THE eighth annual Kingston Seniors Festival will kick off next month with a huge program of events and activities to enjoy.
The month-long calendar program includes ballroom dancing, fashion demonstrations, nature walks, art classes, musical performances and much more. This year the theme of the Victorian Seniors Festival is “Celebrating Community” and aims to honour the accomplishments and value of older people in our community.
Kingston mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill said there was something for everyone at this year’s festival with more than 100 events planned.
“Community groups have helped us create a fantastic festival for 2015 and I encourage all local seniors to join in and have fun, try a new skill and get involved in your local community,” he said.
The festival will kick off on Thursday 1 October with a launch at Westfield Southland to showcase performances and displays from local community group.
“There is something to cater for every interest and a whole month to enjoy it,” Cr Gledhill said.
Victorian Seniors Card holders can use free metropolitan trams, buses and trains and regional bus services from Sunday 4 October until Sunday 11 October.
Free travel will be available on V/Line rail and coach services on Tuesday 6 October, Wednesday 7 October, Thursday 8 October, Saturday 10 October and Sunday 11 October.
See kingston.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival or call Kingston Council on 1300 653 356 for further information.