Information & Activities for Seniors

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NSW Seniors Festival 2019

Love Your Life! There’s so much to love about life at any age and there’s so much to love about NSW Seniors Festival. This year, NSW Seniors Festival will take place between Wednesday 13 and Sunday 24 February, 2019.

About NSW Seniors Festival

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NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.

If you are over 60, NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many which are free or heavily discounted.

Presented by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), NSW Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community, aligning to the policy objective of inclusive communities.

Every year during NSW Seniors Festival, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state, encompassing art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, good nutrition and much more!

There are a range of activities being held across The Hills Shire to celebrate. We hope they’ll encourage you to love technology, love creativity, love being active and lots more!

View local Seniors Festival events here.

For more information on the NSW Seniors Festival or to find other events being held across the state visit their website.

Further Information for Seniors

The Hills Shire Council is committed to providing the services required to support older adults to remain active and participate in their community through clubs, associations and volunteer activities. Between 2011 and 2021, the age structure category with the greatest increase in persons in The Hills Shire is Seniors (aged 70 to 84).

Below are useful contacts and links that will assist you in engaging with the community as well as getting out and active.


Helpful Contacts

Click here to print out a helpful contacts list, - print this out and keep it near your phone or on your fridge!

Arabic - أرقام مفيدة

Filipino - Mahalagang Kontak

Greek -Χρήσιμοι Τηλεφωνικοί Αριθμοί

Hindi - सहायक संपर्क

Indonesian - Nomor Telepon Penting

Italian - Contatti Utili

Korean - 유용한 연락처

Malay -  Nombor Hubungan Berguna

Punjabi - ਉਪਯੋਗੀ ਸੰਪਰਕ

Simplified Chinese - 常用联系电话

Traditional Chinese - 常用联系电话

Vietnamese - Số Điện Thoại Liên Lạc Hữu Ích

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Become a Volunteer 

The Hills Shire is very fortunate to have a large and dedicated group of volunteers who play a critical role in helping Council provide important services to the community while forming new friendships and learning new skills.

If you would like to devote some of your time to your community and assist others, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Find out more and to register your interest here.

 


Libraries in The Hills Shire

Baulkham Hills Library

Address: Railway Street, Baulkham Hills 2153 NSW

Phone: +61 2 9761 5735

Fax: 02 9686 7629

Hours

Mon

10:00am-8:00pm

Tues-Fri

10:00am-5:20pm

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

Sun

Closed

Castle Hill Library

Address: Cnr Castle & Pennant Streets, Castle Hill 2154 NSW

Phone: +61 2 9761 4510

Fax: 02 9894 1368

Hours

Mon-Fri

9:30am - 8:00pm

Sat

9:30am - 5:00pm

Sun

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Dural Library

Address: Pellitt Lane, Dural 2158 NSW

Phone: +61 2 9761 5755

Fax: 02 9651 4069

Hours

Mon-Tues

10:00am - 5:20pm

Wed

10:00am - 7:00pm

Thur-Fri

10:00am - 5:20pm

Sat

10:00am - 1:00pm

Sun

Closed

Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill Town Centre

Address: 29 Main Street, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill 2155 NSW

Phone: +61 2 8889 5200

Fax: 02 8889 5276

Hours

Mon-Wed

9:30am - 6:00pm

Thur

9:30am - 9:00pm

Fri

9:30am - 6:00pm

Sat

9:30am - 5:00pm

Sun

1:00pm - 5:00pm

 


Hills Community Care

Hills Community Care provides a variety of services to assist frail aged, persons with dementia, people with disabilities and carer support.

The Hills Shire Councils - Hills Community Care services commenced operations in 1991.

At Hills Community Care we offer assistance so people can maintain an independent and quality lifestyle. Our programs support clients to remain at home and prevent inappropriate or premature admission to residential care.

Hills Community Care also provide a single point of contact for information on aged care, disability services and carer support.

Visit the Hills Community Care website.

 


Up Coming Events in The Hills Shire

To find out what events are currently on offer for seniors please head to the Upcoming Events & Activities page.

 


Seniors Groups in The Hills Shire

 

Baulkham Hills Senior Citizen Centre

Baulkham Hills Community Centre

(02) 9639 8105

390 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills , Baulkham Hills 2153  

Parking available at the rear of building

 

Castle Hill Senior Citizen Centre

2 McMullen Ave, Castle Hill NSW 2154

(02) 9680 3958

Members of the Senior Citizens Club invite those over 55 years to meet a very active and friendly group of Seniors, who each week play Carpet Bowls, Cards and Rummikub at their Club Building.

Come along to our Club one morning and enjoy a tea or coffee and biscuits and make new friends. On special occasions luncheons are organised within the Club in a very friendly atmosphere.

Coach Tours are also organised during the year. Parking available at the rear of building.

2 McMullen Ave, Castle Hill NSW 2154

(02) 9680 3958

 


My Aged Care

The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

 


Men's Sheds

 

The Hills Men's Shed

Phone:  02 9639 8078

The Hills District have established the Shire's first Men's Shed in partnership with The Hills Shire Council and The Rotary Club of Castle Hill.

Opening Times

Wednesday 10am to 2pm

Thursday 10am to 2pm

Location: The Men's Shed, Eric Mobbs Reserve, Ferguson Ave, (off Excelsior) Castle Hill

 

Dural Men's Shed

Phone: 02 8989 0000

Website https://duralmensshed.org/
Email duralmensshed@gmail.com

Opening Times
Thursday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm

Location

Dural Sport and Leisure Centre
The Centre
1 Pellit Lane (Cnr Kenthurst Rd)
Dural, NSW 2158