Plenty on for se­niors

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Front Page -

BUS tours, live mu­sic, free trans­port and ac­tiv­i­ties to ben­e­fit mind, body and soul are on the lo­cal pro­gram dur­ing the 2018 Se­niors Fes­ti­val which kicks off in earnest this week.

Join Keenagers Table Ten­nis at the Wan­garatta Show­grounds from 8.30am un­til 10.30am to­day, learn more about a day in the life of an MP with Cathy Mc­Gowan (MHR, Indi) at the Wan­garatta Li­brary from 10am un­til 11am or learn how to ac­cess in­for­ma­tion on­line at Pangerang Com­mu­nity House from 10am un­til 12pm.

The Wan­garatta Men’s Shed in Shan­ley Street is hav­ing an open day from 11am un­til 2.30pm to­day and there will be Mahjong in the U3A Room 3 at the Wan­garatta Turf Club from 1.15pm un­til 3.15pm.

On Tues­day get an in­tro­duc­tion to iPads at Pangerang Com­mu­nity House from 10am un­til 12pm, hear trav­ellers’ tales at the U3A Room 3 from 1.15pm un­til 3.15pm or try Tai Chi at the Wan­garatta Ma­sonic Cen­tre at 4.15pm.

You can also keep ‘mind ac­tive’ and learn to use brain train­ing apps at the Wan­garatta Li­brary from 2.30pm to­mor­row or re­search fam­ily his­tory be­tween 10am and 3pm at the Fam­ily His­tory Re­search Li­brary above the Wan­garatta Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in Mur­phy Street.

Come and Try Lifeball will also be held to­mor­row from 1pm at the Wan­garatta In­door Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre, and a gar­den model rail­way will be on dis­play at 28 Rangeview Av­enue be­tween 10am and 3pm.

There will also be a road safety ses­sion for se­niors at the Wan­garatta RSL from 11am to­mor­row, the Pos­i­tive Age­ing Expo is be­ing held at the HP Barr Re­serve Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 9.30am un­til 2pm, Wan­garatta Wood­work­ers will be open in Evans Street from 9am un­til 12pm and a bus tour will visit Glen­rowan Winer­ies, de­part­ing at 12.30pm from the netball car park at HP Barr Re­serve.

Book­ings are re­quired for tours and some other ac­tiv­i­ties and more in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by pick­ing up a brochure from the Ru­ral City of Wan­garatta or visit www.wan­garatta.vic.gov.au.

Vic­to­rian Se­niors Card hold­ers are also be­ing en­cour­aged to ex­plore re­gional Vic­to­ria or take a trip to Mel­bourne, with free travel from Oc­to­ber 7 to 14 as part of the fes­ti­val.

The free travel ap­plies to Mel­bourne’s trains, trams and buses, and re­gional V/ Line trains, coaches and buses.

Se­niors need to carry their Se­niors Myki and Vic­to­rian Se­niors Card with them, and touch on and off as usual – but will not be charged dur­ing the eight days of free pub­lic trans­port.

PHOTO: Mel Guy

KEEP­ING FIT: Find out what’s avail­able at the Wan­garatta In­door Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre or, like Fiona Clarke, take part in an ex­er­cise class, dur­ing the Pos­i­tive Age­ing Expo be­ing held to­mor­row from 9.30am un­til 2pm at the HP Barr Re­serve.

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