Seniors Week: 17-25 August

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Queensland Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government’s and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building Age-friendly communities in Queensland.

During 17-25 August 2019, Seniors Week will connect communities, providing opportunities for people to share and learn new experiences, discover services and support, and assist in reducing social isolation.
Seniors Week aims to:
• improve community attitudes toward older people and ageing
• facilitate community participation including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• enhance community connection and intergenerational relationships.

COTA coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Week events and activities.
Both COTA Queensland and the State Government value the contribution older people have made – whether as volunteers or in the workforce, community leaders or carers, grandparents or advocates.
Funded by the Queensland Government, the program provides $100,000 to subsidise events and activities held during Queensland
COTA Queensland initiated the first Queensland Seniors Week in 1960 when it was called Old People’s Week. Language has changed over the years, but the purpose of the celebration hasn’t.
Seniors Week helps to build and maintain strong communities by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through the many events and activities held during the nine days. This program supports the building of an age-friendly Queensland.
For more information about activities and events year-round go to www.qldseniorsweek.org.au