Join in the Ageing Positively Festival fun

Issued Tuesday 26 September 2017

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The City of Casey’s annual Ageing Positively Festival will run again throughout October, offering more than 100 events and activities to inspire, connect and entertain residents aged 55 and over.

Held each year in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival, the festival is a celebration of Casey’s older residents and their ongoing contribution to the municipality. City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz encouraged residents aged 55 and over to check out the program and get involved.

“This year’s Ageing Positively Festival will kick off with an official opening and expo on Monday 2 October, featuring a talk from swimming icon and Olympic champion Dawn Fraser and a range of health and lifestyle exhibitors and demonstrations,” Cr Aziz said.

“There is more than 100 other activities and events, information sessions and opportunities for older residents to join in, meet new friends and learn something new.

“You might like to learn some helpful self defence tips, get moving with some Zumba, line dancing or table tennis or exercise your creativity by taking part in a calligraphy, pottery or mosaic class.

“There’s also some great information sessions covering everything from the latest hearing technology and using an iPad to healthy breakfast options, as well as events where you can just head along for a meal or cuppa and meet new people.”

Cr Aziz added that Council is proud to celebrate the valuable contribution of our older residents throughout this festival each year.

“Council is committed to promoting and actively encouraging positive attitudes towards and amongst our over 55’s population.

“The Ageing Positively Festival is one way in which Council celebrates our older residents and works to ensure they feel valued, supported and connected in their community.”

Ageing Positively Festival Official Opening and Expo details:

Date: Monday 2 October 2017
Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Lynbrook Community Centre, Corner Lynbrook Boulevard and Harris Street, Lynbrook
Cost: FREE

Check out the full list of events during at the Ageing Positively Festival webpage or request a copy of the festival program from City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200.