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Seniors celebrate in Docklands

29 Oct 2015

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Local and visiting seniors had the chance to explore Docklands last month during the Docklands Seniors Festival.

The event, on October 10 and 11, marked the closing weekend of the annual Victorian Seniors Festival.

Organised by the Docklands Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Department of Health and Human Services and the seniors program, the weekend saw activities take place across Docklands.

Docklands Chamber of Commerce president Joh Maxwell said all who attended had a great time in Docklands.

With a free ferry service on offer stopping at different points around Docklands, visitors could easily move around the suburb in order to participate in all the activities on offer.

“The ferry service was at full capacity almost all day on both days of the festival,” Mrs Maxwell said.

“It definitely demonstrated that water transport in Docklands is popular with the seniors demographic.”

Ms Maxwell also said the range of entertainment on offer was well received.

Seniors were spoilt for choice with entertainment on Victoria Harbour Promenade, at NewQuay, the Spiegeltent and O’Brien Group Arena.

Seniors visited the Alma Doepel restoration site, took part in activities at the library, toured the Mission to Seafarers, visited Harbour Town for morning tea and took boat tours of the harbour and port.

This year is the second time the Docklands Chamber of Commerce has organised a seniors festival event and Mrs Maxwell said the chamber was looking forward to welcoming the seniors community back to Docklands next year.

“We plan to continue to evolve the event leading into next year’s seniors festival,” Mrs Maxwell said.

 

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