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).
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:
- community groups
- positive ageing
- senior services in your local community
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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 email@example.com
View the current edition of Your Voice(PDF, 938KB).
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.
This year’s program includes a total of 95 free and low cost activities and events.
To find out where to get your free copy of the Seniors Festival booklet see our Seniors Festival event page.
For more information about the Seniors Festival, please contact the Positive Ageing Officer on 1300 653 356 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.