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Kingston’s Seniors Festival

The Kingston Senior’s Festival was held throughout the month of October providing older adults with a range of low cost events and activities. The festival is an annual event, coordinated by the Positive Ageing Team. 

The 2017 Seniors Festival celebrated ageing positively during October. A total of 9,000 booklets, featuring the Chinese Seniors Group on the cover, were distributed throughout the City advertising 96 events, including information sessions, concerts, recreational and sporting activities. Fifty community groups, seniors groups, neighbourhood houses, organisations including Centrelink and the City of Kingston organised the events that were attended by 4,270 older people. This year’s launch incorporated the Opening of the Intergenerational Photography Project exhibition at Shirley Burke Theatre. The Kingston Seniors Festival Grants Program was introduced in 2017 allowing incorporated clubs to apply for a small grant to assist them to deliver an event during the festival.

The Positive Ageing Team would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 festival and for helping to make it a great success. We are already beginning to plan for the 2018 Seniors Festival and important dates will be announced in the new year.

If you require further information regarding Kingston’s Seniors Festival, please contact Suzanne Bray, Positive Ageing Officer, at suzanne.bray@kingston.vic.gov.au or on 9581 4797.