Celebrating Seniors

Each October we celebrate the outstanding contributions older residents make to the peninsula community.  The 2017 Seniors Festival is a great opportunity for older people and their friends and families to get out and about, meet people, try new activities and have fun at a wide variety of free or low-cost, high-quality events right in their own, beautiful backyard.

Across the peninsula, many organisations and wonderful volunteers work hard to contribute to this program of events. This year the program has been grouped into event categories including Seniors club events, events at the library, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, The Briars and leisure centres, health events, physical activity events, and arts and cultural events.

Free programs are available from Shire offices, libraries, leisure centres and lots of other locations across the peninsula.

This 2017 Mornington Peninsula Seniors Festival is part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, which runs from October 8 to 15 and is a state wide Victorian Government initiative.

There is free public transport for Seniors Card holders.


Mornington Peninsula Senior Citizens Club Events

Inaugural Camp Manyung Get Active Festival

6 October 2017 – 10.00am – 1.00pm at 35 Sunnyside Road, Mount Eliza

This inaugural FREE community event, hosted by Camp Manyung, will showcase a variety of clubs, groups and organisations from across the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions providing information and ‘come and try’ activities to encourage participation from people over the age of 55.  Visitors to the festival will learn about the diverse range of opportunities available in the local community to get active in the great outdoors and meet other community members with similar interests. 

Contact Renee on 9788 1100.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

FREE Entry to Exhibitions – 8-15 October 2017

FREE entry into MPRG for Seniors Card holders.  Dunns Road, Mornington

Contact the Gallery for a program or visit: mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Exhibitions

Sorrento Bowls Club – Try Bowls

8, 15 & 22 October 2017 – 10.00am – 2.00pm

Guests will be taught bowling skills and fundamentals by club coaches. All equipment provided – just wear casual clothing and flat soled shoes.  Newly trained bowlers will then be given the chance to ‘try their arm’ at competitive bowls.  Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided and beverages can be purchased. David Macfarlan Reserve, Hotham Road, Sorrento. 

For further information contact Roger on 0412 380 785 or email rogerhopkins@icloud.com

Somerville Senior Citizens Club

10 October 2017 – 11.45am – 3.00pm

BBQ followed by indoor bowls and afternoon tea.

15 October 2017 – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Open Day; yoga demonstration, art, Tai Chi, buffet lunch, bingo and afternoon tea.

Contact Pat for more information, somsen@outlook.com

National Seniors Rosebud Branch   

11 October 2017 – 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Join us for a club get-together luncheon for members and friends followed by coffee and cake to finish the day.

Contact Les for information 0405 033 211

The Briars Historical Homestead

11 October 2017 – 11.00am, 1.00pm or 2.30pm

Present your Seniors Card for free entry and a guided tour of the homestead.  Obtain your free entry ticket from the Visitor Centre on arrival and enjoy a short 17min introductory film.  No bookings required unless in a group of 10 or more.

Super Brain Train: dementia prevention

20 October 2017 – 10.30am – 12noon
Super Brain Train is an educational workshop that focuses on an holistic-health approach to our daily routines and how to incorporate best practice for a brain-proactive lifestyle. 

Rosebud Library – 5950 1230

Blairgowrie Senior Citizens Club

20 October 2017 – 12.00noon – 2.30pm

Join in a very social and friendly lunch.  We would love to see some new faces.

Contact Lyn for information 0411 740 592 or emal lyndham52@gmail.com

See full Seniors Feature in Peninsula Essence – October 2017

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