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Commissioner for Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour Mr Gerard Mansour Commissioner for Senior Victorians

In our society, partners, families and friends provide an enormous amount of support for older people. Most of the time, this support is focused on the expressed wishes and needs of the older person and I want to record my appreciation for the great amount of love and care provided by partners, families and friends - in many cases on a daily basis. However the release of the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence is a timely reminder that there are older people in Victoria who sadly are at risk of, or experiencing, elder abuse.

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Festival event calendar

Browse the calendar for musical performances, art exhibitions, cultural activities, food tours, health, nutrition and fitness workshops and more!

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Event start date: 27 Oct 2016

Unspoken (What Will Become of Me?)

27-30 October, State Library Victoria. Unspoken is a provocative and comedic event looking at the lighter side of ageing, declining capacity and how to stay in charge of your future.

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Get active outdoors

To keep moving and involved, you don’t need to join a gym or take up jogging. Victoria boasts a temperate climate, some stunning scenery and hundreds of opportunities.

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The Victorian happiness report: the subjective wellbeing of Victorians

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