Seniors Festival events in the Wimmera

Published on 04 October 2018


Wimmera seniors will be treated to entertainment, adventure and fun-focused activities during next week’s 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival. 

Seniors Week events 2018.pdf

Horsham Rural City Council Director Community Wellbeing Kevin O’Brien said the week was an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contribution seniors made to society.

“Seniors Week is a time to provide our senior citizens with the opportunity to learn new skills and try different things and be active,” Mr O’Brien said.

“There is something for everybody, and most are being offered at either reduced cost or free of charge.

“It’s a great time to venture out and try something new,” he said.

Highlights of the program include Monday’s His Mothers Son multimedia performance at Horsham Town Hall.   

The show incorporates storytelling, songs and photos as performer Christine Middleton tells the story of Ellen Kelly, mother of bushranger Ned Kelly.

Other events include a mystery bus trip, modern technology lessons, library demonstrations and come and try days for lawn bowls and table tennis.

The Victorian Seniors Festival is in its 36th year with eight days of free public transport for Seniors Card holders available from October 7-14.


For bookings and enquiries please phone Jackie Bennett: 5382 9741.

Monday, 8 October

Water Workout (Free) - Horsham Aquatic Centre
Come and try.  Please bring bathers and towel

Mayor Pam Clark launches Seniors Week (Free) - Horsham Town Hall
Performance by the “Voices of the Wimmera”   

Production of His Mothers Son – Horsham Town Hall
The story of Ellen Kelly - Ned Kelly’s Mother. Afternoon tea provided.
Tickets available from Horsham Town Hall Box Office $20

Come and play or learn how to play 500 cards (Free) - Senior Citizens Clubrooms, Roberts Ave
Afternoon tea provided.                                                                         

Tuesday, 9 October

Mystery Bus Trip – Departs Senior Citizens Clubrooms, Roberts Ave
$20 per person

Easy Movers (Free) - Horsham Aquatic Centre
Chair based class to help improve every day activities. Come and try.

1.30pm to 3pm
Help with modern technology – Centre for Participation, 39 Uquhart St
Need help with your phone, laptop or tablet? The Centre for Participation will answer your questions.
They can help you register on Facebook, show you how to send emails etc

Wednesday, 10 October

Table tennis (Free) - Maydale Pavilion. 
Come and try or play some matches

Retro Girls – Horsham Town Hall
Bookings Horsham Rural City Council Reception. $5.00 per ticket

Easymover (Free) - Horsham Aquatic Centre
Chair based class to help improve every day activities. Come and try

Old Time Dance - Hamilton Lamb Hall
Afternoon tea supplied. Horsham Rock and Rollers will be doing a demonstration

Thursday, 11 October

Movie and Lunch – Mamma Mia.  “Here we go again” –Horsham Cinema
Rated M - movie length 91mins. Movie is $6 followed by lunch at RSL for $13                                    

Lawn bowls (Free) - Horsham City Bowling Club, Park Drive
Come and try or play

Come and Try Carpet bowls (Free) - Senior Citizens Clubrooms Roberts Ave                                       
Afternoon tea provided

Horsham U3A (Free) – Horsham Railway Station, Railway Ave
Come and try some glass painting or a game of chess and scrabble.  Afternoon tea provided

Friday, 12 October

Library Demonstration on glass painting (Free) - 28 McLachlan St
Morning tea supplied