BIG MONTH FOR OUR SENIORS
THE Victorian Seniors Festival runs throughout October and there will be a range of activities on offer throughout the Strathbogie Shire, which has a vibrant seniors community.
Euroa Third Age Club is a big part of that and it has organised a free concert to finish off the festival on Wednesday, October 31 at the Third Age Club Hall from 1.30pm.
Looking forward to a busy month are (from left) Pam Vaughan, Pat Frewen, Ann Nicholls, Annette Diffey, Mavis Brierley, Marina Van Maanenberg, Judy Williamson, Joan Osbourne and Cheryl Smith.
THE Victorian Seniors Festival runs throughout October and there will be plenty to do in Strathbogie Shire.
The festival kicks off with a free screening of Andre Rieu: Amore Tribute to Love at the Euroa Community Cinema today at 10am.
If you’re more of a water person, then the Nagambie Fishing Bowl competition might be for you.
The event will be hosted by the Nagambie Senior Citizens on Tuesday, October 16 from 10am to 2pm, which is also a free event with excellent prizes on offer, as well as a barbecue lunch.
Nagambie Senior Citizens president Lindsay Moore said the group encourages all seniors to gather at the Black Caviar Statue for a great day out.
“Nagambie is a great town; we’ve got a lovely lake and we wanted to promote our town,” Mr Moore said.
“It is going to be a really social event, with old time rock and roll music.”
Euroa Third Age Club will finish the month off on a high with a free concert happening on Wednesday, October 31 at the Third Age Club Hall from 1.30pm.
The concert will include live performances from Jimmy Davidson and Gayle Fitzgerald, as well as a raffle with some great prizes.
Please get in contact with the Euroa Third Age Club to reserve a seat, due to limited seating for the concert and those attending are also encouraged to bring along a plate to share.
Other local seniors groups will be hosting a number of luncheons and activities throughout the Seniors Festival.
Avid senior citizen groups operating around the Strathbogie Shire include Avenel Senior Citizens, Nagambie Senior Citizens, Longwood Senior Citizens, Euroa Third Age Club and Violet Town Senior Citizens.
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said it is great to be able to support local seniors with some fantastic events and activities on offer.
“Over 30 per cent of Strathbogie Shire’s popula- tion is made up of people aged 60 or over and we are the second most desirable retirement destination in Victoria, so it is great to be able to celebrate our seniors during the 2018 Seniors Festival,” Cr McClaren said.
“We have fantastic community groups and very active seniors who have regular luncheons, bingo, dances, bus trips and holidays throughout the year, and we really encourage any seniors living in the Strathbogie Shire to contact your closest senior citizen group to get involved.
“This year is all about get- ting social and getting out and about in the community.”
Seniors will also get the privilege of free public transport to explore Melbourne and regional Victoria from Sunday, October 7 to Sunday, October 14.
If carrying your Seniors Myki and Victorian Seniors Card with you on public transport, seniors are able to touch on and touch off as usual, without being charged during the eight days.
The free travel applies to Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses and regional V/Line trains, coaches and buses.