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Telephone: 8941 1004
Non-for-profit peak body representing the rights, needs and interests of senior Territorians. Providing: information and advocacy services, policy review and consumer representation, events and workshops throughout the year, Seniors EXPO and Seniors Month activities. Also runs services and program supporting seniors’ groups, individuals, CaLD community and social engagement.
Telephone: Chair Jan Jewell 89760255 / Secretary Darryl Butler 89760160
Email: cotacoomalie @ gmail.com
COTA Coomalie serves a wide rural community of seniors based in Batchelor, Adelaide River, Coomalie Creek, Lake Bennett and Rum Jungle.
Telephone: Ken Moffitt 0439406861
Email: airdarwin2015 @ gmail.comThe Association of Independent Retirees – Darwin Branch. For the over 50’s who are planning to be fully or part self-funded in retirement.
Telephone: Mrs Melanie Chin 0412 903 980
This Group meets every second Friday throughout the year except for a break between Christmas and Chinese New Year. The Group consists of members of senior citizen status. Attendance at these get togethers vary from 40 to 80, depending on the occasion.
The Group’s activities include: choir singing, general discussions, mahjong, special interest presentations by others, excursions and cooking.
Telephone: 8948 0705
P.O. Box 1022, Nightcliff NT 0814
Meetings: Tuesdays 9.30am to 1.30pm and every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 1.30pm to 4.30pm in The Beehive, Freds Pass Reserve. “Quilters down the Track are a happy bunch who get together at the Bee Hive on Tuesdays (9.30-1.30) and two Saturdays a month (1.30-4.30) to do craft, not just quilting but crochet, knitting and cross stitch etc. A small charge covers tea, coffee and biscuits and, of course, the rent! Everyone is welcome and we have quite a few summer visitors from down south during the dry.
Located at: 8 Conacher Street, Darwin
Four Bridge sessions per week catering for all levels from beginners to serious competition players. The Darwin Bridge Club is located at the corner of Parkside Crescent and Leanyer Drive
Telephone: 0439 089 566
Darwin Patchworkers and Quilters Inc., (DPAQ) was formed in 1984 by Jenny Armour, Gill Webb and a small number of other quilters. In 1988 a number of other friendship groups joined forces with the original DPAQ members. The group has continued to grow in numbers and today boasts a healthy membership of keen patchworkers and quilters from all parts of the Northern Territory. Club meetings are held monthly for those living in the Darwin area and a monthly newsletter is emailed to all members and displayed on this website. Regular workshops are offered featuring local, national or international tutors. DPAQ contributes to numerous community activities and exhibitions and holds a major sponsored and judged quilt exhibition, Territory Quilts, every second year.
Telephone: 0428 517 044
Telephone: 8948 1274
Telephone: 8999 1260
Encouraging conservation and appreciation of the history and heritage of Fannie Bay and Parap
Men’s sheds are now established as part of the health infrastructure that supports programs to improve men’s health and well being. The focus of Mensheds Australia is on building the sustainability of men’s sheds. We believe that the sustainable shed will have assured financial resources and that their own commercial activities will be an important element. Men’s sheds are a social enterprise that create value and that value should form the basis of assured revenue from those that benefit from shed activities. The men’s health program is crucial for all sheds. Sheds need to find the men’s health niche in their community and build their programs to achieve health outcomes. That will require resources and partnerships with the many health agencies and other community organisations. Mensheds Australia works to understand the objectives and needs of the sheds and matches that to support resources from the business and public sectors.
Telephone: 0498 332 051
Located at: Shed 4 – City of Palmerston Depot, corner Georgina Crescent and Toupein Road Yarrawonga.
Men’s Sheds are a community workshop area for men to gather, develop skills, and undertake different activities. Essentially Men’s Sheds are about increasing the wellbeing of men by fostering social connectedness and increasing self-esteem. A number of different projects and social enterprises can operate out of a Men’s Shed. Basically, a Men’s Shed can be anything that the local communities want it to be.
Top End 8981 8100 Central Australia 8952 3344
Email: bevwhitby @ hotmail.com Contact the secretary for meeting location and time details
National Seniors Australia branches are a great place for over 50s to get involved in discussing community issues, participate in social events, hear informative guest speakers and meet like-minded members. Most importantly, members can ensure their voice is heard on issues affecting millions of Australians aged over 50.
Telephone: President Pauline Plummer, 8945 0088 or 0418 865 669
Craft, carpet bowls and canasta plus guest speakers, entertainment, day trips and luncheons. The Evergreens is for the older generation who are still young at heart. The Evergreens meet at the club ever second Wednesday morning at 10am, before they either head of on tour to one of the local attractions, or particpate in some activities.
Located at: Gray Community Hall, cnr Essington Avenue and Victoria Drive, Palmerston
The Palmerston 50+ Club is where you will find good company in a friendly environment and great fun is guaranteed. The Club meets every Tuesday at Gray Community Hall on the corner of Essington Avenue and Victoria Drive. Open from 9am to 1pm. $3 entry includes morning tea and numerous activities such as carpet bowls, croquet, indoor bowl, darts, board games and more. The Palmerston 50+ Club also arranges the occasional special lunch, day trips and special events.
Telephone: 8947 7098
Located at: 2/48 Albatross St, Winnellie NT 0820
The Pensioners’ Workshop has male and female members. The workshop provides a venue, equipment, some tools and some materials to allow pensioners and retirees to meet and enjoy the company of others in similar circumstances, to make items for their own use or for the use of others, Most of the equipment is for woodworking though there is provision for metalworking, leatherworking, picture framing and sewing.
Telephone: 8981 6400
Telephone: 8927 3005
Meetings start at 10.30 am and comprise of a short meeting and brief reports on past and upcoming events followed by a break for morning tea.
After the break we have a guest speaker who delivers a presentation on their field of interest. The topics are always interesting and varied. The meetings finish at 12:30pm and members can dine at the bistro on the premises.
Telephone: 0419 858 303
U3A was founded in France in 1972 to improve the quality of life for older people. The success of the French experiment led to the rapid spread of U3A to many other countries, particularly in continental Europe.By sharing skills and knowledge, U3A not only develops academic activities; it also encourages social and recreational activities.
Telephone: 8981 8377