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Commonly asked questions about the Victorian Seniors Card
Explore news and information for older Victorians
Thoughts and information from members of the Victorian community
Browse videos from our information and get involved collection, and get in the groove with the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined
Audio snippets including 'Seniors Updates' from the Commissioner for Senior Victorians
Australia's first people, Aboriginal people have lived here for over 50,000 years
Gerard Mansour is a highly respected and passionate advocate for the needs of older people.
Victoria is home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world. Read more about our diversity and organisations supporting multicultural seniors.
In 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we gathered information on local support services to residents, including older people. This information will be updated in the coming months.
Learn more about elder abuse and where to seek help
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Services available to older Victorians such as help at home, residential care, health & support services
Information and advice on living a healthy life direct from the Better Health Channel
Plan well for retirement with these helpful suggestions
Find out how to save money when shopping, travelling and in the home
Frequently asked questions about services that are available to senior Victorians, and where to find information about these services
Every year the Festival works with performers who share the Festival values. Even though we are online - this year is no different. Check out their performances and get in the groove.
During October 2020, local council and community organisations are holding online events as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival
We’re excited to announce a program of radio entertainment to this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined. You can listen online or download classic to contemporary programs, including music and entertainment, radio plays, spoken word and poetry. Community radio across Victoria are also broadcasting.
New videos each day this week, starting with the Festival Dance Spectacular, followed by 4 episodes of the Story of the 2020 Festival reimagined and our final 3 performer videos for 2020
Nominations for the 2021 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are now open! Help us celebrate those Victorians whose kindness and generosity make our state stronger and fairer by nominating a senior today!
The 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined is brought to you with the support of our partners.
The Community Visitors Scheme is funded by the Australian government and plays a vital role in providing companionship for older people
The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria a member driven peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The Northern Federation of Ethnic Senior Citizens Clubs is an association of more than 80 clubs
FriendLine is available for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.
Probus is about Friendship and Fun in retirement.
The Association of Senior Italian Citizens’ Clubs of Victoria includes over 90 senior citizens’ clubs for Italian-Australians operating throughout Victoria
TRY is a social purpose organisation delivering access to early learning, mentoring for the vulnerable and those at-risk, and training and employment opportunities for those wanting to try, but have not had the chance.
U3As provides low-cost learning to older people to encourage them to stay active and engaged, Australia wide.
The Victorian Multicultural Commision encourages Victorians from all backgrounds to connect and socialise, participate and have your say
Neighbourhood Houses provide a place for people together to come together to learn in and contribute to their local community.
Men’s Sheds are a place for men to go for a chat, to meet with other men, put their skills to use and support each other.
Public libraries are more than stacks of books. They are fantastic social and cultural activity hubs that play an important role in our communities.
Family is pivotal in these lives of senior Victorians living in aged care. From the ones they were born into, to the ones they created themselves.
Working life really defined these senior Victorians living in aged care, and what a wealth of working experiences they've enjoyed and toiled with.
An active community life or giving back to society has been a passion for these senior Victorians living in aged care.
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Despite a diving accident that left him paralysed at age 15, Colin Davies reckons he’s had angels looking out for him his whole life...
Nancy was born in Coburg in 1927. She left school at 14 to become a milliner and later became a Connie on Melbourne’s trams...
John grew up as one of eight children on a dairy farm in Holland, finishing school at 13 during the 2nd World War...
Growing up in East Gippsland on the family farm, Gay trained in Melbourne and then served in the Air Force Nursing Service during the Korean War...
Heinz Schultz was born in Germany in 1944, but it was in Footscray that his life really began, providing the scene of two lifelong love affairs...
Andrew was born in Malta in 1934 and migrated to Australia with his wife and two children in the 1960s...
Ozdemir migrated to Australia in 1969 and immediately started work at the Ford factory next to the migrant hostel...
In 1955, Molly travelled solo by ship to the UK when she was 23. She lived there for 20 years working as a school nurse and having a wonderful time...
Born in Austria in 1936, Ralf recalls being woken in the middle of the night by his mother to seek shelter in a bunker during bombing raids...
When Alexandrina Fairbairn first arrived in Australia in the 1960s, her Scottish accent was so strong her employer thought her name was Annie and, 60 years later, she still goes by Anne...
Richard joined the army straight from school, making a career in the military after both of his parents had also served...
Leonie and her husband Ray ran the Poachers Paradise Hotel in Rutherglen and later the town’s taxi service, often driving veterans to Melbourne for medical appointments...
Leonie is 99 and during World War 2 was a member of the Australian Women’s Land Army, working on farms across Victoria...
Born in Warracknabeal during the Depression, Leslie Gibson was one of 15 brothers and sisters. His dad Stan, worked at a blacksmiths until the family was forced to move to Melbourne for...
Bill Hayes was born and raised on a cattle and sheep farm that had been in his family since the 1850s. Whilst farming has been the focus of his life, it also provided him with opportunities to travel...
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