In another year of events disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Victorian Seniors Festival has been ‘Reimagined’.
Instead of the usual month-long calendar of activities, Alpine Shire Council will be running a weekly calendar update in the local paper and on Council’s Facebook page and website.
Alpine Shire Mayor John Forsyth said the Seniors Festival is an opportunity for older community members to experience something new or different, catch up with long-time friends or meet new ones.
“With restrictions being so uncertain, we want to make opportunities for people to get out and involved in their community in ways that they feel safe, and that meet any restrictions that may be in place at the time,” he said.
“Instead of our annual seniors lunch, we are really proud to be offering seniors picnics, where our older residents can book a picnic lunch online or at their local library, collect it from a local eatery and sit in the park with friends or take it home to enjoy.
“Other offerings on the calendar include free abseiling and guided bushwalks at Mount Buffalo with Adventure Guides Australia, games and author talks.”
Community groups and organisations are encouraged to contact Council to add their COVIDSafe senior friendly activity to the weekly calendar via email to email@example.com or phone Customer Service on 5755 0555.