Celebrating Seniors State-wide

The Victorian Seniors festival is underway from October 1 to 31.

Liam McNally

The 40th Victorian Seniors Festival has begun, and Melton is celebrating with a massive number of events throughout October.

The event is an ode to ageing well and a recognition of the contribution seniors make to their community.

Activities include live music, gardening workshops, morning teas, line dancing, exhibition tours, art sessions and more.

Peter Hitchener will host an event at Fraser Rise to share insights into his many decades experience on our radio airwaves and television screens.

Melton Mayor Goran Kesic said the festival is a wonderful opportunity for older residents to celebrate being a senior and have some fun.

“Whether it’s learning how to plant an edible garden in a small space or having a nice morning

tea at Burnside, there’s something for everyone at our Seniors Festival,” he said.

The Labor government contributed $400 thousand to support almost 3000 events happening around the state.

Victorian Seniors Card holders can access free travel on public transport services including V-line from October 2 to 9 to ensure they can attend events.

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Colin Brooks commended this year’s “great lineup”.

“It’s just one way we say thank you to seniors for everything they do,” she said.

Many events are filling fast so bookings are recommended.

Details: www.melton.vic.gov.au/Services/People/Seniors-people-with-a-disability-and-carers/In-the-community/Seniors-Festival