Seniors

Council Services for Seniors

The Seniors Coordinating Committee (SCC) meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 4pm in the Council Chamber, 93 Todd Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The SCC provides a forum where issues and matters relating to facilities and services for local senior citizens can be raised in discussion for potential progression or resolution by Council.

The SCC plays a significant role in improving the quality of life for seniors living in the Alice Springs community. If you are interested in joining the SCC, please contact Council on (08) 8950 0500 or email to astc@astc.nt.gov.au

August is Seniors Month

In August, Alice Springs Town Council celebrates its senior citizens and their contributions to the local community with a series of special events, to which all senior residents are invited:

  • Mayoral Morning Tea – be waited on by the Mayor, Council’s CEO and staff, whilst enjoying a generous morning tea with guest speakers and VIPs.
  • Still Got Talent – this seniors’ talent quest gets bigger each year, with a variety of raucous and hilarious entertainment from occasionally dubious local talent! Hours of fun and not to be missed!
  • Alice Springs Public Library also hosts senior-friendly activities during Seniors Month – please check for upcoming events here.

To participate in any of Council’s Seniors Month events, please contact (08) 8950 0500 or email astc@astc.nt.gov.au 

Alice Springs Public Library

The Public Library, located on the corner of Leichhardt and Gregory Terraces, is open Monday to Friday (10am-6pm), and on weekends (10am-1pm). The Library is closed on all public holidays.

The Library offers a variety of senior-friendly activities and workshops, including (but not limited to): family history; computer technology; spoken English; author talks; crafts; plus, book, chess and reading groups. Check upcoming Library events here.

Other Library services include an online catalogue, computer access, wi-fi, plus low cost printing and photocopying.

If you are unable to access the Library due to physical frailty, illness or disability, Alice Springs Public Library offers a home delivery service. Please enquire with the Library on (08) 8950 0555 or email library@astc.nt.gov.au

U3A (University of the Third Age) promotes learning for the pleasure of learning by offering academic, cultural, recreational sessions at the Alice Springs Public Library. To enquire, please visit their website here.

Pruning for Pensioners

Council’s Pensioner Pruning Removal Service is a free green waste collection which occurs twice a year in May and November. Please download an application form here, or contact Council on 8950 0500 to find out service dates for this year.

Other Groups

Council of the Ageing NT advocates for and works towards an age-friendly, just, inclusive and equitable society for all Territorians over 50 years of age.

The 50 Plus Community Centre is located at 11 Wills Terrace in the CBD. The Centre provides a variety of activities and events for seniors, including bingo, bridge, workshops, and wood working, and can also be hired out as a community venue. To contact the 50 Plus Community Centre, call 0407 529 791.

Stuart Alice Springs combined PROBUS Inc., for retired or semi-retired Rotarians over 50 years of age, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Gillen Club, Gillen.