2021 Seniors Festival reimagined

Published on 15 September 2021

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is pivoting once again and offering the reimagined 2021 Seniors Festival in October.
 
The Shire, our local community, businesses and organisations have put together a COVIDSafe calendar of events complementing a host of online and radio programming through the Victorian Seniors Festival website.
 
We also have many local events and offers across our Peninsula including:

  • Free plant giveaway at The Briars
  • Compost Like a Champion! Workshop at the Eco Living Display Centre
  • Tai Chi at Our Libraries
  • Community choir workshop 
  • Downsizing your home online information sessions
  • Plus, lots more!

The festival launches with the inaugural Australian Ageism Awareness Day on Friday 1 October 2021. The day coincides with the UN's International Day of Older Persons and is an important way of raising awareness of ageism in our community. The ‘Ageism. Know it. Name it’ campaign from EveryAGE Counts is encouraging our community to attend a virtual morning tea to get conversations brewing about the impacts of ageism on our community – socially, economically and even physically. The morning teas can be hosted on any date and time that's suitable. 
 
For more information about the reimagined Seniors Festival including last minute additions visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival
 
Events, activities and promotions will be listed in our bumper spring Positive Ageing newsletter. To read a digital copy online, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/PositiveAgeingNewsletter
 
To have a printed copy sent to you in the mail, email us at: positiveageing@mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 5950 1698 before Friday 24 September.
 
All event information is correct at the time of printing, but due to changing COVIDSafe settings, some events may need to be cancelled, postponed or moved online.

Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:

“This October is the 39th Seniors Festival on our Peninsula. Be a part of the celebrations from the safety of your own home. With so much on offer you’re sure to find something of interest. Enjoy!” 

Quote attributable to Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders delegate and Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon:
 
“Our seniors are once again adapting to the festival being presented virtually. Attending the online events are a great way to keep active, learn new skills and connect with other people too. It’s shaping up to be a busy and live October!"

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