Celebrating Seniors with Stories About My Place

Stories About My Place Seniors Festival Banner

Memories and stories are powerful tools that we use to build connections and develop bonds with one another; and seniors within our community are among the greatest wealth of stories. 

As part of this year’s Geelong Seniors Festival, we invited five seniors who have been valuable and inspiring members of our community for decades to sit down with us and share their Stories About My Place. 


With funding from the City of Greater Geelong, Gateways Support Services have created a short film capturing the memories of Julie, Tracy, Alan, Margaret and Marianne under this year’s festival theme ‘In The Groove’. 

Stories About My Place gives people with a disability a chance to share their stories and their unique contributions to our community. 

Despite their vulnerabilities or disability, these individuals continue to create stirring and uplifting stores that we hope will inspire others to keep on grooving no matter what life throws at them. 

The Geelong Seniors Festival is the largest community celebration for seniors in regional Victoria. This year, the festival has been reimagined through a series of free online events. Throughout October you can join in many free events or view special tributes to seniors, such as Stories About My Place via this link https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/seniorsfestival/default.aspx. 

Find out more about Gateways’ services for seniors.