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Seniors Festival to celebrate active ageing

Thursday, 29 August In

Tai Chi, a Neighbourhood Fiesta, Maribyrnong River cruise and a Virtual Forest experience for people with dementia are among the activities planned for the 2019 Moonee Valley Seniors Festival.

Our annual festival offers more than 30 free or low cost events and activities encouraging local seniors to get active and engage with their local community.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said a Seniors Forum is an integral part of this year's festival.

“The theme of the forum is The Journey Ahead and the discussion will highlight the importance of staying connected as we age in order to prevent social isolation and loneliness,” Cr Sharpe said.

“Whether it be attending an Open Day at the Men’s Shed, joining an LGBTI Elders Dance Club or getting a crash course in social media we want Moonee Valley to be a place where seniors are treated with respect and dignity, and stay healthy, active and engaged for as long as possible.”

Spokesperson for Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cr Cam Nation said Council is committed to making sure Moonee Valley meets the needs of its older residents.

“Council’s membership into the World Health Organisation Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities earlier this year highlights our commitment to our older residents,” he said.

“We want them to know that we value the contribution they make to Moonee Valley and sharing ideas and learnings with like-minded communities around the world can help us achieve that.”

Collect your free Moonee Valley Seniors Festival program from the Civic Centre, libraries, community centres and neighbourhood centres.

For more information or to reserve your place at an event, contact Council on 9243 8888 or visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival for more information.

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