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Seniors Festival 2019

The Victorian Seniors Festival, now in its 37th year, is one of Victoria’s largest festivals. This annual festival celebrates and acknowledging the contribution of older people within the community.

Residents are invited to join in the City of Greater Dandenong's celebrations throughout the entire month of October.

The City of Greater Dandenong Seniors Festival is offering a large range of events for you to enjoy with an opportunity to learn something new, to go out have fun and enjoy your community. Most events and activities are free or low cost  which includes entertainment, information and exercise sessions, social dances, morning and afternoon teas and much more.

A special feature of this year's festival is a crossover with our annual Children's Festival. Grandparents can join the youngest members of their extended families for some family friendly fun that will encourage some cross-generational bonding.

Event details are correct at the time of publishing but events may be subject to change. Attendance at some events is limited.

To help you get to the events, free metropolitan trams, buses and trains will be free for Victorian Seniors Card holders from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October. Additionally, free V/Line and coach service travel will be available on some days. For go to Seniors Online at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au.

Download a copy of the Seniors Festival Booklet (6.42MB - PDF) or see events below. 

The City of Greater Dandenong is proud to be a City of Celebration.

Tuesday Bingo (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
22
22 Oct 2019 12:45pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, the Keysborough and District Senior Citizens is hosting a bingo afternoon for senior residents to come along and meet new people...
Ladies Aqua Session (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
22
22 Oct 2019 8:15pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in a ladies only aqua exercise in our pool...
Walking Group (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 8am
As part of Seniors Festival, come and join in on this walking group around Springers Centre on the warmer mornings as we venture outdoors...
Zumba at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Noble Park Aquatic Centre for Zumba, the original dance fitness party that everyone will enjoy...
Yin Yoga and Meditation (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us for some gently targeted Yin Yoga and Meditation and slow down the hectic pace of life...
The Social Knitwork
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
Easy Movers at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 10:35am
As part of Seniors Festival, come along and work at your own pace and enjoy a light pace aerobic step session at Dandenong Oasis...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 10:45am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Aqua Movers at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 11:40am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Seniors TechXhibition (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
23
23 Oct 2019 2pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along to Dandenong Library for a free TechXhibition, showcasing a range of hands-on tech experiences including robots and much more...
Lite Pace Fitness at Springers Leisure Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
24
24 Oct 2019 8am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Springers Leisure Centre for some lite pace fitness that everyone will enjoy...
Poolates at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
24
24 Oct 2019 8:15am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a Poolates session, a mind-body aqua class...
Line Dancing (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
24
24 Oct 2019 10am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come for some fun and exercise while line dancing on our large dance floor at the Lexington Gardens Retirement Village...
Restorative Yoga at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
24
24 Oct 2019 10:35am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a session of Restorative Yoga to align the physical and mental by practicing stillness - centre your breath and body...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
24
24 Oct 2019 10:45am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Evolt 360 Body Scan  (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
24
24 Oct 2019 1pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, simply step onto the machine and within a few minutes, it will determine your biological age...
Easy Movers at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 9:15am
As part of Seniors Festival, come along and work at your own pace and enjoy a light pace aerobic step session at Dandenong Oasis...
Learning Lounge (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, the Springvale Neighbourhood House is offering a course to help you discover more about how your digital device works and what you can achieve with it...
Lite Pace Fitness at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Noble Park Aquatic Centre for some lite pace fitness that everyone will enjoy...
Still Life Studies in Summer
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 10:30am
Learn to create your own botanical drawings and paintings using inspiration from seasonal flora and fauna....
Tai Chi at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 10:35am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a Tai Chi session and improve their strength and balance and generate a wonderful feeling of health and vitality...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 10:45am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
City of Greater Dandenong Presents an Afternoon Dance (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
25
25 Oct 2019 12pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, grab your dancing shoes and join Band O Gold for an afternoon of fun and entertainment at the Jan Wilson Community Centre...
Mayoral Family Fun Day
OCT
26
26 Oct 2019 12pm
Head down to the Ross Reserve and join in the Mayoral Family Fun Day featuring lots of free rides and activities on Saturday 26 October...
Tai Chi at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 8:15am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a Tai Chi session and improve their strength and balance and generate a wonderful feeling of health and vitality...
Lite Pace Fitness at Springers Leisure Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 9am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Springers Leisure Centre for some lite pace fitness that everyone will enjoy...
Lite Pace Fitness at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Noble Park Aquatic Centre for some lite pace fitness that everyone will enjoy...
Lite Pace Fitness at Dandenong Oasis (Senior Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and enjoy this light paced option suitable for older adults to improve cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 10:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Jala Yoga at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 10:45am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a session of water yoga in the hydro pool...
Introduction to Meditation (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
28
28 Oct 2019 2pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along to this four week course held every Monday of October. Learn simple basic meditation techniques...
Parkmore Walking Group (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 8am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come and join in on this walking group inside Parkmore Shopping Centre, starting at the guest information desk...
Zumba at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Noble Park Aquatic Centre for Zumba, the original dance fitness party that everyone will enjoy...
Lite Pace Fitness at Dandenong Oasis (Senior Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and enjoy this light paced option suitable for older adults to improve cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility...
Springvale Sister Club (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 10am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us for morning tea at our weekly Springvale Women's Friendship Club where all cultures are welcome...
Wellness Combo at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 10:35am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a session that combines multiple wellness disciplines...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 11:10am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Tuesday Bingo (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 12:45pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, the Keysborough and District Senior Citizens is hosting a bingo afternoon for senior residents to come along and meet new people...
Ladies Aqua Session (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
29
29 Oct 2019 8:15pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in a ladies only aqua exercise in our pool...
Walking Group (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 8am
As part of Seniors Festival, come and join in on this walking group around Springers Centre on the warmer mornings as we venture outdoors...
Zumba at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 9:30am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Noble Park Aquatic Centre for Zumba, the original dance fitness party that everyone will enjoy...
Tai Chi at Lexington Gardens Retirement Village (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 10am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along on this gentle and enjoyable exercise and meet new people as you learn and practice Tai Chi...
The Social Knitwork
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
Easy Movers at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 10:35am
As part of Seniors Festival, come along and work at your own pace and enjoy a light pace aerobic step session at Dandenong Oasis...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 10:45am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Aqua Movers at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
30
30 Oct 2019 11:40am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Lite Pace Fitness at Springers Leisure Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
31
31 Oct 2019 8am
As part of the Seniors Festival, join us at the Springers Leisure Centre for some lite pace fitness that everyone will enjoy...
Poolates at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
31
31 Oct 2019 8:15am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a Poolates session, a mind-body aqua class...
Restorative Yoga at Dandenong Oasis (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
31
31 Oct 2019 10:35am
As part of the Seniors Festival, seniors can join a session of Restorative Yoga to align the physical and mental by practicing stillness - centre your breath and body...
Aqua Movers at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
31
31 Oct 2019 10:45am
As part of the Seniors Festival, come along and take part in some gentle water exercise in the hydrotherapy pool...
Evolt 360 Body Scan  (Seniors Festival 2019)
OCT
31
31 Oct 2019 1pm
As part of the Seniors Festival, simply step onto the machine and within a few minutes, it will determine your biological age...
The Social Knitwork
NOV
6
6 Nov 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
The Social Knitwork
NOV
13
13 Nov 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
The Think Tank: Reuse Art Workshop
NOV
16
16 Nov 2019 3pm
Come along to Dandenong Library with your parents to the Sustainability and Environment Workshop to celebrate National Recycling Week while creating a wonderful art piece...
The Social Knitwork
NOV
20
20 Nov 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
The Social Knitwork
NOV
27
27 Nov 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
The Social Knitwork
DEC
4
4 Dec 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
Drum Theatre Backstage Tour
DEC
5
5 Dec 2019 12:30pm
Join the Drum Theatre backstage tour and learn about all the mysterious inner workings of the theatre...
The Social Knitwork
DEC
11
11 Dec 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...
The Social Knitwork
DEC
18
18 Dec 2019 10am
If you enjoy knitting or have always wanted to learn how, join our Social Knitwork at Dandenong Library each Wednesday morning (except school holidays) from 10am...