Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival

The annual NSW Seniors Festival celebrates the role and contribution of older adults to local communities throughout Australia. Penrith Council, Penrith City Library and Ripples Leisure Centre work alongside the Penrith Community Care Forum (PCCF) and other stakeholders to present a program of activities for seniors that promote healthy ageing and acknowledge their value and contribution to the community. 

The Penrith Seniors Festival is run in conjunction with the NSW Seniors Festival. In 2024, the festival is held from Monday 11 March to 24 March and celebrates the theme "Reach Beyond". 

There are a range of free and low-cost events and activities for everyone to enjoy. We’ve compiled a program that you can access below 

Penrith Seniors Festival Program for 2024

2024 Penrith Seniors Festival Program, 11 to 24 March 2024 “Reach Beyond”  

Download the program here

Premier FREE Event at The Joan - the 2024 Penrith Seniors Comedy Gala  
Tuesday 12 March 2024. This event including a free morning tea from 9:30am, Welcome and Comedy Gala 10:30am.

Call 4723 7600 or find the event and register here: 

Gary Eck

  • Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
  • Rove, The Footy Show, Spicks & Specks
  • Tropfest Winner, Aria Nominee, Writer of Happy Feet 2
  • “Spellbinding charm, sharp-witted lines coupled with an out-of-the world sense of humour” - Time Out
  • “Totally original and clever…funny till it hurt” - Daily Telegraph

Simon Kennedy

  • Sydney & Melbourne International Comedy Festivals
  • ‘The Project’, ‘Studio 10’ & ‘The Morning Show’
  • ‘Last Comic Standing’ (USA)
  • “A World Class Comedian” - Concrete Playground

Sarah Gaul

  • Sydney & Melbourne Inernational Comedy Festivals
  • Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals
  • NSW RAW Comedy Finalist
  • ‘Tonightly’ with Tom Ballard
  • ‘Hot Mess’ - Netflix
  • “Sarah Gaul is an absolute revelation” - FilmInk Reviews

He Huang

  • Australia's Got Talent
  • stand-up featured on ABC, SBS, CH10, and CH9
  • Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2023
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Raw Comedy Winner (VIC) in 2021

Craft Card Making 

  • Wednesday 13 March - 10am - 11:30am 
  • Kingfisher Grove Retirement Village - 2 Cuckoo Place, Jordan Springs 
  • Join us for a fun-filled morning of Card Making by a crafts teacher and a free morning tea. 
  • Free. Book via Eventbrite 
  • Or Phone Tirian on 0427 207 863 

Tales and Tea (Booked Out)

  • Wednesday 13 March and Wednesday 20 March, 1pm-2.30pm 
  • Penrith City Library  
  • Enjoy some afternoon tea as you listen to a short story read by a Library staff member and contribute your thoughts and reflections, or just enjoy the story.  
  • Free. Book via Eventbrite or phone the library on 4732 7891

Friends, Food and Fun 

  • Thursday 14 March 2024 10:30am to 1:30pm 
  • Floribunda Community Hall 3-4 Floribunda St., Glenmore Park 
  • Lunch and entertainment, celebrating you and friends for the Penrith Seniors Festival. 
  • RSVP: 7 March 2024 to: or phone Nepean Food Services on 4733 7200

Learn To Knit and Crochet with St Marys Knitters (Booked out)

  • Thursday 14 March, 10am -12pm 
  • St Marys Library 
  • Join the St Marys Knitters as they guide beginners with their first projects. Participants must bring their own materials. 
  • Free.  Book via Eventbrite or phone the library on 4732 7455

Healthy Eating Workshop 

  • Thursday 14 March 2024, 12-12:30pm 
  • Ripples St Marys  
  • Join our Ripples Dietitian in a fun and engaging cooking class. You’ll come away with the tools and skills to take control of your diet and learn how to make a tasty and nutritious meal. 
  • Email for bookings: or 9833 3000

Memoir Writing Workshop 

  • Monday 18 March, 1pm-3pm  
  • Penrith City Library 
  • Writer Keith Whelan will host a workshop on writing your own personal memoir. 
  • Free. Book via Eventbrite or phone the library on 4732 7891

Pelvic Floor Workshop 

  • Tuesday 19 March 2024, 12-1pm 
  • Ripples St Marys 
  • Pelvic floor safe workshop, learn the structure and function of the pelvic floor and how to keep it safe with a qualified fitness professional. 
  • Email for bookings: or phone 9833 3000

Movie Screening (M) 

  • Tuesday 19 March, 12.30pm start 
  • Penrith Library 
  • The Book Club – Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. Rated M. 
  • Free. Book via Eventbrite or phone the library on 4732 7891

Be in the Know for The Best Way to Go 

  • Wednesday 20 March, 10:30am to 11:30am 
  • St. Marys Community Centre, Corner of Great Western Hwy and Mamre Rd., St. Marys (access via 29 Swanston St., St. Marys).  
  • Come learn how you can be more prepared in yours, your family member or loved one’s death.  A Death Doula, carer and representatives from Nepean Hospital will be guest speakers. 
  • Free. To book ring Monique on 47088100 or email

Movie Screening (M) (Booked Out)

  • Wednesday 20 March, 11.00am start 
  • St Marys Library 
  • Quartet – At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Rated M. 
  • Free. Book via Eventbrite or phone the library on  4732 7891

Seniors Health Information Seminar 

  • Thursday 21 March - 10am - 11:30am 
  • Kingfisher Grove Retirement Village - 2 Cuckoo Place, Jordan Springs 
  • Join us for a morning of seniors' health education on key topics by a health profession and a free morning tea. 
  • Free. Book via Eventbrite or phone Tirian on 0427 207 863