Tamil Senior Citizens’ Association (NSW) Inc. Australia
We are the premier group for Tamil Seniors in NSW, Australia and have been functioning since July 1990.
The Tamil Senior Citizens’ Association is one of many Associations in Australia that cater for to the welfare of its Senior Citizens, with particular emphasis on the welfare of the Tamil ethnic community. The Association was registered in 1991 and strides along now in its twentyfifth year. Its main objective is to improve the quality of life of its members, to promote the language and culture of the Tamils, and to undertake activities of a benevolent nature.
Membership is open to Permanent Residents/ Citizens of New South Wales, males over 55 years and women over 50 years of age.
Commencing with a membership of 27, the Association has blossomed to over 750. A Committee of Management of 14 manages the Association. As in the case of other Australian Associations this one too “Fashions an Association based on a commitment to family, enterprise, mateship and fair go for all members” (In a message, sent to the Association when it celebrated its tenth anniversary, by the Hon. John Howard, Prime Minister )
The members meet every Thursday at the Strathfield Community Centre, 1B Bates Street, Homebush and reminiscence on their past, discuss current and future events. Some members hone their skills in indoor games like, bridge, chess, scrabble, carom, table tennis etc. The ladies follow classes in knitting, patchwork, handicrafts etc.
On the fourth Thursday, Members’ Day, of every month talks are delivered by professionals and the like including our own, on subjects relating to medical, social, migration, literary etc. The day ends with a fellowship lunch.
Seniors’ Week is celebrated along with the NSW Seniors Week. Indoor games competions among our members culminate during seniors week. Members of Parliament, Mayors of local councils and other distinguished guests honour with their presence. A ten – ten softball cricket match with a few lady members participating adds colour to our seniors’ week celebrations.
Christmas, Thai Pongal, Deepavali, Grandchildren’s’ Day are some of our annual events.
TAMIL SENIOR CITIZENS’ BENEVOLENT SOCIETY (NSW) Inc.
An affiliate of the Association is the Tamil Senior Citizens’ Benevolent Society (NSW) Inc. which was registered in 1993. It has a membership of over 600. An Elected Board of Trustees manages the affairs of the Benevolent Society. Membership is open to members of the Tamil Senior Citizens’ Association, subject to certain qualifications. The objective of the Society is to enable members to be of mutual assistance in making financial provision towards their funeral expenses.
Since its inception over 200 members have gone to their eternal rest and benefited with the payment towards their funeral expenses. Currently the Society pays $5000 towards the funeral expense of its members. This is of great assistance to our members, almost all of whom are dependent on Age Pension or other payment from Centrelink. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Postal address of the Association is no longer at the Boulevarde Strathfield.
The postal address is
Tamil Senior Citizens Association (NSW)
P O Box 2127
Homebush West 2140
The office functions, only on Thursdays, at
1B Bates St, Homebush NSW 2140
186A Harrow Rd, Auburn NSW 2135
Notifications in regard to Death Benefit Claims,Death Benefit Call Payments,
or change of address or telephone numbers of yourself or nominees
should be sent to
1 River Street, Strathfield South 2136
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INDOOR GAMES TO LIVE LIFE
Members are invited to play the following games
in the community centre 1B Bates Street, Homebush
on Thursdays, except fourth Thursdays
1. Contract Bridge
2. Carom Singles
3. Carom - Doubles
7. Table Tennis - Singles
8. Table Tennis - Doubles
Broadband for Seniors Computer Kiosk is available to any member,
in the Community Centre at 1B Bates St, Homebush, on Thursdays
An opportunity to those wishing to open a window into the world of
knowledge and environment -A library at your fingertips that will help
to prevent onset of dementia disease.
YOGA SESSIONS TO PROMOTE HEALTH AND
WELLBEING FOR OUR MEMBERS
Will be held on First and Third Thursdays of every month from
10 am to 11 am at Bates Street community center.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn Yoga
and practice it for your well being.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.