Seniors Month

Seniors Month runs in August each year across the Northern Territory. It celebrates older people and their continuing contribution to our community.

Seniors Month events encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity and connect to the community.

The Council on the Ageing NT (COTA NT) is developing the calendar for Seniors Month 2017.

The printed calendar of events will be sent out to electoral offices, selected libraries, council offices and seniors' organisations in mid-July.

Get the Territory seniors calendar.

For more information call COTA NT on (08) 8941 1004 or email

Ideas for Seniors Month events

Here are some ideas for activities that your organisation may be able to run using a Seniors Month grant.

Theme Activity

Get physically active

Aerobics, tai chi, yoga, gym classes, laughing sessions, ask a celebrity to lead a walk or walk to a special destination

Learn something new

Classes have been offered in subjects like computing, woodwork, swimming, dancing and life saving.

Come-and-try sessions

Sessions have been offered for golf, sailing, abseiling, dancing and rock climbing

Inter-generational activities

Partner with primary or high school students or a youth group for shared activities such as art shows, learning how to use mobile phones and computers, games, oral history, classroom assistance or mentoring


Provide information on financial planning or health and wellbeing. Invite a guest speaker, hold a lecture, expo or open day. Visit a museum, botanical garden or historical site.

Other activities

Reading groups, games mornings, discovering family history, scrap-booking, craft, poetry, mystery tours, exhibitions, gardening, fashion parades, cooking, local history, tea dances, picnics, workshops, singing


Can your organisation build on a Seniors Month activity by forming a partnership with another organisation?

Last updated: 28 November 2017