Peel, Murray seniors coaxed to get quirky for Elders in Wonderland

This ain't Kansas: "The Elders in Wonderland event aims to encourage participation in community life and promote positive attitudes towards ageing," Ms Reid said. Photo: Supplied.

This ain't Kansas: "The Elders in Wonderland event aims to encourage participation in community life and promote positive attitudes towards ageing," Ms Reid said. Photo: Supplied.

Over-55s from across the Peel region are invited to step into the realm of mad hatters, teacups and giant garden games when the Murray Shire’s Elders in Wonderland event bursts into Edenvale Homestead on Tuesday, November 8.

“The eclectic event will bring the gardens of Edenvale Homestead to life in a rather quirky and colourful manner, providing an opportunity for attendees to enjoy the homestead surrounds whilst interacting and socialising with fellow community members,” Shire president Maree Reid said.

The event kicks off with Tai Chi in the Gardens from 9am, complimentary morning tea will be served from 10am and live music will appease attendees’ ears through to the event close at 12pm.

A plethora of giant garden games will be set up around the homestead gardens and a prize will be awarded to the attendee with the best hat.

“The Elders in Wonderland event aims to encourage participation in community life and promote positive attitudes towards ageing,” Ms Reid said.

“I encourage seniors to pop along to the whimsical event to enjoy the activities and refreshments on offer.”

This free event is part of the State Government’s 2016 Seniors Week, which runs from November 6 to 13, and is proudly supported by Department of Local Government and Communities, COTA and Lotterywest.

For more information please contact the Shire of Murray on (08) 9531 7777.

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