A celebration for the ages

As part of seniors week, a Judy Garland film is being shown at Reading Cinema. Left to right Alan Perry, Safiye Vurdu as Dorothy and Dorothy Perry. Pic Marco De Luca

By Ewen McRae

Melton’s older residents are preparing to take centre stage, with the annual Senior’s Festival set to take over next month.

The festival runs from October 3 to 31, and will involve a number of prominent events to celebrate the role of seniors within the community.

There will be engaging presentations on aged care, Australian history, and birds and wildlife, as well as a number of other educational activities and entertainment.

If you enjoy music and feel like dancing, there’s a Crooners Concert in Burnside, a Beatles Concert in Melton and other musical performances at Melton and Caroline Springs libraries.

A special screening of the new Judy Garland movie,  Judy – beyond the rainbow will be the final event for the festival.

Guests are invited to get dressed up for the old- Hollywood glamour theme and have their photo taken with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

To find out more visit melton.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival or collect a program from Melton or Caroline Springs libraries.