Seniors Expo 2015

COTA NT’s Seniors Expo 2015

“The Inaugural Year” 

Date/Time: Wednesday 19 August, 9.00am – 12.30pm (FREE ENTRY)
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Conacher Street, Darwin

In 2015, the COTA NT staff consisted of four people (Stephanie Kendall, Graeme Bevis, Dean Dempsey and Lina Paselli) who together created the largest COTA NT and community event on the calendar for NT seniors, COTA NT’s Seniors Expo. The response from the community was fantastic with 48 exhibitors supporting the event with stalls, performance and talks. Patrons enjoyed a varied program which included a free Minister’s Morning tea, rides on Harley-Davidson motorbikes, ballroom dancing, a vibrant fashion parade and talks in the theatre. 

Seniors Expo 2015 was supported by the Minister for Senior Territorians the Hon Peter Styles MLA, the Lord Mayor of Darwin Katrina Fong Lim, City of Darwin event staff and Darwin High school in particular. The Lord Mayor of Darwin, Katrina Fong Lim described the fledging Seniors Expo as a “very special community event”. COTA NT was incredibly proud that its first Seniors EXPO won the Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year award. 


Exhibitors at the Seniors Expo 2015 included:

  • Adelaide River Heritage Tours and Batchelor Museum
  • Aged & Disability Advocacy/ Darwin Community Legal Service
  • Ageing Activists
  • Alzheimers NT
  • Anti-Discrimination
  • ARRCS Community Care Darwin
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT
  • Asthma Foundation NT
  • Bowls NT
  • Bunnings
  • Cancer Council NT
  • Carers NT
  • City of Darwin
  • Community Justice Centre
  • Coolmob/ Smart Cooling in the Tropics
  • Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters Inc
  • Darwin Seniors Computers Club
  • Department of Human Services
  • Fannie Bay History & Heritage Soc with Calma Gardens Community Project
  • Friends of the Darwin Botanic Gardens
  • Genealogical Society
  • Groovy Grans
  • Guide Dogs NT
  • Heart Foundation
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Lifestyle Achievers
  • Natasha Griggs MP
  • New Age Mobility
  • NT Ballroom Dancing
  • NT Department of Health – PEPA
  • NT Fire & Rescue Services
  • NT Health – Aged Care Unit
  • NuLine Dance
  • Pensioners Workshop
  • Probus
  • Prosper – Darwin Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Red Cross
  • Scottish Country Dance
  • Sing Australia
  • Somerville Community Services
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • Still Belting Out Choir
  • The Salvation Army
  • Top End Mustangs Line Dancing Club
  • Ullysses Bike Club
  • Zumba Gold


  • Seniors Expo 2015 program
  • 9.35am Groovy Grans
  • 9.45am CoolMob theatre talk
  • 9.50am Zumba Gold Display
  • 10.00am Sing Australia
  • 10.00am Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT theatre talk
  • 10.15am Asthma Foundation NT theatre talk
  • 10.20am COTA NT Fashion Parade
  • 10.30am Cancer Council NT theatre talk
  • 10.45am Carers NT theatre talk
  • 10.55am NT Ballroom Dancing Display
  • 11.00am Darwin Seniors Computer Club theatre talk
  • 11.10am NuLine Dance Group Display
  • 11.30am Consumer Affairs theatre talk
  • 11.45am Anti-Discrimination Commission theatre talk
  • 11.55am Ageing Activists
  • 12.15pm Still Belting Out Choir



  • Minister for Senior Territorians the Hon Peter Styles MLA




  • Bunnings
  • Bill Roy
  • City of Darwin
  • Darwin High School
  • Red Cross
  • St. John Ambulance


Page updated: 5 February 2021

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