The Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour will be participating in the following three events at this year’s Festival.  
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Seniors Forum - The Journey Ahead

THU 3 OCT 10:30AM – 12:30PM
PRESENTED BY MOONEE VALLEY ACTIVE AGEING REFERENCE GROUP, WESTERN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NETWORK AND COUNTRY WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
This forum offers discussion highlighting the importance of staying connected as we age, information on local social groups and ideas on community participation. Presentations from the Commissioner for Senior Victoria, Gerard Mansour; Seniors Rights Victoria, Gary Ferguson and a number of local services that provide opportunity for connection.
Venue: Clock Tower Centre, Moonee Ponds
Cost: Free. Includes light lunch
Bookings essential: 9243 8748.
Community transport available by request

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra concert

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MON 7 OCT 1:30PM – 4:00PM
PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF BOROONDARA
The MSO String Quartet performs a wonderful program of Haydn and Smetna. Guest speaker Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians will speak about the importance of maintaining strong social connections as we age.
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Bookings essential:Click on link below or contact Ria on 9278 4777
Cost: Free. Includes afternoon tea

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Hobsons Bay Festival Event

An evening with Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians

THU 10 OCT 6:15PM - 7.30PM
PRESENTED BY HOBSONS BAY LIBRARIES
Join Gerard Mansour as he talks about the importance of community participation amongst seniors and the value of volunteering programs. Mr Mansour will share his insights into how seniors in our community can enjoy happy, healthy and productive lives after retirement.
Venue: Newport Community Hub
Cost: Free. Includes tea and coffee.
Bookings essential: 1300 462 542 or click below

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