We provide a range of programs, activities and resources for residents who are aged or who have a disability, and their carers.
These programs aim to provide a way for residents who are older or who have a disability to stay active and connected with their community.
Other programs and activities within Moonee Valley can be found in the Stay Connected Newsletter July December 2016
Moonee Valley Seniors Festival - celebrating active ageing
Join us for a range of free events and activities this October, as we celebrate our annual Seniors Festival!
Some of the many activities on offer include a Maribyrnong River cruise, heritage talk and tour, self defence class, free movie screenings, retro games day, men’s shed open days and more.
Collect your free Seniors Festival program from the Civic Centre, libraries, community centres and neighbourhood centres.
Programs and event details are also available on the Moonee Valley Seniors Festival page.
Have you always wanted to knit but don’t know how? Or are you clever with the knitting needles and just want to be able to have a chat while making new friends?
Come along to the Knit and Knatter classes and create knitted pieces for community projects. All materials are provided, and classes are free.
When: Tuesday, 10.30am–12.30pm
Venue: Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Munro St and Union Rd, Ascot Vale
When: Thursday, 10am-12pm
Venue: Crown Street Stables, 40 Crown St, Flemington
Register today, contact our Health Ageing Officer on 9243 8835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Transport services and carer support may also be available upon request for a fee. Two weeks’ notice is required.
For more information please call 9243 8835.
Do you want to use public transport more but you're not quite sure how it all works? Our Seniors Transport Guide (pdf, 1.2MB) (doc, 104KB) contains all the information you need to become more mobile and travel with confidence.
Hard copies of the guide are available at the Civic Centre, Moonee Valley Libraries and neighbourhood centres.
In partnership with Vic’s Flicks, we're screening free movies for seniors.
Screenings are held at Burley Griffin Neighbourhood Centre, Park Drive (off The Crossway), East Keilor.
Community transport services, carer support and community meals are also available upon request for a fee.
Bookings are encouraged at least one week prior to screenings, as places are limited. To book, please contact Aged and Disability Services on 9243 8748 or email@example.com
When: Thursday, 18 August 2016, 1.30pm
Synopsis: Lots of great familiar songs in this British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film. Meryl Streep heads the cast, playing Donna, a single mother on a search for her daughter’s father.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård.
The Greatest Show on Earth
When: Thursday, 15 September 2016, 1.30pm
Synopsis: The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Starring: Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde and James Stewart.
Sound of Music Sing-a-long
When: Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1.30pm
Synopsis: Come and join us in a Sing-a-long with the Von Trapp family in 1930's Austria. Dress up as your favourite character and enjoy this marvellous movie.
Starring: Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
My Fair Lady
When: Thursday, 17 November 2016, 1.30pm
Synopsis: The film depicts poor flower seller Eliza Doolittle as Professor Henry Higgins attempts to make her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway.
The Bishop’s Wife
When: Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1.30pm
Synopsis: A bishop plans an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. As Christmas approaches the Bishop prays for divine guidance and a stranger appears to assist.
Starring: David Niven, Loretta Young and Cary Grant.
The Pajama Game
When: Thursday, 16 February 2017, 1.30pm
Synopsis: In this musical, employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer.
Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr and Barbara Nichols. 1957 Colour, Duration
The Black Shield of Falworth
When: Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1.30pm
Synopsis: Set in the days of King Henry IV, young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants, without any knowledge of who their father really was. The only clue is a ring with The Black Shield of Falworth insignia.
Starring: Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
When: Thursday 20 April 2017, 1.30pm
Synopsis: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
Starring: Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier.
Dial M for Murder
When: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1.30pm
Synopsis: A wealthy husband plans to blackmail an old colleague to murder his wife, so that he can inherit her fortune. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in his first and only 3D movie. Unfortunately we won’t be screening it in 3D.
Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings.
When: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1.30pm
Synopsis: A dancer who loves a showgirl who loves a compulsive nightclub-opener who can't stay committed to anything in life for very long.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Joan Caulfield.
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