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  • 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 – it’s 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.

Do you know an LGBTI senior that deserves to be recognised?

The Queensland AIDS Council is sponsoring the inaugural LGBTI 2014 Seniors Awards that recognises the remarkable contributions, talents and generosity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) seniors across Queensland.

These innovative awards are open to all Queensland LGBTI residents aged 60 plus. Nominations close on 26 July and there is no limit to the number of seniors you nominate.

LGBTI Seniors Awards nomination forms are available online. For further information please call Helen Daintree on 07 3017 1732 or email

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Senior Volunteer Award 2014

Any person, 65 years of age or over who resides in Queensland and is still actively engaged in voluntary activities in the community may be nominated. Nominations are open until Friday 29 August 2014. For more information, visit The Order of Australia Association, Queensland Branch.

Pet friendly grants for Aged Care

The Animal Welfare League Australia is providing small grants of up to $1,000 to assist aged care facilities and residents make suitable modifications or arrangements, enabling residents and their pets to live-in together.

Applications for the Pets in Aged Care Grants are now open to aged care facilities, residents, and family and friends on behalf of residents. Application packages are available to download here. Closing date for applications is 5 September 2014.