In 2018, for the 36th Victorian Seniors Festival, we created a new brand to attract more participation and positively reflect the diversity of the Victorian community.

Meet the people behind the faces of the 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival.

 Jeannette Lane

Jeannette Lane

Jeanette Lane is an incredibly active and energetic advocate for older people living on the Mornington Peninsula.

Meet Jeannette
 Talgium Edwards

Talgium Edwards

Talgium Edwards is a proud Taungurung man, an Elder in his community, and member of the Stolen Generation.

Meet Talgium
 Anna Wang

Anna Wang

Anna Wang has turned a short project for her university course has turned into a decade-long passion that transports seniors from Melbourne’s Chinese community to a piece of their homeland for a few hours every week.

Meet Anna
Alan Wren

Alan Wren

Alan Wren has had a lifelong association with the aviation industry, starting out in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1954.
It's his work in the community, however, that really gives Alan wings.

Meet Alan
Moira Ryde

Moira Ryde

Recognised for her volunteer work with Special Olympics Victoria, Moira says she gets more from volunteering than she gives.

Meet Moira
 Roger Boness

Roger Boness

Roger Boness is a stalwart of the community in Mt Evelyn, improving the wellbeing of older and retired RSL members, including being a first-responder in times of need.

Meet Roger
 June de Chalain

June de Chalain

June’s work with the Whittlesea council Seniors Link Up program helps isolated older people in the community to find local programs, groups, activities and events they might enjoy.

Meet June
 Ralph Boyne

Ralph Boyne

Ralph Boyne is a passionate ex-serviceman who is heavily involved with community work at the Templestowe Football Club and in particular at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Meet Ralph
 Barbara Atkinson

Barbara Atkinson

Barbara Atkinson one of the dedicated volunteers on The Happy Club's committee. An avid organiser of concerts and group outings to musicals, she also really enjoys the Victorian Seniors Festival.

Meet Barbara
 Darrell Murphy

Darrell Murphy

Darrell Murphy is a fit and trim retired farmer who appears much younger than his 85 years.

Meet Darrell