The JNC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal and Bidjigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that these lands always were and always will be Aboriginal lands. We celebrate First Nations Peoples’ connection to the land and recognise the importance of Indigenous voices and culture. We would like to advise that there may be images or videos on this website of people who have since passed.


seniors festival 2019 poster

‘Love your Life’ is the theme of the 2019 NSW Seniors  Festival, to be held from Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 24 February.

It’s an important message. Leading an active, fulfilled life enhances wellbeing – both mental and physical.

Expo Image - older people enjoying walking, computer learning and gardensEXPO ON HEALTHY LIVING

To celebrate the Seniors Festival, The Junction Neighbourhood Centre (The JNC) brings you an expo titled “Healthy Living – Healthy Mind”.

Join us on 20 February 2019 to find ways to lead an active, fulfilled life after 65.


St Helen’s Community Centre, 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe




Talk with services & activities that support independent living, including:

  • Australian Hearing
  • NSW Police
  • St Helen’s Community Garden
  • 2RPH radio (reads newspapers and magazines for people experiencing difficulty reading for themselves)
  • Access Community Transport (provides of transport to help access and participate in community life)
  • Chair Yoga & Zumba (gives options for exercise at all levels –from gentle to vigorous)
  • Nutritionist Victoria Malouf
  • Junction Neighbourhood Centre (opportunities to connect with your community, and to volunteer)


More than information

We also invite you to

  • Try out activities
  • Meet others interested in learning more about ‘loving life’
  • Enjoy free refreshments.

This event is presented by The JNC in partnership with City of Sydney.

Getting there

Need public transport to get there? Buses 370, 431 and 433 stop at the centre.




The JNC’s ‘Healthy Living Healthy Mind’ Expo will offer you ways to access the activities suggested in this list.


  1. WALK

Walking can

  • Strengthen your muscles
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce depression and anxiety and improve mental health.
  1. MEET

Keeping social can help with

  • Increased cognitive function.
  • A sense of purpose, belonging and meaning
  • Improved physical health.

Gardening can

  • Increase levels of physical activity and help mobility & flexibility.
  • Help prevent diseases like osteoporosis.
  • Reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.
  1. LAUGH

Laughing can

  • Act as a pain killer
  • Boost immune system and reduce stress
  • Improve memory and enhance mood
  1. KNIT

Knitting can help with

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Slowing the onset of dementia
  • Increasing a sense of usefulness and inclusion in society
  1. LEARN

Learning a new skill can

  • Fight off boredom
  • Increase your learning speed
  • Help you adapt better to change
  1. TRY

Trying new things can

  • Improve your memory
  • Increase your happiness level
  • Create an opportunity to socialise with other people

Exercising can

  • Prevent falls
  • Reduce the risk of stroke & heart attack & increase bone density
  • Make you more confident and independent
  1. TALK

Talking with others can

  • Release stress
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Allow another perspective on an issue
  1. PAINT

Doing art can

  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Give feelings of control and relaxation
  • Improve communication, humour, socialisation and cognition

Use the many opportunities the Seniors Festival offers to love life after 65!

For more information about our services, call 9349 8200.


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