Stay connected

We provide a range of programs, activities and resources for residents who are aged or who have a disability, and their carers.

These programs aim to provide a way for residents who are older or who have a disability to stay active and connected with their community.

Stay Connected Newsletter

Read our Stay Connected Newsletter July-December 2017 (pdf, 560KB)

Knit and Knatter

Have you always wanted to knit but don’t know how? Or are you clever with the knitting needles and just want to be able to have a chat while making new friends?

Come along to the Knit and Knatter classes and create knitted pieces for community projects. All materials are provided, and classes are free.

When: Tuesday, 10.30am–12.30pm

Venue: Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Munro St and Union Rd, Ascot Vale

When: Thursday, 10am-12pm

Venue: Crown Street Stables, 40 Crown St, Flemington

Register today, contact our Health Ageing Officer on 9243 8835 or connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Transport services and carer support may also be available upon request for a fee. Two weeks’ notice is required.

For more information please call 9243 8835.

Seniors Transport Guide - travel safely and confidently

Do you want to use public transport more but you're not quite sure how it all works? Our Seniors Transport Guide (pdf, 1.2MB) (doc, 104KB) contains all the information you need to become more mobile and travel with confidence.

Hard copies of the guide are available at the Civic Centre, Moonee Valley Libraries and neighbourhood centres.

Classic movie screenings

We're screening free movies for seniors.

Screenings are held at Burley Griffin Neighbourhood Centre, Park Drive (off The Crossway), East Keilor.

Community transport services, carer support and community meals are also available upon request for a fee. 

Bookings are encouraged at least one week prior to screenings, as places are limited. To book, please contact Aged and Disability Services on 9243 8748 or connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Seniors Festival Special Event - The Glenn Miller Story

When: Thursday, 12 October, 1.30pm

Synopsis: This biographical film follows big band leader Glenn Miller from his beginnings in the music business to his death while flying over the English Channel in 1944 during World War II.

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan

A Man Called Peter

When: Thursday, 16 November, 1.30pm

Synopsis: A biography following the rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing to New York seminary, his appointment as chaplain of the US Senate to his early death at 46.

Starring: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau

The Shop Around the Corner

When: Thursday, 21 December, 1.30pm

Synopsis: This romantic comedy tells the story of two employees who work at a gift shop and can barely stand each other while secretly falling in love as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

To Catch a Thief

When: Thursday, 15 February, 1.30pm

Synopsis: This Alfred Hitchcock thriller follows a reformed jewel thief who is suspected of returning to his former occupation and consequently tries to catch the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

Singin’ in the Rain

When: Thursday, 15 March, 1.30pm

Synopsis: A classic musical comedy where a silent film production company and cast must make the difficult transition to sound.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

National Velvet

When: Thursday 19 April, 1.30pm

Synopsis: A jaded former jockey helps 12-year-old Velvet Brown prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp

The Music Man

When: Thursday, 17 May, 1.30pm

Synopsis: This musical tells the story of con man Harold Hill who poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk into handing over their money for musical instruments while unexpectedly falling in love with a local.

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

Pocketful of Miracles

When: Thursday, 21 June, 1.30pm

Synopsis: A rag to riches story of a New York gangster and his girlfriend who attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when her daughter, who believes her mother is a high-society dowager, comes to visit.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange

Last updated: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:28 AM