October is a great time to be an older person in Maroondah! It’s the time when you can enjoy the fabulous range of activities held during the annual Seniors Festival celebrations.
The Victorian Seniors Festival, now in its 27th year, is held throughout the state between 4 and 12 October. Once again, Maroondah has a line-up of wonderful activities planned for residents.
Councillor Alex Makin is encouraging older people in Maroondah to get out and have a go at some of the events organised by Council as well as a number of other community organisations.
“The Victorian Seniors Festival in Maroondah is a chance to celebrate the achievements and contributions of older people within our community by offering a diverse, exciting and enjoyable program of events,” Cr Makin said.
“All you need is your Victorian Seniors Card, the program of events, and a willingness to get involved,” Cr Makin said.
“Two day-trips have been planned by Council, which will give people a chance to explore Hanging Rock (Tuesday 6 October) and Daylesford (Thursday 8 October),” Cr Makin said.
Also featuring during the Maroondah Seniors Festival is a series of free classes and activities at Croydon Leisure and Aquatic Centre. Older residents can also swim free at CLAC throughout the week upon presentation of a Seniors Card.
To find out more about the activities on offer or to book your place, phone Anne-Marie on 9294 5508.
The Maroondah Seniors Festival program includes a range of workshops, exercise and recreation sessions, morning and afternoon teas and day trips organised by many community groups and neighbourhood houses in Maroondah.
A detailed program of all events in Maroondah is available from Council’s Service Centres, the Ringwood and Croydon libraries, or by phoning 1300 88 22 33.