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 complete list of Whitehorse Seniors Festival events (1.49MB)
A few event highlights noted below.
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, NunawadingCost: FreeBookings essential: Phone 9262 6443 from 9am on Monday 18 September. Maximum two tickets per person for Whitehorse residents only.
Sunday 1 October, 2pm–4pm OR
Sunday 22 October, 2pm–4pm
Where: The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc, 1/41 Railway Road, BlackburnCost: FreeBookings essential: 9877 3789
Explore your family history with the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies.
Monday 2 to Friday 6 October, various times
Where: Mitcham Community House, 19 Brunswick Road, MitchamCost: FreeBookings essential: Phone Pam or Anne on 9873 4587
Tuesday 3 & 17 October, 10am–12 noon
Where: Life Activities Club (LAC) Table Tennis Group, Pavilion, Mahoneys Reserve, Mahoneys Road, Forest HillCost: $2Bookings essential: Phone Joe on 9560 2861
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 HillCost: Gold coin donationBookings essential: Phone Bev on 9877 3307
Monday 2 to Friday 6 October, 11am–2pm
Where: Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre, Level 3, 270 Canterbury Road, Forest HillCost: Free, no bookings requiredEnquiries: Phone Lisa at Council’s ParksWide Department on 9262 6211
Bring your grandchildren and enjoy a creative activity together.
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!
Friday 6 October, 10.30am–11.15am
Where: Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box HillCost: $10 per personBookings essential: www.bhcac.com.au or 9895 8888
Discover musical instruments and even play with the musicians as part of the performance!
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 SeptemberWhere: Whitehorse Civic Centre (Willis Room), 397 Whitehorse Road, NunawadingTime: 10am-12pmTo register: Phone Alzheimer’s Vic on 9816 5784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131Australia
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