Upcoming Seniors Festival 2021 events

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We’re pivoting once again and offering a reimagined 2021 Seniors Festival in October. Join us for the many COVIDSafe events across our Peninsula.

Inaugural Ageism Awareness Day

Friday 1 October

EveryAGE Counts is launching the first national opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impacts of ageism in Australia, which is a critical step to changing community attitudes. The day coincides with the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons. EveryAGE Counts is organising a virtual morning tea with the theme ‘Ageism. Know it. Name it’. There will be guest speakers and short videos. Individuals and groups are invited to gather (online or in person where restrictions permit) with their friends and associates to host the event.

If the morning tea cannot be hosted on the day, it can be hosted whenever it suits. The Toolkit provided to morning tea hosts will be relevant for ageism campaigning activities beyond this inaugural Ageism Awareness Day.

Visit: everyagecounts.org.au

Keeping backyard chooks

10.30am – 12pm, Saturday 2 October – Online via Zoom

Cost: $20

Come along to this workshop by Ella from Chooktopia and learn how to create a healthy, happy chooktopia of your own. The workshop will cover chook health, nutrition, housing and protection from predators, as well as sustainability and benefits of keeping these delightful animals. Ella will also talk about local law guidelines to help you plan out a productive chook yard.

Visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/events

Downsizing and decluttering workshops

1.30pm – 3pm, Monday 4 October – Online via Zoom

If you are looking to downsize and are feeling completely overwhelmed, you’re not alone. The big task ahead may stir up mixed emotions. However, if it’s time to transition, moving into a more manageable home will lead to a happier and healthier you. Join Julia Dyer from Downsizing Connections in her downsizing and decluttering information sessions. Visit: downsizingconnections.com.au

Seniors Festival at the Briars

Wednesday 6 October – Friday 8 October, Wednesday 13 October – Friday 15 October only.

Present your seniors card at the Briars Nursery, Mount Martha and receive one free indigenous plant. The range includes tube stock of ground covers, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees. Limit one per person.

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