Whitehorse Seniors Festival

Each year, Whitehorse City Council and local community organisations host a range of events celebrating the valuable contributions older people make to our community.

The festival runs though out 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. 

There are over 70 events in this year’s festival to choose from. Download Whitehorse Seniors Festival 2019 booklet ( PDF 503.81KB) for the full program or check out the highlighted events below.

Getting There
The State Government will provide eight days of free public transport for Victorian Seniors Card holders in metropolitan and regional Victoria for the period 6-13 October, 2019.

More information 
Call 9262 6443 or visit the Seniors Online website.

Whitehorse Seniors Festival 2019 Booklet

Highlighted Events

Search Historical Records

Box Hill Historical Society experts will be available to help trace the local history in our archives.
Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October

Seniors Tennis Fun Day

Come and enjoy a fun social day of tennis for seniors of any age and any standard.
Tuesday 1 October

Public Transport for Seniors

Learn about accessing public transport in Melbourne safely and confidently. 
Wednesday 2 October

Tai Chi on the Lawn

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is an effective exercise for health and wellbeing.
Every day from Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October

Crochet/Knitting Social Group

Enjoy a trial session, BYO knitting or crochet project. Tea and coffee provided.
Tuesday 8 October

Wayapa Wuurkshop

Wayapa is facilitated meditation, teaching a combination of cultural mindfulness and traditional movement.
Tuesday 8 October

Sketching Social Group

Enjoy a trial session, BYO sketching at Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley.
Friday 11 October

Zumba Gold

Low impact dance to music led by a qualified instructor. Lots of fun.
Saturday 19 October

Casting Apps to Your TV for Seniors and Over 50s

Learn how to cast apps such as ABC iView, SBS On Demand and Netflix from your smartphone or tablet to your TV.
Tuesday 22 October

So You’re Retiring? Interactive Workshop

Explore how retirement can be an enriching stage of life. It can mean more than stopping paid work.
Saturday 26 October

Lite Pace Master Class

A gentle, low impact aerobic workout, ideal for beginners, older adults, males and females.
Tuesday 29 October

Lunch and Laughter

Join us for a delicious community lunch followed by an entertaining guest speaker who will explain the benefits of laughter.
Thursday 31 October