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Seniors

  • About Office for Seniors

    Information about the department’s role in enhancing the wellbeing, participation and safety of seniors.

  • Support and services for older people

    Find out about support and services for older Queenslanders, including information about retirement, concessions, home support, health, transport, recreation and more.

  • Programs and initiatives to support older people

    The government coordinates and funds a range of initiatives to promote the wellbeing, participation and safety of older Queenslanders.

  • Seniors Week

    Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people.

  • Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day is a chance for everyone to thank grandparents for their love and support.

  • Elder abuse prevention campaign

    Find out how to get advice and support if you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse.

Seniors Week - its on for young and old

Seniors Week is a great opportunity to recognise older people for their valuable contributions to our communities. Queenslanders are encouraged to support local events being held across the state to celebrate Seniors Week, from 16–24 August 2014.

Elder abuse—anyone can make the call

Common forms of elder abuse include emotional, financial and physical abuse, and neglect. If you are concerned someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, make the call to the Elder Abuse Helpline for confidential advice.

2014 Queensland Senior Volunteer Award – nominations now open

If you know a senior who is still actively engaged in volunteer activities in your community, nominate them to receive the Senior Volunteer Award through the Order of Australia Association. Nominations close 29 August 2014.

Pets in Aged Care Grants Program – now available

Animal Welfare League Australia is offering 10 small grants totalling $10,000 to assist aged care facilities and residents make suitable arrangements to allow their pets to live with them. Applications close 5 September 2014.

Seniors online

The Queensland Government provides a range of information and services for seniors. Find out more about retirement, staying connected, concessions, safety and protection, grandparenting, as well as how to get a Seniors Card.