August is Seniors Month
In August, Alice Springs Town Council celebrates its senior citizens and their contributions to the local community with a series of special events, to which all senior residents are invited:
- Mayoral Morning Tea – be waited on by the Mayor, Council’s CEO and staff, whilst enjoying a generous morning tea with guest speakers and VIPs
FREE | Bookings essential via: astc.eventbrite.com
- Seniors Got Rhythm — With a variety of local talent! Hours of fun and not to be missed. This event is in collaboration with COTA’s Senior’s EXPO
FREE | Bookings not required. For further enquiries contact 8950 0567. EOI for open mic — please email Communitydevelopmentofficer@astc.nt.gov.au
- Alice Springs Public Library also hosts free activities during Seniors Month – please check for upcoming events here.
This years Library events include: Leathercraft for Seniors and High Tea Bingo.
FREE | Bookings are essential via: aspl.eventbrite.com
Alice Springs Public Library
The Public Library, located on the corner of Leichhardt and Gregory Terraces, is open Monday to Friday (10am-6pm), and on weekends (10am-1pm). The Library is closed on all public holidays.
The Library offers a variety of senior-friendly activities and workshops, including (but not limited to): family history; computer technology; spoken English; author talks; crafts; plus, book, chess and reading groups. Check upcoming Library events here.
Other Library services include an online catalogue, computer access, wi-fi, plus low cost printing and photocopying.
If you are unable to access the Library due to physical frailty, illness or disability, Alice Springs Public Library offers a home delivery service. Please enquire with the Library on (08) 8950 0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
U3A (University of the Third Age) promotes learning for the pleasure of learning by offering academic, cultural, recreational sessions at the Alice Springs Public Library. To enquire, please visit their website here.
Pruning for Pensioners
Council’s Pensioner Pruning Removal Service is a free green waste collection which occurs twice a year in May and November. Please download an application form below, or contact Council on 8950 0500 to find out service dates for this year.
Council of the Ageing NT advocates for and works towards an age-friendly, just, inclusive and equitable society for all Territorians over 50 years of age. Assistance for the NT Seniors Recognition Scheme and prepaid card can be accessed through COTA at the 50+ Centre on Wills Terrace.
The 50 Plus Community Centre is located at 11 Wills Terrace in the CBD. The Centre provides a variety of activities and events for seniors, including bingo, bridge, workshops, and wood working, and can also be hired out as a community venue. To contact the 50 Plus Community Centre, call 0407 529 791.
Stuart Alice Springs combined PROBUS Inc., for retired or semi-retired Rotarians over 50 years of age, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Gillen Club, Gillen.