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RDNS – by your side at the Victorian Seniors Festival

Seniors can enjoy free concerts, exhibitions and information sessions during the 2013 Victorian Seniors Festival at the Melbourne Festival Hub sponsored by the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS).

The RDNS Melbourne Festival Hub at Melbourne Town Hall will open from 10.00am – 4.30pm from Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October and is a welcoming place for seniors to relax, enjoy music, meet up with friends and be inspired by new ideas to keep active and boost well being.

Seniors are also encouraged to have a free health check at the RDNS Healthy Pit Stop from 11.00am – 2.00pm.

Minister for Ageing David Davis said the festival, now in its 31st year, promises to be one of the best with more than 1000 events planned across the state.

“Whatever your passion, whether it is music, the arts, sports or learning, there is sure to be something for you,” Mr Davis said.  “The Victorian Seniors Festival is about celebrating the many men and women, aged 60 and over, who give so much to Victorian communities. “The festival promotes their remarkable contributions and highlights the benefits of ageing well and keeping active, healthy and involved in the community.”

Free public transport is available for Victorian Seniors Card holders .

Highlights at the RDNS Melbourne Festival Hub include:

  • Lunchtime      concerts featuring Kundalila, The Stiletto Sisters, The Aeolian Players,      The Happy Hippies and The Gram-O-Phonie Brothers;
  • Photographic      exhibitions;
  • Information      sessions on internet security, hearing, accessing equity in your home,      living well with arthritis, State Trustees, Consumer Affairs Victoria, the      Switch On energy saving program, iPad skills, beyondblue and Earthwatch.

Pick up a Victorian Seniors Festival program from Coles stores, libraries, council offices, neighbourhood houses, University of the Third Age offices and Life Activity Clubs Victoria. Or call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090 for a program or visit Seniors Online at

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