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Take the time this month to celebrate our seniors

Everything’s a little bit different this year, but it doesn’t mean we should skip the festivals – just alter them. This year, the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival has been reimagined. In fact, the festival is coming straight to you via online story-telling, Zoom recorded interviews and performances. It’s a key event on the calendar, where the State Government focuses on celebrating older Victorians and the valuable contribution they make to our community. The important initiative is back for its 38th year and it provides a chance for our older Victorians to experience specifically created content just for them that they can listen to and watch. 

The festival has been running since May and will wrap up next month, and although there’s just two months left, there’s no shame in joining in on the fun now – better late than never! There have been weekly video performances and shared interviews, with radio entertainment planned this month and next. The clever team behind it have had a blast creating and reimagining the festival for our seniors. For more information, please visit

Inspired by the online event, Mornington Peninsula Magazine has created this Seniors Festival 2020 feature to coincide with the pivotal event and to share with our readers and community the services available to our senior population. We’re absolutely spoilt for choice on the Mornington Peninsula with retirement living, health care, home and lifestyle assistance, exceptional carers, residential care, in-home support and assisted living options. It doesn’t stop there, with experienced civil celebrants, suppliers of linen and manchester especially for aged care, mobility, home living aids, talented dentists, and providers of custom home solutions. Our community truly cares and is ready to support our seniors.

Please join us in celebrating our seniors, and support them as much as we can while maintaining our social distance by making a phone call to touch base, connecting over a video chat or waving when we pass by our elderly neighbour on our daily walk. Or pass the above event link on to them and share the feature. If you’re a senior yourself, what are you waiting for? These upcoming pages are just for you. 

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