A jam packed October is promised for this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival with seniors encouraged to pick up a program now and start planning to make the most of the fantastic events on offer.
Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today released the 2015 Victorian Seniors Festival Program that boasts more than 1,300 free and low-cost events and activities all over Victoria.
The festival program can be picked up at any Coles, local council, neighbourhood house or U3A premises. The calendar of events can also be browsed using the Victorian Government’s Seniors Online website.
The program guide features a fantastic array of social, cultural, educational and body and soul activities that older Victorians can enjoy. From sports, to the arts and unique experiences – there is something for everyone.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Celebrating Communities” and recognises the great role seniors play in community life all over the state.
Many of the events are run by local councils and community groups, organised by local people and designed to meet local interests.
Highlights of the festival include:
- Celebration Day at Federation Square on 4 October
- The ACMI Seniors Film Festival from 4-9 October
- The Deakin Edge and Melbourne Town Hall Concerts from 5-7 October
- The Royal District Nursing Service Festival Hub at Melbourne Town Hall from 5-9 October
- Discover Docklands from 10-11 October
- Country Concerts in regional Victoria featuring some of Australia’s best-known performers including Colleen Hewitt, James Blundell, Grace Knight, Jade Hurley and Keith Potger
Free public transport services will be provided to Victorian Seniors Card holders. Free metropolitan trams, buses and trains and regional bus services will run from Sunday 4 October to Sunday 11 October.
Free travel will be available on V/Line rail and coach services on Tuesday 6 October, Wednesday 7 October, Thursday 8 October, Saturday 10 October and Sunday 11 October.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley
“The 2015 Victorian Seniors Festival will celebrate our seniors and the fantastic contributions they make to our communities.”
“The Government is supporting the Festival and initiatives like it, which help to ensure Victorians can age in a happy and healthy way.”
“The Festival has a great program of events and I encourage all Victorian seniors to make sure they come along.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020