Seniors can enjoy free events this March as part of Seniors Week celebrations

Celebrate Seniors Week this March in the Sydney Hills with a series of free events run by The Hills Shire Council including a movie screening at Event Cinemas Castle Hill, a Tobruk Sheep Station experience, aqua aerobics classes, bushwalks, historic house tours and workshops.

If you’re over 60, The Hills Shire Council is giving you the chance to make new friends or connect with existing ones ata variety of local community events from Friday, March 3 to Friday, March 10 as part of Seniors Week celebrations.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane is encouraging residents young-at-heart to join in at one of the many events across the region.

“This week-long celebration is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the valuable contributions made by our older residents through their participation in volunteer work, sport, recreation and the arts,” Mayor Keane said.

“Whether it’s learning new skills in a workshop or getting active during a bushwalk, or enjoying the entertainment on offer, however you chose to celebrate Seniors Week there is plenty to do in The Hills.

“We’re particularly excited to be partnering with Cranbrook Residences, Event Cinemas Castle Hill and Bella Vista Gardens to bring a wonderful catalogue of exciting activities and events to celebrate our seniors.

“Our senior residents continue to make our wonderful region a great place to live, so I look forward to seeing our community come together to recognise and celebrate their amazing and ongoing contributions to our incredible Shire.”

Seniors Week program
Free Seniors Movie-Jasper Jones
Friday 3 March 9.30am-12.30pm
Event Cinemas Castle Towers
Free

Lights, camera, action! Seniors Week in The Hills kicks off with a free screening of new release film Jasper Jones at Event Cinemas Castle Hill on Monday, March 3. If you’re a senior resident of The Hills Shire Council you are invited to join this free screening with a delicious morning tea on arrival provided by event sponsor Cranbrook Residences.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/event-cinemas-free-seniors-movie-tickets-31700799946 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

Bella Vista Farm Tour
Wednesday 8 March 2-4pm
Bella Vista Farm
Free

Enjoy a tour of the heritage listed Bella Vista Farm this Seniors Week and discover the rich history of this hidden historic gem. The tour, presented by the Friends of Bella Vista Farm, allows visitors to admire the picturesque grounds of this beautiful Hill Top Farm as they hear about its history and inhabitants. Following the tour visitors will enjoy a free morning tea on the lawn of the historic Homestead. Places are strictly limited.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-bella-vista-farm-tour-tickets-31703177056 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

Castle Hill Heritage Park Walk
Monday 6 March
Time 10am-12pm
Free

Encompassing 20 hectares of rolling landscaped hills and Blue Gum forest, Heritage Park is a great location for family picnicking, walking and learning about nature and the vast history of the park.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-bushwalk-castle-hill-heritage-park-tickets-31702248278 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

NRMA Workshop
Tues 7th March 10.30am
The Hills Shire Council Council Meeting Rooms 6&7
Free

Preparing to renew your driver licence? Join our free NRMA Seniors workshop on March 7 and refresh your skills ahead of your upcoming test. NRMA Safer Driving School lessons are designed for people of all ages and give attendees the chance to have their skills independently observed with the purpose of receiving feedback to help sharpen their skills and keep them safe on the road.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nrma-older-driver-education-program-tickets-31274155842 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

Aqua Aerobics
Tues 7 March 7pmThurs 9 March 7pmSat 11 March 11am
Waves Aquatic Centre
Free

Looking for a unique way to exercise and meet new people? During Seniors Week, over 55s can join one of three free Aqua Aerobics sessions at Waves Aquatic Centre. Get out and get active this Seniors Week. Spaces are limited.

To make a booking contact Waves Aquatic Centre on 9639 6133.

Roughley House Visit
Wednesday 8 & 10 March
Time 10am-12.30pm
Free

Explore the rich history of The Hills this Seniors Week with a tour of Dural’s historic Roughley House. Built in 1856 this home was once the residence of the Roughley family and was sold to Council for $1 by its last remaining family resident, Gordon ‘Clive’ Roughley, to ensure it would be maintained as a living history of colonial life in The Hills and remain accessible to the public. The colonial past of this heritage home comes alive this March with tours lead by knowledgeable and passionate Hills Shire Council Volunteers.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/roughley-house-visit-tickets-31736099528 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

Tobruk Outback Special
Thursday 9 March 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tobruk Sheep Station
Free

Tobruk Sheep Station is dedicated to giving visitors an authentic Australian experience where they can learn about Australia’s cultural heritage while making fond memories to share with family and friends. The Seniors Outback Special at Tobruk on March 9 will include whip demonstrations, duck muster, sheep muster and sheep shearing with a billy tea and damper morning tea! Don’t miss this great Aussie Day out. Places are limited.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tobruk-seniors-outback-special-tickets-31701445878 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

Fred Caterson Reserve Bush Walk
Friday 10 March
Time 10am-12pm
Free

Explore a variety of stunning natural habitats on the Fred Caterson Reserve Bush Walk this Seniors Week. Discover the diverse habitats of Casuarina Woodland, Sandstone Ridge Heath and Sandstone Gully Woodland and learn about the unique plants and organisms that inhabit these eco-systems. This easy going walk follows formed paths with no real hills however care is required to negotiate some rocky outcrops.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-bushwalk-fred-caterson-reserve-tickets-31702440854 or call The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer Mitch Anderson on 9843 0534.

Discover Digital – Facebook for Seniors 
Monday 6 March 2017 10am-12pm
Castle Hill Library
Free

Want to learn more about social media, improve your Facebook skills and build your confidence on digital social platforms? The Hills Shire Library Service will get you up and running with their Facebook for Seniors course on March 6 at Castle Hill Library. Attendees are asked to bring an iPad if they own one otherwise they will be supplied with one for the duration of the course.

Follow the link below to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-week-discover-digital-facebook-for-seniors-tickets-31738731400?aff=eac2 or call Castle Hill Library on (02) 9761 4510.