Whether you’re into walking, gardening, cooking, Zumba, craft or Devonshire tea, the 2019 Frankston Seniors Festival has something for every senior citizen.
The community celebration was created to connect over 65s with events promoting health, well-being and social inclusion and runs from 7 – 31 October.
It is part of the Victorian Government’s 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival.
This year’s theme is “Get into it”, and Frankston Council is encouraging senior residents to do just that.
Frankston City Mayor said with more than 100 activities and events on offer, the festival was sure to inspire people to get involved.
“There are ‘feel good’ workshops, cultural guided walks, art tours, afternoon teas, an expo from the University of the Third Age (U3A), ‘movers’ active classes, a Ballam Park Homestead tour and so much more,” the Mayor said.
“At the library there will be many workshops and talks being held also such as a virtual tour of Graceland, a talk by Maribel Steel author of Blindness for Beginners and a workshop on how to book a holiday online.”
Program highlights also include a talk by Alfonso Folle, the author of Frankston – Dust from Unmade Roads, a Russian Raduga concert and a Ventana Special Event – a celebration of Italian culture.
“The whole idea of having such a fantastically packed calendar of events is to encourage over 65’s to stay active and healthy and be connected members of our community,” the Mayor added.
To kick off the 2019 Seniors Festival - Get into It! a launch will be held at Frankston North Community Centre at 10am on Wednesday 9 October where you can see the Seniors 3200 Photographic and Stories Exhibition and enjoy high tea. Bookings are essential.
The Frankston Seniors Festival program can be downloaded here and hardcopies are available from Frankston City Council customer service centres.
Bookings can be made by contacting event organisers listed on the program.