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Takin' it Easy for Seniors Festival 2022

27 September 2022

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Victorian Seniors Festival with Southern Grampians Shire Council partnering with Senior Citizen Groups around the region to offer something special for those over 60.

This year’s theme, Takin’ It Easy, signals a return to face-to-face celebrations for Seniors Festival after the last two years saw a move online due to the pandemic.

Seniors will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of different experiences including virtual travel, free movie, live performance, guest speakers, market stalls, afternoon tea and more for the month of October.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Cr Bruach Colliton said it was fantastic to see so many events and groups getting involved to celebrate the community’s senior residents and their contribution to the Southern Grampians.

“We have some great opportunities available for our senior residents this year which is fantastic to see people getting back out there and forging strong social connections,” said Cr Colliton.

“The Greater Hamilton Library will host a virtual Armchair Travel session on 4 October 2022 where residents will be able to travel virtually with the assistance of VR technology to parts of the world they have never seen – all from the comfort of the Hamilton Cinema.

“Those interested in film can book their free tickets to Ticket to Paradise also on 4 October 2022 in the Cinema and we also have an amazing tribute show to the Beatles – The Beatlez scheduled for the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre on 21 October 2022. Tickets will be subsidised by Council at only $10 per person which also includes an afternoon tea.

“There are a number of other activities scheduled through our seniors groups around the region including the Eventide Lutheran Homes 60 Year Anniversary Market, guest speaker Cheryl Threadgold at the Hamilton and District Senior Citizens Centre and much more.

“You can pick up a copy of the program at Council Customer Service Office at 111 Brown Street in Hamilton, via our website, or at your local Seniors Citizen Centre. Many events are free or have a small cost so grab a program and book your spot today,” concluded Cr Colliton.

The Seniors Festival is a special time of celebration for Southern Grampians seniors and is an important opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing valued contribution those over 60 make to our community.

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