Victorian Seniors Festival is fast approaching

By Lachlan Durling

IN PREPARATION for the Victorian Seniors Festival in October, a festival program of discounted events, entertainment and activities as well as a performance from theatre and TV icon Colleen Hewett has been released.

Campaspe Shire community care manager Janelle Wheatley said there are about 50 free or low-cost events for Seniors Card holders throughout October specifically tailored for the aged community.

“While there are activities on for the whole month of October, the concentration of events occur during Seniors Week from October 6  to October 13,” Ms Wheatley said.

“Seniors Week promotes active ageing, health, security and community participation, and with this year’s theme being ‘get into it’, we really hope our community takes full advantage of what’s on offer.”

“Seniors Victoria and Campaspe Shire Council are particularly excited to announce that Colleen Hewett will be the feature performer at the festival concert on October 9 at 1.30pm at Echuca’s Paramount Cinema and Performing Arts Centre. For a booking fee of $5, which includes afternoon tea, it is guaranteed to sell out quickly.”

Colleen is an Australian singing, theatre and TV icon with several smash hits early in her career followed by breathtaking stage performances in The Boy from Oz and Shout.

This is definitely a performance not to be missed, so be sure to book early by calling 5482 3399.

Other events include paddlesteamer rides, library groups, computer and technology classes, exercise classes, genealogy talks, legal and financial sessions, art tour and social croquet games.

“During Seniors Week, Seniors Card holders will have access to free Victorian public transport including V/Line,” Ms Wheatley said.

“For those wanting to explore outside the region, has a full list of festival events happening all over the state throughout the month of October.”

The Campaspe Seniors Festival program booklet is available from council’s customer service centres, Campaspe libraries, senior citizens clubs or from council’s website.

Copies can also be sent out by calling 1300 666 535 and registering your details.