Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Seniors Festival

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The Victorian Seniors Festival and Whitehorse City Council present Whitehorse Seniors Festival

Whitehorse Seniors Festival kicks off in September and continues throughout October.

Senior residents are invited to take part in a wide range of free (or low-cost) activities and events throughout Whitehorse. Invite your friends or meet some new friends along the way – there are even some special events to share with the grandkids during the school holidays.

The festival is held in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival, which features hundreds of free or low-cost events, forums and activities.

View the pdf icon complete list of Whitehorse Seniors Festival events (1.49MB)

A few event highlights noted below.

Whitehouse Seniors Festival 2017 - coupleSentimental Journey Show and High Tea

Thursday 28 September
Doors open 1.30pm. Event starts 1.40pm.
High tea served directly after show at approximately 2.45pm

Where: Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone 9262 6443 from 9am on Monday 18 September. Maximum two tickets per person for Whitehorse residents only.

Explore your Family History

Sunday 1 October, 2pm–4pm OR
Sunday 22 October, 2pm–4pm

Where: The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc, 1/41 Railway Road, Blackburn
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: 9877 3789
Explore your family history with the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies.

Come and try

Tai Chi, Strength Training, Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Pilates

Monday 2 to Friday 6 October, various times
Where: Mitcham Community House, 19 Brunswick Road, Mitcham
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Phone Pam or Anne on 9873 4587

Whitehorse Seniors Festival 2017 - personTable Tennis

Tuesday 3 & 17 October, 10am–12 noon
Where:
Life Activities Club (LAC) Table Tennis Group, Pavilion, Mahoneys Reserve, Mahoneys Road, Forest Hill
Cost: $2
Bookings essential: Phone Joe on 9560 2861 

Scrabble

Thursday 5 & 19 October, 1pm–3.30pm (approx.)
Where:
Life Activities Club (LAC) Whitehorse, Whitehorse Community Resource Centre, Room 6, Level 1, 79 Mahoneys Road, Forest Hill
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings essential: Phone Bev on 9877 3307

Bring the grandkids during the school holidays

Make a mini greenhouse

Monday 2 to Friday 6 October, 11am–2pm
Where:
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre, Level 3, 270 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill
Cost: Free, no bookings required
Enquiries: Phone Lisa at Council’s ParksWide Department on 9262 6211
Bring your grandchildren and enjoy a creative activity together.

Portraits – Grandparents and Me

Monday 2 October, 10am–11.30am
Where:
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill
Cost: $26 per child, grandparents free!
Bookings essential:  www.bhcac.com.au or 9895 8888
Come along with your grandchild (6-12yrs) and learn to paint a portrait!

Inventi Plays ‘Carnival of the Animals’

Friday 6 October, 10.30am–11.15am
Where:
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill
Cost: $10 per person
Bookings essential:  www.bhcac.com.au or 9895 8888
Discover musical instruments and even play with the musicians as part of the performance!

SEPTEMBER IS DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH

Worried about your memory?
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is hosting a FREE information session for the local community on the factors that impact on memory, including dementia. It also includes tips on how to look after your brain.
When: Thursday 7 September
Where: Whitehorse Civic Centre (Willis Room), 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Time: 10am-12pm
To register: Phone Alzheimer’s Vic on 9816 5784 or email dementiaawareness.vic@alzheimers.org.au

 


 

Travelling to Events

If you’re a Victorian Seniors Card holder, be sure to make the most of FREE public transport on Metro trains, trams and buses and regional town bus services from Sunday 1 to Sunday 8 October. To plan your journey or for more information, including V/Line services, phone 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au

For more information on events happening throughout Melbourne, go to www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 135 090.