Positive ageing

Overview

Council’s Positive Ageing portfolio aims to have policies, services and structures that support people aged 55+.

We recognise older people as valuable members of the community and respect and acknowledge their contributions made to Kingston. We provide opportunities to maintain health and well being by participating in local activities and events, to increase social connection.

Your Voice newsletter

You can subscribe to our quarterly Senior's newsletter, Your Voice, to stay updated with all the latest news, events, and activities related to positive ageing.

Each edition of your voice includes information about:

  • activities
  • community groups
  • events
  • positive ageing
  • senior services in your local community

Subscribe or contribute

To request past editions, subscribe to future mailouts or to contribute an article, please contact our Social Inclusion Officer on 1300 653 356 or email info@kingston.vic.gov.au

View the current edition of Your Voice(PDF, 823KB).

Seniors Festival

The Kingston Seniors Festival celebrates ageing positively throughout the month of October and recognises the important contribution older people make to our community.

The Festival is an annual event and is an opportunity for people aged 55+ to learn what activities are available to them and to join clubs and groups in the local community.

Planning will begin early in the new year for the 2024 Festival.

For more information about the Seniors Festival, please contact the City of Kingston at 1300 653 356 or info@kingston.vic.gov.au.

Clubs networks

The purpose of the Clubs networks:

  • To build fellowship between Clubs and Kingston Council and to provide an avenue for effective communication;
  • To support collaboration and information sharing between Clubs;
  • To assist Clubs with their activities and events by providing information, resources and promotion;
  • To identify and encourage potential partnerships;
  • To provide information about grants, nominations for awards and trainings;
  • To provide information relevant to seniors to maintain their engagement in the community e.g. transport options, services, aged care system etc.

Probus clubs

Kingston has nine Probus Clubs providing activities for residents. They offer variety of activities including guest speakers, craft, games, walking groups and bus tours.

Download the Probus Clubs network list(PDF, 116KB).

Senior clubs

The senior club network comprises of more than fifty clubs including senior citizens, ethnic specific and multicultural groups.

Clubs offer a variety of activities including guest speakers, concerts, exercise groups, games, outings, morning tea and lunch / dance events.

Download the Senior Clubs network list(PDF, 223KB).

For more information about individual Clubs and calendars of events visit mycommunitylife.com.au.

Senior’s transport guide

The Senior’s Transport Guide contains a short summary of programs, services and support options assisting seniors and adults with disabilities with their access to suitable transport.

Download the Senior’s Transport Guide(PDF, 575KB).

Centenarian event

Each September, we host an annual '100 Years of Memories Luncheon' to celebrate the lives of senior residents who have reached the milestone of 100 years of age.

The Centenarians, and two of their guests, are invited to the event which includes a two-course lunch, musical performance and presentations of gifts and certificates by the Mayor.

If you, a family member or friend will be celebrating their 100th birthday in 2024 or if you're older than 100, please contact Kingston Council on 1300 653 356 or email info@kingston.vic.gov.au by 30 May 2024.