Olympic spirit to shine during active expo

WHILE the world’s best athletes are preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Canterbury Bankstown’s seniors will be battling it out in a range of activities of their own.

Hundreds of seniors will be getting into the Olympic spirit and taking part in a range of activities and sports such as pickleball, badminton, walking basketball, walking football and more, at the CBCity Active Seniors Games at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre on Monday, July 1, 10am to 2pm.
And, if sports not your thing, the Wellness and Reablement Expo, will offer the opportunity to meet community organisations and government agencies to find out about support services and entitlements.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said that with nearly a quarter of residents aged 55 years and older, the program aimed to support local seniors in keeping healthy and active.
“It’s so important our seniors keep fit and healthy and get involved in activities they enjoy, so we’ve made sure to schedule something for everyone,” the Mayor said.
“Age is no barrier to participation and I encourage all seniors in our City to check out the offerings and get involved.”
The Active Seniors Program also includes a variety of activities that encourage seniors to socialise and support their mental and emotional wellbeing including book clubs, meditation workshops and chair yoga.
The Meals on Wheels Community Restaurant is also back every second Tuesday at Greenacre Senior Citizens Centre for a healthy lunch and a fun day out with friends.
To see the full program, visit