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Celebrate ageing well during Seniors Festival

Published on 30 September 2021
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  • Active and Healthy Ageing
  • Community
  • Health and wellbeing
Seniors smiling and laughing

Join us this October as we celebrate seniors in our community as part of this year’s Maroondah Seniors Festival.

Maroondah residents aged 60 and over are encouraged to embrace all the festival has on offer, with a variety of online programs and activities throughout the month of October.

The festival is being run in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival and coincides with International Day of Older Persons on 1 October.

Live-stream performance with Silvie Paladino

Council will be celebrating this year’s Seniors Festival by offering a free virtual concert by well-known entertainer and regular on Carols by Candlelight, Silvie Paladino. The one-hour free concert performance will be streamed live from Karralyka for residents to enjoy from home, to be held from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday 19 October.

To complete the experience, Karralyka is also offering a Dine with Silvie lunch and show offer! You can enjoy a freshly made 2 course meal for $25, including free delivery to eligible Maroondah residents. You can then enjoy your lunch while watching the live stream. All meals will be delivered straight to your door prior to the performance on Tuesday 19 October. Bookings for the Dine with Silvie lunch close on Friday 15 October.

For more information visit the Karralyka website.

Join our Virtual Engagement Recreation Activity sessions

Residents are also encouraged to join Council’s Virtual Engagement Recreation Activity (VERA), a new fun, interactive online program being offered through our Social Support Group team at Kerrabee.

VERA, which is offered throughout the year, allows residents to connect with others and participate in a variety of programs to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, such as cooking programs, conversation, creative activities, gentle exercise, quizzes and meditation.

Councillor Tony Dib, a Council representative on the Maroondah Community Health and Wellbeing Committee, said that despite not being able to host face-to-face activities this year due to extended lockdowns, the festival was still an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the importance and value of our older residents.

“The Seniors Festival is one event many older members of our community look forward to each year. Ordinarily, the month-long festival is held in October with a range of free and low-cost local activities and outings for residents to enjoy, however there are still many ways our residents can get involved,” Cr Dib said.

Also available to Maroondah residents (aged 65+) are Kerrabee’s social support programs, which are a great way to meet new people, make new friends and remain active within their community.

For a free guide on what else is happening during Victorian Seniors Festival, visit the Senior’s online website.

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