Celebrating our seniors in 2022

October 8th, 2022Celebrating our seniors in 2022

THE Victorian Seniors Festival is back, bigger and better and in its 40th year.

THE Victorian Seniors Festival is back, bigger and better and in its 40th year.

Hepburn Shire Mayor Cr Tim Drylie said in line with the council’s new ‘No Barrier’ Positive Ageing Strategy and the council plan, the council was working with the local community to increase access to events and address social isolation.
“There are currently over 7000 residents within Hepburn Shire over the age of 55, which is 46 per cent of the shire’s population, whilst the state average of people over the age of 55 is 28 per cent. This makes the Seniors Festival event even more important to us.”
The 2022 Victorian Seniors Festival will feature live and online events, including concerts, dances, sport, the arts, history talks and tour, with events across the state supported by the Victorian Government. The events are designed to empower seniors to connect, socialise and further their wellbeing.
This year’s theme – Takin’ it easy – focuses on presenting accessible and comfortable spaces, both live and online, to ensure seniors feel relaxed to participate and ease back into events.
Building on the success of the previous Victorian Seniors Festivals, this year’s events will include online and radio programs, as well as First Nations performances and entertainment from multicultural artists.
The Country Concert series will take the festival fun on the road to 26 regional towns and the Aged Care Tour will entertain aged care residents with music and magicians from September to December.
To ensure older Victorians can make the most of the festival, Victorian Seniors Card holders can access free travel on public transport services from October 2-9 – including on V/Line.
For V/Line trips that require a reservation, bookings open on Tuesday, September 6. For more information head to www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/free-travel
Information programs can be found at Coles stores, local councils, libraries and community organisations.
For information about the Victorian Seniors Festival call 1300 797 210 or visit www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival

Seniors Festival events in Hepburn Shire

(Events are free but tickets are limited.)

Hepburn Shire Council, with the support of the Seniors Festival, Cresfest and Attitude Clunes are running the following events:

Lonnie Lee Stage Show (rockabilly) – October 10 (pictured above right)
Regent Cinema Ballarat – 49 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central
• Free tickets to the show, with free bus travel and packed lunch included.
• Free tickets to show only.
To book tickets call 0438 406 538.

Skiffle Party with supporting acts – October 12
Dean Hall – 1376 Ballarat Daylesford Road, Dean
• Free tickets to the show with free light lunch provided.
To book tickets go to www.trybooking.com/CCLHR or call 5345 2356.

Skiffle Party with supporting acts – October 26
Lyonville Hall – 4 Bremner Avenue, Lyonville
• Free tickets to the show with free light lunch provided.
To book tickets head to www.trybooking.com/CCLIA or call 5345 2356.

Talking Ageing with Attitude Conference 2022 – October 28
Clunes Town Hall – 98 Bailey Street, Clunes
• Free tickets to the conference with free morning tea and lunch provided.
To book tickets call 0438 406 538.

For a list of all events happening throughout Victoria head to www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/victorian-seniors-festival

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