WIMMERA seniors are being celebrated as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.
A water workout at the Horsham Aquatic Centre kicked off the week-long festivities in the Horsham Rural City municipality. But, a highlight was a multi-media performance at the Horsham Town Hall.
Other events included a mystery bus trip, modern technology lessons, library demonstrations and lawn bowls and table tennis come and try days.
Horsham Rural City Mayor Pam Clarke said the council was collaborating with senior citizens to ensure the municipality was an aged-friendly community.
The council has formed an older persons reference group to help create an Aged Friendly Action Plan.
“Our Horsham population is aging and we need to make sure we provide services that make the later years of our lives enjoyable, connected and easy to travel around our town,” Cr Clarke said.
Cr Clarke said the Victorian Seniors Festival was an opportunity for senior citizens to stay connected with like-minded people.
“It is important we get together with like-mind people – connect with people who think the same, need the same assistance and want to enjoy life and learn,” she said.
Seniors across the Hindmarsh Shire have a chance to enjoy a Seniors Concert at the Nhill Community Centre at 11pm on Wednesday. The Australian musician Jade Hurley will be performing.
Hindmarsh Shire Mayor Ron Ismay said the council was pleased to support the Seniors Festival again.
“If you are over 60 it’s time for you to get out and celebrate with good food and company at a fabulous social event by embracing the theme ‘Get Social’ - so we encourage you to do just that,” he said.