Celebrate Victoria’s seniors throughout October.

The Victorian Seniors Festival will kick off its 34th year on Sunday 2 October.  This year promises to be a program better than ever with a strong mix of social, cultural and educational event for older Victorians.

The contribution of Victoria’s one million seniors 60 years and older, representing almost 20 per cent of the state’s total population, will be celebrated through the initiative of the Victorian Government.

More than 1,500 free or low-cost events and activities will be held across the state throughout October, including an array of LGBTI events. This year’s program features entertainment, adventure and fun activities including sport, the arts and concerts such as the Festival Big Band Dance. Food tours, information and skills sessions are also part of a jam-packed Festival program.

There are opportunities for people to try new or old activities like bowls, tennis, technology, dance and more.

Free public transport will be available for Seniors Card holders during the Festival’s first week from 2-9 October.

LGBTI event highlights include:

New Movies: High Tea For LGBTI Elders And Their Allies

When: Friday 7 October

Where: Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Fun and informational high tea with the Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, the Commissioner for Senior Victorians, LGBTI advocates and regulators.

Enquiries: Catherine Barrett, 0429 582 237 or catherinebarrett13@gmail.com

Celebrating Ageing's Glorious Diversity

When: Tuesday 11 October

Where: The Pavilion, Victoria Park, Ballan-Daylesford Road, Daylesford

Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm

A celebration of older LGBTI people and people of different cultural and life experiences. Come dance, listen to music, hear stories, enjoy an exhibition of local art and take part in a Devonshire tea.

Booking: 03 5348 2306

LGBTI Dance Club

When: Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October

Where: The Substation, 1 Market Street Newport

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Older LGBTI people and their friends are welcomed over four afternoons to learn a different dance style from line dancing to a partnered waltz, then a final gathering for all involved to celebrate. No dance experience required

Enquiries: Tristan 0421 572 221, tristan@allthequeensmen.net

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