Living in Alice

Seniors

Coun­cil Ser­vices for Seniors

The Seniors Coor­di­nat­ing Com­mit­tee (SCC) meets on the third Wednes­day of the month at 4pm in the Coun­cil Cham­ber, 93 Todd Street. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are wel­come to attend.

The SCC pro­vides a forum where issues and mat­ters relat­ing to facil­i­ties and ser­vices for local senior cit­i­zens can be raised in dis­cus­sion for poten­tial pro­gres­sion or res­o­lu­tion by Council.

The SCC plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of life for seniors liv­ing in the Alice Springs com­mu­ni­ty. If you are inter­est­ed in join­ing the SCC, please con­tact Coun­cil on (08) 8950 0500 or email to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

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.
  • Still Got Tal­ent – this seniors’ tal­ent quest gets big­ger each year, with a vari­ety of rau­cous and hilar­i­ous enter­tain­ment from occa­sion­al­ly dubi­ous local tal­ent! Hours of fun and not to be missed!
  • Alice Springs Pub­lic Library also hosts senior-friend­ly activ­i­ties dur­ing Seniors Month – please check for upcom­ing events here.

To par­tic­i­pate in any of Council’s Seniors Month events, please con­tact (08) 8950 0500 or email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

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 library@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

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.

Oth­er Groups

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.

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.