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Giving thanks to our incredible seniors this October

Published on 01 October 2022
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The 2022 Maroondah Seniors Festival celebrates positive ageing and wellbeing during October. It is run in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival, which turns 40 this year!

The annual Seniors Festival encourages Maroondah residents aged 60 and over to discover exciting activities and community groups available to them. It also allows the community to acknowledge the importance of our older residents.

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Mike Symon, encouraged senior residents of Maroondah to take part in the festivities.

“The Maroondah Seniors Festival is the perfect time for our community to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful contributions of our older residents. It’s also a great way for Maroondah seniors to get involved in community events and activities or find out more about the range of Council services and supports available to them,” Cr Symon said.

“Residents with a Victorian Seniors Card can also enjoy free travel on public transport from 2 to 9 October, so I’d encourage them to make the most of the week and explore all that Maroondah and Melbourne has to offer them.”

Where and when to celebrate this year

We’re once again hosting our Seniors Wellbeing Expo from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday 25 October at Karralyka in Ringwood East.

This free event is an opportunity for residents aged 60 and over to find out more about the opportunities and supports available to seniors in Maroondah.

There will be a range of stallholders and seniors can collect stamps to go into the draw to win one of many prizes.

Maroondah seniors are also invited to enjoy a free community luncheon from 12.30pm to 2pm on Tuesday 25 October, including a two-course meal and a special appearance by the Victorian State Ballet. Tickets are limited, so get in quick. For tickets, visit or call 1300 88 22 33.

Find out more about the Seniors Wellbeing Expo.

Free travel during Seniors Week

As part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, Maroondah residents with a Victorian Seniors Card can travel for free on all public transport between 2 to 9 October across Melbourne as well as in regional and rural locations.

This means you won’t be charged when you ‘touch on’ and ‘touch off’ when travelling on Melbourne trains, trams and buses, as well regional trains, coaches and buses to visit attractions.

Find out more about travelling on public transport in our Maroondah Seniors Transport Guide.

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