Moonee Valley Seniors Festival

We're creating an age friendly city and this year’s Seniors Festival celebrates active ageing with exciting social experiences across Moonee Valley.

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Bookings open on Monday, 17 September for all events.

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For any questions please contact us on 9243 8748.

Group fitness class – strength training

When: Monday, 1 October, 10.30am–11.30am

Where: Niddrie Community Hub

Cost: Free event

This 60-minute workout is led by two instructors who will motivate you to achieve your best!

Knit and Knatter – come and try day

When: Tuesday, 2 October, 10.30am–12.30pm

Where: Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Whether you are an avid knitter, keen to learn or somewhere in between, come along for morning tea and knitting!

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Maribyrnong River cruise 

When: Thursday, 4 October, Friday, 12 October, Wednesday, 17 October, Monday, 22 October, 10.30am–11.30am

Where: Meeting point – the Boathouse restaurant, 7 The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Call 9243 8748 to register.

Cruise along the Maribyrnong River and enjoy the scenery at this annual Seniors Festival favourite.

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Rainbow high tea and LGBTI information session

When: Thursday, 4 October, 2pm–4pm

Where: Clocktower Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Limited spaces, RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748. 

Join Switchboard Victoria and Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care for a friendly rainbow high tea session.

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Women’s fitness sessions

When: Thursday, 4, 11, 18, 25 October, 7am–8am

Where: Infinity Fitness, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 9370 3320

Infinity Fitness invite you to try their low impact fitness circuit classes, tailored for older women at any fitness level.

Ballroom dancing with Essendon Senior Citizens

When: Thursday, 4 October, 12 noon–3pm

Where: Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Give ballroom dancing a try at these sessions led by professional instructors.

Cyber safety workshop

When: Friday, 5 October,10am–12 noon 

Where: Flemington Library

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Limited spaces, RSVP essential by calling 8325 1975

Avoid being a victim of online scams by learning how to be safe online.

Strathmore Men’s Shed open day

When: Friday, 5 October, 11am–1pm

Where: Strathmore Men’s Shed

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748

Meet the ‘Sheddies’ and find out more about the Men’s Sheds with demonstrations, a woodwork display, and a free barbecue lunch!

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

U3A Moonee Valley showcase

When: Monday, 8 October, 12 noon–5pm

Where: Niddrie Community Hub

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 0411 261 017

See the classes and activities on offer by the U3A such as line dancing, social bridge, mahjong, tai chi and singing for fun.

Country Women’s Association elder abuse information session

When: Monday, 8 October, 9.30am–11.30am

Where: Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748

Presented by Seniors Rights Victoria and covering the recent changes to powers of attorney, this event is supported by Moonee Valley Community Policing Unit, Moonee Valley Legal Service and the
Department of Multicultural Affairs.

My Health Record information session

When: Monday, 8 October, 10.30am–11.30am

Where: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748

Find out about the new My Health Record system and how it can benefit you and your family. A Q&A session will be held at the end of each event.

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Morning Music and official launch

When: Tuesday, 9 October, 10am (show at 11am)

Where: Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds

Cost: $23

Bookings: Call the Clocktower Centre on 9243 9191

Swinging on Broadway will take you back to the times when Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee and Tony Bennett topped the charts. Melissa Langton will be swinging down Broadway with a mix of classic show tunes and new favourites. Seniors Festival will be officially launched at this event with a complimentary morning tea.

Niddrie Seniors Group - come and try day

When: Wednesday, 10 October, 10am–2pm

Where: Niddrie Community Hub

Cost: Free event

Socialise and play bingo while enjoying an affordable lunch! 

Moonee Valley Home Care packages information session

When: Thursday, 11 October, 10am–12 noon

Where: Milleara Mall, Avondale Heights

Cost: Free event

See if you’re eligible for a home care package and what our program can offer you. 

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Super brain train workshop

When: Friday, 12 October, 2pm–4pm

Where: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 8325 1940 or online at http://bit.ly/libraryeventsmv

Presented by wellness coach Maggie Flanagan, Super Brain Train is a dementia awareness educational workshop, focussing on daily holistic dementia prevention tips.

Seniors yoga and zumba

When: Friday, 12 October, 10.30am–2pm (yoga 10.30am– 11.30am; zumba 1.30pm–2.30pm)

Where: Menarock Life Aged Care Facility

Cost: Free event

Bookings and enquiries: 9375 2933

Menarock Life Aged Care Facility invites you along to yoga and zumba class. Stay after the class to view their facility.

Solar and energy saving workshop session

When: Monday, 15 October, 9am–1pm

Where: Kellaway Avenue Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Call 9243 8748 to register

Learn about the cost and environmental benefits of solar power and changes you can make to reduce your energy bills.

Moonee Valley home care packages information session

When: Tuesday, 16 October, 9am–1pm

Where: Airport West Westfield Shopping Centre

Cost: Free event

See if you’re eligible for a home care package and what our program can offer you. 

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Classic movie screening: Citizen Kane

When: Thursday, 18 October, 1.30pm–3pm

Where: Burley Griffin Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Limited spaces, RSVP  essential by calling 9243 8748

Step back in time with ushers and delicious theatre-style popcorn for this silver screen classic.

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Aberfeldie Men’s Shed open day

When: Thursday, 18 October, 11am–1pm

Where: Aberfeldie Men’s Shed

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748

Meet the ‘Sheddies’ and find out more about the Men’s Sheds with demonstrations, a woodwork display, and a free barbeque lunch! 

Rainbow Tick Accredited Symbol

This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Knit and Knatter – come and try day

When: Tuesday, 23 October, 10.30am–12.30pm

Where: Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Whether you are an avid knitter, keen to learn or somewhere in between, come along for morning tea and knitting!

Rainbow Tick Accredited Symbol

This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Making a will workshop

When: Tuesday, 23 October, 4pm–5pm

Where: Crown Street Stables

Cost: Free event

Bookings: RSVP essential by calling 92438748

Moonee Valley Legal Service will help you understand the process of making a will.

Rainbow Tick Accredited Symbol

This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Niddrie Seniors Group - come and try day

When: Wednesday, 24 October, 10am–2pm

Where: Niddrie Community Hub

Cost: Free event

Socialise and play bingo while enjoying an affordable lunch!

Moonee Valley Home Care packages information session

When: Thursday, 25 October, 10am–12 noon

Where: Moonee Ponds Central

Cost: Free event

See if you’re eligible for a home care package and what our program can offer you.

Rainbow Tick Accredited Symbol

This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

High Tea with the Mayor - A Seniors Community Consultation

When: Friday, 26 October, 10am–12 noon

Where: Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Limited spaces, RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748

Representatives from local seniors community groups are invited to share information and ideas on how we can support senior residents.

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This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.

Arts & Culture: Incinerator history tour

When: Friday, 26 October, 11am–12 noon

Where: Incinerator Gallery

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Limited spaces, RSVP essential by calling 9243 8748 or online at incineratorgallery.com.au

Discover the unique story of the Incinerator Gallery, designed by the offices of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney.

Essendon Essentials sewing group open day

When: Saturday, 27 October, 11am–12 noon

Where: Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre

Cost: Free event

Bookings: Limited spaces, RSVP essential by calling 0413 929 414 or emailing asg.essendonessentials.vic@aussew.org.au before 19 October.

Meet the members of the sewing group and enjoy a morning of sewing demonstrations.

This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.
This event meets the requirements for the Rainbow Tick – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Inclusive Standards Accreditation Program.
Last updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:12 PM