Seniors Week

Each year during Queensland Seniors Week, Cairns Regional Council hosts events and activities to celebrate our community's young-at-heart.

In 2017, Queensland Seniors Week will be held from 19 to 27 August. Download the Seniors Week program ( PDF, 1.18 MB ).

2017 Positive Ageing Fair

Celebrate the start of Seniors Week on Friday 18 August by spending the day at the Positive Ageing Fair to be held at Cannon Park, Woree.

Stallholders will provide information and services relevant to ageing seniors. 

There'll be Yoga and Pilates workshops, bush poetry and games for the keen and dance along to the melodic tunes of the Cairns Seniors Travelling Band.

The venue offers friendly access for wheelchairs and walkers and there's loads of free parking. Buses welcome.

This is a free event for seniors and carers. All tickets to the lunch have been allocated.

Proudly sponsored by

Regis Aged Care4CA AM

2017 Seniors events

Seniors Week - Cairns Art Gallery

Date: Sat 19 Aug - Sun 27 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cnr Abbott & Shields Sts, Cairns

Free exhibitions for seniors during Seniors Week include Lei it on, Daniel Boyd Bitter Sweet and Greg Semu Blood Red. More

Seniors Week - Paddle and Protect our Marine Habitat

Date: Sun 20 Aug
Time: 7:00am - 10:00am
Location: Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron, 42-48 Tingara St, Portsmith

Contact: Allison Worrell 0439 700 394

Come and try paddling and pick up debris from the ocean at the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron. More

Free golf for seniors during Seniors Week

Date: Mon 21 Aug
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Yorkeys Knob

Half Moon Bay Golf Club are offering free golf to seniors on Monday 21 August.  More

Seniors Week at YMCA Marlin Coast

Date: Mon 21 Aug
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: YMCA Marlin Coast, between the Library and swimming pool, 1 Leisure Park Rd, Smithfield

Five 'Come and Try' classes designed for seniors of all fitness levels. More

iPads for Seniors

Date: Mon 21 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Seniors bring along your iPad and have fun learning new tips and tricks.  More

Grandparents Storytime

Date: Mon 21 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Babinda Library, Munro St

Come and enjoy story time with your grandchildren. More

Seniors Week - Hymns from your past

Date: Tue 22 Aug - Fri 22 Sep
Time: 9:45am - 11:30am
Location: Cnr Progress and Mission Roads, White Rock

Contact: Lorraine 0499 117 188

Seniors Week - Hymns from your past and a Devonshire Tea More

Seniors Week - free legal talk

Date: Tue 22 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Manunda Library, 63 Alfred St

Cairns Community Legal Centre will discuss consumer law, how to be scam aware and stay safe online.  More

Seniors Wartime Walks

Date: Wed 23 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Join the City Library for a special Wartime Walk and learn about Cairns during WWII More

University of the Third Age Open Day

Date: Wed 23 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 129 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns

All seniors are welcome to come along and find out what u3a is all about. More

Grandparents Storytime

Date: Wed 23 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Seniors come along with your grandchildren to enjoy storytime. More

Robotic Run for Seniors

Date: Wed 23 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Earlville Library, Stockland Shopping Centre

Create, design and explore the world of robotics. More

Seniors Week Family History for Beginners

Date: Wed 23 Aug
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Smithfield Library, Cheviot St, Smithfield

Discover your family history story by exploring family history resources available through Cairns Libraries. More

Craft Connections for Seniors

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Bring a craft, mix, meet other seniors and enjoy a cup of tea.  More

Seniors Week - Family History for Beginners

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Gordonvale Library, Norman St, Gordonvale

Discover your family history story by exploring family history resources. More

Grandparents Storytime

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Earlville Library, Stockland Shopping Centre, Earlville

Seniors come along with your grandchildren to enjoy storytime. More

Seniors Wartime Walks

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Learn about Cairns during WWII as Cairns Libraries hosts a special Wartime Walking Tour. More

Robotic Fun for Seniors

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Seniors come along and create, design and explore the world of robotics. More

Grandparents Storytime

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Edmonton Library, 175 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Seniors come along with your grandchildren to enjoy storytime.  More

One on One IT Session for seniors

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Stratford Library, Kamerunga Rd, Stratford

Learn new tips, tricks and troubleshooting during this IT session. More

Become a sponsor!

By getting behind a local event as a sponsor, you will be directly contributing to the wellbeing of our community and the liveability of our city. Investing in Seniors Week will help you reach local target markets and showcase your products and services.

In return, your brand will be viewed as being an active participant in the development of our community and have the opportunity for exposure to those who are most likely to seek your services.  

Download a sponsorship prospectus ( PDF, 1.4 MB ) or contact the Senior Events Officer on (07) 4044 3261 or rsvp@cairns.qld.gov.au

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