Active Ageing Strategy

Camden Council is committed to engaging with community, business, services and other levels of government to make Camden a better place to age, now and into the future.

The age structure forecasts for Camden between 2016 and 2026, indicates a 57.4% increase in population of retirement age, meaning that one in five of our residents will be over the age of 65 years. 

Camden Council has developed an Active Ageing Strategy 2016 - 2026.  This strategy is a living document, describing how we will build on the existing resources within our community to foster feelings of safety amongst older people and improve access to information, services and facilities.

The Strategy will also assist us to provide more opportunities for inclusion and social participation and promote health and well-being for the growing number of older people in the Camden LGA.

For more information about the Active Ageing Strategy contact Council's Community Project Officer, Aged and Disability on 4645 5009 or via email.

Virtual Connect Sessions

Council has proudly put together the Virtual Connect Video Series, which features information and interactive wellbeing activities older residents can do at home, with family or friends or in a group setting.

It includes fun activities and practical information sessions, such as gentle exercise, dance, and meditation; and lifelong learning initiatives, including health and information technology sessions.

Virtual Connect is also available in DVD format and is available to seniors across the Camden area and can be posted out or picked up from Camden Libraries and facilities.

Supported by the NSW Government.

Welcome to Virtual Connect

Healthy eating and cooking tips with Gerry

Falls Prevention

Computer Skills Workshop

Line Dancing Session

Tai Chi and Meditation

Thank you and closing

Active Ageing - Things to Do

Download the Active Ageing Flyer

Explore

Walk, scooter or bike ride along Miss Llewella Davies Pioneers Walkway and Camden Bike Track. Mount Annan Botanic Garden; 400 hectares of natural woodland and stunning landscapes. Explore Camden by car. You never know where you will end up or what you might discover in your local community.

Miss Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway- 2.4 kms of walking path throughout Camden Town Farm  http://www.camdentownfarm.com.au/community-access/walkway-

4km walk along Camden Bike Track https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/visit-camden/place/nepean-river-cycleway

Easy 2.3km walk around picturesque Harrington Park Lake https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-playgrounds/view/harrington-park-lakes-harrington-park

Camden Scenic Drive – if you wanted to see the sights from the comfort of your car. https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/visit-camden/place/camden-scenic-drive

Get Active

Mount Annan Leisure Centre

Open all year round with an array of activities. https://www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/mount-annan-leisure-centre/timetables/

The Pit Martial Arts

This centre in Smeaton Grange has a keen focus on health and wellbeing programs for residents aged 50 years and over. https://www.thepitmartialarts.com.au/seniors-classes

Park Run

Walk or run five kilometres each Saturday at Camden Bike Track.

https://www.parkrun.com.au/cowpasturereservecamden/course/

Camden War Memorial Pool

Open in the summer period – 50m Outdoor Pool, Wading Pool, Disability Pool and Changeroom Access www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/camden-war-memorial-pool 

Entertainment

Camden Civic Centre has several activities

https://www.camdenciviccentre.com.au/events/

United Cinemas

For blockbuster and new release movies, head to United Cinemas, Narellan.

www.unitedcinemas.com.au

Culture and History

Alan Baker Gallery

Beautiful exhibitions and exciting activities

https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/community/alan-baker-art-gallery-at-macaria/

Camden Museum

A rich collection of Camden’s historical artefacts including photos, maps, clothing, and furniture.

https://www.camdenhistory.org.au/cmindex.html.

Macarthur Park

Note the aspects of Camden’s rich history in the park, opened in 1906. https://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-playgrounds/view/macarthur-park

Connect

Volunteering

There are many opportunities available to connect with the community in a voluntary capacity.

Camden Museum http://www.camdenhistory.org.au/chsindex.html

Friends of Belgenny Farm https://www.belgennyfarm.com.au/about-us/friends-of-belgenny-farm

Macarthur Centre for Sustainability http://www.mcsl.org.au/get-involved/volunteer.htm

Markets

Camden has local markets to cater for all tastes.

Camden Produce Markets; Every Saturday from 7am to 12pm at 40 Exeter Street, Camden. http://www.camdentownfarm.com.au/community-access/camden-produce-markets

Cobbitty’s Combined Craft and Food Market.  First Saturday of the Month at Cobbitty Primary School, 306 Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty. https://www.cobbittymarkets.com.au/