Seniors Expo 2018

COTA NT’s Seniors Expo 2018

“The Showcase Year”

Date/ Time: Friday 1 June, 10.00am – 2.00pm (FREE ENTRY) 
Venue: Palmerston Recreation Centre, 11 The Boulevard, Palmerston

Seniors Expo 2018 was about showcasing seniors’ lifestyle, community and service in the Northern Territory. It included seven active ‘give it a try’ opportunities for attendees (including zumba, seated aerobics, pilates, line dancing). Seniors groups showcased their dance and fitness activities; and the event included a ‘COTA/Red Cross Catwalk’ showcasing fashion and upcyling. 

COTA NT’s Patron, Her Honour the Administrator, the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran formally opened the event which included a free morning tea, served by volunteer students from Palmerston College, and a community barbecue by Bunnings; live music by Rocking Bill Roy and the Seniors Sunshine Band, 90 exhibitors and 1 500 attendees and once again, the magnificent contribution of dedicated volunteers.


Exhibitors at the Seniors Expo 2018 included:

  • Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
  • Aged Care Unit
  • Amity Community Services
  • Anglicare NT
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT
  • Assn of Independent Retirees (AIR-Darwin)
  • Asthma Foundation NT
  • Australian Hearing
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Region and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) – ROST Darwin and ROST Palmerston
  • AustralianSuper
  • Bowls NT
  • Department of Health – Cancer Screening Services, BreastScreenNT
  • Bunnings
  • Calvary Community Care
  • Carers NT
  • Choice Pharmacy Bakewell
  • City of Darwin
  • City of Palmerston
  • Coffee with a Cop – Community Youth Engagement – Darwin Metropolitan Support
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
  • Consumer Affairs
  • COTA NT Coomalie Branch
  • Craft and Quilting Down the Track
  • Darwin Community Legal Services – Seniors and Disability Rights Service
  • Darwin Line Dancing
  • Darwin Patchwork and Quilters
  • Darwin Powersports Incorporated
  • Deaf NT
  • Dementia Australia
  • Equip4Living
  • Event Cinemas
  • Genealogical Society of the NT Inc
  • Golden Glow Nursing
  • Greenfields Living
  • Grey Panthers
  • Independent Commissions
  • Jacana Energy
  • Keep Moving
  • Landscapes in Watercolour
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Malak Marketplace
  • Neighbourhood Watch Northern Territory
  • Niagara Therapy
  • Nightcliff Community Bank
  • NuLiNe Dance
  • NT Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
  • NT Seniors Card
  • Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • Probus Clubs of Darwin, Palmerston &
    Charles Darwin
  • Prosper – Darwin Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Red Hat Society
  • Regis Aged Care
  • Relationships Australia NT
  • Results HFC (Sharon Kelly)
  • Seniors Sunshine Band
  • Sing Australia
  • Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) – Pearl Retirement Resort
  • St. John Ambulance
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • TeamHealth
  • Telstra Store Darwin
  • Territory Families –
    Northern Territory Concession Scheme and Senior Recognition Scheme
  • Territory Labor
  • Territory FM
  • The Grey Panthers
  • The Ionian Club of Darwin
  • Top End Mustangs Line Dancing Group
  • Travel Associates
  • U3A Darwin Inc
  • Victims of Crime NT
  • Vitality Health and Rehab
  • Volunteering NT
  • Walk Darwin
  • Wicked NRG
  • You Are Important Australia
  • Zumba Gold


  • Seniors Expo 2018 – Program
  • Bunnings sausage sizzle
  • 10.10am – 10.35am The Grey Panthers
  • 10.40am – 11.00am Zumba Gold
  • 11.00am – 11.20am Seated Aerobics with Sharon Kelly
  • 11.05am – 11.25am  Darwin Line Dancing
  • 11.25am – 11.45am Stretch n Flex with Sharon Kelly
  • 11.30am – 11.50am Sing Australia
  • 12.00pm – 12.20pm COTA / Red Cross Catwalk
  • 12.05pm – 12.25pm Pilates with Sharon Kelly
  • 12.25pm – 12.45pm Top End Mustangs Line Dancing Group
  • 12.30pm – 12.50pm Low Intensity Exercise with Melanie, Vitality Health and Rehab
  • 12.50pm – 1.10pm Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • 1.00pm – 1.20pm Zumba Gold with Ann McNamara
  • 1.15pm – 1.35pm NuLine Dance (demonstration and join-in finale)
  • 1.25pm to 1.45pm Powerlifting (Demonstration Powerlifting Competition) with Lolita and Darwin Powersports Incorporated 
  • 1.40pm – 2.00pm Announcement of any raffle prize and/or door prize winners and farewell



  • Regis Aged Care
  • In-kind support from the City of Palmerston
  • In-kind support from Malak Marketplace
  • In-kind support from Territory FM 
    • Jacana Energy

  • Bunnings
  • Rocking Bill Roy and the Seniors Sunshine Band
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Neighbourhood Watch NT
  • Palmerston Seniors College

Page updated: 5 February 2021

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