Find an event or activity happening near you and celebrate South Australia’s Week of Ageing Well. Interesting events and activities featured in 2023 include SA Seniors Card’s 30th birthday celebrations, photography, getting out in nature, sports, celebrating action taken to challenge ageism, art, walking challenges, improving the age friendliness of our state, and wellbeing initiatives.

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SA Seniors Card’s 30th birthday celebrations

In 2023, the South Australian Seniors Card program celebrates its 30-year anniversary. Keep an eye on the Seniors Card website and Facebook page for a walk through time and learn about the history of the Seniors Card program.

Seniors Card Through the Lens photography competition and exhibition

Through the Lens is a photographic competition and exhibition that promotes ageing well by celebrating the skills of older South Australians through photography. This event demonstrates that everyone can learn and create at any age. All South Australian Seniors Card members can enter Through the Lens and all members of the community can visit the exhibition at the City Library throughout October.

Nature Festival

In a time of climate change and global pandemics, Nature Festival is encouraging the community to cultivate a deeper relationship with nature. It recognises that Aboriginal cultures value nature explicitly and suggests everyone could take a step to protect and care for nature with health and wellbeing benefits. Nature Festival will hold over 300 events between 1-15 October 2023 with discounts to selected events for Seniors Card members. Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card are proud Partners of Nature Festival.

Seed Dating 50+

Make new connections with other like minded folk to sow seeds for a summer harvest at Nature Festival’s Seed Dating 50+. Come prepared to have fun, to sow seeds, to answer trivia questions, meet new people, and perhaps a dance at the end! This fun event sponsored by Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card, and hosted by ABC Radio Adelaide Drive presenter Jules Schiller, is destined to be a Nature Festival highlight.

Tea Trail: Australian Tea Experience

Office for Ageing Well and Nature Festival are partnering to deliver Tea Trail: Australian Tea Experience. Discover a world where nature’s tranquillity meets the artistry of tea. Journey through three unique sites across the Adelaide Parklands, across three dates. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauty while indulging in a symphony of flavours and aromas and learn from a series of speakers on this captivating Tea Trail journey.

A Date With State

Supported by Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card, A Date With State supports older and socially isolated patrons to continue to attend the theatre despite life changes, such as the loss of a partner or new living circumstances.

Join State Theatre Company SA for complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits one hour before selected matinees and have a chance to make new connections with like-minded theatre lovers. Visit Seniors Card competitions and enter for your chance to win tickets to see The Dictionary of Lost Words on Wednesday, 4 October.

Ageism Awareness Day

Ageism Awareness Day held on October 7 draws attention to the existence and impacts of ageism in Australia. It’s a critical first step to changing community attitudes and building a world where all people of all ages are valued and respected and their contributions are acknowledged.

Australian Masters Games

The Australian Masters Games is a week-long sports festival between 7-14 October 2023. The event brings together weekend warriors from around Australia and around the world to enjoy an extensive sporting and social program. There is no maximum age limit, with sports offering categories for ages 60+. Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card are proud Key Partners of Australian Masters Games.

Tackling Ageism Award

Nominations for the Office for Ageing Well Tackling Ageism Award opened on Monday 12 June and closed on Wednesday 9 August 2023. The annual award is part of the South Australian Community Achievement Awards. It recognises an individual, community group, or organisation that understands the pervasive nature of ageism, and is taking action to challenge it and better promote the value of older people and ageing well. The Awards will be presented on 10 November 2023.

Be Connected Free Online Safety Presentations

Want to learn how to keep safer online and use technology with confidence?

Be Connected is running free online safety presentations for over 50s, across a range of topics during the Week of Ageing Well and beyond to make learning about technology easy.

The online presentations, delivered by the eSafety Commissioner, let you develop your digital skills and confidence from home. Best of all, they’re free! Register today and learn something new:

All you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi

Tuesday, 3 October 2023

9:30am – 10:30am (Adelaide Time)

This is a free national event. Register here.

Protect yourself against scams

Thursday, 5 October 2023

9:30am - 10:30am (Adelaide Time)

This is a free national event. Register here.

You can also find hundreds of free online learning resources on the Be Connected website. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

Hutt St Centre’s Positive Ageing Expo

Come to the Hutt St Centre’s Positive Ageing Expo and connect with organisations and services that can assist you to maintain your health, wellbeing and independence. Engage with stallholders and access information from Primary Health Networks, Council on the Ageing (COTA SA), Meals on Wheels, Diabetes SA, Cancer Council SA, Aged Rights Advocacy Service, Dementia Australia, Multicultural Aged Care, Carers SA and SA Dental.

Wednesday, 4 October 2023
1:00pm - 3:30pm
260 Hutt St, Adelaide
This is a free event. Bookings not required.

Be Active: Find Your Why Wellness Expo

Join City of Salisbury and special guest speaker ‘Mr South Australia’ Keith Conlon, for a free interactive wellness experience for over 50s! Get motivated, meet like-minded people, find your activity, participate in ‘have-a-go’ sessions and connect with health experts at information stalls including Walking SA, Council on the Ageing (COTA SA), Arthritis SA, Heart Foundation, Blue Fit and more. Enjoy live entertainment and grab a tasty affordable lunch, along with complimentary morning and afternoon tea.

Thursday, 5 October 2023
9:00am – 3:00pm
Jack Young Centre, 2 Orange Avenue, Salisbury
This is a free event, bookings recommended.
Bookings and enquiries: (08) 8406 8525

For more information visit the City of Salisbury Council website

South Australia’s Week of Ageing Well is supported by Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card, SA Health.


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