Se­niors wel­come

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

There’s plenty of fun to be had in Strath­bo­gie Shire for the 35th Vic­to­rian Se­niors Fes­ti­val.

This year’s fes­ti­val theme is ‘‘You’re Wel­come,’’ en­cour­ag­ing all se­nior cit­i­zens to take part in the cel­e­bra­tions.

There are more than 1500 events and ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing across the state for older Vic­to­ri­ans and their fam­i­lies and friends to en­joy.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil is screen­ing the film Voy­age of the South­ern Sun at the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema to­day at 1.30 pm.

The event is free and will in­clude af­ter­noon tea.

The Euroa Third Age Club is host­ing a se­niors’ lunch at the Euroa Ho­tel to­mor­row at noon.

To make a book­ing, phone 5795 2116.

A game of bingo and af­ter­noon tea will be held at Nagam­bie Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall at 1 pm next Thurs­day.

The Opera Schol­ars, a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that fos­ters the vo­cal devel­op­ment of young clas­si­cal singers, will be singing at the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema on Oc­to­ber 22 at 2 pm.

Se­niors can en­joy free travel on V/Line econ­omy class rail and coach ser­vices be­tween Oc­to­ber 8 to 15, and can also call into the Euroa, Nagam­bie and Vi­o­let Town li­braries to ac­cess large books, CDs, DVDs, news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said coun­cil was pleased to sup­port a va­ri­ety of events and ac­tiv­i­ties for the se­nior res­i­dents in the shire.

‘‘Our se­nior res­i­dents make up a con­sid­er­able por­tion of the shire’s pop­u­la­tion, so it is great to be able to as­sist in pro­vid­ing so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for them,’’ Cr McClaren said.

‘‘The Vic­to­rian Se­niors Fes­ti­val is a great op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge and cel­e­brate the valu­able con­tri­bu­tion our older peo­ple make in the com­mu­nity.’’

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