Seniors Program

Our Seniors Program fosters a sense of belonging and community connection for older people, creates a more inclusive community by celebrating the rich and diverse range of older residents, and increases opportunities for older people’s participation in the community. We provide a platform for sharing wisdom, opportunities for intergenerational bridge building, and create a more inclusive and healthy Byron Bay for our older residents.

Regular Seniors Activities

  • Seniors Drumming Tuesday, 10:30am – 11:30am, Byron Theatre
  • Chair Yoga Tuesday, 12:00pm –1:00pm, Cavanbah Room
  • Ukulele 11:30am – 12:30, Verandah Room
  • Choir Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Byron Seniors Online Computer Club and Be Connected program, 9:00am – 11:00am, Byron Community Cabin, Carlyle St Byron Bay

Byron Shire Seniors Festival: 19 – 23 April 2021

The Byron Community Seniors program is hosting the Byron Shire Seniors Festival at the Byron Community Centre during the week of April 19th – 23rd. The festival will provide five days of activities for seniors, including recreational activities, as well as 15 workshops and presentations from regional organisations that provide services for seniors.

Opening Night is Monday 19th April at 6pm in the Byron Theatre. Wednesday 21st April is the workshop day with over 15 organisations giving workshops and presentations about their services. 

 Save the date: 19th – 23rd April

More information, poster and programs will be available in early April, 2021.

This event is being made possible with support from the Department of Family and Community Services, the Byron Shire Council and the Byron Community Centre.

Byron Seniors Online Computer Club – Be Connected

Byron Seniors’ Online Computer Club for 50+
Fridays 9:00am – 11:00am at the Byron Community Cabin
Digital skills tutors are available to help you become more tech-savvy on your devices and the Internet.
Learn how to use computers, mobile devices, get online and be connected! 
To book please call (02) 66856807
Bring your own thermos and snacks

Funded by the Australian Government

Exciting new opportunity! Byron Seniors Online Connect is on from February – May 2021. Digital skills tutoring now available in your own home. 

Please contact the Community Centre on (02) 6685 6807 or send us an email to beconnected@byroncentre.com.au.

Funded by Northern Rivers Community Foundation

Seniors Drumming Circle

Senior Drumming in the park

“The seniors that attend this amazing session are some of the most vibrant energetic characters of their age on the planet.” – Gareth Jones, Sound Synergy.

A group of 20 seniors gather at the Byron Community Centre each Tuesday morning for a drumming circle. The sessions are held at 10:30 – 11:30am led by Gareth Jones from Sound Synergy

The development of drumming circles for the elderly is a new phenomenon that is rapidly spreading worldwide in forward-thinking organisations. The sessions provide some major health benefits as well as an opportunity for fun, social interaction, improving the lives of all who participate.

$15 per person. Drums provided. The session is designed for all levels.

To register your interest please call Gareth on 0449 923 114

Ukulele class

The Ukulele Class is held each Wednesday morning led by Kim Banffy.
$10 per person.

  • Beginners 11:30am – 12:00pm
  • Intermediate 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Want to join in? No appointment necessary – just show up!


Seniors’ Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga

Seniors’ Chair Yoga runs each Tuesday at the Byron Community Centre from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Suggested donation of $10.00.

Want to join in? No appointment necessary – just show up!

Pippy Wardell, Yoga Teacher

Pippy Wardell has been teaching yoga for 40 years in India, Bali, New York, Brazil and Australia. Since returning to Australia in 2006 after being based in India for most of the previous 30 years she has been teaching consistently in the Northern Rivers region.

Pippy studied gerontology and has used her extensive knowledge of the ageing body and mind, combined with her extensive yoga experience, to develop a unique set of exercises and simplified yoga poses for seniors to enjoy. The spiritual side of yoga is infused in every breath and activity throughout the class without any overt displays of religious fervour.

Pippy studied under the Sharmapa 2nd head of the Karjupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, along with various yogis and sadhus in India. During her last seven years in India, she ran a yoga and crystal healing school in Goa. She also teaches a Chair Yoga class for the elderly at Feros Village in Byron Bay.