Join us in celebrating our seniors this October

Published: Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

The 2019 Whitehorse Seniors Festival takes place in October, with over 70 free and low cost events, activities and workshops for older community members.

Whitehorse Councillor Sharon Ellis said that the Whitehorse Seniors Festival is an important annual event that celebrates the valuable and ongoing contribution of older people to our community.

“The festival is a community driven event and we’re excited about the broad range of interesting and fun activities on offer,” said Cr Ellis.

“There is something for everyone in this year’s program, including exercise classes and craft sessions, as well as many exciting workshops and opportunities to get out, meet new people and learn new skills.”
    
The festival is running throughout the month of October and is held in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival, which consists of hundreds of free or low-cost events, forums and activities across the state.

All events are free unless otherwise stated, but most events require a booking.

Free public transport for Victorian Seniors Card holders runs from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October and includes all metropolitan and V-Line services.

For more information and to download the program of events, visit whitehorse.vic.gov.au/whitehorse-seniors-festival

Program highlights include:

Search Historical Records
When: Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October
Where: Suite 7, Town Hall Hub, Box Hill Town Hall, 27 Bank Street, Box Hill
Cost: Free 
Box Hill Historical Society experts will be available to help trace the local history in our archives.

Film ‘The King and I’
When: Tuesday 8 October, 10am-1pm
Host: U3A Box Hill
Where: 29 Strabane Avenue, Mont Albert North
Cost: Free (Bookings essential: Lee Wallin 0429 839 829)
Delight in this classic musical film. Coffee, tea and nibbles provided.

Tai Chi on the Lawn
When: Daily, starting from Monday 07 October 2019 at 10:30am - 11:30am, until Friday 11 October 2019
Where: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 
Cost: Free 
Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is an effective exercise for health and wellbeing.

Tour of Worship 
When: Thursday 24 October 9.30am-2.30pm
Where: Whitehorse City Council, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free (Bookings essential: Sarah 9262 6434)
Please join us for a bus tour of local places of worship. Vegetarian lunch provided.

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