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Getting older – a reason to celebrate

Getting older – a reason to celebrate

Seniors from across the Swan Hill municipality have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events being held this senior’s week.

Victorian senior’s week commences on Monday, 7 October and aims to celebrate Victorians aged 60+ who make a valuable contribution to our society.

There will be more than 2,500 free or low-cost events being run across the state and free public transport for Victorian Seniors Card holders will run from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October.

Swan Hill Rural City Council has put together an impressive schedule of events.

Council social support leader Carolyn Harrop said she looks forward to Seniors Week every year.

“It is a really fun way to celebrate the valuable contribution that older people make to our community,” she said.

Activities being held throughout the week include entertainment by Chooka Williams, interesting tours and a headline concert performance by the Baby Boomers Duo.

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘get social’ and it is encouraging people to get out and about within their local community and beyond.

“The emphasis is to maintain socialisation in our senior aged people we want to encourage people to get out and continue to do the things that they love,” Ms Harrop said.

She said that senior’s week draws people in from all over the region and beyond.

“It brings everyone together and is such a great opportunity to catch up with friends. We even get people who come from Melbourne.”

For more information or to book please contact Carolyn Harrop on 5036 4700.

Swan Hill Seniors week calendar of highlights:

Monday, 7 October

Country Sort of Feeling

Come along and enjoy that country feeling with entertainment by Chooka Williams.

Time: 11am

Where: Swan Hill Senior Citizens Club Rooms

Cost: $20 (includes entertainment and two-course lunch)
Payment required on the day of event.
Bookings: Open Monday, 2 September 2019.
For more information or to book please contact Carolyn Harrop on 5036 4700

Tuesday, 8 October

Mixed Media Artwork

Great fun with fabric, paper, paints and glue. Let tutor Shirley Pinchen take you through this hands on activity as you explore colour, line, texture and shape.

Time: 11am-12pm

Where: Swan Hill Art Gallery (meet at the Big Cod, Railway Carpark, Swan Hill and get on the bus) THEN bus to Lake Boga for lunch.

Cost: Artwork event is FREE – lunch at own cost. Payment required on the day.

Bookings Open Monday, 2 September 2019.
For more information or to book please contact Carolyn Harrop on 5036 4700

Wednesday 9 October

The Baby Boomers Duo Concert

A Special Performance for Seniors week – The Baby Boomers duo – hits from 50’s 60s’ 70s’ – Includes afternoon tea

Time: 12.30pm for 1pm start

Where: Swan Hill Town Hall

Cost: All tickets $10

Bookings: Open Monday, 2 September 2019.
For more information or to book please contact Carolyn Harrop on 5036 4700

Thursday, 10 October

Gardens and wharf tour plus evening meal

Garden tours in Kerang and a visit to the award winning Koondrook wharf. Includes a two-course evening meal at Royal Hotel Barham.

Time: 4pm

Where: Meet at the Big Cod Railway Carpark, Swan Hill

Cost: $35 (includes bus and two-course meal) payment required on the day

Bookings: Open Monday, 2 September 2019.
For more information or to book please contact Carolyn Harrop on 5036 4700

Friday, 11 October

Garden, Nyah District Men’s Shed, Op Shop visit and progressive lunch.Action packed day with lots of variety

Time: 9am

Where: Meet at the Big Cod Railway Carpark, Swan Hill

Cost: $40 (includes morning tea, bus and two-course lunch. Payment required on the day.

Bookings

Bookings: Open Monday, 2 September 2019.
For more information or to book please contact Carolyn Harrop on 5036 4700