Mitchell Shire seniors will have much on offer this October when the district celebrates the Victorian Seniors Festival

HAVING a cuppa with the Mayor or delving into the world of online shopping are just some of the diverse activities on offer, in addition to the Annual Seniors Concert featuring Honey B and the Stingers.

All council events, including an active aqua gentle exercise classes, senior strength classes and an introduction to online shopping course, are outlined in the Mitchell Shire Seniors Festival Program.

Council’s leisure centres are also getting in on the action, with free membership offers for new and existing members (conditions apply).

A Senior Fun Day, including bowls and a free barbecue, will also be held from 11am-2pm on Friday, October 20 at Kingsgate Village in Kilmore. Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the festival was an important way to promote active and healthy living.

“Our seniors are so important to us and promoting a healthy, active and age friendly community is a priority for council. The Seniors Festival activities are a great way for our older residents to get out and about, socialise, keep their minds active, and participate in their community. It’s great to see so many community groups getting on board with the Victorian Seniors Festival and council would like to thank them for hosting these important events for our seniors.” Cr Sanderson said.

Copies of the Mitchell Shire Seniors Festival Program can be downloaded from or hard copies can be collected from Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres or Leisure Centres.

For more information on the festival, please contact council on 5734 6200.