Plenty on for seniors
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.
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.