play button, then click on the "YouTube" logo.
Join a Community Garden
Get healthy at any age – and in a way that suits you. Joining a community garden is just one great example of how you can improve your health, get active and meet new people. Brought to you by NSW Health. Find a community garden near you To make the video larger, click the square icon in the bottom right.
Healthy and Active for Life Online
Healthy and Active for Life Online is a FREE 10 week program for adults aged 60 years* and over that you can complete in the comfort of your own. Register at www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au Brought to you by NSW Health. To make the video larger, click the play button, then click on the "YouTube" logo.
Stay safe on our roads
Come talk road safety with Di at our main Seniors Festival event, Wednesday 30 March, 9am – 3pm at the Boambee East Community Centre.
Lucky door prize is a one hour Harley Trike Tour for two with Coffs Harbour Trike Tours drawn at 1:30pm.
There will also be a road safety presentation by NSW Police 2:00pm – 2:30pm.
Seniors Week Free Road Safety Workshops
Please join us for a cuppa and a free road safety workshop to help older people make safer choices when driving, walking, using a mobility scooter or catching public transport. The workshops are part of Seniors Week and supported by Di Weekes, Road Safety Officer for Coffs Harbour City Council and funded by Transport for NSW.
Each attendee can enjoy a cuppa, get a lucky door prize ticket and the opportunity to take up a subsidised driving lesson. Please book for catering purposes:
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Cavanbah Centre Coffs - Friday 25 March 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
On the Road - Road Safety for Older Road Users - Woolgoolga Library
Woolgoolga Library - Tuesday 29 March 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm
On the Road - Road Safety for Older Road Users - Sawtell RSL
Sawtell RSL - Thursday 31 March 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Road safety resources
- Staying Safe on the road 65Plus is available in other languages. It includes information on mobility scooters, NSW older licensing, as well as the Top Ten Misunderstood road rules.
- What to know before you tow a caravan on the road
- Plan ahead and stop regularly. There are a number of designated rest areas in NSW. Note that these rest areas are not designated caravan sites and you cannot stay overnight in these areas
- NeuRA and Transurban have developed a brochure on seniors and seatbelts as around 250 Australians aged over 65 die every year in car crashes, and more than 4,000 are hospitalised after a crash
- Fading night vision can be a serious traffic hazard as a number of changes can occur in the eye that can affect night driving vision as we age.
- Child car seats is a useful resource if you find yourself driving with youngsters in the car.