Six free virtual Seniors Festival events

Be part of a virtual community storytelling project and a Halloween dance-off during the reimagined Victorian Seniors Festival.

The festival partners have been sharing extra online entertainment all year to help older people stay connected during COVID-19, and the celebrations will be extra special in October and November.

Here are just a few of the free events the City of Melbourne will host as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival. To view the full list, visit Older people.

1. Stay safe online
Friday 2 October
Learn practical ways to keep your personal information secure while you are online.

2. Listen to live music
Friday 9 October
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of live music from around the world performed by The Old Fokeys. Connect with others online, sing along or sit back and relax.

3. Share your story
By 11 October
Reflect on the important moments and people in your life, treasured memories, achievements and adventures by submitting your stories and photos to our Years of Our Lives project.

Submissions will be curated by a group of artists into a creative community timeline that celebrates the unique life experiences and diversity of older Melburnians.

The timeline will be presented in print and online in November. To contribute, complete the form at Participate Melbourne by 11 October.

4. Your money, your rights
Friday 16 October
Join Seniors Rights Victoria on Zoom to learn practical tips for managing your finances and protecting your rights.

5. Learn to recycle right
Monday 19 October
Find out how to reduce household waste and what items to put into your landfill and recycling bins.

6. Let’s BOOgie
Friday 30 October
Join us for an intergenerational afternoon of live music and dancing, featuring spooky tunes, fun costumes and dancing. This Halloween themed event is suitable for people of all ages.

We are committed to engaging and celebrating Melburnians of all ages, year-round. To browse our full list of Seniors Festival events, and opportunities to connect year-round, visit Older people.

For more information, or to request assistance, email our Healthy Ageing team or call 9658 9190.