Festival for seniors soon


THE Kingston Seniors Festival will return in October this year.

The month long festival features a lineup of free and low cost programs for senior citizens. They include:

  • Preserving family photographs, free workshop, Parkdale Library.
  • Stardust/The Mission, a Kingston Arts performance about two Australian family histories, Shirley Burke Theatre.
  • Lux Radio Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and A Woman’s Wit with the Mighty Wurlitzer, Kingston City Hall.
  • Nutrition for Seniors, free information session at Clarinda Library.
  • Seniors Fit Club, Waves Leisure Centre, Chesterville Road Highett.
  • Gardens of the National Trust of Victoria, free talk with garden historian and author Dr Anne Vale, Westall Library.
  • The Cascades Female Factory in early colonial Hobart, a free event about the true stories of female convicts in Van Dieman’s Land, Parkdale Library
  • A free live performance of wartime songs through to 80’s hits from Cindy Dean at Parkdale Library.

Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley said “this year’s program includes more than 100 activities and workshops which provide opportunities for older people to leave the house, pick up a new skill, have fun and meet others.”

“From the Seniors Fit Club and author talks to tips on decluttering, this festival caters to all levels of mobility, and will provide enriching experiences and opportunities to develop new friendships,” she said.

“The festival is also proud to provide information sessions and tips to empower our senior citizens.”

Bookings, prices, and more information at kingston.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 28 August 2019

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