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 enjoy 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.

Progressive Tea Trail

Office for Ageing Well and Nature Festival are partnering to deliver Progressive Tea Trail. 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.

South Australia’s 2023 Billion Steps Challenge

Every step and minute of activity counts and the more you move, the better you feel! Wellbeing SA and 10,000 Steps invite you to step up to the fourth annual Billion Steps Challenge this October. Sign up for free and step on your own, with friends or in a team at work. Walking more is good for your mind and body. Starting 1 October, all steps and activity logged will automatically be combined and tracked towards the 1 billion steps goal.

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 (South Australian time)
This is a free national event. Register here.

Protect yourself against scams

Thursday, 5 October 2023
9:30am - 10:30am (South Australian 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.

City of Charles Sturt Ageing Well Events

Join City of Charles Sturt for a collection of programs that empower people to age well. 

Virtual Reality for 65+ 

Are you 65 and over, live in the City of Charles Sturt and want to step into a world of wonder? Sign up for a Virtual Reality Museum adventure like no other. Experience the magic of museums from the comfort of the library. Explore ancient artifacts, wander through art galleries, and travel back in time – all through the power of Virtual Reality.

Tuesday, 3 October
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ngutungka West Lakes, 9 Charles Street, West Lakes
This is a free event. Register via Eventbrite

Ageing Well Progressive Pathways

Are you 65 and over and live in the City of Charles Sturt? Get together with the Ageing Well team and other residents to have your say on the ‘now’ and possible ‘future’ of Ageing Well services.

Tuesday, 3 October
1:00pm – 3:00pm
City of Charles Sturt Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville
This is a free event. Register via Eventbrite.

Healthy Choices Drop-in

Are you 65 and over, live in the City of Charles Sturt and have a chronic health condition? The City of Charles Sturt is collaborating with UniSA to deliver Healthy Choices, a six-week program that aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals with chronic conditions. You will partner with health students to work out your individual health and wellbeing goals, then together find the best supports and activities to achieve these goals.

Wednesday, 4 October
10:00am – 11:00am
12:30pm – 1:30pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ageing Well Hub, Woodville Civic Library, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville
This is a free event. Register via Eventbrite

Outdoor Function Fitness

Are you 65 and over and live in the City of Charles Sturt? Enjoy the beautiful spring air, make new friends, and keep active through a free outdoor functional fitness session. Be guided through a range of exercises designed to enhance your functional capacity and maximise your wellbeing.

Thursday, 5 October
9:30am - 10:10am
Woodville Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville
This is a free event. Register via Eventbrite.

Advance Care Directive - Make your wishes clear

Learn how to complete an Advance Care Directive to make your future wishes known. This free information session with facilitators, is based around sharing awareness and information in a welcoming environment with interactive resources. This session is supported by Office for Ageing Well and Health Service Programs, SA Health.

Friday, 6 October
9:30am – 12:30pm
Charles Sturt Civic Centre, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville
This is a free event. Register via Eventbrite.

Embrace Your Unique Wellness Path: An Event Celebrating Self-care

In a world where wellness trends and fads come and go, it’s important to remember that our path to wellbeing is as unique as each of us. Embrace Your Unique Wellness Path: An Event Celebrating Self-care is designed to celebrate the diversity of paths to wellbeing and empower you to take charge of your health, both physically and mentally. Embrace your uniqueness, learn from experts, participate in interactive and fun demonstrations, understand the mind and body connection, and get all your wellness questions answered by experienced practitioners.

Tuesday, 3 October
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Living Choice, 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton (in the cinema)
This is a free event. Please register here.

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


Want to meet new people, have fun and feel supported? Uniity is designed to enrich people’s lives and create caring communities, by hosting events and activities that foster connections between older and younger generations to develop meaningful friendships. Join Uniity for conversation, tea, coffee and connection at one of their Tea & Talk events. Is reading more your thing? Join Uniity’s Read & Talk event to talk about something you are reading or have read. All genres, no set books, every wild and wonderful topic included. You never know where the conversation will go. Explore new worlds, meet unique characters and immerse yourself in literary goodness.

Tea & Talk

Wednesday, 4 October 2023
9:30am – 11:00am
Hey George Café, Goodwood Road, Goodwood
This is a free event. Everyone welcome. Look for the Uniity sign.

Thursday, 5 October 2023
9:30am – 11:00am
Joy of Flora Café, 10 Rosetta Street, West Croydon
This is a free event. Everyone welcome. Look for the Uniity sign. This is a vegan café.

Read & Talk

Friday, 6 October 2023
10:00am – 11:30am
Hey George Café, Goodwood Road, Goodwood
This is a free event. To register please email

Walking Football Adelaide Coffee & Chat

Walking Football Adelaide runs soccer sessions across Adelaide every week. Sessions are aimed at the over 50s with most players aged over 60. Modified rules prohibit running or physical contact, making it ideal for older players. Walking Football is an inclusive sport, no fixed teams, just a group of like-minded people who enjoy kicking a ball around, having a laugh in a safe and low impact form of the game loved by many. The first session is free! Find a session near you and make new friends, whilst being physically active.

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


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