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Celebrate Older Victorians this October

Victoria’s one million-plus people aged 60 years and older will be celebrated when the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival kicks off this October.

Officially starting with Celebration Day on Sunday 8 October 2017, this Victorian Government initiative will see more than 1,500 free and low-cost individual events and activities held across the state, many of which are run by local councils and community groups.
This year’s program embraces the theme ‘You’re welcome’, which underpins the Festival’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity. All older Victorians, irrespective of experience or mobility, are invited to learn new skills, make new friends and take part in fun-filled activities.

The month-long Festival features a range of entertainment, tours, workshops and experiences across sports, wellness, education and the arts. Take part in the health benefits of tai chi, admire the latest exhibitions and enjoy the sounds of classic jazz and band performances by local musicians. Highlights also include Federation Square’s Celebration Day and the 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.

Events are free or low-cost and free public transport will be available for Seniors Card holders during the Festival from 8 to 15 October.
For more information about events and activities, visit or pick up a free Victorian Seniors Festival program at any Coles store, local library, council office or neighbourhood house. You can also call 1300 135 090 to have a program sent directly to you.

State Trustees is proud to be a Premier Partner of the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.

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