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Bass Coast Shire Council launches Seniors Festival and celebrates learning, loving and living with lots of from 1 to 8 October 2023

Program launching for the Victorian Seniors Festival, celebrating the diverse contributions of over one million seniors in Victoria. The festival, themed Learn, Love, Live, unites all 79 councils to honour senior community spirit.

By news@gippsland - 23rd September 2023 - Back to News

Bass Coast Shire Council is excited to announce the launch of its program for the upcoming Victorian Seniors Festival - a vibrant celebration for our senior community members. This festival supports and celebrates the diverse contributions of people aged over 60, of which there are more than one million who call Victoria home.

Over 30 events, including a performance by pianist David Scheel, promise exciting opportunities for seniors to explore new passions

Over 30 events, including a performance by pianist David Scheel, promise exciting opportunities for seniors to explore new passions

Vibrant seniors festival

This year's Victorian Seniors Festival, part of a Victorian Government initiative promises to be an exciting one, with all 79 Councils, including ours, coming together under the theme Learn, Love, Live, to celebrate the vibrancy and community spirit of our senior community members.

Bass Coast Shire Council takes pride in fostering a healthy, inclusive, connected community that regularly participates in recreational and social activities. We are delighted to showcase the remarkable enthusiasm of our local community groups who have curated over 30 incredible events and activities. These offerings provide opportunities to embark on new adventures or rekindle long-held passions.

One of the standout events is "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just the Piano Player," featuring the talented Australian pianist, David Scheel as the successor of the legendary Victor Borge. This hilarious send-up of classical music has received acclaim worldwide and promises an unforgettable experience. Council has contributed to the show fee to ensure tickets are accessible to the community at the cost of $10. Join us on Thursday, 26 October at 11 AM at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre (WUCAC) for this remarkable performance and post-show morning tea.

Explore, learn and engage

Whether you're enticed by the allure of a history walk, captivated by the world of literature during a book talk, curious to try your hand at bocce, ballet, or croquet, or eager to master the art of crafting Italian Cristoli - October is the month to support your clubs across Bass Coast and give new things a go.

To discover the full range of events and activities, we invite you to pick up one of our program booklets from Wonthaggi Library, Inverloch Library, Phillip Island Community & Learning Centre as well as any of our Customer Service locations. or view it online. This festival is a fantastic opportunity to engage with our community, learn new skills, and enjoy memorable experiences.

As an added bonus, Victorian Seniors Card holders can enjoy free public transport from Sunday, 1st October to Sunday, 8th October to participate in the Statewide events. To view Bass Coast's Seniors Festival program or find out more about Healthy Ageing in Bass Coast, go to council's Healthy Ageing website.

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire Council website.


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