Seniors Week

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

In 2018, Queensland Seniors Week will be held from 18 to 26 August.

2018 Positive Ageing Fair

Celebrate Seniors Week on Friday 24 August by spending the day at the Positive Ageing Fair to be held at the Cairns Jockey Club, Cannon Park, Woree.

Stallholders will provide information and services relevant to ageing seniors. If you are interested in having a stall download the application form.

There'll be workshops, entertainment by Infinity Duo and a sit down lunch for our local seniors.

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.

This is a very popular event and unfortunately all tickets for the lunch have been allocated for this year! It is unlikely that tickets will become available but you can check at the Council welcome table on the day. The fair is open for everyone to enjoy, so even though you have missed out on the lunch - there's still plenty to see and do!

2018 Sponsors

4CA AM Media Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Please note

Busy events can be quite stressful for your animal. Please consider the wellbeing of your pet and other event attendees and please keep your pet at home during busy events.

2017 Seniors events

Half Moon Bay Golf Club reduced fees for Seniors Week (18-26 August)

Date: Sat 18 Aug - Sun 26 Aug
Time: 6:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Half Moon Bay Golf Club, 66 Wattle Street, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: $1 per hole

To celebrate Seniors Week, the club is offering a discount on golf fees More

Cairns Art Gallery - free entry for seniors (18-26 August)

Date: Sat 18 Aug - Sun 26 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner of Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns City

Cost: FREE - seniors I.D is required

Contact: https://www.cairnsartgallery.com.au/whats-on/programs-events/seniors-week 4046 4800

The Gallery is offering FREE entry into the Gallery for cardholders More

Seniors Week: Centacare FNQ Today's Use of Technology workshop

Date: Mon 20 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 39 Oak Street, Holloways Beach

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Contact: Gudelia Mato 4055 0890

Seniors Week Social Wellbeing Hub More

Family history for beginners

Date: Mon 20 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Earlville Library, Stockland Shopping Centre, Earlville

Begin discovering your family history story More

Family history for beginners

Date: Mon 20 Aug
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Smithfield Library, Cheviot Street, Smithfield

Begin discovering your family history story More

iPads for seniors class

Date: Tue 21 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cairns City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Get more out of your iPad with this free introductory level class More

Grandparents story time

Date: Tue 21 Aug
Time: 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Smithfield Library, Cheviot Street, Smithfield

Come along with your grandchildren to enjoy story time More

University of the Third Age (u3a) Open Day

Date: Wed 22 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 129 Mulgrave Road, Cairns

Contact: Chris Payze

All seniors are welcome to attend u3a's open day to explore new activities and enjoy the social interaction. More

Games and quiz morning

Date: Wed 22 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Earlville Library, Stockland Shopping Centre, Earlville

Cost: FREE

Come along for an hour of fun and interactive gaming More

Grandparents story time

Date: Wed 22 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns City

Cost: FREE

Come along with your grandchildren to enjoy story time More

St John's Community Care Seniors Week event

Date: Wed 22 Aug
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Corner Kamerunga and Fairweather Road, Redlynch

Cost: Tickets $10 at the door

Contact: Vanessa Maladakis 4039 9700

Celebrating Seniors Week in style! More

Grandparents story time

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

Come along with your grandchildren to enjoy story time More

Adult Craft - Paper Quilling

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

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Learn the delicate art of paper quilling for adults More

Conversation Cafe - Smithfield Library

Date: Thu 23 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Smithfield Library, Cheviot Street, Smithfield

Cost: FREE

Share a coffee and spark up a conversation More

Cairns Community Legal Centre free talk

Date: Thu 23 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Manunda Library, Raintrees Shopping Centre, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Learn about consumer law, how to be scam aware and stay safe online More

Family History for beginners

Date: Thu 23 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Stratford Library, 11 Kamerunga Road, Stratford

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Begin discovering your family history story More

Seniors Wartime Walk

Date: Fri 24 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns City

Cost: $5 entry fee - donation to the Cairns RSL Sub Branch

Take a step back in time to learn about Cairns during wartime More

One on One I.T session

Date: Fri 24 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Smithfield Library, Cheviot Street, Smithfield

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Learn new tip, tricks, and troubleshooting during this session More

Introduction to iPhones

Date: Fri 24 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns City

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Small. relaxed and paced to suit you! More

Positive Ageing Fair

Date: Fri 24 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Cairns Jockey Club, Cannon Park, Woree

Contact: Ann Le Comte 07 4044 3020

Celebrate Seniors Week at the Positive Ageing Fair on Friday 24 August 2018. More

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