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.

All projects are driven by the needs of the community and are linked to Council’s Positive Ageing Plan(PDF, 2MB).

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, 938KB).

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 for this year’s Festival, which will promote safe participation, has cautiously commenced. 

Community groups, not for profit organisations or Seniors Clubs who wish to include their event in this year’s Seniors Festival Booklet should submit their event online by Sunday 5 June 2022.

Submit a Seniors Festival event

For more information about the Seniors Festival, please contact the Positive Ageing Officer on 1300 653 356 or at 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, 178KB).

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, 287KB).

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, 1MB).

Centenarian event

Kingston Council hosts an annual 100 Years of Memories Luncheon to celebrate the lives of senior residents who have reached the milestone of 100 years of age. Centenarians share their stories with guests and are presented with a certificate and gift from the Kingston Mayor.

The 2021 event was postponed due to an increased number of COVID-19 cases in the community, however Centenarians were still acknowledged and were sent their gift packs in early 2022.

We hope to celebrate with Centenarians and their families later in 2022, and will advise families of the event as soon as details are confirmed.