Get set to party as Seniors Week events keep seniors across the state entertained from November 12-19, 2023.
A highlight is Have A Go Day on November 15 at Burswood Park on Great Eastern Highway.
Organised by the Seniors Recreation Council of WA, the free event provides information and activities to create awareness around the importance of leading active lives.
Head to your nearest seniors' centre or check your local government website for information on activities in your area.
In the meantime, here is a selection of activities you might like to try.
A singalong Beatles concert with Bernard Carney will have everyone bopping at Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre on November 15 from 1.15-3pm.
On November 13 (1.30-3pm) when sports broadcaster Glenn Mitchell will share behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and cricket tours he has covered.
A celebration of the WayFairer project follows on November 14 (10-11.30am), an initiative connecting older adults with community clubs to share their skills and talents.
It's eyes down for mega bingo on November 16 (12-3pm; from $3 to play 20 games); then, from 1-2pm, try a chair yoga session (bookings essential).
The following day there will be a Seniors Week Expo - looking after your mind, body and wellness - from 10am-2pm.
It's the Glitter and Gold cabaret on November 16 from 6-11pm (tickets required).
Willetton Library has Lego building especially for seniors on November 13, 10-11am.
Seniors will bee encouraged to unleash their creativity.
The City of Greater Geraldton will deliver a jam-packed program of music, food, sport and games from November 3-17.
The Multicultural Concert and afternoon tea at Queens Park Theatre on November 11 is set to be a hit. It will include a Remembrance Day service and music and dance from at least 10 countries.
Another favourite is the Mayor's Mystery Bus Tour.
Hear from Michael Verde, an award-winning writer, speaker, documentary producer and thought leader in the field of dementia care. He will share how to overcome feelings of self-consciousness, discomfort and fear to be connected to someone living with dementia.
At City of Bayswater Civic Centre, November 13 (5.30-7.30pm) and Joondalup Public Library, November 14 (6-7pm).
Rediscover the joy of being read to at a story time session for grown-ups at Civic Square Library in Booragoon. Morning tea of scones, jam and cream will be served on November 14, 10.30am-noon.
Bassendean 55 Plus, a friendly social hub, will hold activities including sewing and craft, art exhibition, chair yoga, drop-in games, Scrabble, line dancing and carpet bowls. Morning and afternoon teas are provided.
The Lifespan Dance team will hold "have a go" seated dance classes throughout the week.
The classes are suitable for people with Parkinson's, or who have limited mobility due to other factors such as arthritis and ageing.
Trained dance professionals will lead the classes.
Dates are: November 13, 10-11am at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre; November 15, 10-11am, Koorliny Arts Centre; November 17, 11.30am-12.30pm, Wembley Community Centre.
There is also a free performance by over-55s seated dancert at the Art Gallery of WA on November 16 at 3pm.
A highlight in Kalamunda will be the Intergenerational Community Play in the Park on November 13 at Bill Shaw Reserve in Lesmurdie from 9.30-11.30am.
It will bring together generations with Mazenod College, St Brigid's College and Woodlupine Family Centre hosting activities.
The free event is open to children aged 0-5, parents, caregiver, and grandparents.
The KPAC Gallery Senior Art Exhibition officially opened in October and runs to November 26.
The theme is Kambarang (commonly referred to as wildflower season).
On November 17, seniors can attend a light lunch and bingo event at the Woodlupine Community Centre from noon-2pm.
Bookings essential by November 10 - trybooking.com/1094098.
Cost is $5 per person, plus booking fee.
From pottery to photography, nutrition information and a meet and greet with council, the City of Albany has host of events happening.
There is a Cleanaway tour and FOGO information session on November 14 from 11.45am at Hanrahan Waste Facility.
The WA Country Health Service will hold a nutrition information session in Albany Public Library on November 15 from 10-11.30am.
Make sure to visit the Bloom Hearing team at Have a Go Day in Burswood Park on November 15.
"We take pride in our nationwide network of clinics, where we provide hearing health assessments, hearing device fittings, repairs, and various other hearing health services," a spokeswoman said.
"Whether you prefer an in-person visit to our clinic or the convenience of phone or video consultations, our qualified clinicians are there to guide you on your journey towards better hearing health."
She said much like regular visits to a dentist or an optometrist, routine hearing assessments by qualified audiologists are important in looking after your hearing health.
Stirling Women's Shed will hold an open day on November 14 from 9am-noon.
You can find out what the shed is all about and enjoy a delicious morning tea.
The Mount Flora Museum in Elvire St, Watermans Bay, will be open on November 15 from 10am-noon and 1-4pm.
Visitors will see some amazing artefacts, learn about the community's history and can climb up to the roof for coastal views.
Dust off your glad rags and end the week with a gala dinner dance hosted by Adam Penn.
Presented by Connect Village Hub, the Harold Hawthorne Community Centre and supported by the Town of Victoria Park, the evening will include a two-course buffet dinner, cash bar and floor show.
November 18, 6.30-9.30pm; tickets $38.87.
Merredin Community Resource Centre will host a free seniors lunch on November 14 from noon-2pm in the historic Cummins Theatre.
A two-course dinner will be served.
Entertainment will be provided by Kirk Whyte Entertainment as well as a choral performance by St Marys Primary School students.
The volunteer run event aims to thank seniors in the area for their valuable contributions to the community over the years.
Three senior artists are getting together for a combined exhibition in Gosnells to coincide with WA Seniors Week.
Willemina Foeken, Shirley Winstanley and Georgia Efford are three women who "can't stop painting".
The exhibition runs from November 11-23, Whiteley Fishbowl Gallery, The Agonis Building, 2232D Albany Highway, Gosnells.
That's OK, head to the WA Seniors Week web page here for more pointers of where to look for activities close to you or are of interest.
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