Cardinia Shire Seniors Festival goes online for 2021 

Published: 24 October 2021

The Cardinia Shire Council’s Ageing Well Seniors Festival is moving online this year. 

“It’s been a tough 18 months and a challenging time for anyone trying to plan live events,” explained Cardinia Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Owen. 

“We know how much our older residents enjoy the Ageing Well Seniors Festival so we’ve pulled out all the stops to get the program online this year,” 

“While we recognise it’s not the same as catching up with your friends in person, the beauty of the online festival is that you can watch the guest speakers at your own leisure, with a cuppa all in the comfort of your home,” said Cr Owen. 

“We’re moving with the times and including a video on how to stay in touch with your loved ones using social media. It’s all about trying to support people to stay connected and engaged,” said the Mayor. 

Visit to watch videos from a range of guest speakers on topics designed to entertain, inform and uplift the spirits including: 

Retiring well with Estelle Kelly 
Estelle has a background in counselling, education and welfare and knows that retirement can be overwhelming and confusing.  Enjoy her positive, uplifting, in-depth look at how you can enjoy a successful retirement. Explore the core principles that lead to success, enabling you to flourish. 

Online safety and scams with Greg Gebhart, Office of eSafety Commissioner 
Greg, from the office of the e-Safety Commissioner, will help you improve your online safety and awareness. Protect yourself from scams and know how to stay safe in the digital world. 

Navigating in home care with Karen Ivanka from COTA 
Karen, from Council on the Ageing (COTA), will share an in-depth look at the national aged care system, including services, eligibility, application requirements and support from the Navigators Hub in Pakenham. 

The program also includes sessions on Family History for Beginners, Staying Connected to Loved Ones through Social Media and Hooked on Books.  

Guest speaker videos are available to view now, along with a range of other online activities at the Casey Cardinia Libraries website: 

For more information about the Ageing Well Seniors Festival, visit Council’s website at or call the Customer Service team on 1300 787 624 or email 

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