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We encourage active ageing and want to celebrate the many benefits that the ageing population bring to our community.

Maitland’s population is ageing, reflective of the national trend, with the proportion of the population aged 65+ slightly increasing from 14.3% in 2016 to 15.6% in 2021. The proportion of the population classified as elderly, (75+) is 6.5%, lower than the NSW figure of 7.9%.

Seniors Festival

The next Seniors Festival will take place from 11 to 24 March 2024. The theme of this year's festival is 'Reach Beyond' and celebrates the role older people play in our communities and their contributions.

A wide variety of events will be held during the festival encouraging older people to get involved in art, fitness, outdoor, live music and social activities.

More information about the 2024 Seniors Festival will be published as announced.

Seniors services

Find out information about accessing services near you via the Australian Government’s MyAgedCare portal.

There you can find out information about the types of care you can receive, assessments for care, and find care providers.