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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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New moves - High tea

Older LGBTI people and their allies are invited to join Victoria's commissioners, advocates and regulators for an afternoon of high tea, information and fun.

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Looking for love in all the wrong places

While many people have found love through online dating, scammers also use these websites to prey on people’s vulnerabilities.

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Ladder safety awareness

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Lee's Festival Story

When Lee turned 72 she fulfilled a long-held ambition of working with silver. She started with a course at the Ballarat University of the Third Age and now makes pendants and rings, which she sells at the Ararat Visitors Information Centre. Her work is impressive and she particularly loves working with stones.

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