Seniors Expo 2017

COTA NT’s Seniors Expo 2017

“The Age Friendly & Active Ageing Year” 

Date/Time: Friday 2 June, 10.00am – 2.00pm (FREE ENTRY)
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Conacher Street, Darwin

Seniors Expo 2017 celebrated an age-friendly Territory and its seniors – their lifestyle, their commitment to the community and it champions active ageing Territory-style. The expo featured a free Greenfields Living morning tea served by the sea and a community pavilion hosted by the federal Department of Health. The Regis Aged Care showcase featured performances from choirs, dance and fitness groups and a fashion show. A major raffle to win SilkAir flights was available plus live music, a presentation on healthy and active living, a bowling green and smoothie bike. 

Seniors Expo 2017 was opened by Our Patron, His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory and attended by The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Darwin Katrina Fong Lim and the Hon Dale Wakefield MLA, Minister for Territory Families. Seniors Expo 2017 was attended by over 60 exhibitors and 1 000 patrons, and an army of COTA NT and Darwin High School volunteers.


Exhibitors at the Seniors Expo 2017 included:

  • Aged Care Unit (Northern Territory)
  • Alzheimer’s Australia NT Inc
  • Anglicare NT
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT
  • Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) Darwin Branch
  • Australian Government Department of Health, My Aged Care
  • Australian Hearing
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS)
  • AustralianSuper
  • Bowls NT
  • Calma Gardens Community Project
  • Calvary Community Care
  • Carers NT
  • Charles Darwin University
  • City of Darwin
  • Coconut Grove Seniors Community Hall Inc
  • COTA Coomalie Branch
  • COTA Northern Territory
  • Danila Dilba Health Service
  • Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN)
  • Darwin Bridge Club
  • Darwin Community Arts (DCA) and Darwin Seniors Computer Club
  • Darwin Community Legal Services
  • Darwin Line Dancing
  • Exit International
  • Genealogical Society of the NT inc
  • Golden Glow Nursing
  • Greenfields Living, Tiwi Living and Durack Gardens
  • Fannie Bay History & Heritage Society
  • Healthy Living NT
  • Independent Commissions
  • Jacana Energy
  • Keep Moving Pty Ltd
  • Life Without Barriers
  • NuLine Dance
  • NT Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Pacific Maintenance
  • Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • Police Credit Union
  • Probus Clubs
  • Prosper Darwin Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Red Cross
  • Regis Aged Care
  • Relationships Australia NT
  • Seniors Sunshine Band (COTA NT)
  • Sharon Kelly (Stretch ‘n’ Flex)
  • Still Belting Out Choir
  • St John Ambulance (NT)
  • Territory Palliative Care & PEPA (NT)
  • Territory Families (NT Government)
  • The Grey Panthers
  • The Ionian Club of Darwin
  • The Salvation Army
  • Top End Mustangs
  • Travel Associates
  • U3A Darwin Inc
  • Volunteering NT
  • Victims of Crime NT – Safe at Home Program
  • Zumba Gold


  • Seniors Expo 2017 Program 
  • Bunnings sausage sizzle
  • 10.10am – 10.35am The Grey Panthers
  • 10.45am – 11.00am Zumba Gold
  • 11.00am – 11.20am Top End Mustangs
  • 11.00am – 11.30am Instructor-led seated aerobics class
  • 11.20am – 11.40am Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • 11.45am – 12.30pm COTA Red Cross Fashion Parade
  • 12.00pm – 12.30pm “Healthy Living” presentation
  • 12.30pm – 12.40pm Photography and Stretch ‘n’ Flex Break
  • 12.40pm – 1.00pm Darwin Line Dancing
  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm Instructor-led seated aerobics class
  • 1.00pm – 1.20pm Still Belting Out Choir
  • 1.25pm – 1.45pm NuLine Dance and Join-in Finale
  • 1.45pm Announcement of BCC Cinema Door Prizes and Raffle Winners



  • Australian Government Department of Health, My Aged Care
  • Greenfields Living
  • Regis Aged Care
  • SilkAir
  • In-kind support from Malak Marketplace
  • In-kind support from Territory FM 
    • Jacana Energy
  • Police Credit Union



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



Page updated: 5 February 2021

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