With more than 15 events across the region, the Seniors Month connection fest has come to an end for another year in the Central Highlands.
Spanning from movie days and morning teas in our libraries to the flagship luncheon with more than 230 guests, there was a way for everyone to celebrate the active and vital role seniors play in our region.
‘As always, Seniors Month offered the opportunity to catch up, share stories, learn from each other and make connections,’ said Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes.
‘It was my great pleasure to attend the luncheon and assist the other councillors in delivering over 500 gift bags to the community.
‘Living regionally, connection is so important within our community and placing a focus on ensuring everyone has opportunities to meet new people and try new experiences is one of the greatest outcomes of Seniors Month.’
Another big part of our annual Seniors Month celebration is awarding prizes to the King and Queen (oldest male and female residents) and Most Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Congratulations to our winners
- Queen Eunice Gilmore – 99 years old
- Queen Stella Daniels – 99 years old
- King Les Randals – 97 years old
- Debbie Ryley – 27 grandchildren
- Barbara Jarvis – 31 great-grandchildren
Central Highlands Regional Council were lucky enough to speak to some of our seniors at the flagship luncheon and ask them what advice they had for the younger generation. Watch that video recap here.
While Seniors Month may have come to an end, there are many opportunities to keep the connections going.
Central Highlands libraries have just launched a Vintage Sessions program, aimed at adults and seniors to promote relaxation, learning, connection and discovery.
Our nine local libraries will be holding activities such as craft, robotics, workshops, local history, and more.
Thank you to all that attended and took part in Seniors Month 2021. We look forward to continuing the celebrations next year.