Seniors Expo 2019

COTA NT’s Seniors EXPO 2019

“Be Bolder Not Just Older” – the GOLD, BOLD YEAR!

Date/ Time: Friday 31 May, 10.00am – 2.00pm (FREE ENTRY*) 
Venue: Palmerston Recreation Centre, 11 The Boulevard, Palmerston

Seniors EXPO 2019 was about conversations, connection, community and celebration; Territory seniors, their lifestyle, interests and talents; and  the services and support for seniors from community, business and government. It was about COTA celebrating being 50 years GOLD in the Territory.  

Our 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, over 85 exhibitors and 2 000 attendees and the contribution of a wonderful team of volunteers.


Exhibitors at the Seniors Expo 2019 included:

  • Aged Care Unit
  • AIR Darwin (Association of Independent Retirees)
  • Anglicare NT
  • Amity Community Services
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis NT
  • Asthma Foundation NT
  • AustralianSuper
  • Be Connected
  • Beryl Murphy (Jewellery)
  • Calvary Community Care
  • Carers NT
  • Caryota Book Exchange
  • Chiropractic Life NT
  • City of Darwin
  • City of Palmerston
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
  • COTA NT including NT Seniors Card
  • COTA NT Coomalie Branch
  • Craft and Quilting Down the Track
  • Darwin Community Legal Service
  • Darwin Occupational Services
  • Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters
  • Darwin Table Tennis Association
  • DAS Electrical
  • Dementia Australia
  • Department of Health – Cancer Screening Services, BreastScreenNT
  • Digital Inclusions Northern Australia
  • Equip4Living
  • Event Cinemas
  • Flight Centre
  • Fraud Risk Management – The Western Union Company (Sydney)
  • Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc (Family History Place)
  • Golden Glow Nursing
  • Greenfields Living
  • Humpty Doo Fibrecraft Guild
  • Jacana Energy
  • Knit and Knatter
  • Landscapes in Watercolour by Pamela Watson
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Malak Marketplace
  • NDIS – APM (Partner of NDIS)
  • Niagara Therapy
  • Nightcliff Bendigo Bank
  • Northern Territory Consumer Affairs
  • NT Concession and Recognition Scheme
  • NT Legal Aid Commission
  • NT Neighbourhood Watch
  • Office of the Ombudsman
  • Office of the Information Commissioner 
  • Anti-Discrimination Commission
  • Health and Community Services Complaints Commission
  • Palmerston And Litchfield Seniors Association Inc. (PLSA) & 50+ Club
  • Parkinson’s NT Support Group
  • Probus Clubs of Darwin
  • Prosper – Darwin Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Red Hat Society
  • Regis Aged Care
  • Relationships Australia Northern Territory
  • Royal Life Saving NT
  • Sing Australia
  • Southern Cross Care SA & NT
  • Team Health
  • Territory FM
  • Territory Funerals
  • Telstra Licensed Store Darwin
  • Territory Labor
  • The Ionian Club of Darwin
  • Tunstall Healthcare
  • Wendy Kingshott Remedial Massage
  • Wicked NRG
  • Victims of Crime NT
  • Volunteering NT
  • You Are Important Australia Ltd
  • 1 Territory Party

Malak Marketplace Community Stage program

  • COTA NT Seniors Expo 2019_A5Program
  • 10.30am – Welcome and housekeeping – Malak Marketplace Chair, Lina Paselli
  • 10.30am – 10.50am Beverley McShanag
  • 10.50am – 11.10am Top End Mustangs Inc.
  • 11.10am – 11.30am Grey Panthers
  • 11.30am – 11.50am Seated Aerobics (for everyone in the audience!)
  • 11.50am – 12.00pm Break 
  • 12.00pm – 12.20pm Palmerston Senior Songsters
  • 12.20pm – 12.40pm Darwin Line Dancing
  • 12.40pm – 1.00pm Sing Australia
  • 1.00pm – 1.20pm NuLiNe Dance (including ‘join-in’ oppornunity)
  • 1.20pm – 1.50pm Tai Chi for Beginners (warm-up, beginners 1 & 2, cool down – all welcome)
  • 2.00pm – Farewell



  • In-kind support from the City of Palmerston
  • Be Connected
  • In-kind support from Malak Marketplace
  • In-kind support from Territory FM 
    • Jacana Energy
    • Flight Centre
  • Greenfields Living
  • Life Without Barriers
  • In-kind support from Palmerston College
  • Bunnings
  • Rocking Bill Roy and the Seniors Sunshine Band
  • St. John Ambulance for provision of first aid
  • The Hon Eva Lawler MLA, Member for Drysdale for support of morning tea
  • The Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Member for Casuarina for donation of the ‘Best Dressed in Gold’ prize
  • Mr Tony Sievers MLA, Member for Brennan for support of morning tea
  • Party Hire

Page updated: 5 February 2021

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