Frankston Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Festival: Re-imagined

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New videos to watch each week until Saturday 31 October!

The Victorian Seniors Festival 2020 is delivering more than three month's worth of entertainment in lieu of the traditional celebration in October, with four new video broadcasts uploaded weekly for 13 weeks.

The usual packed calendar of festivities has been recreated and re-imagined for everyone staying safe at home, to ensure you don't miss a thing.

From cabaret, progressive rock and jazz, spoken word and puppetry, to Polynesian laments and gypsy czardas, and Zumba dance, this year’s Festival has something for everyone.

Broadcasts, available on the Seniors Online Victoria website, are hosted by Festival Creative Directors, Bec Reid and Tristan Meecham and run for five to 10 minutes, featuring performers and presenters who would normally be part of the festival's public events. View any videos you've missed or watch live. Each broadcast is available to watch with captions.

Watch a performance now

Frankston City is also running a full calendar of online events for you to enjoy during October:

Coming Together Puzzle: Online Art Workshops with Lorin

Session 1: Wednesday 14 October, 10–11am

Session 2: Thursday 22 October, 10–11am

Calling out to all seniors to participate in a community art project. You will receive two puzzles pieces which you can decorate any which way you like. Once completed, send them back to us and a local artist will place the pieces together to make one giant puzzle.  The final creation will then be displayed.

To get your creative juices flowing, we are offering free online workshops with art therapist Lorin. The sessions will be hands on and interactive.  Lorin will demonstrate simple decorating ideas that can you follow along with. She’ll also share tips and techniques on decorating your puzzle pieces. 

To register your interest, email: positiveageing@frankston.vic.gov.au and you will be sent an email confirmation and details on how to log into the online session. We will also let you know what materials you need to follow along with the activities.

Tips for creating your puzzle piece (966KB)

Puzzle piece template (208KB)

University of the Third Age (U3A)

The Positive Ageing Team is very happy to announce that U3A Frankston is hosting the Frankston Seniors Festival 2020!

Please find below the five sessions U3A will be running via the video conferencing platform, Zoom.

U3A Frankston 35 years of 'learning for pleasure'
Tutor Andrea McCall

Monday 26 October 10:30–11.30am

Your chance to learn more about U3A Frankston and help us celebrate our 35th birthday.

Be Connected: get online
Tutor Dennis Mason

Tuesday 27 October 10.30–11.30am

Join with us as we explore the many free online classes offered by the ‘Be Connected’ program. We will introduce you to topics from ‘Getting to know your computer/device’ through to ‘Banking on line’.

Rant
Tutor Bill Puls

Wednesday 28 October 10.30–11.30am

This is the best opportunity you have to rant and rave about things that matter. The session is facilitated by one of our most experienced tutors, this is a will be a fun and engaging session.

Current Affairs
Tutor Ian Browne

Thursday 29 October 10.30–11.30am

What do you really know about what is going on in the world around you? Are you as well informed as you would like? Join the session and learn even more.

The Life and Times of Agatha Christie
Tutor Andrea McCall
Date

Friday 30 October 10.30–11.30am

Sit back and enjoy hearing about one of the most popular writers of all time. What motivated her and why is she still read by so many?

How to register for a U3A Victorian Seniors Festival class

Simply email office@u3af.org.au and name the class you’d like to attend. You will receive an email about how to log into your session one week prior to the class. Bookings close on Friday 23 October.

Be quick as there are only 20 places per class.

For more information please contact Giselle on 9784 1895 or email: positiveageing@frankston.vic.gov.au

Frankston City Libraries

Frankston City Libraries is hosting a variety of online workshops and author talks via the ZOOM platform this October. If you have any questions about the following events, email: libraryenquiries@frankston.vic.gov.au or phone: 9784 1020

Family history and online resources workshop

Thursday 8 October 10.30–11.30am, FREE, bookings required

During our time at home, Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past have extended their resources to us beyond the library. There has never been a better time to research your family tree. To learn about the online resources available to you, join them for a work- shop via Zoom.

Book now 

or phone: 9784 1020

Online FrankTALK with Keith Banks

Thursday 8 October 6–7pm, FREE, bookings required

Drugs, Guns & Lies by decorated police officer Keith Banks, is a moving, confronting and utterly compelling story of all the undercover cops who became casualties of that era… when not everyone with a badge could be trusted.

Book now
or phone: 9784 1020

Writing from the heart: a workshop with Andrea Thomas

Wednesday 14 October, 6–7pm, FREE, bookings required

A heartfelt letter, a personalised poem or a thoughtful story can be the perfect way to tell those near and dear to you that you are thinking of them. Andrea Thomas will be sharing her writing expertise with you as she leads you through the process of crafting these one- of-a-kind pieces of writing.

Book now 
or phone: 9784 1020

Online FrankTALK with Tania Blanchard

Thursday 15 October, 12pm, FREE, booking required

Inspired to write by the fascinating stories her German grandmother told her as a child, Tania Blanchard’s rich cultural heritage has ensured that stories have always been in her blood. Her new book illustrates the fight for an estate that symbolises the dedication people will endure to preserve a family’s legacy.

Book now
or phone 9784 1020

Online FrankTALK with Julie Fisher

Wednesday 21 October 12.30pm, FREE, booking required 

After making a decision to provide a life of love, experiences and positivity, Julie shares her family’s journey in a raw and real way, engaging the audience with her honesty and insights into the world of disability. Join this very special FrankTALK with Julie Fisher during Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Book now
or phone: 9784 1020

Money matters: how to stretch your cash this Christmas

Tuesday 27 October, 1pm, FREE

Join in on this free virtual information session about a topic we hate to discuss… money! Making budgets, unexpected costs, concessions and cost cutting tips.

Book now

or phone: 9784 1020

PARC

PARC Your Way: keep the community moving

One of the core philosophies at PARC is that everyone should have the opportunity to be active. That is why they have built specific PARC Your Way videos for the amazing over 60s community, aimed at keeping you strong and fit during lockdown.

PARC Your Way is PARC’s online platform that gives you access to a full library of over 400 video classes and workouts you can do from the safety of your home for every fitness level.

How to get set up on PARC Your Way

To join for free, simply visit the PARC website and select ‘Get Unlimited Access’ in the top right hand banner. You will be asked to create an account, by completing six pieces of information about yourself, and then you will receive access to their full library of over 400 exercise classes and timetable of LIVE weekly classes.

 Join now

Older adults classes every Tuesday and Thursday 

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am, FREE
This Seniors Festival PARC has put together an exceptional timetable of online health and wellbeing resources for older adults. Throughout October, every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am you will be able to join a LIVE exercise class, provided free to the entire community. These sessions will help improve your bone strength and balance, and keep you connected to your local community during lockdown.

The team at PARC look forward to celebrating a great Seniors Festival with you.

If you need help with accessing PARC Your Way, or for any questions, feedback or ideas, please email: healthandfitness@parcfrankston.com.au

They are happy to help!

Frankston Arts Centre

Recorded events to enjoy at home

Unfortunately the Frankston Arts Centre has been closed due to the current lockdown, however they have put together a collection of digital content for you to enjoy at home. The collection includes shows recorded at the Frankston Arts Centre, virtual art exhibition tours and recorded art workshops. To view the collection visit

Watch now

And more

Age-related macular degeneration webinar

Tuesday 20 October 11am, FREE, bookings required 

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is Australia’s leading cause of legal blindness. Learn what is AMD, who is at risk and what you can do to prevent AMD. Presented by Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

Book now 

Inviting small birds to your garden

Wednesday 28 October 7.30–8.30pm, FREE, bookings required

Join us in this webinar presented by Richard Rowe from Sustainable Gardening Australia and learn all about the secret life of small birds.

This webinar will share some of the challenges small birds face in the urban environment and what you can do in your garden to invite them back to visit.

Book now

Positive Ageing

For general enquiries please contact the Positive Ageing Team via our Customer Service Centre: 

Customer Service Centre
Frankston City Council
P. 1300 322 322

For more information on support services available for over 65s, visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/ActiveAgeing

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Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. frankstonevents@frankston.vic.gov.au

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