Festival to celebrate ageing positively this October
Published on 21 September 2023
Kingston City Council is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated Seniors Festival throughout October.
Celebrating positive ageing and the contributions of our older community members, the 2023 festival boasts a jam-packed schedule of over 100 free and low-cost events and activities tailored for those aged 55+.
The much-loved festival has attracted around 5,000 participants in its recent peak year, illustrating its significance in the Kingston community and the southeast. Residents eager to discover what’s on this year can pick up the festival booklet at local libraries, community hubs, selected supermarkets, or online at kingston.vic.gov.au/seniors-festival.
Mayor Hadi Saab will officially launch the festival at the Patterson Lakes Community Centre on Tuesday, 3 October between 2 and 3.30pm.
"Engaged and socially connected older people are happier and healthier and I encourage all our older residents to step out, explore new activities, and strengthen their ties to our community by experiencing this year’s festival,” Cr Saab said.
“Council is immensely proud that older people represent about 30% of our community and the festival highlights that the health and wellbeing of older people is a top priority for Council.”
Aligned with the broader Victorian Seniors Festival 2023, the Victorian Government is offering eight days of complimentary public transport for Victorian Seniors Card holders from 1-8 October. For more information, visit seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/Victorian-seniors-festival.
The festival coincides with the International Day of Older Persons on 1 October, an initiative designed to foster worldwide respect and appreciation for the older generation.
In the same spirit, the Kingston Senior Services Expo on 24 November at the Moorabbin Activity Hub will spotlight health and wellbeing services for older people. Keep an eye on Council’s website for more information on this one closer to the date.