Seniors and Disability

There are local activities, community services and information sessions available for over 55's and people with disabilities across Burwood Council.

National Carers Week is dedicated to the recognition and celebration of Australia’s 2.65 million family and friend carers. The theme for National Carers Week 2021 is Millions of Reasons to Care!

To celebrate carers and recognise the significant contribution carers make each and every day, Carers NSW is hosting a range of online events during National Carers Week, 10 October – 16 October 2021.

Carers from across NSW are invited to join a range of free online webinars, as well as self-care and wellbeing workshops for carers during National Carers Week 2021.

These include:

MONDAY 11 OCTOBER

Health and Wellbeing - Stretch Therapy
10:30 – 11:00am
Register here

Launch Webinar -  From Caring to Employment: A toolkit for carers
2:00 – 2:30pm
Register here

Health and Wellbeing – New moves dance class
2:30 – 3:15pm
Register here

Family Fun Event
5:30 – 6:30pm
Register here

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER

Young Carer Hangout (16-25 years)
12:30 – 1:30pm
Register here

Health and Wellbeing – Qigong gentle exercise
2:30 – 3:10pm
Register here

WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER

Launch webinar – Introducing the Carer Knowledge Exchange
1:00 – 2:00pm
Register here

Webinar – Carers: Planning for your financial future
2:30 – 3:15pm
Register here

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER

Webinar – Introduction to Carer Skills
10:30 – 11:00am
Register here

Health and Wellbeing – Laughter Yoga
2:30 – 3:15pm
Register here

Young Carer Hangout (Under 16 years)
3:30 – 4:30pm
Register here

Webinar – Starting the future planning proves with the person you care for
6:00 – 7:00pm
Register here

FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER

Health and Wellbeing – Creative Wellbeing Art and Writing
10:00 – 11:30am
Register here

Stakeholder workshop – Carer rights and complaints
12:30 – 1:30pm
Register here

Launch – Building Resilient Brains resource
2:30 -3:00pm
Register here

Music Performance with Matt Boylan-Smith
5:00 – 6:00pm
Register here

For more information on these events and National Carers Week, click here.

Workshops will be delivered online using the Zoom video conferencing platform. You will need access to a computer with speakers (a microphone and video camera are a bonus). Carers NSW will send you instructions about how you can join the session on confirmation of your registration. 

Burwood Council has provided funding to Participate Australia who has organised a school holiday program.

Due to the COVID-19 measures in place, Participate Australia will be providing School Holiday program in one-to-one support in home and virtual group activities.  

FREE ART & CRAFT Package 
To compliment this September School Holiday Program activities, participant who enrols into the craft activities will receive an exciting Art & Craft Package delivered to the participant’s home. 

School Holiday Program Event Details(PDF, 439KB)

Due to COVID-19 Seniors Programs have been suspended until further notice.

This is an informal group of seniors who live in Burwood Council and surrounding suburbs. 

The group provides a range of activities for seniors usually on a monthly basis.

Activities may include:

  • information talks on topics that are of interest to seniors
  • bus trips to interesting/educational places around Sydney
  • many more engaging activities. 

You can also contact Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858 for a copy of the program.

Burwood Council runs the annual Seniors Festival, usually held early in the year.

For more information on our Seniors Festival please contact Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858.

Due to COVID-19 Seniors Programs have been suspended until further notice.

Everyone is welcome from beginners to expert knitters at the Burwood Wrap with Love Group.  

So, come along and join in the fun and meet like-minded people who enjoy knitting.

All finished wraps are given to Wrap with Love, a voluntary organisation with members knitting squares to make wraps and rugs that are distributed within Australia and worldwide to communities in need. 

When:  Mondays  

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am 

Location:  Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood. 

The Burwood Seniors Computer Club welcomes seniors 55 and over who would like to learn how to use a computer.  

This Club is run by volunteers who are seniors themselves.

For all meeting times and location please call Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858.

Council offers a diverse range of educational, recreational and creative programs to all members of the community.

Contact Council's Aged and Disability Officer on 9911 9858 to request an events information brochure.  

Our information brochures are updated quarterly.

Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, a program of events will take place the first week of December 2021. Watch this page for updates.

In Celebration of International Day of People with a Disability, Council coordinates the Groovability Festival. 

The festival is held the first Thursday in December at Burwood Park.

Contact Council on 9911 9911 for more information.

We are committed to creating a more inclusive community for all people.

The Burwood Council Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) aims to achieve our goal of a more inclusive community. 

The main objective of the DIAP is to ensure that people with a disability have an opportunity to fully participate in the social, community and business life of Burwood. The plan outlines key strategies and actions that will assist in overcoming barriers to inclusion.These strategies will be incorporated into Council's planning for the next four years.

Download a copy of the Burwood Council Disability Inclusion Action Plan. [link]

Contact Council's Aged and Disability Worker on 9911 9858 for more information.