Seniors Festival 2017 Events

There's events aplenty this October.....

Seniors Festival 2017

A Message from the Mayor.

It is with great pleasure that I invite senior residents of Mitchell Shire to take part in the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival. The Victorian Seniors Festival aims to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution our older people have made, and continue to make, to our community.

Throughout the month of October, Mitchell Shire Council, in partnership with local community groups, businesses and service providers, will be hosting a range of events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our senior residents and promote healthy ageing.

Council’s Seniors Festival is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our senior residents. In this program, you will find details of concerts; information sessions, open days, library activities; and social and physical activities happening throughout the municipality in October.

I encourage you to get involved with friends or family, or even meet new people by participating in a variety of ways to help you connect and contribute within your local communities.

Most of the events and activities are free or low cost – but it’s important that you get in touch with the enquiries or booking numbers to ensure you don’t miss out.

Mitchell Shire Council is committed to promoting healthy and active ageing and making Mitchell Shire an age-friendly community – one that values our older residents and provides opportunity to contribute and participate.

There is something for everyone in this year’s program and I look forward to seeing you in October.

Remember it’s your time to celebrate! So, get out and enjoy the 2017 Seniors Festival in Mitchell Shire.


The 2017 Seniors Festival is jam packed with great, low-cost activities right across the month of October. Check out just a couple of the highlights below. 

Cuppa with the Mayor

Seniors of Mitchell Shire are invited to come along and enjoy a complimetary 'cuppa' with Cr. Rhonda Sanderson. This is your opportunity to have a one-on-one chat with your Mayor.

The kettle will be boiling at the following locations across Mitchell Shire:

Broadford: Wednesday 4 October, 2pm, Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre

Kilmore: Wednesday 11 October, 2pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre

Seymour: Thursday 12 October, 12 noon, Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre

Wallan: Thursday 19 October, 2pm, Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre

Seniors Concert

Rock along to your favourite music from the 50's and 60's at the Mitchell Shire Seniors Concert.

That's right. The ever-popular Senior's Concert is back for another year, and this year we're pleased to announce the performers for this year's concert, Honey B and The Stingers. 

Their extensive repertoire will ensure that when they hit the stage, there'll be something for everyone. 

So why not grab your dancing shoes and let Honey B and The Stingers take you a trip down musical memory lane? 

Bookings are essential, and tickets are selling fast. Head over to the Eventbrite page to book, or for booking assistance please visit any of our Customer Service and Library Centres.

Download the 2017 Seniors Festival Guide

Cuppa with the Mayor and the Seniors Concert are just a couple of the great activities on offer, but there's so much more to see and do this October.

For a full listing of all the activities across the Shire, download a copy of the 2017 Seniors Festival Guide (1.51 MB) now.